New Carved Natural

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Made this little natural after work, just needed the physical activity. It has been a while since I made my last frame, too. <br><br>Cornus sanguinea of course (European dogwood). This time, one of the limbs had obviously been dying, which added beautiful patterns to the frame. <br><br>The shape is most comfortable and pleasing. There is really no reason why a slingshot has to be any larger than that one. The palm swell works great for both hammer grip and finger support style. <br><br>Banded it up with a half butterfly double TB gold band, seems to be the right dimension for this great shooter. <br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. DukaThe

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    OMG!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your naturals Joerg. You are my idol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Thank you
     

  3. 3bears

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    do you use anything to polish the wood with? oil or something like that?
     
  4. JoergS

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    I just use sand paper (80, 240, 400 and 1000 grit) and then car chrome polish.
     
  5. 3bears

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    it gives a really nice effect, not overly glossy but it brings out the grain of the wood <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  6. RobertP

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    Thats what I use, but I start with 40, 80, 240, unsure... and 1000, and sometimes 2000.
     
  7. JoergS

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    The car chrome polish makes the 2000 grit paper obsolete, plus it takes away of all the wood dust.
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Looks pretty cool, somehow my slingshots hardly ever reach this level of completion before I start on another :s
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    that is really nice. i almost finished a natural last night out of dogwood.. its looking sweet
     
  10. Oldschool

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    Joerg, awesome looking natural! When you say that the size is about perfect can you explain? I have a couple short forks like that but always hit a fork at some point.(lazy shooting?)<br> Do you 'twist the pouch', 'flip shoot' or a combo?? These frames are very pocketable and great looking. Can you do a instructional video on using these small narrow forked shooters. <br>Thanks<br><br>
     
  11. Antraxx

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    i don´t think i ever saw "Hartriegel" here.<br>maybe this weekend i´ll take a look.<br><br>those dead part looks perfect. do you have a picture of the fork before you started?<br><br>how had is it btw? hazel and beech are pretty solid, is it comparable?
     
  12. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i just started using super fine steel wool to finish up my first natural dogwood bfore i Poly'd it today. I just started using the steel wool the other day and I am very happy with the results. I do not have any polish, but i will look into that for next time because this one you made is unreal.
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I agree Bj, his works make mine look like a child's bad dream come to life :S