Moorhamer First try ever / Basswood

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by jt-1911, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hey guys so here is a half finished moorhammer from basswood. Second "Boardcut" ive ever made, do you guys think i should give it some ink to darken it? And hoy do I attach the bands to such a broad form?<br>[​IMG]<br>The notch under the fork is for the index finger, basically as a grip.<br> [​IMG]<br>Here you can see the broad fork:<br>[​IMG]
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice, it reminds me of toksicks wiishot, bands can be attached just like on normal OTT slingshots
     

  3. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Well thats true, but do i have to narrow the ends like he did?
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    it'll make it easier, but it also, in my oppinion, makes it look a little better
     
  5. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hmmm maybe i`ll do that, but its a very soft wood, and im scared that itl snap
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i would leave it as is then
     
  7. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Ok, thanks but would you dye it with some ink?
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    that depends on personal taste, i only oil my slingshots, but if you want to you can dye it
     
  9. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hmm its gonna give the wood a nice dark touch, i think i`m gonna do it.
     
  10. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Do you think the ink is going to bring you the grain a little?
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i think it will, as it won't get deep in the harder parts and deeper in the softer
     
  12. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice first try! Do you hold it with your indexfinger over the "bump"?
     
  13. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nice looking so far. About the finish i would say like Onnod, it depends on personal taste. If you can, just make some tests on other pieces of the same wood...<br>Nice work mate.
     
  14. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Well thank you, just whanted to buy some ink but they didnt have any <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> maybe ill find some <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">