Maple Turtle

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Drew_Bilbrey, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Hey guys! Here is one I've been meaning to post for a while now. Made this tiny turtle from a deadwood maple fork. I flattened the fork on the bandsaw, then cut the frame out with a scroll saw. I noticed a weak looking area and a bit of force snapped one of the forks right off. Not one to be defeated, I glued the fork back on and its stronger than ever before. I rounded the whole thing and sanded away. Finished with tung oil and paste wax. Thanks for looking! rps20180829_023923.jpg rps20180829_023948.jpg rps20180829_024001.jpg rps20180829_024022.jpg rps20180829_024038.jpg rps20180829_024052.jpg rps20180829_024154.jpg rps20180829_024209.jpg rps20180829_024226.jpg rps20180829_024242.jpg
     
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  2. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Awesome recovery! Would have been a shame if this beauty ended up in a fireplace :D
     
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  3. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Thanks! If I hadn't repaired it this way, I always could have split it in half and put a core in there. I hate wasting forks. :)
     
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  4. Vadim

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    Very beautiful! But i think you have to test it in the vice. Can be very dangerous if it breaks when you stretching the bands.
     
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  5. JanP

    JanP Junior Member

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    Don't worry, Vadim... most people do not shoot high power cannon balls like you ;)
     
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  6. Vadim

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    Well i think that this can break even on the low tension like 4-6kg. It is also depends on the grip. If the broken fork is supported by finger it will not break i guess. So maybe you right.
     
  7. SteelJunky

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    What Glue do you take to make these kind of repairs ?
     
  8. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    For the repair I made I used Titebond 2 wood glue. If I had added a core of wood, I would have used the same. Some other material, probably would have used an epoxy of some sort.