my latest slingbow

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by ruthiexxxx, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. ruthiexxxx

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    I've used green Dubdub with an inner core of Tex's heavy black natural latex. It's great to shoot.

    Wood is poplar (screw covers are mother-of- pearl)

    sorry about the lousy photo quality... (must read the camera manual!!)
     

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  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Very nice! You make all that carving by free hand? Which tools do you use?
     

  3. ruthiexxxx

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    Thank you :) Yes...all free hand. Mainly tools like these
     

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  4. ruthiexxxx

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    my favourite 'antique' look, by the way is achieved using a strange local product 'Betun de Judea' which is bitumen based, followed by antiquing wax
     
  5. Will

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    Great work Ruthie! I love the ominous look about this shooter! Excellent carving as well
     
  6. ruthiexxxx

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    Thank you :) I think marrying a Goth has influenced my style somewhat!

    I've been shooting it on and off all day and it's a joy to use. I think the 'stuffed' tube set-up gives as much power as Theratube Black but feels livelier.
     
  7. Schultz

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    Really nice Hand Work! 1+
    And also very nice Tools. I look forward to the next one. ;)
     
  8. ruthiexxxx

    ruthiexxxx ruthiexxxx

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    Thank you :)
     
  9. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Ha, definitely it has! I am always stunned about your outstanding carving skills Ruthie! Amazing work! (as always, I have to admit) Thanks for sharing!:cool:
     
  10. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Wow. I have never seen anything like this. It looks like pieces of antique musical instruments repurposed into beautiful weaponry.

    Your carving skills are very fine, too--even your tool handles are works of art!

    I've enjoyed seeing these pictures very much.
     
  11. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Welcome to the forum and that is one nice slingshot
     
  12. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Great work I loves it :)

    J
     
  13. ruthiexxxx

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    thank you :)
     
  14. Skorps

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    I realy like your Tools!!
     
  15. ruthiexxxx

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    Thank you :) I carved them...and made some of them....when I was learning to carve years ago.
     
  16. MaddyMax

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    i love your pieces! each one is very unique!


    nice carving tools! i made me a saw like yours but mine looks like broomsticks with shoelaces. :(