Natural Holly Fork

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by BC-Slinger, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    The latest addition to the ever growing slingshot collection. Saw this fork and had to go back and get it later on. <br><br>I squared the forks and rasped in the hammer grip (which to me feels super comfy!) Sanded up to 1000 grit, did 3 coats of raw linseed oil, stained with fruit wood varathane, and finished with my homemade beeswax mixture.<br><br>Banded it up with a 26 cm long, 4-2 cm tapered TBG and had a blast shooting it this afternoon. Shoots great!<br><br><a href="http://imgbox.com/adv0qWgW" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adv0qWgW.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/acuFp5qD" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/acuFp5qD.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/adn3G9gn" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adn3G9gn.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/abw4vcuP" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/abw4vcuP.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/adeAW3D8" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adeAW3D8.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> <a href="http://imgbox.com/adbjlKuW" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://t.imgbox.com/adbjlKuW.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. stej

    stej New Member

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    Hm, like it! What is the fruit wood varathane?
     
  4. zwillie

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> wonderfull!
     
  5. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hm, like it! What is the fruit wood varathane?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It's an old wood stain I've had laying around in the garage forever. The can looks ancient! lol</span>
     
  6. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>nice<br>the colour and the grain is very good</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  7. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    That's very christmassy:D Was it a shrub or tree? I really like it.
     
  8. BC-Slinger

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That's very christmassy:D Was it a shrub or tree? I really like it.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It was from a tree. We have a park down the road from our house with dozens of them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  9. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    The grain looks like marble.<br>Very,very nice
     
  10. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    That is a beautiful ss! Great Job!
     
  11. mojo

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    Wow, <strong>HOLY</strong> Fork ... ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Wow, <strong>HOLY</strong> Fork ... ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>+1</span>
     
  13. von_z2

    von_z2 New Member

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    <div>Love it</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The grain looks like marble.<br>Very,very nice</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Yeah that!!<br>Great slingshot.</span>
     
  15. zwillie

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    The kind of slingshot our wifes will be jaelous of. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14">
     
  16. Das

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    very nice shape, i have a large holly fork drying, i'll try something similar with tea and tung oil to seal (good find, they are like the proverbial rocking horse s**t)
     
  17. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    The color is interesting.<br>Well done!
     
  18. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    <div>Realy nice SS looks soo good!</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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