From the root of hawthorn

Discussion in 'One of a kind' started by RamboX, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. RamboX

    RamboX New Member

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    Main material used here is root of hawthorn shapped very precisely. It is very ergonomic as well. Fork is shaped so is moved maximum forward to ensure maximum draw length. The surface is polished to a shine; touch creates a sense of polished metal. The ring at the end of the handle is copper and underneath a piece of bone from African buffalo. The bone that is used is from an animal that has died a natural death and the skeleton lay a few years outdoors. As a result of the growth of grass and lichens around the bone is colored green in places and in other places is red- shades, due to residues of blood. All these things cannot be achieved in artificial treatment of bone as the above processes are the result of chance and several annual impacts of natural processes. Bone is polished to a high gloss and appearance looks like a semiprecious stone, not a bone. Vague idea of ​​the effect of red-white- green color can be seen from the attached photos.

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  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Very nice piece of work. Like usual, I'd love to know how your buddy does that stippling on the grip, maybe someday he'll change his mind about sharing :rolleyes: I assume you just colored the tips on this one like you did on your last slingshot? The color is so deep, are you using a stain to achieve that color?
     

  3. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Very nice work.
     
  4. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    There are many ways to go about stippling a wooden object. Some tools can be also used on metal, such as in gunsmithing or jewelry making.
    I googled images for "stippling tool"
    and found these hand tools that require almost painstaking single gouges to be repeated until finished.

    This is a link to the search page that shows other ideas as well.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sti...QShkYHICQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCQQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=656
     

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  5. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Very nice my friend, this one is funky :)
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Niiice! Looks really cool!
     
  7. jurassicbark2000

    jurassicbark2000 jurassicbark2000

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    supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus thats all i have to say ...
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Simply beautiful work.