First Natural Fork

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by BC-Slinger, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Hello all this is my first natural fork build and i took a few pictures along the way of its creation and thought I would post it here to share with the group. <br><br>First Phase was to collect a nice fork and get it thick enough to be strong.<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/acr744LC" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/acr744LC.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>2nd phase was to De-bark the fork and get it ready for the microwave(for drying)<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/acueLUQk" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/acueLUQk.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>3rd phase was to draw the design i was going with onto the fork after it was dried.<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/abqlMv8R" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/abqlMv8R.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>4th step was to rasp away at it to get the general shape formed properly. then sand it down with 80grit,180,220 then a 600 grit.<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/abwf7ekv" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/abwf7ekv.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>5th phase was a 24 hour bath in raw linseed oil. Due to the cracks in the wood from the drying process i thought it would be a good idea for the hardening properties of the linseed oil to go for a full soak.<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/adfuzKQc" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adfuzKQc.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>6th and final phase was to let it air dry for about 5 days while wiping residue off. Then i banded it with a 2 millimeter wide there band black/gold band set and homemade pouch from a old leather couch.<br><a href="http://imgbox.com/abkX1c0P" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/abkX1c0P.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/acmIJQnu" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/acmIJQnu.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/aduDjKbs" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/aduDjKbs.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <br><br>Thanks for your time guys and gals and Sling On
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Saderath Senior Member

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    <div>nice ss <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I like the paterns and shape you gave it. Very, very nice work.
     
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    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  7. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>good<br>very good<br>i like the dark smudge<br>it looks like an eagle</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  8. zwillie

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    Very nice slingshot, the shape combined with the woodgrain is superb. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22"><br><br>Where do you get the wood, do have trees in Canada? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>Zwillie
     
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    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>zwillie wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Where do you get the wood, do have trees in Canada? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>Zwillie</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Christmas tree trimmings, of course!<br><br>Cool SS BC</span>
     
  11. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Thank you all for the kind words. As for trees we have them everywhere on the island of many varieties. This particular project was made from a fork harvested from our trusty plum tree that we have had for 25+ years.<br><br>As for how it shoots on a side note I am very pleased, and as for what is next on my plate I have a multi plex moor hammer in the making. Also would like to find a nice chunk of oak or arbutus to make a nice U fork.