First attempts with Red Cedar

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Antraxx, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Antraxx

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    Hello <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>It´s been quite a while since i posted a Slingshot here.<br><br>To even that out i got two today <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>My aim was to make very light but solid frames. As i mentioned in one of my latest posts i like the look (and now the smell) of RedCedar a lot and wanted to try that wood.<br>Managed to buy a nice board with red and nearly white/yellow parts in it for maximum contrast.<br><br>The wood is <i>very</i> soft...you can create dents with your fingernails...so a pure boardcut wouldn´t survive strong bands i assume.<br>But since it´s so soft, the wood is very light. Aluminum was the perfect addition for it to create a light yet solid shooter.<br><br><br>The first Slingshot got a solid and thick Plamswell made of nearly perfect black Macassar Ebony. Nice contrast to feel that dense, heavy and solid wood next to the fragile Cedar.<br>Unintentionally the colors on the Backside are matching the German flag. Found that quite funny when i sanded it. So i named it "The German-Shooter"<br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121028/vacvblci.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121028/frmlm9lg.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/121028/ooqvsx7f.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>The other one is pure light-build. For the Palmswell i went with <br>Aluminum again. I´m not a Fan of highly polished Aluminum, since it´s <br>too soft to keep that look very long when it´s used so i went for a <br>"brushed" look.<br>It´s also easier to keep the wood clean when you don´t sand it down to 1k grit.<br>For the cutout i tried to place the forktips in the bright parts of the board.<br>Because of the Aluminum Backside i gave it the Name "Silvernugget".<br><br>The<br> Pictures were taken after Sunset...the days are way to short atm for <br>me...i already wish spring would start again next week <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> hope you like <br>them nevertheless <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26"><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121028/p5fxeevm.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121028/xpruvj5y.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    I see why you havent posted anything in a while it must of been alot of work. How long did it take you to make
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  4. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    It looks realy, realy nice.<br>I like Aluminium and wood.
     
  5. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    Wow! They are both very beautiful! I really love the Red Cedar and Ebony. I really loke dark woods like Ebony.
     
  6. Antraxx

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>theslingshotboy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I see why you havent posted anything in a while it must of been alot of work. How long did it take you to make</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Only because i was too buisy with other stuff, that wood is so soft, you can make one in at least 50% of the time compared to amaranth or stabilized wood.<br><br>I don´t really count the hours...everytime i´d like to work a bit...i just do it...sometimes only 30min a day, sometimes a few hours.</span>
     
  7. Jan84

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    wow! again very excellent pieces <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> well done!
     
  8. Saderath

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    Amazing work as always!
     
  9. mojo

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    Very nice slingshots !<br><br>Nice wood / grain lines and a good combination !<br>Also a good shape but every time a new look, sweet!<br><br>I enjoy your work, thanks!
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Very nice, the grain looks very cool
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Nice ss, I wonder the day to own such a beauty ...
     
  12. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Beautifull I would like to try to make a slinger with the metal center.
     
  13. That is a gorgeous shooter.
     
  14. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    Wow! I give up.... I'll never create anything this amazing! respect.... :)
     
  15. JoergS

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    You truly are a master slingshot maker. Respect.
     
  16. tokSick

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    <div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">Fantastic work as always. Those woods are beautiful. I <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22"> it.</div>
     
  17. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Those are phenomenal SS's!!!!!!! Outstanding grain placement! WOW!!!!
     
  18. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>very nice<br><br>like the master say : )</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  19. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    This is what I mean a slingshot of this beauty should never be shot it should be displayed
     
  20. Lapascore

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    This is truly beautiful. I am honestly amazed at the talent in this community.