Finished my first 2 + introduction

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by toe2thaknee, May 6, 2013.

  1. toe2thaknee

    toe2thaknee Shot Slinger

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    Joerg's video on the condom slingshot made me laugh out loud, and from there I stumbled upon this forum.

    I've been making fishing lures (crankbaits, floaters, etc) for a few years, and because my tacklebox is overflowing I was stoked to get back into slingshots (I had quite a few daisy's as a kid).

    Process: drew blueprints, used bandsaw, router, and finished it off with a dremel and sanding. Very fun process, I now see why so many of you have numerous slingshots. Next project... I might play around with some deer antlers or try a natural shooter.

    Walnut soaked in Linseed Oil, with WD40 sparingly rubbed into it (experimenting)
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    Zebrawood + plywood (had scraps) finished with linseed oil and a polycrylic coating over the multiplex
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    I've been lurking a lot on all of the different posts, and it has been very informative and entertaining. If it weren't for you guys and all of the information posted here, I wouldn't have been able to design these two slingshots, or get the proper bands, etc.

    so thanks :)
     
  2. BrPio

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    Nice work. Hope to see more.
     

  3. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Very good job on both!
     
  4. Very nice Work and Slingshots!
    Hope to see more!

    Joe
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice! I especially like the second one!
     
  6. Spatzenterrorist

    Spatzenterrorist New Member

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    really great slingshots....i like both a loth!!
     
  7. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    I really like the second one. Zebrawood looks just amazing!
    Also I love the gifs. It is a very great way of presentation.
    Please, keep it up! :)
     
  8. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    Excellent job on your first two slingshots. I really LOVE the ergo walnut tho.

    Since I'm in learning mode, I am very curious about your thoughts on the WD-40. In lieu of bees wax?
     
  9. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Great work !!!The finish:cool:and the zebrawood is amazing!!!
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    great work, especcially the second one is very pretty!
     
  11. toe2thaknee

    toe2thaknee Shot Slinger

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    I wouldn't use the WD40 again, I used it as a last step in thought that it would seal it off, but really it just darkened the finish a bit, and smoothed the wood grain. I soaked it in a few coats of wd and polished it with steel wool; not really worth the effort in my opinion.
     
  12. toe2thaknee

    toe2thaknee Shot Slinger

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    thanks, it turned out a lot better than I had imagined; I still have quite a bit of zebrawood left, so I think I might make a few more with it :)
     
  13. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I think the gif presentation is great.... that' s why i stole your idea for my last one:eek:
    Thankzzz
     
  14. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    #2 is the star of the show. Walnut is a pretty oily wood and BLO overs a lot of the character. Tru-Oil is better for walnut.
     
  15. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    two cool slingshots