Spalted Purpleheart TTF/OTT custom shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flippinout, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Flippinout

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    A UK enthusiast commissioned this slingshot for his dear wife. He may be jealous once it arrives!<br><br>It is the Axiom sporting a new option FlippinOut Slingshots has begun to offer- TTF/OTT forks!<br><br>The core of the slingshot is Argentine Osage Orange. The spacers are a four layer multilamiate of Makore and a lovely flecked wood with a french name....how is that for specificity!<br>The front and back of the slingshot are crafted from Spalted Purpleheart, a very rare find and visually interesting.<br>The fork tips are made from spalted dogwood with rock maple and honduran rosewood spacers.<br>The palmswells are made from the same spalted dogwood with Yellowheart spacers.<br><br>The fork tips accommodate either a through the fork or over the top band. This will be an option on all FlippinOut Custom Slingshots from here forward.<br><br>The frame was coated in danish oil to pop the grain before the standard two part conversion finish was applied. <br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Fw7SvA_eq4c/Tql8ruAePxI/AAAAAAAAAyI/-Qy4tu73eMg/s512/IMG_3611.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Psl5Hup0D9o/Tql8tZ33HQI/AAAAAAAAAx0/n1M5_f3aGGg/s720/IMG_3614.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-93UTZTbUJ6Y/Tql8ulNncNI/AAAAAAAAAx4/tSO81rIBh6c/s512/IMG_3616.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cE1UN4QLmgA/Tql8vIigYsI/AAAAAAAAAx8/foOESX5DrWM/s576/IMG_3617.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JiteZ4Pleqw/Tql8v9M0CeI/AAAAAAAAAyE/IYBK9AkR2PE/s512/IMG_3618.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Interesting... And very nicely done!
     

  3. CEZ

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    Danish oil you say? Does it give protection against dirt and stains?<br>It's really nice, that must be a good wife!
     
  4. Cuthbert Allgood

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    spalted purple heart?! sheeeeeit!<br>spalted dogwood?! <br>i think i am going to pass out. lol<br>i really like the way you made the universal fork tips. they are totally pleasing to the eye. I have seen other people's universal design, and I never liked how it looked. these fork tips really work.<br>Do people every butterfly TTF?<br>
     
  5. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>hierodul wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Danish oil you say? Does it give protection against dirt and stains?<br>It's really nice, that must be a good wife!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>The danish oil was only for bringing out the depth and character of the grain. The frame is finished with a two part conversion varnish that is 100% waterproof and more scratch resistant than polyurethane.</span>
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">spalted purple heart?! sheeeeeit!<br>spalted dogwood?! <br>i think i am going to pass out. lol<br>i really like the way you made the universal fork tips. they are totally pleasing to the eye. I have seen other people's universal design, and I never liked how it looked. these fork tips really work.<br>Do people every butterfly TTF?<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you BJ, I have always felt the same way and that is why I never attempted to do combo TTF. This works well.<br><br>TTF butterfly? Why not!</span>
     
  7. Cuthbert Allgood

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    can you explain what the two part conversion varnish is? like does it mean you have two coats of different chemicals that react to form a more resistance finish?
     
  8. Flippinout

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    It is a two part chemical finish. One part is the catalyst, the other part is the solids and such. Mix them together and it creates some magical chemical reaction that allows the finish to set up very quickly. It is often used on cabinetry and furniture. It is also used in automotive finishes. It is best applied with an HVLP sprayer and when done properly leaves a glass like finish that requires very little touch up to look top notch.
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    how long does it take to dry?
     
  10. Flippinout

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    At 70 degrees F, you can handle the finished frame within 15 minutes but does not achieve full cure for about 24 hours. The biggest problem is that it is very expensive at around $90/gallon.
     
  11. Cuthbert Allgood

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    eeeek.<br>I am happy with using superglue, or waiting for the poly to dry. I also have this japanese wooden sword oil finish stuff. You wipe on several coats and it hardens between coats. I imagine it must be similar to danish oil, if not exactly the same.<br>do you ever make your own finishes? like mix and matching?<br>I bought a few pounds of beeswax and I wanted to try melting some and mixing it with some mineral oil, mineral spirits and polyurethane and see how it goes.<br>
     
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    i've got to say you're as much of an artist as you are a craftsman, these are some very very impressive slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  13. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">eeeek.<br>I am happy with using superglue, or waiting for the poly to dry. I also have this japanese wooden sword oil finish stuff. You wipe on several coats and it hardens between coats. I imagine it must be similar to danish oil, if not exactly the same.<br>do you ever make your own finishes? like mix and matching?<br>I bought a few pounds of beeswax and I wanted to try melting some and mixing it with some mineral oil, mineral spirits and polyurethane and see how it goes.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Have you ever tried "Tru Oil" from Birchwood Casey. It is a gun stock oil and can be purchased most places that carry gun supplies. It is applied in multiple thin coats, polishing in between each one. The more coats, the thicker the build up. It is pretty tough, very nice looking and relatively cheap, as it goes a long way.<br><a href="http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/326934/birchwood-casey-tru-oil-gunstock-finish-3-oz-liquid" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">check it out here</a><br><br>I also make my own finish out of several natural penetrating oils and beeswax-my favorite for naturals and north american hardwoods. It is fun to tinker with that sort of thing.</span>
     
  14. CEZ

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    Tru-oil sounds good, I will definitely buy it - thanks!<br>Do you use oil and wax in layers?