Redneck Guava and OCD (by Dolo)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by dolomite, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I started this little beastie about 26 hours ago, I couldn't make myself stop. Hell, I didn't even eat or drink much while working on it. I knew I needed to rest but the brain didn't give a rats ass what I knew, OCD kicked in and all else faded to gray. The disease is progressing swiftly, soon I'll be helpless to slow down. Maybe I'll get time to actually shoot it before the halfrings take control of my brain. It's a rare guava refered to by BV as "redneck guava", staying with the Brazil theme the endcap is purpleheart. Finish is raw linseed oil buffed with a cotton cloth(ripped up t-shirt). BV gave me some peroba oil but solvents can fade the purple resin so I'll use the peroba on my next project. Well, here it is...:)

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  2. Dangerfield

    Dangerfield Australia

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    That's a nice looking species. I like the polished finish from the oil that you have achieved, Very:cool:
     

  3. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    I like the nice, tight grain of that wood.

    Beautiful work, looks like a dream to hold.
     
  4. LW

    LW New Member

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    Very nice work… I like that purpleheart end cap and especially your precise work on it.
    Reading your working process, I thought it was me who was building…:D

    If I may ask a question, is there a reason why the handle is longer as it must be?

    If not, does not matter I like it anyway :)
     
  5. Brazilviking

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    I have almost broken my mouse by clicking repeatedly over the LIKE button!!!!! You made it really amazing!!!! The remainings of the bark are beautifull, aren't them?
    What do you think about the hardness and resistance of this thin fork?
    Curious things about the "redneck guava": I only has this name, but it's not a real guava. Has different names around here. Marmeleiro, "Whipstick", "pink pepper".

    My "precious" is made from it. (found that later).
    Oh boy, this got amazing!!!
     
  6. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    wow very nice and symetrical slingshot
     
  7. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    WOW!!! Great Job!!!
     
  8. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Nice grown fork and very nice result of your work.
     
  9. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    That's a nice piece of work Dolo, well done. I like that pattern that emerged at the fork. Nice choice of purpleheart to compliment it. That's an impressive quick turnaround on BV's guava gift.

    Finish question: how long did it take to get it polished with just a cotton t-shirt? Did that take a bit of work?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  10. G_Y

    G_Y aiming the less

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    You did right; nice little beastie thing.
     
  11. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    You were in the right mood to do this .
    Good work !
    :)
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  13. artons

    artons New Member

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    that's a really good one!
    i love the endcap, it gives the slingshot an elegant look, it looks like a model :D
     
  14. zurdoman95

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    really really nice. I said before that I like the slingshot with long forcks. Now I also like with a long handle :)
     
  15. flicks

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

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    Great job Dolo. Very nice shaping and the grain is awesome! I really like that endcap. :cool:
     
  16. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Very nice looking PFS.
     
  18. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Looks kinda cute :eek:

    J
     
  19. Xanthos

    Xanthos Nobody

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