Introducing - the Wasp - plum cherry recurve natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JohnKrakatoa, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Hello brothers and sisters :)

    After a loong loong time I finally finished a slingshot :) Its based on my Spindle cicatrix frame, only with an added 'stinger' at the bottom, so it can be used as a self-defense stabber.

    So it resembled a wasp, so that's what we will call this frame :)

    Its made from a slightly spalted black plum cherry (Prunus ceracifera nigra). Sandes to 600 grit, finished in hot beeswax linseed oil mix bath.

    Enjoy the pics and the video, and be sure to let me know what you think.


    https://youtu.be/l0UjUp7qbwo

    Template included.
     

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  2. TheDaddy187

    TheDaddy187 Administrator

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    niiiice...

    also eyeing up that fork its leaned against
     

  3. Bone

    Bone Slingshot Shooters

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    Awesome slingshot. You do a great job of sanding.
     
  4. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Thanks guys!

    Yep, very spalted though.... the middle isn't so pretty as the outer layers :/, so I am saving it (and its brother) for later.I will prolly just harvest the outer as some caps or swels or for other lamination or maybe jewelry.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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  6. dontask

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    great work, the colors look amazing.
     
  7. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Sir! Good to see your work again.
     
  8. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Very nice work and design.
     
  9. Diaboloslinger

    Diaboloslinger New Member

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    Cool design, great fork, and incredible work!
     
  10. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Cool work.
    The grain is amazing.
     
  11. deraNdy

    deraNdy Active Member

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    Nice. Fantastic grain..
     
  12. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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    Finally! I've been waiting to see more of your work!
    This is an awesome work of art brother! You executed the shape perfectly, and finished it beautifully. Well done!
     
  13. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Outstanding! Wasp is a great name for it, too. :cool:
     
  14. seppman

    seppman Folding-Ladder Expert

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    Very elegant! Fantastic work and a great find. Plum in all kinds slowly start to advance to one of my fave woods! I've got one of those trees right in my neighbours garden and got some wood from him for smoking. Maybe I should take a second look on that pile!
     
  15. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Thanks you very much friends!

    Here is the template:
     

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  16. Dedo

    Dedo learner shooter

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    When the beautiful wood and excellent work are mixing the result is extraordinary ...very very nice
     
  17. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Perfect!!! Thankzz for the template. ;)
     
  18. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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