First natural: wild cherry

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flipper, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper New Member

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    Well I just finished my first natural. It is a wild cherry fork! I used a store-bought tube set because my bands haven't arrived yet. <br><img src="http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb416/CarbonEvergreens/IMG_0348.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb416/CarbonEvergreens/IMG_0349.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>It dulled for some reason. I soaked it for 24 hours in boiled linseed oil, but now it seems almost dirty..? Do you guys know how to get rid of it, and how to shine it up?<br>Cheers!<br>Ben
     
  2. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Ive been using a homemade concoction of beeswax and a bunch of neat oils. But a lot of people use chrome polish and I have as well to get a nice shine. Another option would be to get a nice wood polish/Oil of some kind and use that( like a lemon or citrus based furniture polish).<br><br>Sandpaper is kinda a big deal to using a high grit will get a nice finish(shine/luster) and smoothness you cannot get without doing that step.<br><br>Now after my mini rant great looking slinger hope you enjoy it. !
     

  3. Nice looking shooter, as BC-Slinger said, some time with fine grit sandpaper will make it sexier.
     
  4. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>nice work<br>and nice attachment <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <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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  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nerver saw that kind of band attachment. About making it shine, some people are using varnish but for the color the linseed oil gave it, i think you can' t get rid of it.<br>Anyway it looks good as it is to me, good job.
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Nice, i use 1200 grit sandpaper to make it shine a little
     
  8. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    For me it´s not dirty.<br>It´s natural .
     
  9. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    thats a natural, thats how they look. if you want some shine on it, you need to sand it. start with 120, go up to 400, then 800, then 1000 or 1200. or use some car polish for the last step.
     
  10. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    'wire wool' after sanding, works great...