Orange Realtree paper Micarta on an Axiom

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by LW, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    Last week I read a thread where Tilia mentioned that a slingshot in Orange Realtree would be great.

    This was the impulse, a slingshot in Orange Realtree needs to be built ...:D

    Now I just needed a good shape, a shape which is also good to shoot when it is just flat or a board cut...

    My decision once again was a simple shot design “The Axiom”

    And that's what I made of it, I hope you like it…


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    Sanded and polished to a satin finish

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    Middle part once again High pressure Laminate.

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    One Aluminum Spacer 1,5 mm on each side.

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    And 2,5 mm paper micarta on each side.

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    I could not resist, even had to pimp the TBG a little ...:eek:

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    My thanks go to Tilia for the inspiration, to Mr. Masters for the exceptional design of the Axiom,
    and Can-Opener, from whom I copied the idea with the clips.


    Would you like to see a “making of”?
    I did a lot of photos during the building.


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  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    That's very original!!!! very nice, LW!
     
  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Beautiful! I love it!
     
  4. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    So excited when I saw the title of thread, didn't disappoint! The bands have got me sat here smiling! :)


    Edit: Making of? Yes please!
     
  5. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    I love it, and of corse the build picks would be interesting.
     
  6. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey LW!

    What do you expect me to say to this?
    I could be honest, try to express how much I like
    this design, the mere quality of your outstanding
    craftsmanship and the reliable high level of your
    concepts!

    But could also beef and niggle around a bit:

    - I dislike the colour! this is a warm orange!- I like only blue and pink!
    - Does it smell like cinnamon? I like cinnamon, not cocoa!
    - No illumination built in!?- Cause I like them glowing in the dark!
    - There are no animals on the rubber!- But I like animals!
    - Can it connect to the internet? are there replaceable batteries in it?

    You see: for a mental person, there´s a lot to improve, especially
    on that shooter! But only for a mental person!

    Thanks for inspiring me again,
    thanks for sharing that piece of art!

    kind regards,

    Be
     
  7. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    hahaha love it. Mostly the tbg to match! very cool. and YES :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mister Magpie

    Mister Magpie New Member

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    LW, THAT is incredible. Thanks for sharing this as well as the build thread. I have got to try that!

    Darren
     
  9. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Amazing work...

    What did you do to the bands?
     
  10. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    LW, you never disappoint. I admit I had to Google 'realtree' because I had no idea what you were talking about. Now I know it's a type of camo - and since I'm not really a camo-clad kind of guy, it was out of my realm of knowledge. But now that I know what it is, it looks really cool. I really like the Axiom shape, but your interpretation is really nice.
     
  11. Lacumo

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  12. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    A stunning piece of art..
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Absolutely fantastic.
     
  14. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Home made flip clips, lol nice
     
  15. flicks

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

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    Fantastic work LW, there seems to be endless options with the paper micarta. Papyrus, Newspapers, Wallpapers...... Very creative job on the bandset. Did you paint it?
     
  16. Henrique

    Henrique New Member

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    Ohhhh good LW very nice guy
     
  17. LW

    LW New Member

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    Thank you!

    I’ll do my best.

    I like it to, made about 500 shots today, it is very accurate and the band attachment so simple and useful!

    Making the bands made me smile to I thought that would be a bit too much...:eek:

    Thank you and the build pics are online

    Thank you for your nice words and thank you for the well thought out criticism.
    So my next Project will be a slingshot that smells like cinnamon, self shining in the dark, with integrated light, blue and pink animals on it and not to forget a high-speed internet connection.
    Reflecting all this, I think I build a totally useless slingshot, I’ve already thrown in the trash, how could I made such an error in the building process.
    Sorry, that will not happen again...;)

    Thank you John, it was time for a funny project…:)

    Thank you and don’t forget to show us the Results.

    I paint them with some “letraset promarker”

    Thank you Withak, I am sure a lot of people are not firm with the camo “realtree” but no problem, it doesn’t have to be a camo, it can be everything you want or everything you can print on a paper.

    Thank you
    If that is you opinion thank you for this.

    Thank you jeremy

    Yes and a homemade slingshot…;)

    Thank you flicks, yes the options are endless… and yes I paint the bands with some “letraset promarker”

    Thank you, but how do you know that I am a nice guy? Maybe I am “Hannibal Lecter” …:eek:
     
  18. CJC

    CJC BIG ELK HUNTER

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    Nice!!!! CAMO POWER!!!!
     
  19. Flipgun

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    would like to see the build log of the shooter and the pimping of the bands. I'm sure that there will be something I can stea...... study.