First Homemade from Dogwood

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by CaptainBacon, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. CaptainBacon

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    Alright since I'm feeling a bit like blabbering, I'll post this simple ergonomic frame I carved from a log of dogwood. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0610.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Here you can see the sanded frame next to the other half of the log I split to get at this stuff. It was a terrible pain to flatten out since it split in a twisted manner, and all I had that was effective was an old rasp and a large plane. This stuff is dense enough to render my chainsaw useless. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0614.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>It fits comfortably in the hand. Shown is my gangsta style shooting <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0615.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Because this wood is so dense, I opted to finish it with mineral oil and paste wax. The resulting finish is very natural feeling. <br><br>I've had a real blast shooting it. It is very fast and relatively accurate, as I'm still getting used to finding the shot instinctively.
     
  2. Droolp1g

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    Haha thats BIIIIIIIIIIIG but COOL hehe
     

  3. pipesmoker

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    nice work kaptain!!
     
  4. CaptainBacon

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    Ha, yes it it a bit bulky, but that makes it a very sturdy piece of work. I plan on replacing the target band set I have on it with a much more powerful set to really make use of this frame's strength. <br><br>Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  5. trobbie66

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    <div>That is one beautiful ergo Captain .Joerg uses a lot of dogwood,and the only finish he does is buff with chrome polish. It is amazing the gloss he gets.Must be nice to have access to large dogwood . Up here it is mostly just scrub brush,with a large stalk about the size of a primary printer</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Trobbie66 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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  6. ketansa

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    Hey nice work.<br>Looks like it isn't coated this time.
     
  7. CaptainBacon

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    Yes, this was my first slingshot so I just used a basic wax finish.