"Gothic" - Design Evolution

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    The moor oak for Robert arrived, but was unusable, too brittle. Will order from a different supplier. <br><br>But in order to test the design some more, I made another version in "full tang", with a Purple Heart Core and Olive Wood scales.<br><br>The Purple heart came as a thick board, I had to slice a part off - this took some precision handsaw work. Ever tried to saw a board in half, lengthwise, so you get two thinner boards? Not easy. Took me a while to file it flat so I could laminate the olive wood onto it.<br><br>It came out fantastic! The hard, tough Purple Heart allowed me to file the tip needle sharp, so the frame doubles as a "vampire stake". The grain of the olive wood comes out real well with the "female" curves I shaped this into. One of the nicest slingshots I made so far, and also one of the most ergonomical hammer grip frames.<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. DukaThe

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    :O What a slingshot!!! Realy great job, as always, Joerg. Cant wait for mine to come <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. JoergS

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    I am about halfway finished with the wrapping of the frames, a tedious job... I am really glad I don't sell slingshots, making several of the same is boring and not fun.
     
  4. Tobias

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    I like it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"> very nice desing!
     
  5. R3dsnail

    R3dsnail New Member

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    nice peace of whittling there lovly finish on the wood.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Wow on the pointed end... I like it a lot. <br><br>As for selling them.... its a fine line brother! Price/time<br><br>If you charge what your time is worth, than you would be satisfied. BUT none will pay that hefty price <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  7. Oldschool

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    Awesome Joerg! Nice finish on this one. Did you use the chrome polish?