My first metal core Slingshot - Hammerhead

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Jan84, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Jan84

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    Hello guys <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>after many hours of work i finished my metal core project. <br>It´s my favourite design, jörg´s hammerhead.<br><br>I made it from a red asian hardwood and an aluminium core. <br>The wood is very special, the hardest wood i´ve ever worked with. i needed sawblades that are usually used for metal to get it in shape. woodsawblades just burned after a few seconds <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I made the finish with beeswax after sanding and polishing. <br><br>here some pics: <br><br><a href="http://www.image-load.net/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.image-load.net/users/JimmyPage84/Slingshots/20120821_135543.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.image-load.net/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.image-load.net/users/JimmyPage84/Slingshots/20120821_153621.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.image-load.net/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.image-load.net/users/JimmyPage84/Slingshots/20120821_153750.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.image-load.net/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.image-load.net/users/JimmyPage84/Slingshots/20120821_153724.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br>I´m really happy with the result <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> i think the best slingshot i´ve ever made <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>time to make some bands and shoot it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>I hope you like it!
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  3. brat boon

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    <div>very nice !!!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  4. Alukuchen

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  5. Bert the Welder

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    Awesome! I love the square-ish forks with the softened edges. Perfect. <br>Anyone know what the wood is? Looks similar to the Ironwood floors we have on our ground floor.
     
  6. Jan84

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> thanks guys! <br><br>...i dont know the wood type. we have a package "mixed" asian woods in our stock. these are trees that got damaged during the harvesting of commercial woods. this trunks get collected and sold as "mixed".<br>I talked with a guy who sells wood from all over the world and even he didn´t know the exact wood type. but it´s sure that its not a commercial traded type of wood. <br><br>i think thats really cool so this slingshot might be unique <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>...it has really a very nice colouring, from yellow over orange to dark red and brown. <br>and as i said, the hardest wood i´ve ever seen. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  8. tokSick

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    That' s the one i was talking about in my PM. It looks fantastic, great job man.
     
  9. Jos&eacute; Greboge

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    What a beautiful piece of art! Nothing like a job well done. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. pasquale

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    Wow. It is beautiful.
     
  11. JoergS

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    Great slingshot!<br><br>You know, it does look like Mahogany. The color, the density and the fine fissures in the structure...<br><br>Mahogany is very hard and dulled one of my sawblades as well.
     
  12. Jan84

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    Thanks Jörg! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>the pics are not really good...<br><br>it looks a bit like mahogany but its much harder and has a red- yellow striped colour... <br><br>if you want i can send you a piece and you can have a look <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>its a really nice wood to make slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
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    <span class="postbody"> Asian hardwood you say? I was inclined to say Burmese teak but your description matches closer to Red Balau (tataenterprises.net/Mechanical%20Property/redbalau.html) and these play hell with my power tools. Balau trees don't have thick trunks but slender and straight and very very hard... think of them as wood high on viagra! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> and using wood rasp on them is like scratching an itch.<br><br>If not Red Balau, even regular Balau (sabana.com/balau-wood.html) is freaking tough to work with and their trunks are used in supporting poles for kelongs (Malay word for off-shore fishing platform (check Wikipedia.org for proper definition). Teak can weather the outdoor elements very well but I really can't think of another wood that can stand up to be soaked in abusive marine environment for years.<br><br>Earlier today, I was helping a customer match driftwoods for aquarium-scaping and found a piece of wood-fork that has slingshot potential. Will shoot a pic of it during the day and get some opinions.<br><br>Being a new member, I can't link up to external URLs, so if hints don't show, add www(dot) in front of the addresses. Googling will help too.<br><br>Regards,<br>Ron in SG</span>
     
  14. Theodor

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    yes, it looks perfect! no doubt about it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  15. mojo

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    Very nice, i like the color of the wood and of courese the form !<br>OK, hard work but great result ... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  16. Skorps

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    <div>realy realy nice ss I love this design too!! and this is a realy nice one!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><i><strong>!! SÜDBADNER !! </strong></i> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  17. Mithrandir

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    beautiful SS Jan... I would love to trade with you one day
     
  18. BC-Slinger

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    Great looking hammer head Jan, I bet the thing is going to sling like a dream.!