The Heronator from OzzyOsborne

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by OzzyOsborne, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    <img src="a%20href=" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag106/MrOzzyOsborne/IMAG2280_zps169c23f7.jpg" border="0" alt="">" border="0" /><img src="a%20href=" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag106/MrOzzyOsborne/IMAG2282_zpsa6789339.jpg" border="0" alt="">" border="0" /><img src="a%20href=" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag106/MrOzzyOsborne/IMAG2286_zps2bab4c56.jpg" border="0" alt="">" border="0" /><img src="a%20href=" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag106/MrOzzyOsborne/IMAG2287_zps55cff928.jpg" border="0" alt="">" border="0" /><img src="a%20href=" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag106/MrOzzyOsborne/IMAG2288_zpsb3129bde.jpg" border="0" alt="">" border="0" />I'ts my Dad's birthday next week (72) and he keeps complaining about a heron stealing his fish from his fishpond. I decided to make him a slingshot, not to shoot the bird, but to scare it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">. I'll tell him to hang up a target, a noisy one like an old pot or metal lid so when the bird lands near the pond, shot the target and scare the heron off! Hope he likes it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  2. LW

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    I am sure he will like it! What a nice one. Nice natural, nice finish, a perfect grip,<br>nice band setup, and I love lanyards. <br><br><br>A perfect present. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice and shiny! I like it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Very nice!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  5. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>cool</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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  6. Spatzenterrorist

    Spatzenterrorist New Member

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    looks really nice...but is it buardcut or natural?
     
  7. Saderath

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  8. Meanie

    Meanie New Member

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    Love it<br>1 hope he likes it<br>2 i want a son like you<br>3 i want that piece of wood
     
  9. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    I want it back if he doesn't like it!!!<br>It's the same type of (natural) fork from the last few I made from silver birch, that had that odd 'bogwood' black staining. This is the last fork I had from that branch. I soaked it in a linseed oil bath, then once soak in nicely and dried I gave it three coats of yacht varnish
     
  10. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    Looks great, i Love that glossy finish.
     
  11. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    You win for glossiest finish of the year!!! Nice wood!
     
  12. Flipgun

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    <div>What IS that finish?</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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  13. OzzyOsborne

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Flipgun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">What IS that finish?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br>Polyurethane yacht varnish - 6 coats, with a brush, leave about 6 hours to dry between coats... i use it a lot, fills in minor imperfections, cracks etc. - waterproof too!</span>