Rancid aluminium dragon

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by jurassicbark2000, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. jurassicbark2000

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    Nearly finished just need to decide if or what i will coat it with thanks for the encouragement and Hwrak for the design.
     
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  3. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Both of those shooters look very strong.

    The one you call rancid, I don't think so much it has turned,
    as risen victorious from a long epic battle with some evil, corrosive beast.

    I like them both.
     
  4. Lacumo

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    Good first effort! You can’t expect absolute perfect outcome on a maiden voyage. If you wanted to, you could work it over with a wire brush wheel on a grinder and then file/sand it smooth again and buff it up to a mirror finish.

    Out of curiosity---how thick is it?
     
  5. buckshot500

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    My eyes seem to be playing tricks on me.

    I can't really tell if that is a cast aluminum fork with some kind of paint or stain on it, or if it's a wood fork with aluminum foil leaf applied to it.
    I think I'd like it either way, which is normally not how I think I'd feel.
     
  6. jurassicbark2000

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    Its central trunk is Oak bare wood is Olive covered in insulating foil i am already thinking of chaning some aspects .
    As it gets older it should calm down a bit and look better ,to be honest i don"t think the olive suits it as a beginner i am experimenting so am bound to make lots of mistakes but i am really enjoying the process and this forum
     
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  7. zwillie

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    I thought the same, looks like foil over dark wood.
    Nice shooters.
    Zwillie
     
  8. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    I like both shooters, particularly your ebonized one. I'm trying to make some ferric acetate so I can try to make one myself.
    I have a couple little questions though, firstly what vinegar works best and second should the steel wool dissolve completely in the vinegar?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Looks amazing. Fantastic work.
     
  10. Lacumo

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    Had me fooled! I thought the dragon was cast aluminum with surface imperfections. Scrap my suggestion about the wire wheel and polishing. I may need a new magnifying glass...
     
  11. VWscooby

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    I really like your experimenting with unusual finishes, great results! :)
     
  12. buckshot500

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    i wouldn't say the olive looks bad, and you have a good idea with the foil leafing. I think some polyurethane in several layers would protect the foil pretty well.
     
  13. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Linseed oil would look great on the wood!
     
  14. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    I really like the dragon! It looks like it's red inside is breaking through :)

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  15. jurassicbark2000

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    Just use white vinegar clean wire wool so wash out any cleaning agents or wax that maybe in it i also put in some nails , make sure container is covered but not sealed and test daily on a piece of scrap wood . tanning made from tea bags added to the wood before will make it go jet black good luck
     
  16. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    How do you make the tanning?
     
  17. jurassicbark2000

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    Put 4 tea bags in a cup half fill cup with boiling water leave to cool voila tanning . Proper english breakfeast tea not that strawberry stuff the yuppies drink