Oakheart- (by Will)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Will, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is a shooter I built a couple weeks back. It is very much inspired by the classic Bill Hays 'Pocket Predator' design. There are some big differences with this interpretation however. I used no templates or blueprints, I simply let the saw do as it wished. The result is a longer shooter, less aggressively curved and with the added support of a mid-hand swell. The woods are 12mm birch ply, red oak and poplar and it is finished with 15 coats of Tru-Oil.
    It is a great shooter, I cut cans for three hours straight today.
     

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  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Sweeeet! :)

    Super work!
     

  3. Brazilviking

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    I loved this "tornado" shooter! It has the shape of a twister, with several layers of nice woods! I've been trying these assimetrycal designs too, and I thought about the central palmswell idea! Looks like you made it true, buddy!
    Great job!!! .......................................hummmmmmm JAMESON 12!!!!!
     
  4. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Those are some nice bottles!

    Oh, and the slingshot looks nice too...

    I agree with BV, it does look like a tornado. Very nice work, lots of skill there.
     
  5. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Thanks FIAAO!

    Thank you, BV! I would love to see what you come up with, knowing your creative mind and your set of 'Legos!' The mid/upper palm swell is something I really like. Stops me from constantly shifting the shooter in my hand and feels really good.
    By the way, find a store in Brazil that carries the Jameson 12. Its amazing!
     
  6. Obelix

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    Great slingshot and work
     
  7. Mister Magpie

    Mister Magpie New Member

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    Will,

    You did a wonderful job. Unfortunately, my neck cramped from trying to look at the pictures. ;)

    Darren
     
  8. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Awesome, it looks really comfortable
     
  9. artons

    artons New Member

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    Awesome slingshot! :D
    I love your personal design, i like it throusands times more than the original, it's truly similar to a tornado!
    I also love the wood you used, it makes a nice contrast.
    It really seems an accurate shooter.
    Enjoy your can cuts! :)
     
  10. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    really well done!

    feels like wanting to touch that slickness!
    but I suggest having a jar of laphroiag with that.
     
  11. kineticweaponry

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    Very nice! I love the lamination on the mid-hand swell!
     
  12. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    That is one stand-out unique shooter. I've never seen its like.
    Beautiful work.
     
  13. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Really Beautiful!
    Great Work my Friend. :cool:
     
  14. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I love the curve that extends to the neck, the emerald green glass glinting...I mean the three woods are stellar together.
     
  15. Snader76

    Snader76 Dysfunctional Member

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    Nice job! Love the laminate design and shape. Irish gold for backdrop thumbs up!
     
  16. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Thank you all very much for the kind words!
    I never noticed the tornado look, but now I completely see it!
     
  17. Brazilviking

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    LAPHROIAG.....:eek::eek::eek:
    I need laphroiag...mine ended about 6 months ago......can't find it here....only on dutty free!!!
     
  18. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Man, Laphroiag sounds amazing right now! I have to pick up a bottle of that again!
     
  19. ruthiexxxx

    ruthiexxxx ruthiexxxx

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    A lovely slingshot....great craftsmanship!
     
  20. flicks

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

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    Great shape Will and very well crafted. I like your combination of woods!:cool: