"El Guerrero Viejo" or EGV (Conus-inspired PFS from deadwood Vine Maple)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by uberfreak9, May 23, 2015.

  1. uberfreak9

    uberfreak9 Lord Of Crows

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    Inspired by the mythical Conus, a lone standing deadwood trunk from a massive clump of Vine Maple (you can observe my harvest mark in the photo) provided an old fork to start with... one of the fork tines was broken beyond use so the Conus shape was perfect for this very meaty piece of deadwood... not an easy job as the wood was so freaking hard it was like trying to carve stone... I am guessing that wood was very very old and had suffered a few floods since it was sitting at the bottom of a ravine... I named it in honor of a Chilean who came up with the design and is a pretty good shot. ;) Meet EL GUERRERO VIEJO!
     

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  2. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Beautiful work man. Waiting to see your shooting video. :D
     

  3. Axel

    Axel Member

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    Really stunning man,love it,want it:D Good job.
     
  4. deraNdy

    deraNdy Active Member

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    Oooooohhhhh yeaaaaar....b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    That is a massive conus! Looks fantastic.
     
  6. uberfreak9

    uberfreak9 Lord Of Crows

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    It certainly isn't to spec, is it? :D It is probably about 20-25% larger and shaped by eye so the forks ended up being just over 3-inches at their widest... rasp only after a few saw cuts.
     
  7. chilihook

    chilihook Junior Member

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    Beautiful piece of wood and a lovely shape!
     
  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Man, what a gorgeous chuck of wood! You really turned that into a thing of beauty! Absolutely great!
     
  9. Rip-van-Winkelholz

    Rip-van-Winkelholz Junior Member

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    ...what for a beautifull Monster...:D

    Rip
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Beautiful work! :)
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    beautiful man ! ... awesome grain ... Mad Max LOL ! ... a warrior after 1000 battles :D
    cheers
    Arturo
     
  12. Snader76

    Snader76 Dysfunctional Member

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    Nice grain and great finish!
     
  13. seppman

    seppman Folding-Ladder Expert

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    Great Work, uber! Fantastic Grain and finish!
     
  14. uberfreak9

    uberfreak9 Lord Of Crows

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    1000 battles and a 1000 more! The evil bottle-cap army is growing and we will never stop our efforts to beat them back... led by our fearless Chilean war chief! :D
     
  15. Jeb

    Jeb Baba Hunter

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    Sweet, man. Beautifully finished. Love the photos, too! Epic!
     
  16. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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  17. Jack739

    Jack739 Gun-'Slinger'

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    Damn! I love it! What a beautiful wood and you carved it mighty fine uberfreak! The name fits it just right!
     
  18. Super Baba

    Super Baba Vashikaran Gold Medalist

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    Super Baba Meditation package most excellent package. Produce such beautiful slingshot. Automatic debit will process today my humble follower. All others, call today.