the new additions to my collection

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Cuthbert Allgood, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    Just showing what I have been doing lately. <br>This first one is getting sent out tomorrow after it gets banded. wood unknown <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=30&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0039.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=31&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0040.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>This one is made from russian baltic birch with a walnut veneer, and a bocote and oak palmswell.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=33&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0042.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=34&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0043.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>This is made from the same russian baltic birch as the one above.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=37&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0046.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=38&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0047.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>This one is a Carbonized tiger bamboo laminate with multiplex core<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=35&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0044.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=36&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0045.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>This is another bamboo laminate with multiplex core <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=39&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0048.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>couple unfinished naturals <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=40&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0049.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=41&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0050.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>oak natural for gamekeeper john<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=43&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0052.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>
     
  2. Kyl

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    You're a very busy man. Nice job. I really like the ones in the third and the ninth photos.
     

  3. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    thanks kyl. the one in the third is my favorite too. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>
     
  4. CEZ

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    Hey, you're good at this! I'm just doing my first and it's taking a lot of time and blood, but it must be the coolest hobby I have taken up!
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I do love making them, I think I like making them more than I like shooting them! ( but just by a hair )<br><br>Great looking stuff bj, would love to see your whole collection some day
     
  6. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    where in canada do you live?
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Ontario, you?<br><br>Also, maybe we can work out a trade some time in the future?
     
  8. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i used to live in ontario (peterborough).<br>now im in winnipeg, MB. <br>I could be up for a trade in the near future, sure.
     
  9. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    I am getting pretty good at carving forks out of larger forks..<br><br>Heres one I'm working on now... I can't make the picture do it proper justice though. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><img src="http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8832/img2011102600184.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-26<br><img src="http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5672/img2011102600185.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-26<br><br><br><br><br>But I got about 40 forks to work on that are not out of giant tree limbs, so I would probably have some variety for you to choose from <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> I sorta wanna know how that really crooked one of yours shoots to be honest.
     
  10. Cuthbert Allgood

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    Let me say this: You are kicking ass at making slingshots lately. I have only been doing this a few months, but you remind me of me. I have a retarded amount of forks and wood that I have been savagely collecting over the past few months . Its weird. I know I dont need any more wood, but I still cannot help myself from cutting a rare fork from a tree I have never seen before. It really is getting out of control. :S I never thought I would crazy about collecting dirty, rotting wood.<br><br>I just de-clamped another laminate. Acacia, multiplex and aussy black wood. I have not picked out a design yet :S I just got a gnarly block of wood<br>which crooked one? the pfs?
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Photo 10, and I feel the same way about collecting the woods LOL (AND the tools <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">) I am a slingshot noob as well my friend, we are both doing well I think, it probable has a lot to do with our mentor(s) Mainly Joerg though <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>He really brought it alive for me, made it tangible and realizable... before that I had not considered even shooting a slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>Like I mentioned somewhere, its a real toss up as to what I like better : making or shooting them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>I got to get a compilation of all my cattys and show them off, the latest being the best though, learning to form out the shape from a larger y fork is great! Much better than just carving up a small y fork ( like the 30 I got) and wham slingshot done :s The Homemade Howitzer is my favorite so far... This newest one will not surpass it, although I have some hope it will be a decent shooter...<br><br>The only thing stopping me is this night shift/6 days a week thing :s
     
  12. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i think we are totally on the same page. I like making them more. One day I will like shooting them more, i am sure .<br>I always feel like my latest is my favorite lol. I just drew a rough sketch on my laminated wood and will start cutting a bit later. I usually just hack at them for a while until i get a general shape, then rasp for hours. The actual design doesn't come to me until closer to the end. I really enjoy freehanding it and hoping for the best. I have screwed up a few doing that, but I have learned from those mistakes.<br><br>here is the new one.. its going to be a tonne of work.. see How on the one side I put the woods grain going horizontally, and vertically.. i was messing about and wanted to see if i could fit two blocks together. just an experiment , really.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=48&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0056.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=49&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0057.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=50&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0058.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I bet it works out! What do you use to cut out the shape?
     
  14. Cuthbert Allgood

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    I have been using just a coping saw.. but recently someone gave me a hacksaw, so i will make the big ugly cuts with a hacksaw first. I will take some pics during the process and explain what I did.. I truly do not do anything the right way, I am sure, but I am always happy with the finished product. I really just spend a lot of time rasping and flipping it around, and upside down to see if its symmetrical .<br>I just got a new rasp the other day.. its huge compared to my last one, and it just eats the shit out of wood, so at least the major rasping wont take me so long anymore.
     
  15. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I bought myself a cheapy bandsaw <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_exclaim.gif" alt="Exclamation" longdesc="16"> 1989 busy bee lolz
     
  16. Cuthbert Allgood

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    thats sweet.. If i had the space i would look into that.. I bought a jigsaw and only used it once or twice. its a really good one too with a lazer sight and everything.. But i find it tricky to maneuver in my small apartment. It doesnt make sense to use unless i am cutting frames out of a big board. I have some 4'X3' boards of 18mm multiplex but I have not bothered to try it out yet. I could cut a frame out of 18mm with a coping saw faster than I could set up the jigsaw in my kitchen , use it, and disassemble and clean up. I plan to use the jigsaw to cut out a frame out of this thin stainless steel i have to use as a core for a slingshot. I bought some steel cutting blades but never tried them.
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    I got a jigsaw also, and have the same problems. Its just not what I needed. You can get a small bandsaw that aint much bigger than a jigsaw now though <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">