Cockchafer

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Antraxx, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Antraxx

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    If i had to pick my personal favorite out of my own it would be this one.

    Had a very smooth Buildingphase, tried bookmatching for the first time and i´m really glad how she turned out.

    As usual the Name was given during build. The Desert Ironwood reminded me of the Wingcovers from that awesome Beetle i saw i lot in my Childhood...i wonder where they are now :(

    5mm Brass Core, Amaranth, tripple-A-Grade Ebony, Desert-Ironwood-Burl, Brass-Vulcanfibre-Spacers, Mother of Peal Inlay.

    Sanded to 1500 grit and applied the usual Oil-Oil-Wax finish.

    Have a great day and take care



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  2. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    simply loving it, the handle turned out just stunning and love the metal in the sling
    nice details
     

  3. JoergS

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    Wow, what a stunner once again!

    I admit I had to google "cockchafer"... I had a completely different, way more dirty idea about the word's meaning at first... but truly, this looks like the may bug I hunted in my childhood, in order to store them in a matchbox and compare them with my friends collections.

    Congrats!
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Wow... As hade been said already, stunning... I'm amazed...

    And fantastic photo-skills too!!
     
  5. Lacumo

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    Just one word: Wow!
     
  6. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    That's a sexy slinger. Always amazed at what you turn out. Great job!
     
  7. MountainStorm

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    The purple in the Amaranth is so vivid. How do you keep it from oxidizing to a duller brown-purple? I must know your secret! The rest is pure eye candy. Your joinery is flawless. I doff my skimmer.
     
  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I'm with Joerg. I half-expected to see a badly formed pair of pants, judging from the name (I have owned several pairs that would suit this title very well:D).
    However, this is a thing of sheer beauty. I am just floored by the level of your craftsmanship and talent!
     
  9. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    He said 'Cockchafer' he he he he......

    Right, now Ive got that out of my system, what a slingshot! You really do make truly beautiful pieces, a total inspiration to keep practising to try and get half as good a result as you!
     
  10. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    You know it's going to be a good day when you see a new post from Antraxx! Just a really beautiful slingshot. You really test my knowledge of adjectives, I'm running out of words. Where's Thistle when you need her? This one evokes images of a smoking lounge in a men's club, dark woods with subtle, warm tones and that lovely brass. I think perhaps after a day of shooting with this one, a nice single malt scotch and a fine cigar would be appropriate ;)
     
  11. Alukuchen

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  12. Antraxx

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    Thank you very much Guys, always a pleasure to present a new Sling here :)

    The May-Bug directly came into my mind when i shaped the Palmswell...but the Name May-Bug always reminded me of that aweful "June-Bug" Song which i don´t wanted...so as an alternative...well...at first i had the same ideas about "shaving something" :D but at least this Name sticks to ones mind :)

    The Amaranth is normally dull and brown when it is freshly cut.
    After i finished the sanding with 1500 i put it outside in the sunlight. One day for each side.
    Normally you can nearly watch it turning purple...on a sunny day that happens really quick..but i want to play it safe.
    Since i always keep them in a dark place when not used i had no issues so far with the color fading. I posted a pic somewhere (i think it was in the "Claw" Thread) from a one Year old Amaranth Sling. Directly compared that wood had a bad quality and it is still pretty colorful.

    The fact that the Slingshot was finished just a day before and that i got up before sunlight and caught the first rays that morning definitely helped the color. I even had to reduce the red channels in this pics, believe it or not...it looked almost artificial :confused:
     
  13. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    I agree with all the other memebers. An excellent slingshot!! ..as always. :)
     
  14. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    beauty. i wonder if this is the only arts you make? there must be something else...
     
  15. Antraxx

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    Well...i don´t consider this "Art"...what do you think?

    Hm...i just like to work with my Hands and in over 90% of the cases...when i need something...i´m not satisfied with what there is to buy...so i try to make it myself.

    Does Motobike-Restauration count?

    I finished a "Wood-Project" just Yesterday wich i did with my new bought Scroll-Saw.
    I have done that for my Parents...dunno, if you want to see a Pic i can post it...but be warned, it´s "very German" lol :p
     
  16. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    its art man!!! and its pushing the bounds of slingshottery !

    i figured this must be like a little project on the side for you, with your regular day job being to make spaceships or replica viking long boats or something?

    amazing bro, simply amazing. i love your work it inspires me to get better and better :)

    please show please show!
     
  17. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    When will you stop with all these beauties ? :eek:

    J I loves it
     
  18. Antraxx

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    Thank you very much Ryan.

    If it only would be that way...but i thik if my everyday-job would be exiting...there would be no need to do something at home. I honestly think the more boring it is, the better i get with my Funprojects...so it´s up to you know to judge how "cool" my regular job is lol :p

    And now to Off-Topic...this is what kept me buisy over the last 2 or 3 Weeks...1-2 hours each evening.
    Something else you can make out of Multiplex :)
    I bought the few deer since i have no tools for carving. the other stuff is drawn with a pencil and sawed out.
    40 Led´s for lighting. Width around 85cm. It´s called a "Schwibbogen" over here:

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  19. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Beautiful he's not only got proper sling swag but he also makes proper Christmas swag :)

    J
     
  20. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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