Milbro Clone

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flippinout, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Flippinout

    Flippinout New Member

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    Recently, a fellow enthusiast asked me to recreate the classic milbro in wood. After looking over the few Milbro models I have in my own collection, I started the creation. He asked for buckeye burl and thuja burl- neither of them strong enough to handle the delicate shape, so I started with an 1/8" thick G10 core. I then found an amazing piece of spalted buckeye burl. It was full of character and a few worm holes as well. The palm swell is made from Thuja burl and the spacer between the two woods is Figueria. The frame is finished off with a hand rubbed CA finish which provides a tough shell against dents and dings on the soft woods. It is fitted with 3060 tubes and is one of the more attractive slingshots I have ever produced, in my opinion. <br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cOJvRPXqMlg/TtuXZV7PN9I/AAAAAAAABMk/zcwsuGXAXiY/s512/IMG_4029.JPG" border="0" alt=""><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i7RQYSeKDR0/TtuXavkldVI/AAAAAAAABMo/CYSjtjKcLM8/s512/IMG_4032.JPG" border="0" alt=""><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-084UL9sZDu4/TtuXb6wZj1I/AAAAAAAABMs/V08Dkn3D6lw/s512/IMG_4035.JPG" border="0" alt=""><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-glbx8CA3ySU/TtuXcPikroI/AAAAAAAABMw/4Z0QaH_rwM8/s512/IMG_4036.JPG" border="0" alt=""><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NPvOYrllknk/TtuXcnIsTOI/AAAAAAAABM0/7Blbh0zWwn8/s512/IMG_4037.JPG" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. Guil

    Guil New Member

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    thats a good looking slingshot i love the milbro style
     

  3. GBBoy

    GBBoy New Member

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    wow,a fine peace of art!
     
  5. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    I love the wood but i dont dig the design but i appreciate the background to the design great effort.
     
  6. Antraxx

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    Thats a god looking catapult.<br><br>I always hear, that this i the "classic" Milbro Shape. I think John Webbs collects them too...has anyone of you seen the Movie: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?<br>When Meat Loaf enters the stage on his bike...i think he has a mibro around his neck...anyone ever noticed?
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    sotiris New Member

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