Natural Moorhammer- Wild Bill Build #4

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by WildBill, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    This was NOT easy- natural Moorhammers are not easy to come by and now I can see why. The fork is the Sycamore root I found, and as it turned out, the fork had such radical different wood densities in it that carving it was next to impossible. Flaking, breakage and foreign matter in the wood was abound (rocks and such were imbedded into the roots). One of the forks split almost in half when I was rasping it, so I adjusted the design as best I could to hide the split and still keep the Moorhammer shape. I'll band it with a single TTB set-up once it's thoroughly dry.

    Anywho, thanks to y'all for your suggestions and help with this one. The grain of the wood is absolutely beautiful and I'll keep my eye open for another fork that will yield itself better to this design.


    -Wild Bill
     

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    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    More pics

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  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    like a rocket!

    WOW!

    You have to be proud of that one!
    that wood is awesome like what you made
    out of it!- guess now you ARE bugged as
    hard as possible..

    WOW!

    Cheers, my wild friend.
    You deserve a reward!

    Be
     
  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    forgot to say:

    WOW!
     
  5. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Thanks, Be. You're right- I've caught the bug.

    -Wild Bill
     
  6. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    I agree with Be 100%! That thing turned out fantastic!
     
  7. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Nice job, I'm impressed. Did you do that by eye? I feel like I have to try one now
     
  8. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    BV posted a drawing of a MH in the thread I posted yesterday about finding the fork, and I had that sitting on the table as a reference. I couldn't follow it too closely as the wood wouldn't let me but it's pretty close.

    -Wild Bill
     
  9. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Very nice!! Told'ya! Moorhammer indeed! Test resistance and go easy on bands! Remember, this is a low forked shooter, careful at first!
     
  10. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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  11. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Lovely grain there, one to be proud of! Especially when there were so many problems building it. Good work!
     
  12. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    turned out rather nicely, both form as grain looks very nice
     
  13. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    nice outcome WildBill for that twisted piece, looks really nice, remember to take care friend low forks don't forgive !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  14. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Sage wisdom from the Slingshot Prophet. Thank you, friend!

    -Wild Bill
     
  15. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Really nice, if it splits next time, I would make a laminate
     
  16. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Well, I presently have no shop and my tools- including my clamps- are in storage. My only choice at this time is to go with naturals, and I'd never seen a completely natural Moorhammer before. Now I know why. Once I get to Omaha and unpacked, I'll have my tools and can do some really fun stuff with laminates, inlaying and other such.

    -Wild Bill
     
  17. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    gree with Be. WOW! It turned out awesome.
     
  18. thechristiantodd

    thechristiantodd New Member

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    That turned out pretty damn beautiful Bill, nice work! :) Liking the wood grain colours a lot.
     
  19. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Presence of disease confirmed. Condition, chronic. No cure.
     
  20. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Really beautiful piece of work Bill. What a find with that fork and really great work digging that hammer out of that fork. Great job. Next goal is to find a natural Rambone.