Semi fossilized oak moorhead

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, May 27, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    Had a bit of "young" moor oak lying around (1700 years only). The wood looked nice and brown, not pitch black as the really old stuff.<br><br>I made a hammerhead design from it, this time with a "compromise" fork - higher than my experts versions, and lower than the beginners version. The fork has a clearance of 11cm (width) and 25mm (height). Total fork height over the hand is 35mm (vs. 25mm "expert" and 45mm "beginners"). <br><br>The oak isn't brittle at all, but smelled like chicken soup during the filework... and it looks so much darker after the polishing. No stain, just clear oil. <br><br>This frame is even deeper than the original Moorhead, especially towards the "pinkie" end. I think this is an enhancement. <br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. DaveSteve

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    Great color. Good contrast. Very nice.
     

  3. Mithrandir

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    Another great one, good job
     
  4. PandaMan

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    reminds me of crude oil for some strange reason. <br><br>It looks really cool - got quite an ancient feel to it. And as usual, excellent craftsmanship.
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. Tobias

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    Very nice! i like the new Design, looks good. and nice Wood.
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Chicken soup eh.... lol</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  8. ketansa

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    Really nice. It must be looking great in natural daylight.
     
  9. JoergS

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    Shot it all day, enjoying the sunshine. Fun!
     
  10. Antraxx

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    Wonderful wood you got there...SO nice!
     
  11. tokSick

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    That wood is beautyful, the slingshot is great too. I am, trying to make something similar( off the shape) and i hope it will be good this time. I allready tryed it two times with board cuts but i messed up some how.
     
  12. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>yeah... i need to clean my keyboard after looking at these posts... the drool is making my keys stop functioning properly <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
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