"Box Elder Turtle"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Can-Opener, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    Hi fellow Sling shot enthusiast,
    I had a great day Saturday making a Slingshot for a new friend. He really wanted a "Tiny Turtle" style slingshot which I have show here in an earlier thread. So it seemed like a good opportunity to try out some of my newly stabilized wood blanks.
    I used the catus juice stabilizing resin to harden several woods I had on hand. This one is Box Elder and it is one of my favorites. This is just a fine piece of wood and now that it has been stabilized I can use it like this for scales with little worry of movement.
    I have had this wood for 20 plus years it is a long story. Every time I use it I feel the blessing it was to receive this awesome wood in my life! I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did working with it. :)
     

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  2. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Love that grain! Your aluminium work is fantastic and the box elder really compliments it.
    Oh how I wish I had the skill and patience for work like this
     

  3. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    :eek: flawless, when u use the stabilizing resin does the wood need to be dry? Or can it be wet when being stabilized? And again, amazing!!!! I've always wanted a pickle fork, some day in the future:rolleyes:
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Beautiful work! The scale is fantastic.
     
  5. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    That wood is gorgeous, as is the mirror polished aluminum.

    This piece looks like fine jewelry.
     
  6. FilthyRusty

    FilthyRusty New Member

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    Whoa serious slingshot Great work
     
  7. Courier

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  8. jurassicbark2000

    jurassicbark2000 jurassicbark2000

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    My eyes adore you , is it wrong to fall in love with an inanimate object the thing is it keeps happening again and again truly stunning craftsmanship .
     
  9. Snader76

    Snader76 Dysfunctional Member

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    Top notch! Amazing craftsmanship Can-Opener and I love the shape.
    Wood looks fantastic.
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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  11. Lacumo

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    Fantastic work!
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Grear work!! Looks great!!

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  13. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    My vocabulary has let me down looking at this so I'll just say, nice, very nice!
     
  14. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    The wood has to be very dry. So much so that it is recommended to dry it in a small oven at 200 F for 24 hours before the stabilizing resin is vacuumed into it. You can find lots of info on You Tube if you search "Catus Juice Stabilizing wood"
     
  15. LBH2

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    Nice…...Very nice!!!! LBH2
     
  16. Antraxx

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    What a wonderful little Shooter!
    That piece of Wood is a Killer Randy! WOW!
     
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  17. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Every time I see a post of yours, I know something special is going to be revealed. I was not quite ready for this beautiful object, though. The scale is freakin outstanding!
     
  18. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Absolutely Stunning!


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