Sweeeet chestnut

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Tilia, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    made a sweet sweet chestnut shooter, tools used: kukri, knife, sandpaper (60, 120, 400, 600 grid) finish with cooked linseed oil
    hope you enjoy :)

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  2. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Now we're talkin!!

    -Wild Bill
     

  3. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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  4. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Nice! You did those curves with a knife and sandpaper? They're perfect
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I love the shape of that Tilia! And the color and grain turned out so nice. I've got a chestnut in my yard, but it's not yet been available for a decent fork. Maybe someday. That just looks like a real pleasure to shoot.
     
  6. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Wow! Tilia! Amazing!!!!
     
  7. Mulgarat

    Mulgarat New Member

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    Why are all of you using COOKED lineseed oil?
     
  8. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Stunning curves,beautiful grain and extremely impressive with the tools listed!
     
  9. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Lovely grain on that wood. Really interesting shape, looks really ergonomic. Looking at it I can almost smell roasted chestnuts!
     
  10. beaverIII73

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    Stunning! Great job!!!
     
  11. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    That is a 1st class piece of work!
     
  12. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    yes i do a lot of carving with my knife, if you know how to use it and keep it sharp you can do mostly anything with a good blade


    thnx, and for that chestnut in your yard... bee patient little grasshopper, first enjoy the chestnuts it will give you


    i can not tell you why other people do something, but i use it because its readily available and not very expensive, seals the wood good and brings up the grain nicely, and other than the un-cooked oil it dry pretty quick instead of several days

    @ everybody else, thnx for the kind complements :)
     
  13. LW

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    Even if you had been working with a file and some grinding tools, this is a very nice slingshot.
    But creating something like this with a knife and sandpaper is an excellent job. :eek:

    Congratulations and I know exactly what work this must have been!

    Even though I can imagine it, I would still like to see how you hold the slingshot in your hand. :)
     
  14. jakobkurt32

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    really loving that shape!!!!! and wood!!!!
    Top work!!
     
  15. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Very elegant. Imoressive knife skills... I would like to see how you shape the concave curves with a knife.
    :)
     
  16. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    very nice - well done!
     
  17. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    i will see if i can make a short clip...
    it will be short because it takes me 20-30 min to upload a 30sec clip on to youtube:mad:

    basically you take the tip of your knife and wile cutting you rotate the knife outwards

    and cut from both side with the grain, never against... it can cause splitting
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  18. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very cool!! lovely shape!
     
  19. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Wow! Just wow.
    That looks awesome!