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I made yet another hammerhead, although this time the birch plywood core is thinner and I've used more exotic wood to make a more interesting look. This one is finished with linseed oil and polished with Myland's friction polish; the friction being from a buffing wheel. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=49&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0818.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>As stated before, the core is birch plywood (multiplex). The purple-ish wood is Bolivian Rosewood, and the highly figured wood is Jobillo (Ho-bee-yo). The birch and rosewood work about the same with normal abrasives and tools, though the Jobillo almost feels greasy and stubborn. Not a real problem when you eat the material away with a bandsaw initially, making it look like a chainsaw carving. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=50&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0819.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>The grain pattern on the Jobillo moves from oranges, to yellows, all the way to deep black. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=51&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0820.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>And the reason for the name of this one is the fact that I made the grip extremely fat. It's almost a full 20mm thicker than my previous hammerhead. Surprisingly, instead of being a disadvantage, it actually forces me to grip the slingshot in exactly the same way every time. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=52&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0821.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>And of course the shooter's view. <br><br>If I do another hammerhead, it'll consist of a welded steel core with exotic handle scales, but that's just an idea at the moment.
 

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Spudley, I just banded it up with a double layer set of .02" thick latex I bought from Mcmaster-Carr. It shoots very fast and is about as accurate as it can be in my hands.
 

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<div>Captain that is one fine SS. Hope someday I can produce something as fine</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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Trobbie, it doesn't take a lot of work, just a lot of repetition. Practice makes perfect. IT also helps to be extremely exacting in everything you do and demand your personal best.
 

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Thanks Bill! Can you believe it was mostly just scraps? The Jobillo was from bowl turning blank off cuts.
 

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Great combination Captain bacon. It must be a steady grip in hand against the band draw. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Looks very good.
 

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Never heard of "Jobillo" before...is it known nder a different name too maybe?<br>One onf the most beautiful patterns i ever saw.
 

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Antraxx, as far as I know, Jobillo is the only name for it. It's pronounced ho-bee-yo, and it may have a different name in Germany.
 

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Found it under the name "Tigerwood" (Astronium fraxinifolium /Goncalo Alves)<strong> </strong>...but only from US Dealers...i will keep an eye open for that...the look is absolutely stunning!
 

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Thanks Toksick! It's awesome enough to gift to a friend of my younger brother who has just graduated High school.
 
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