Multiplex Gemini for a friend

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  1. JoergS

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    Made a Gemini for a friend from the US today, maybe the start of a new exciting project. His zodiac sign is Gemini, but that is just a coincidence!<br><br>In this case noble wood wasn't suitable, form was more important. I used Multiplex. Had to repair it on one spot as there was a huge void in that piece, but it worked fine. Shoots great!<br><br>Oiled in in linseed for the color and hardness, then coated it in four layers of polyurethane. This will last a long time for sure. <br><br>Banded it up with a single layered untapered target band (long lifetime) and a fairly strong double layered tapered hunting band. <br><br>Will send this out on Monday!<br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Trunkenbold1988

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    <div>Very nice work ! <br>How long does it takes to finish a slingshot from the beginning till the end when you built some. Ca.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  3. JoergS

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    Total (net) work is about four hours. But of course the varnish takes a lot of time to dry.
     
  4. RickBond

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    Do you hand rasp it in 4 hours?
     
  5. JoergS

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    Rough form is done with the Saws. Then the rasp and file.<br><br>The basic slingshot is done in about two hours, the rest is for the finishing.
     
  6. FIAAO

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    Nice work!<br><br>How thick is the core multiplex?
     
  7. JoergS

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    Three 19mm boards laminated together. 57mm total.
     
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  9. Skorps

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    <div>How long did´t you let the glue dry by laminate the 3 baords?<br><br>I´ve laminate 3 boards each 22mm together is 66mm to much for a ss?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  10. JoergS

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    I use UHU sofortfest, five minutes and you can start rasping... I have little patience. <br><br>66 mm is a bit thick, but you can always rasp it down. Just work on the piece until it fills your hand just about perfect.
     
  11. Skorps

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    <div>I have big hand as well! So hope 66 it´s ok but I will see.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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