"The Flute"

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  1. JoergS

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    Recently, I found some forks from a dead Sambucus bush (German: "Holunder"). <br><br>Sambucus is very dense wood, but it always has a canal filled with the soft marrow. In dead Sambucus, this marrow is usually dust.<br><br>Made a slingshot from the first part.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qdT4-jjyOGg/UIwK4W1EGqI/AAAAAAAACNI/23m7ZnLVJ_g/s1600/Holun0.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qdT4-jjyOGg/UIwK4W1EGqI/AAAAAAAACNI/23m7ZnLVJ_g/s400/Holun0.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br>As you can see, a thick fork - just the way I like it. You can see the marrow canal already!<br><br>Debarked it first.<br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VdabaMdHgJI/UIwLERp5iOI/AAAAAAAACNQ/uGR4X3rnCLU/s1600/Holun1.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VdabaMdHgJI/UIwLERp5iOI/AAAAAAAACNQ/uGR4X3rnCLU/s400/Holun1.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br>Then, I sketched the slingshot frame onto the wood.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7p49nk4usQE/UIwLQW53X4I/AAAAAAAACNY/_uYZOhnPb5A/s1600/Holun2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7p49nk4usQE/UIwLQW53X4I/AAAAAAAACNY/_uYZOhnPb5A/s400/Holun2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div> <br>Then, I sawed out the rough shape. <br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fd0FiHLF29M/UIwLYWM6ooI/AAAAAAAACNg/lh6fjuuWVxo/s1600/Holun3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fd0FiHLF29M/UIwLYWM6ooI/AAAAAAAACNg/lh6fjuuWVxo/s400/Holun3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d1WReFacbkw/UIwLhXBzTEI/AAAAAAAACNo/zl7cg9PTuDI/s1600/Holun4.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d1WReFacbkw/UIwLhXBzTEI/AAAAAAAACNo/zl7cg9PTuDI/s400/Holun4.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o3sEVAaAqTc/UIwLmCGO92I/AAAAAAAACNw/w_un1EUpge4/s1600/Holun5.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o3sEVAaAqTc/UIwLmCGO92I/AAAAAAAACNw/w_un1EUpge4/s400/Holun5.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pDuOABbUjDs/UIwLnJuGzlI/AAAAAAAACN4/63iUO0lKv64/s1600/Holun6.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pDuOABbUjDs/UIwLnJuGzlI/AAAAAAAACN4/63iUO0lKv64/s400/Holun6.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
    </div> <br>Kept working on it until the file work and rough sanding was done. You can see the marrow canal!<br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TjuAE3U7bI4/UIwMAYdx3_I/AAAAAAAACOA/i0m--jg8DJA/s1600/Holun10.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TjuAE3U7bI4/UIwMAYdx3_I/AAAAAAAACOA/i0m--jg8DJA/s400/Holun10.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OvAkxXZI02k/UIwMBVBIfPI/AAAAAAAACOE/5NLGSpFy6ro/s1600/Holun7.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OvAkxXZI02k/UIwMBVBIfPI/AAAAAAAACOE/5NLGSpFy6ro/s400/Holun7.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YcvqM2dTu8A/UIwMCbGfotI/AAAAAAAACOM/4I-RvV0kmnc/s1600/Holun8.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YcvqM2dTu8A/UIwMCbGfotI/AAAAAAAACOM/4I-RvV0kmnc/s400/Holun8.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sW4F4YbRWK0/UIwMD8rMEpI/AAAAAAAACOY/24AklThuS34/s1600/Holun9.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sW4F4YbRWK0/UIwMD8rMEpI/AAAAAAAACOY/24AklThuS34/s400/Holun9.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <br><br>I<br> decided not to fill the cracks and the canal - simply because this looks very cool the way it is. Just oiled (raw linseed oil) and polished. <br><br>I called it "The Flute" for obvious reasons! <br><br>One of the nicest naturals I made so far.
     
  2. Jan84

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    wow nice! <br>i love the finish <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice,<br>you should place a piece of wood in the canal and make a notch so you can actually play it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  4. slingpit

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    Nice one.<br>And i know the melody you will play on it.<br>Bang, bang ,bang ..... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  5. Saderath

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    wow! That is amazing! If the holes where large enough you could put ammo in them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  6. tokSick

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    Beautiful one. It is almost a PFS, i love it. I want one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27">.
     
  7. stej

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    Wow, the cannals are very impressive! Just curious - the forks are not too wide, so what is the max ammo size you would dare to shoot?
     
  8. mojo

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    Yeah, thats a awesome special one ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"> Love it !<br><br>Is it strong enough for you ?
     
  9. Leonizer

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    <div>looks really nce!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>If the slingshot is too strong, you're too weak! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  10. JoergS

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">the forks are not too wide, so what is the max ammo size you would dare to shoot?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Strong bands will automatically flip the frame, so you can shoot veritable cannon balls from this one...<br><br>It is mighty strong, as all low forked naturals from hardwood. No human beeing can break this frame by drawing it out.</span>
     
  11. theslingshotboy

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    Why didn't do rasp the knots out because i dont know what you did but useually knots looks bad because the take up to muck varnish and make black spots on the frame when you use dark varnish
     
  12. TheSurvivalist

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    What a sweet looking piece of wood i love the holes are those knot holes. anyways SWEET!!!!
     
  13. JoergS

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    These are not knot holes, it is the marrow canal Sambucus wood always has. I think they are very attractive, giving the fork character. <br><br>You can't rasp out the marrow canal, the only alternative would be to fill them. But that would look very poor in comparison.
     
  14. DaveSteve

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    It certainly has character. It is one of a kind.
     
  15. theslingshotboy

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    You could get some saw dust and mix it with some epoxy glue and use that to fill the holes. But if you decide not to it still looks beutiful
     
  16. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>theslingshotboy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You could get some saw dust and mix it with some epoxy glue and use that to fill the holes.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i have a dejavu of jörg telling this tip to many other users... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20"></span>
     
  17. theslingshotboy

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  18. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>theslingshotboy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">great minds think alike</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>for sure</span>
     
  19. Theodor

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    I really like the patina and the grain curves on this one !