The Big Fang

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by tokSick, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi guys,<br>Some time ago i started to cut 3 Fangs out of 16mm( i think) multiplex and glued them together. You can see it in Arturo' s topic :<a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2420-finally-i-ve-started-cooking-the-fang" class="postlink"> Finally I've started "cooking" THE FANG .</a><br>Saderath asked me some days ago, what was happening with that project. So i decided to get back to it and finish what i started. I wanted to make a slot attachement and a paint job but i changed my mind.<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j3effxlTQ_E/UR9fgyUmdaI/AAAAAAAAA1c/7cXJP873jIU/s800/16022013582.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6N26jurdIbs/UR9fgv0KW8I/AAAAAAAAA1U/ip7OxcMGUDI/s800/16022013588.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4FDDTInoTgE/UR9fgL8mM9I/AAAAAAAAA1Q/BpEFD5TsIwA/s640/16022013590.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eWuSOSxU5Hs/UR9fk5UEbvI/AAAAAAAAA1o/mBVRNwnPxSg/s640/16022013595.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q0u6lwSeQ-U/UR9flG_Kd5I/AAAAAAAAA1w/17QQzD2NjGI/s640/16022013600.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>As you can see, the multiplex is crappy, there is a lot of "brown" spots in it. I don' t know if it is rotten or burned layers <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> . It is probably the ugliest slingshot i ever seen and worst of all, I MADE IT!! The only thing i like is the shape...<br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2420-finally-i-ve-started-cooking-the-fang" class="postlink"></a>
     
  2. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> äähm...it is not as ugly as you say...but not really a beauty.<br><br>I always use multiplex as core / frame for my wooden slingshots.<br>I never use bordcuts ...I don`t trust them.<br><br>For me it is easier to laminate the multiplex with solid wood in which you work out the fingergrooves and roundings.<br>This gives a more homogenous and elegant appearance look. <br>If you got multiplex with poor quality you got some spots in it and it looks ...<br>like yours.<br>If you need some wood...I could send you some Pieces.<br>Think you still got a multiplex frame <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi Zwillie,<br>I still have some metanti i can use like you said, with a multiplex core. I already made one that way ( <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1952-made-this-one-for-a-friend?highlight=for+a+friend" class="postlink">HERE</a> ) and it was ok. I am already working on a natural one for the moment for change, hope it will look better than this one. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  4. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Thank you for finishing it! I love the shape, even in expensive plywood you find "brown" spots so don't worry about it!
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Tho you say it is ugly, i like it, it has character.
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    wow ... I find it NICE ... it turned a unique shape (like a sculpture) ... you can paint it ... something like the background shown in the pics and then apply the CA super glue ...<br>Cheers<br>Arturo
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Thank for the kind words guys.<br><br>@ Arturo: The background is something i made years ago out of 20mm MDF. Cutted the letters and screwed them together then paint with spray cans and oil colored markers.<br><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PC8ZhJWWi3o/UR-ZyAX7cBI/AAAAAAAAA2E/PHGmE5ywJws/w703-h711-p-o-k/16022013609.jpg" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a> is a picture of it.
     
  8. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    The more I look at the shooter, the more I like the shape <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><br><br>Its just the spots and grain the shape is wonderful.<br><br>Paint it and it will be a beauty.
     
  9. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>yeah now it´s done<br>good work</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  10. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    It´s not ugly. It´s special.<br>I wouldn´t paint it. I like it, as it is.<br>The handle looks very comfortble.
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

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    @tokSick ... yeah something as the letters you did, maybe with some contrasting "lines" or "circles" or any other "effect" and with the CA super glue over it ... will show all the beauty of the shape without that multiplex "diverting" lines ... trust me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> ... I am "seeing it" ...
     
  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, i will paint it maybe. I will first band it and try it,
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I think it looks great! But I think it looks more like a crab-claw than a fang, now that its three-dimensional <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  14. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    <div>Ain't ugly. It will grow on you.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  15. mojo

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    No, not very ugly <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20"> ... but a beast <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">! I am sure it is very comfortable and like Arturo say, you can fix the optic ... but its the inner values what counts ! Give it a try !