The "Copperhead"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Antraxx, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Antraxx

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    Hey Guys,<br>finished my latest Projekt yesterday.<br><br>This time i tried to laminate 4 pieces of wood to create a difference between handle and fork.<br><br>I used Zebrano. Don´t get me wrong, the color of Amaranth is awesome, but i love the grain of that Zebrano even more.<br><br>As a border between the two directions i choose a thick 6mm Copperplate. Thats why i gave it the name "Copperhead".<br><br>As Core i went for Aluminum this time because i think the bright color fits the Zebrano better.<br><br>I did it from an 8mm thick plate. This time entirely based on my own programm, not based on mastercam as i did with the brass ones.<br><br>The grain is really wonderful. i added a small "making of" picture ( I marked the outer shape there with a pencil...) but it´s so hard to see, i could nearly follow the grain to 100%.<br><br>Sanded it down to 1k and then added a few layers of oil and wax as usual. poilished it with an old shirt. came out great. i personally like it the most from my latest hammerheads, hope you do too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>front:<br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120714/hn78dgtw.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>back:<br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120714/8uw982d4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>sideview:<br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120714/kw2qe4p7.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>detail:<br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/120714/kj5cnhow.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>making of:<br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120714/xzuoonil.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. JoergS

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    You are an artist for sure!<br><br>But I think on this one, the heads look a little too big, slightly out of proportion. <br><br>How do you avoid the staining of the bright wood during the polishing?
     

  3. Antraxx

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    Thanks Jörg <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>You really have good eyes <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Maybe because you did so many hammerheads yourself?<br><br>The heads are not really bigger, the overall numbers might vary by the tenth of a milimeter, not more. I took a picture from directly above to compare the frames (the first pictures here are taken from like 45°)<br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120714/yz5uxjeg.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Whatever, the heads take a bit more space to narrow down.<br>Slightly different curve.<br>I tried that and liked it more because it felt more solid and left more space for the wood.<br><br><br><br>Avoid staining is really an issue. down to 320 450 grid sanding is no problem at all, the finer the sandpaper gets, the more i have to watch it.<br>All i can sy is that from 450 on i sand every layer seperalty and very very carefully.<br>the last step is done to the wood first, then the wood is cleaned and sealed...the next day after wax and oil has dried i clean (wax) and polish the metal carefully with the dremel.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Another art work from you again. This is just beautyful. One thing sure, you can choose your woods and you know exactly how to work with it. Wonderful work.
     
  5. JoergS

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    It does seem like these new heads are slightly larger. Is it really only a tenth of a mm? Then my eyes aren't that bad for an older guy like me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>April weather outside, wind, rain and only occasionally sunny... bad weather for shooting. I am not in the mood for a beautiful slingshot today and have started to work on my new spear throwing slingshot crossbow, chambered for the Cold Steel short Assegai. Total length 2,30 m. <br><br><a href="http://www.coldsteel.com/aswishsh.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See it over at cold steel</a>
     
  6. Muizert

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    Perfect combo of wood and metal !!<br><br>It's a pice of art <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> , thanks for sharing it gives me more motavation to make mine better <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> .<br><br>All the best
     
  7. Bert the Welder

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    Another work of art! Way to go!<br>What is the "staining" you and Joerg are talking about avoiding? The metal rubbing into the wood?
     
  8. slingor

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    Absolutely first class!<br><br>How much time did it take from scratch to finish?
     
  9. trobbie66

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    <div> They just keep getting more and more impressive.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  10. Saderath

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    The most gorgeous ss i have seen!! I'm truly impressed by your work!!! thank u for sharing <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  11. Antraxx

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    Thanks again ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingor wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>How much time did it take from scratch to finish?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hmm, hard to say. there is no really a "scratch" i know what kinds of wood i have left and what sizes and then, sometimes at work sometimes when i trie to sleep, ideas come to my mind how they might look best on a Slingshot. Then i just start depending on my time...i started this right after the amaranth and brass hammer because i had that idea in my mind a few days earlier.<br>i worked on it nearly every day...sometimes only a few min. sometimes for an hour or so.<br>i like working, so i´m not in a hurry.<br><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Another work of art! Way to go!<br>What is the "staining" you and Joerg are talking about avoiding? The metal rubbing into the wood?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes indeed, those softer metals produce a black mess on your polishing tools. when you only polish metal it´s no problem but it will darken the wood next to it if you are not careful.<br><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>trobbie66 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> They just keep getting more and more impressive.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you! Honestly i´m getting more and more comfortable in trying things...the actual one (yes, i started again <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22">) has involved 3 kinds of wood and 4 spacers...i really lack a workshop here...remember i don´t even have a vise <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"></span>
     
  12. Jan84

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    WOW! another beautyfull artwork. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br><br>can´t wait to see your next one!
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>i have to get me some plates of aluminum ... this is another fine example of your craftsman ship! thanks for sharing and making us all in awe!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  14. Bert the Welder

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    Thanks for the info, Antraxx. How so you prevent the staining? Seal the wood with a penetrating sealer first?