mini moorhammer-like natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by sotiris, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    I really like Joerg's moorhammer design, but before attempting to make a full sized one i wanted to try and make a smaller, more pocket-sized version.i used a small olive fork, that didnt look like much, but after the bark removal, i found out that a big part of the front of the fork was dead wood.It gives it a nice, two color contrast.This is but no means finished,a lot more carving and sanding to go , but the general shape is done.I haven't added the inward part of the handle.Can anyone who owns one of the cast ones tell me if it helps get a better grip?<img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/36/31/86/dsc01032.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. zamarion

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    looks good but if you add the inward part doesnt it get rid of the dead wood ?
     

  3. sotiris

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    it goes deep into the handle, but most of it will go if i do the inward part.It has a good enough grip though as it is, so i don't think ill be making any changes
     
  4. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    hnn well i like how the dead wood looks and plan on creationg a moorhammer myself
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    the inward part in don't know if it helps but keep in mind the outward part goes in your hand
     
  6. sotiris

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    i know.Im holding it the other way around to show the grain
     
  7. tokSick

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    Lovely little baby. I like the dead wood part too. I wonder if you can' t harden it some how.
     
  8. sotiris

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  9. tokSick

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    I think dead wood could wear down faster.
     
  10. sotiris

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    I know by experience that olive dead wood is just as strong as the live one,just drier.ill soak this one in linseed oil and coat it with varnish,so i dont think that its going to wear out overtime
     
  11. tokSick

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    I never saw olive wood in my life so i don' t know how solid it is.<br>I completely trust you on that, you must have plenty there in Greece. Everyone say that it is a great material( and strong). Every slingshots i saw on forums that are made from olive wood are realy nice, it is a beautiful kind of wood.
     
  12. sotiris

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    it is really hard to work with, especially if you do everything manually, but its really strong and can be polished to a high shine, that kinda makes it worth the effort
     
  13. tokSick

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    I' ll try to find some. I have family in Morocco, they have plenty of olive threes there too. They can, maybe, send me some. Thanks. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  14. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    just one question. i made one too(http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1024-my-intention-of-the-moorhammer) but the part that goes between you thumb and index finger doesn't feel very good, i think it has to be more like the hammerhead. is that the same with you am i doing something wrong
     
  15. sotiris

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    mine feels fine in the hand.Maybe yours needed to be a bit thinner in that area
     
  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yeah i think that will probably solve the problem
     
  17. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Just make a proper sized version i mean think about it?<br><br>If you go through even an hour of crafting a small version how is it going to compare to the larger version? It will look different and feel different and shoot different!<br><br>I have made small slingshots and i just never really use them plus i find it a waste of wood.
     
  18. sotiris

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    well, thats your problem.I hunt with my slingshots and carry them in my pocket alot, so them being pocket sized is what im looking for.Furthermore, all of my slingshots are made of really strong wood and can take the same bands as any larger version.
     
  19. sotiris

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    Plus, your argument is kinda stupid
     
  20. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>sotiris wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Plus, your argument is kinda stupid</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>That' s true... If you make two same slingshots, one small, one bigger, <br>you will have the same crafting work to do for both of them. It depends <br>on the size of the piece of wood you starting to craft( how you' ve <br>cutted it) . It' s logical, don' t you think?<br>You will have more material to remove on the big one but it is more difficult to craft a small piece.</span>