Early Aquarius Contestant: master says: be like the water

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by andreas, May 15, 2012.

  1. andreas

    andreas New Member

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    The aquarius zodiac is around november, but I had a idea and if I wait all those months, then I'll probably forget to post.<br><br>I had a not very special natural fork laying around, I never really liked it and even had white lack on it. And I wanted to give it waterlike waves and shapes. A bit like my <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t595-sleek-oak-natural-and-alternative-pouch-material" class="postlink">previous</a> one.<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TM1V8CYBzoo/T7JAnltGydI/AAAAAAAAADc/qU8Y9Qlmp2I/s711/DSC01813.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>This is it after the filing, cutting and sanding. <br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pL-onveoDKA/T7JEEItEN3I/AAAAAAAAAD0/MzP0GPErC_w/s711/DSC01824.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KoT9LaPVejw/T7JEvYObrPI/AAAAAAAAAE0/1ieOS34JZYU/s533/DSC01819.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And here is it with blue collour. I used Winsor&Newton calligraphy ink, because thats what I allready had. The initial idea was to give the paint a bubble pattern. I did that before, so it's really possible, you need dishwashing soap, ink and a straw to blow through. But that was on paper, on the wood the bubbles popped immediately when it touches. So I did it like this.<br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l6xV5QVA7uE/T7JEE-xkNAI/AAAAAAAAAD8/QgTCNqDFTyY/s711/DSC01834.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br>Here you can see the grooves on top for the bands to lay in.<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bIj0ozgqgck/T7JEFnCK8KI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/tPMvLhLGsrc/s711/DSC01835.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z8SFn8YtDXQ/T7JEEj2C1II/AAAAAAAAAD4/97Kqc-ceq6c/s711/DSC01832.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The rubber is flatband for fitness exercise, but it's not theraband. I rolled it up so it fits in the grooves. The leather was a leftover.<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y-UDk5Zoa-w/T7JEHgKuz_I/AAAAAAAAAEk/yny0ragzKtE/s711/DSC01840.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mXounuZ3GR8/T7JEGPf_-NI/AAAAAAAAAEM/9jl9w_g3CG4/s711/DSC01836.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Qz84hAS3QEw/T7JX5kKPb8I/AAAAAAAAAFU/7vrTIWDssW8/s711/DSC01841.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br>It works. Although it's not specifically designed for ergonomics, it's not sharp or uncomfortable or something. The grooves on top work good and it shoots rather nice. <br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oDQ_Cnisg_0/T7JEGqCXy-I/AAAAAAAAAEU/Lq2fyQPb0c8/s711/DSC01838.JPG" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. brat boon

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    <div>very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  4. JoergS

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    Very nice, I love heavily carved naturals.
     
  5. cbsmith111

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    I really like this one. It does seem to almost flow like water.
     
  6. Achso_42

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    really cool<br><br>even better than my one
     
  7. egmont

    egmont Slingshot General

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    thats beuatiful.
     
  8. brat boon

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    <div>i like that the bands are the same colour as the <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" alt="Slingshot" longdesc="36">
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  9. gtmcfar

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    Really nice looking shape.
     
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  11. ketansa

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    Andreas Aquarious <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> very cool and beautiful.<br>But did you secure the color? the color will dull or spread and fade if you leave like that. Coat it with some varnish. Apply mat varnish if you want the same effect.
     
  12. andreas

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    Thanks for the nice words y'all At first I thought aquarius was around november. It turned out to be from 19jan. till 18feb. That's even later! I quess I have to join the gemini contest then. It should be a useful theme, you know, twins, Y-frame, there must be something to do with it.<br><br>@ketansa I had some leftover woodoil but I gave it to my father, so I couldn't do that yet. I hope that when I do, the colours of the ink and wood will come out just a bit intenser.<br>Ps. I 'm not sure yet which to vote for the bull contest.
     
  13. zamarion

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    it looks great <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  14. Hank McCoy

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    The flow of the wood looks a lot like water, and I think that a nice blue finish will definitely make this have my vote.
     
  15. stu

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    Great looking.<br>However Aquarius is an Air sign.
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">However Aquarius is an Air sign.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Isn't that the dumbest thing you've ever heard?<br><br>"Aqua"rius (water carrier) is an AIR sign...... WTF!!!!<br><br>If that's the case, a hot air balloon should be classed as a water vessel...<br><br>Dumb astrologists <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8"></span>
     
  17. andreas

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    Haha, I checked Wikipedia and Stu is right. Apparently it has something to do with 'triplicity', <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplicity" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplicity</a> something I don't understand what it is and something I'm actually not interested in anyways.<br>I guess I´m doomed now <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  18. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    third pic, above the dremel, is that a cheese cutter??(i had to ask it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">)
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stu wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Great looking.<br>However Aquarius is an Air sign.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Pwnd</span>
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