Another attempt at a natural ..

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Ryan Wigglesworth, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1705/img2011092800034.jpg"><img src="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1705/img2011092800034.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br><br><br>I am trying to pull a Joerg and create something nice out of something ugly.<br><br>But I did all this shaping and carving and bullshit, only to have the damn thing crack OVERNIGHT while I was at work :S<br><br>I will attempt to fill the crack with something decent. But I am really heart broken. <br>This is my second attempt to do something with a giant fork, and its turning into fail once again :S fml<br><a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4436/img2011092900044.jpg"><img src="http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4436/img2011092900044.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br>
     
  2. JoergS

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    Yes, this can happen. There is a lot of pressure in these big forks, and very often you have to throw them away because of cracks. <br><br>But this one can be saved. It needs a lower fork anyway, if you ask me. <br><br><img src="http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/136/forksaver.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Hey, thanks alot! The main reason I post here is to ask you I guess <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">:D thanks for the input!
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/456/img2011092900045.jpg"><img src="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/456/img2011092900045.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br><br><br>update
     
  5. JoergS

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    Much better! Lots of rasp and file work ahead, though.<br><br>But you will make it, and then you will own a unique piece.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8503/img2011092900046.jpg"><img src="http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8503/img2011092900046.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br><br><br>and a further update, this time I have microwaved it
     
  7. Flippinout

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    Good save. That looks like a fine shooter! Nice work
     
  8. JoergS

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    Very cool! Time to start the finishing work.
     
  9. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Yeah, I will *hopefully* finish this puppy off tomorrow after work ! <br><br>It's very cool, feels nice in the hand. The lowest grit sandpaper I got is 220, I read about some people using the automotive sandpaper... anyone have advice on how to proceed? <br><br>Off to work for me now though, catch you all later! thanks for the inspiration and kind words!
     
  10. JoergS

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    Use 400, 600, 1000 (all dry, even though it says you should wet it) and then use car chrome polish (the paste) for the final touch.<br><br>If you want you can crown that with a silver polishing rag (sold inexpensively for jewelry and cutlery). <br><br>The result will be a surface that is shining like polished ivory.
     
  11. Kyl

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    Looks good. You might also try car wax. Right on.
     
  12. dayhiker

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    Wow that is a perfect shooter.
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Ended up like this, o and I got chrome polish, but it was like liquidy... :s not the best choice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br><img src="http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4108/img2011101100104.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-11<br><img src="http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1907/img2011101100103.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-11<br><br><img src="http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7082/img2011101100102.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-11<br><br>and dayhiker, I tried this bad boy out with a double black theraband set, and it is a perfect shooter! I was hitting the can from 50feet in the dark with this thing! I'm very surprised!
     
  14. Oldschool

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    Ryan, that is really nice! Good to here it is accurate for you. I've made a bunch that turn out horrible after all the work I put in. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8"> many more good ones to come:)
     
  15. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    If they turn out not to be for my hands, I will endeavor to trade them to some1 whose hands they fit <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>thanks for the comment! really appreciate it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  16. Kyl

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    Looks good. Keep'em coming.
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    She is a beauty, the only thing I regret is using a saw to create the attachment grooves... I took it much to deep, especially on one side... I'm currently making up for it by dipping selectively in polyurethane to fill in the gaps. Its working out. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  18. VARG

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    Great work Ryan,