The Blue Goose

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Bighaze51, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    I made this today from birch plywood. I used blue food coloring to dye the slingshot and then finished with CA glue. Shoots like a champ. I'm going to use this for goose control at my work.

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Wow! A very beautiful slingshot!
     
  3. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    Thank you! The one thing that surprised me was how light the plywood is compared to the oak one I made last week. I've been a little worried about the strength of the wood but it's held up nicely. I cut a can in half with it earlier. And the "dye" is real cheap too!
     
  4. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Nice! .........goose control? Are geese a plague?
     
  5. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    Let's just say they are very messy. So hopefully I'll have one on the grill tommorow night
     
  6. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    bighaze, have at em, i hate geese. when i was a kid, i was feeding geese at a local lake and one came up and stuck its head up the led of my shorts and tried to make dinner out of my gentlemans vegetables. quite traumatizing it was, hated geese ever since.
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Great looking slingshot you got there. I love the "dye" job.
     
  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Damn fine!! That colour turned out great! Very impressive work!
     
  9. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I wouldn't have thought to try food coloring to stain the wood. It looks nice. It reminds me of an old chest my parents had that was finished in a blue stain. I always like that piece. Nice work.
     
  10. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Geese are evil little things, have at them!
     
  11. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    Nice color . I like it .
    :cool:
     
  12. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    So much hatred you got there, Dolo!
    Something similar happened to me last year.....feedeing geese in a lake near my parents home....one of them came agressively. Not a clever thing to try on a guy that was trainning 3 hours a day for his taekwondo retirement championship.
    It landed 5 meters from me after the kick. I'm glad that it had no serious injury. I did by reflex. I don't kill animals.
     
  13. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    Nice shooter with a very nice colour....foodcolouring....never had thought of that
     
  14. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I have a blue house with a blue window.
    Blue is the colour of all that I wear.
    Blue are the streets and all the trees are too.
    I have a slingshot and she is so blue.

    I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

    I love the color and the design is great too. Very nice job Sir!!!
     
  15. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    i like it nice color :)

    j
     
  17. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I never knew they could bite so hard, my stepdad slapped it on the head and it was hissing at him then charged him. he's 220lbs of bad mofo and the damn goose wasn't affraid of him, sitting there with wings spread hissing and honking. it's funny now but as a 7 year old who just had your junk chomped...not so much.
     
  18. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    Thanks for all the kind words. Unfortunately, the geese didn't show up today so I didn't get the real test. I did shoot a Mountain Dew bottle though. I think she's good to go