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Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by iranzo87, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. iranzo87

    iranzo87 Member

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    I stand,
    I am new to the forum, Spanish (my English is not very good) and I would like to show my latest creation and simultaneously ask, as I can get that glow in the wood so nice to get joerg??

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  2. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Very nice slingshot :)

    J
     

  3. Brazilviking

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    Nice one, amazing wood color contrast. If you want o make the slingshot shine, you should check posts about sanding the slingshot and finishing possibilities!
     
  4. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Hello, welcome! A very nice slingshot, great work!
    If you want that glow, try and polish the wood with 0000 grade steel wool. It is very, very fine and will work great with oil finishes.
     
  5. Brazilviking

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    0000 grade steel wool...I have to google this!:confused:
     
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  7. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    very nice slingshot! welcome iranzo87!

    i'm not good in explaining things in english but as brazilviking said, it's mostly about sanding. you'll have to be a lot more patient than me. the more time you put into sanding from coarser to finest grit, the glossier it will be after 1-... coatings, sanding it again and polishing it. 1-2 times making it wet, letting it dry and sanding it with the finest grit before coating will remove all the last uneven parts and fine woodfibres that stand up again. there are a lot of varnishings you can use for the finish, but it's better someone else will describe them (yacht varnish, polyurethane, oils, wax, superglue, epoxy, ...).
     
  8. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    BV, you want the finest steel wool you can get, scrubbers can be a bit coarse sometimes. Iranzo, good finish starts with sanding. stay on roughest till you see no marks from tools then proceed to lighter grit, keep on like this till you get to oil and steel wool as will said. BTW, welcome to the asylum:D.
     
  9. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    BV, its even lighter than dish cleaning pads.
    Oh, and keep steel wool away from plywood projects! I've had that cause big problems!
     
  10. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    You explain things in English a million times better than I could in German! I might be able to ask politely for a beer, but that's it!
     
  11. iranzo87

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    Thanks to all for the tips, I have to try them when I can.
    Looking for a product appears in google, polyurethane, you think that give luster to the wood?
     
  12. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Well, it will provide a really glossy look like glass. I can't really say that it will improve the luster. That is usually done by polishing and oiling. But either technique will give a nice finish, just depends on what you want
     
  13. Brazilviking

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    Easy, guys! I'm not using bombril on slingshots. I just had no idea what the word wool coul mean, and after googleing it, i found that it was a simple stuff! Funny!
     
  14. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    A very handsome slingshot indeed.

    The glossiness of polyurethane might detract from the deep-down lustre in the wood. The highlights of reflected shine on the top might hide the light reflecting deeper in.

    Polyurethane is great for repelling water and giving stuff a candy-coated "wet" look.
     
  15. iranzo87

    iranzo87 Member

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    Thank you all, I will try to keep the wood as it is, WOOD.



    PD: Next I'll try the polyethylene. lol