mahogany slingshot?

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by kohlqez, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    It has just been enough to my attention that my mother has a massive dresser made of solid mahogany in the garage of the rental property (along with literally tons of other unused furniture projects.) She has given me permission to use the wood as I see fit. (At least that's what she meant)
    Since I don't have currently have the wood I was wondering about how sturdy it is. Will I be able to make it into slingshots or is it one of those woods that is destined to be palmswells/accents?
    Thanks In advance,
    Connor
     
  2. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    I think it's better to insert a multiplex core.
     

  3. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    It's hard as hell. very stout. depending on thickness, its damn near bullet proof. I've made 3 out of 3/4 stock and I've had no issues.
     
  4. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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  5. I use mahogany wood all the time for laminations but I dont think that it is that strong across the grain but it is good down the grain
    Also it looks really nice when you oil it!

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  6. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Cool do you guys have any pics of these mahogany slingshots?
     
  7. Here are a few
    the wood on the handle is the mahogany

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  8. The wood on the handle is mahogany

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  9. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    What did you do to the tip on the last one? Looks trippy!
     
  10. Made some paper micarta with tons of epoxy

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  11. JoergS

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  12. Ravensbull

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    Just my opinion, but I would attempt to assess any possible antique value to the furniture first. Some old pieces that are high quality wood may be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Be wise my friend, to sell the items in that case would buy you a whole lot of wood, rubber,leather etc..!