Hazel vs bamboo OTT

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by nottoyslingshots, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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    I made my first slingshot using a router template, the template was made from a piece of 9 mm laminate flooring.

    Made from a natural hazel tree fork that was planed, routed and laminated with bamboo wood with green vulcanized paper in-between.

    Handsanded up to 1200 grit, finished with 2 coats of Danish oil and hand polished with beeswax & carnauba wax wood polish.

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  2. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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  3. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Very nice as well.
    Compared to the cherry one the hazel looses a bit IMO.:)
    I like the cherry one better. ;)
     
  4. Juggalo

    Juggalo My slingshots are like me. They aren't pretty.

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    Very cool shooter
     
  5. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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    Stunning!!! Looks like you're having fun with your new tools...:)
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Very professional looking. The even curves that a router makes is outstanding for symmetry.
     
  7. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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    I have to agree with you on that! :)

    Thanks very much!

    Well, everytime I stop being afraid of a tool I buy another one that scares the sh*ts out of me even more. The 3709 Makita router kicks everytime I turn it on, the first time I did that I thought it will spin so hard that it will wrap my hand around it. Now I got used to it, but in my opinion the router is the most dangerous tool in my workshop.

    Thank you Flip! You are right, the router was a good investment.
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Beautiful work! :)
     
  9. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Excellent. New router?
     
  10. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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    Thanks!





    Thank you! It's my first router :)
     
  11. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Watch your fingers.
     
  12. Diaboloslinger

    Diaboloslinger New Member

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    Very cool! Great work! Thanks for the build pics too.
     
  13. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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    Thanks Drew!





    Thank you and you're welcome!