Boxwood Predator

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by man_thursday, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    This is my first new slingshot in awhile. It's a clone of Hayes Pocket Predator done in natural Boxwood. The finish is wet sanded Danish Oil. I was amazed by how dense Boxwood is. The bush that this came from was ~75 years.

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  2. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Beautiful wood! I seriously dig that grain character!

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  3. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    It is beautiful wood. There is some more thrown away in a place I know. I might have to go back and see how much I can salvage. It's incredibly hard (comparable with dogwood), but it was so smooth after sanding that it looked almost like I had already finished it.
     
  4. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Very nice! It even looks as solid as you say the wood is!
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I like your interpretation of the pocket predator, it's one of my favorite designs. The boxwood really looks nice in this form. Great work on this.
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Nicely Done! Very Sweet.
     
  7. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    First time seeing such wood, and it looks great.
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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  9. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    Wow relay nice wood and work! I'll have to make a natural in future too!
     
  10. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I've got several more chunks of this wood, so I'll have to see what happens. It's hard to work but the results are rewarding. This one is a gift for my brother-in-law.
     
  11. Lacumo

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  12. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    Can i be your new brother in law? I
     
  13. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Holy bejesus- this is awesome.