Panther with Lead Launcher handle, made from Old Mahohany

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    When I was visiting Tobias for the first time (in summer), he gave me a small board of unknown wood. It had cracks and drill holes in it, and was probably from a very old piece of furniture.<br><br>I salvaged enough of the wood to make a hand howitzer handle from it. attached it to a Panther frame.<br><br>The wood is very very hard, and has fine pores (you can see them much better in the pictures than in real life). I believe it is Mahogany, given the hardness and the reddish brown color. <br><br>Once again, the Lead Launcher handle is probably the best hammer grip type I ever came up with. <br><br><img src="http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7341/tobiasholz1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/4706/tobiasholz2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7756/tobiasholz3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7429/tobiasholz4.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. DukaThe

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    woooow, another piece of art Joerg. Great job <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Beauty&hellip; as usual <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>This handle I want to cannibalize to my panther&hellip; if you don&rsquo;t mined <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Made it with plasticine and it suits my hand better than the original handle (too wide). How does it work when you use &ldquo;triggers&rdquo; to hold the frame?<br>Cheers<br>Rafal
     
  4. JoergS

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    Rafal, it works, but for the finger support style, I'd shape the back differently. less curved at the top, and the webbing support (the webbing between thumb and index finger) needs to be higher.
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Love it. Nice wood and polishing! Reminds me of African Mahogany...
     
  6. JoergS

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    It could be African, that is unknown.
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    So, no stain? That is the natural color? If so it is very nice, and realllllly reminds me of some African Mahogany I seen before.<br><br>Damn I wish I still worked at that mill...
     
  8. JoergS

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    No stain, no coats, this is just polished.
     
  9. CEZ

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    No coat? How do you polish it so it's shiny?
     
  10. JoergS

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    Car chrome polish, then a polishing cloth for silverware. <br><br>Not many wood types take on such a shine, though.
     
  11. CEZ

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    Cool, haven't heard that one! Now I will have to try that out, think I saw a nice mahogany chair at my parents house:)
     
  12. Tobias

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    Jörg, unbelivable what you have made out of this small pieces wood! <br>very nice finish! <br><br>Tobias
     
  13. Cuthbert Allgood

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    love the mod. I can't wait to mod my own! <br>this handle you made looks really nice to hold. Your woodworking skills are getting better and better.<br>Do you have any formal woodworking training? self taught?
     
  14. JoergS

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    Self taught for sure.
     
  15. Cuthbert Allgood

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Self taught for sure.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>brilliant. I am all about self teaching . that enables you to think outside the box a lot more than people who are taught a particular way. anyways, great work again dude. Thanks for sharing. I really want to try a hammergrip like this. I mostly make finger support styles, but I appreciate what can be done with the hammergrips.</span>
     
  16. Daniel J

    Daniel J New Member

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    great job! i like it. and the polish is really good!