Conus Model GP

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Sidewalkhunter, Jun 21, 2014.

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  1. Sidewalkhunter

    Sidewalkhunter Hoden

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    Hi freaks!
    Found a splited piece of plum in my fathers gardenshed a couple of weeks ago.
    As i was looking for a nice piece of wood to start my own branch of the conus family i took the plum home. :)
    The tools i used: handsaw, rasp, file and sandpaper (down to 320 grit)
    Dimensions of the GP are: 6,4 x 13,2 x 3 cm

    Special thanks to Arturo Borquez for posting his blueprints!
     

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  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  3. Whittler

    Whittler New Member

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    That heartwood really makes it pop! Nice job.
     
  4. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    Thats really beautiful, great job. Now band that baby up and cut some cans open!
     
  5. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Nicely done. The great thing about the CONUS design is that you expose the core grain.
     
  6. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Nice one, the lightest plumwood I've seen so far:)
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Beautiful work! :D
     
  8. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Wow that came out great, nice work! :)
     
  9. Sidewalkhunter

    Sidewalkhunter Hoden

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    @Achso_42: that's extra light east german plum, thanks to Leuna-Buna-Bitterfeld for bleaching it! :D Maybe it's just the poor soil in my fathers garden....??
     
  10. LW

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    Wow, very clean and nice lines. This is an excellent work.

    Arturo’s Conus is on my to do list. :)








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  11. Gniaffron

    Gniaffron Junior Member

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  12. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Looks great! Love the heartwood.
     
  13. Sidewalkhunter

    Sidewalkhunter Hoden

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    Thanks.....it looks so much better on the pictures! :) :)
     
  14. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    I love this design, and you just made a perfect ss from it! Very nice how its so clean with the wood grain lines. But why is it so big ?
     
  15. Sidewalkhunter

    Sidewalkhunter Hoden

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    the one in Arturos blueprint is shorter, sure. it's a great design and i just adjusted the size for my hands. If it would be shorter i couldn't rest the full palm of my hand on it
     
  16. Arturo Borquez

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    Beautiful CONUS Sidewalkerhunter, heart and surrounding colors and grain are fantastic ! ... congratulations my friend !
    cheers
    Arturo
     
  17. Jeb

    Jeb Baba Hunter

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    Very pretty with the darker grain running down the centre.