"The Diva" (Don’t break my purple heard)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by LW, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    I had some free time and what can we do with this...?

    Correctly - building some Slingshots. :D

    I build four slingies, and the one I want to show you is my last creation.

    It is build from a 5 mm Aluminum plate and a block of purple heart, which I had to cut in two pieces for the laminating.

    That wood is awesome; when rasping and sanding it smells sometimes like chocolate, sometimes like a bad port wine.
    This wood is so hard and heavy; working with it was a pain. But I think the results speak for themselves.

    First pics are only how to...
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    After hours of rasping and sanding...

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    And voila...
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    The finish is with “Hard Wax Oil” I like the natural feeling of the wood.

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    The fork is very low, but I like to shoot it that way at the moment, for a long time no fork hits and never hit my fingers or hand.

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    As you can see in the titel I called it “The Diva” dont ask me why, but this name was always in my head when I build it. :rolleyes:

    And you have to admit, doesn’t it look like a fine Lady? :D


    I hope you like her...
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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  3. MaddyMax

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    :eek:

    must be a product of sorcery i think. maybe you managed to hypnotise me and this is not real!
     
  4. Schultz

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  5. Wow!

    Speechless!

    Wonderfull!

    Great Job!

    Amazing!

    Joe
     
  6. slawek

    slawek New Member

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    holy f*** thats is really beauty :) man i wish some day i can do something like this ^^
     
  7. zurdoman95

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    beautiful. I can not wait to finish getting my car license, go to my village and make a slingshot like that. good job
     
  8. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    She is splendid and can strut her stuff sitting still.

    I think she wails!
     
  9. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    That is beautiful! Truly!
     
  10. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Perfect! I really need to try this style!!!!
     
  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Yes indeed!! You summoned that into this world from the Slingshot Dimension through a magical ritual involving a potion crafted from 3 pieces of TBG, a branch from an oak tree harvested in the light of the full moon, 4 steel balls, and one goat :confused: (because you can't have a magic story without a goat involved somewhere). And suddenly it arrived in a cloud of smoke!

    Or you are an amazing craftsman who turns out truly beautiful work. Either way, this is stunning :)
     
  12. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Whooooaaaa, stunning, simply stunning........
     
  13. artons

    artons New Member

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    Amazing job man, really love the colour and the finiture.
    I always wandered to make a slingshot with this wood, i just love it, compliments again
     
  14. GritDog

    GritDog New Member

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    Nice craftsmanship! Looks great
     
  15. Flipgun

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  16. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    She is lady wow wohh wahh ... she's a lady ... la la la ... completly seductive, addictive and adorable ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  17. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    you can sing ... you can dance ... shoot butterfly accurately ...


    ... what are you not able to do?
     
  18. dannytsg

    dannytsg Senior Member

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    Lovely work! I love Purple Heart wood and the aluminium core accents the purple well.