Inspired by Lares

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by tokSick, May 16, 2013.

  1. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have not made ​​a slingshot for a long time and i missed it a little bit. So here' s what i' ve done lately, without machines, completely handmade. It is, in fact, a variation of a model that i made for a friend some time ago. LOOK HERE.
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    A friend told me that the palmswel is oak( he knows a lot about wood) the rest is red meranti and birch multiplex i guess. My friend Lares( from my forum) inspired me a lot for this one.
    I sanded it with 120 but i still have some filing and corrections to do, a lot of sanding before the finish. It will take some time 'cause the weather, here, is s****y for the moment and i can' t work inside:mad:
    Thanks, guys and girls, for watching.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  2. Mister Magpie

    Mister Magpie New Member

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    Excellent, beautiful. It looks like it will be a sweet shooter.
     

  3. RBurke83

    RBurke83 New Member

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    Wow, really nice!
     
  4. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Wow!! Beautiful work tokSick! Great design and it looks very comfortable to hold. I bet there are many hours involved in this project, especially without machines and just thinking about all that rasping is making my hand ache!
     
  5. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Awesome job my friend!
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    You are right, a lot of rasping. I am a little bit masochist maybe... I got an exellent shooter for the moment, so i don' t need to rush to finish this one.

    Thankzzz guys for the kind comments.
     
  7. Schultz

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    Great Work, i like the grip! Looks really Comfortable ;)
     
  8. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    I like the shape. All by Hand.... I Guess im to lazy for that. Since i found out how much wood a angle grinder can take away in seconds, i use it for all shaping :D
     
  9. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Looks like a nice shooter:)
     
  10. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    Wow, tokSick. AMAZING hand work there!

    I almost missed this one. I wanna see this again when I get back! Gorgeous wood too.
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  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice one toksick!
     
  12. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice already tokSick! :D First I tought you meant you were inspired by Lars...
     
  13. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    very nice work
    i like it even now really

    how lars would say now?
    oh jeah
    maybe it needs some more sanding and some oiling :)

    i hate the new smilies
     
  14. LW

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    I like this one very much, especially the handle (front side) with your permission, I will give it a try sometime.
    And as Tysonspapa already mentioned “all by hand no powertools” sitting in the park… very nice work.

    What finish you will give it?
     
  15. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Thankzzz all of you guys for the warm comments.
    @LW: For sure you can give it a try. I am sure you will make somethin' really beautiful to add to my future screensaver:D
    For the finish it will be LO and supaglu as always.
    Cheers guys.:)
    Ps: I hate those smilies too Lars and i am really lost in this new layout, i hate it too :confused::rolleyes:
     
  16. LW

    LW New Member

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    I do not know, but the thing with the screensaver makes me a bit confused because there are a lot more people out there, who build mor more beautiful things than me ...:confused:...:eek:

    I feel very honored...:)
     
  17. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Good idea :D
    But what you take for Discs for the Wood?
     
  18. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    I love the shape of that frame and how good your symmetry is by hand.

    I also am a big fan of the angle grinder. 80 grit stiff discs for final shaping.

    If mass stock needs removed, the nicest cutting disc for a grinder I have used is called Arbortech, made in Germany I think. Uses carbide inserts like a shell mill sort of. When i worked for a chainsaw carver I got to use it. Wish I could justify owning one--pretty expensive for using on hobby projects.

    Here's a pic---eek what a messy link--
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    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  19. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    The idea is to put all slingshot picture that i can find and make a "collage".
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  20. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Very nice one TokSick, amazing shape and craftmanship!