Hello from The Island

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Bert the Welder, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Hello to all. I'm Bert. I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. I happened upon Joerg's video's on Youtube and theysparked my interest. I was taken by the sculptural look of the slingshots and the good, not so clean fun of smashing things. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> Joerg, your inadvertent trademark, turn to look at the camera and grin, just kills me. It's a grin of pure satisfaction!!. I've just finished my first slingshot out of 1" baltic birch plywood (multiplex as you call it) and it turned out ok, but I need more practice. I'm a welded metal sculpture and am fortunate to have a big shop to work with metal and wood and I'll try making more slingshot's between jobs. One in metal maybe be next. I'll take some pic's.<br>Anyhow. Thanks for stirring up some memories from childhood and for having this cool forum to see the neat stuff people are making. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions to come!!!<br>Cheer,<br>Bert<br>Wing Nut Designs<br><br>PS: Joerg. I'll have to stop by and bring beer next time I'm in Frankfurt. My wife is from Bad Homburg. She's there this summer to see the Documenta, but I'm not able to go this time. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  2. Zynk

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    Welcome! Nice to have you between us, pal. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>In addition, good to know we have a new welder in the community. I hope to see some wicked metal slingshots soon! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><br><br>Best regards from Brazil,<br><br>Zynk.
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome Bert <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. Slingshots4Australia

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    hello and welcome, looking forward to seeing some of your creations mate.
     
  5. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Welcome to the slingshotforum!<br>Have fun in here.<br>Excited about seeing your slings.
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  7. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Thanks folks! Glad to be here. <br><br>Toksick: that's a beautiful dog in your avatar. We've got two Pit Bulls and two Chihuahua. Guess which ones think they are the bigger dogs? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> I'll post a pic of them in my avatar as soon as I earn/am allowed to have an avatar.( I didn't see a place in the profile to upload one, so I'm assuming newb's don't get an avatar right away.
     
  8. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Here are some pics of my dogs( and cat).<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n4CGWPTyLt4/T-BB-hBKpMI/AAAAAAAAAWM/GSygEwgBXaA/s512/1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Luna and Mia.<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GlLSxIviZ3Q/T-BB6m6OZGI/AAAAAAAAAV8/wzwlduyIPHk/s512/2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DAvHSBXzzOk/T-BB2jQ1TqI/AAAAAAAAAVw/X05fulxqYWg/s640/3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This is my mother's chihuahua.<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4ieW8wz789I/T-BBxRnS3VI/AAAAAAAAAVk/jT17pOM2tY4/s512/4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>And here Smokey, my cat. She is the real boss...<br><br>Hope to see your dogs soon.
     
  9. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Those are awesome pic's. Love the one in the basket. Should be shown to people that think P.B. are all vicious.
     
  10. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Those are awesome pic's. Love the one in the basket. Should be shown to people that think P.B. are all vicious.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I say people are vicious. It is all about education, a crazy dog have a crazy boss( most of the time). <br><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101594686402124416656/Mia" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a> are some pics of my stafford when she was younger.</span>
     
  11. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Those are awesome pic's. Love the one in the basket. Should be shown to people that think P.B. are all vicious.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I say people are vicious. It is all about education, a crazy dog have a crazy boss( most of the time). <br><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101594686402124416656/Mia" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a> are some pics of my stafford when she was younger.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Beautiful dogs!</span>
     
  12. Zynk

    Zynk New Member

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    Very nice dogs my friend! By far my favorite photo of Mia: <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101594686402124416656/Mia#5308178698699954162" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://picasaweb.google.com/101594686402124416656/Mia#5308178698699954162</a><br><br>Looks like she's having a really good time in this photo... lol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  13. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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