First Laminate

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by 4foruglenncoco, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    So I've been working with baltic birch a lot lately, but the other day I found some padouk and some spaltic maple and for once, tried to make a laminate . It's not perfect, but I think I did good on my first try, what do u guys think? ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993472.092683.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993487.689643.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993498.906247.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993511.339387.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993520.589299.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993529.439272.jpg ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1389993551.305814.jpg
     
  2. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    That spalting is amazing!

    I like how its just a palm swell on the front but full length on the back. Good work! :)
     

  3. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Thanks, I found the spalted maple from pen blanks in rockler, if u look u can find pen blanks that are very expensive wood if it was a board, but I bought it for palm swells, and I love spalted wood
     
  4. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Please, I would love some constructive critiscm for future projects :)
     
  5. RAWICE

    RAWICE New Member

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    How thick multiplex did you use???? And good job
     
  6. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    The maple is wicked cool and I also really like the color of the darker wood. Nice work.
     
  7. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    3/4 inch it's just the file work making it thinner, I vise tested it so I'm good for double tbg
     
  8. PaulPawx3

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    That is nice and I have to agree with VWscooby that spalting is amazing no doubt. I know that you ask for constructive critiscm, but I really don't see anything to add other than good work.
     
  9. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Again look for pen blanks, it will be worth while
     
  10. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Nice job, looks great.... and that's all I got to say 'bout that
     
  11. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    The only thing I would do differently would be using some nice wood like oak for the frame to go better with the spalted maple. In my opinion, plex looks cheap next to that beautiful maple. It's a really good build though.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  12. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I'd have to agree with what Dolo said, the multiplex plays such a big role in this one, it kind of distracts from those lovely pieces of wood. It's a really nice slingshot, and it could be even better. I was in a wood store today drooling over some of the nice exotics myself. Seeing stuff likes this makes me want to laminate :) Keep up the good work.