Big red

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Cubanizm, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Cubanizm

    Cubanizm Junior Member

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    I posted a few weeks ago regarding a natural fork I found beached on a a riverbed. ( I am not not sure what type of wood it is. )

    Here's a link to that original thread.------> CLICK HERE

    Despite a few mystery cracks which appeared when I was adding the final coats of polyurethane seal; I am wholly happy about the end result.

    I think that it will make a great side "Butterfly style" shooter.

    I plan to incorporate THB Red into its final rigging.

    I am unsure how THB red will perform as I am mostly choosing it for aesthetics, but plan to try it out anyway for the sake of experiment.

    Also under consideration, is red leather pouch which might also look rather nice.

    I played a lot with color and staining, as it required a considerable amount of epoxy to to fill in some initial minor cracks and knotholes.

    I named it: BIG RED

    Enjoy...
     

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  2. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Like the finish and the finger indents on the grip. Nice work. I think I have those same bookshelves, although not with such intellectual content.
     

  3. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    nice shooter, tbr is gonna look great on it.
     
  4. Cubanizm

    Cubanizm Junior Member

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    Thanks guys! I went for a salvaged antique look with this one...

    Studer1972: Don't mind the books, I just keep them around to give house guest the impression that I am literate..
     
  5. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Very impressive work! I agree, the finger grooves look great, and the color of the wood itself is excellent! Great job!
     
  6. Cubanizm

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    Thank you Will! It is my very first homemade, not counting my rudimentary childhood creations...

    Looking forward to see how it will shoot & to play around with the THB.
     
  7. Brazilviking

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    Nice shooter. I like the black spot in one fork.
    I like experiments and tries, but I really believe that you will like TB GOLD more than the others.
     
  8. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    That one is big, red and [​IMG]. Very nice work!
     
  9. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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  10. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    I like the angles of the fork a lot. A good wide angle.

    I wonder how it would shoot banded up for through the forks alternatively to over the top (guessing by the grooves).

    I'm sure it will be a joy to use.
     
  11. Cubanizm

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    Hi Everyone!
    As promised, here's a pic of BIG RED all dressed up for fun...

    Enjoy!
     

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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  12. Will

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    Looks excellent! Is that a layer of TBG and a layer of TBR? A very nice touch!
     
  13. Cubanizm

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    It is Will... Thought the extra color would look wicked...
     
  14. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    It does indeed!
     
  15. Wanimator

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    To be honest I love it but I don't like red without black. So I can't spam emoticons ;) I love it.