The OLECRANUM by BV

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Brazilviking, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Brazilviking

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    I was going back home and I saw a nice large fork inside a garbage container.
    It was a dead mulberry tree. It was very dry, and the wood was gray. But it was 6cm thick, and I decided to cut it. It was very resistant, and not rotten.
    I carried it in my car for about 2 months. Then came the inspiration. Istead of making cuts to make it look symetrical, I kept the own personaliti of the fork and made some cuts on the band saw. The finish has completed the wood ressurrection. It stayed under 1 liter of peroba oil for a whole week. Took other 2 to make it dry. some adicional sanding and lineseed oil. It revealed one of the most beautiful patterns of grain! fits my hand open wide!

    Features "Arturo fork tips"!:D
     

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  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Oh Boy!

    What a beauty!

    Did you know that Lady is from germany?
    please send her home one day ;)

    (just kidding)- great work!

    -you feed the bug!- soon that elbow will be overcome ;)

    best regards,

    Be
     
  4. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    one mans garbage is an other mans treasure

    nice sling
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Wow, 3 in a row from BV! Another beauty. I like the non-symmetrical style. Brazil takes the lead in global homemade reveals for November 8th!
     
  6. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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  7. Flipgun

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    I really like this one Raul. It has great vibe.
     
  8. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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  9. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Is there any special meaning behind the name BV?
     
  10. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I'll tell you, I've been hit upside the "ol' cranium" a time or ten, and even then never imagined something like this!! Big respect and a killer design! One might almost say it was shaped with surgical precision...oh wait...it was!
     
  11. Brazilviking

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    The forktips are shaped like the tip of the elbow....elbow in latin ia olecranum. it is the medical name too!:D
     
  12. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    So it's "The Elbow" - great name ;)

    Since we're talking body parts, I was wondering, did you hear about the supposed "new" body part discovered recently by some Belgian physicians - the ALL (antereolateral ligament)? It seems odd that with all our knowledge of the human body, how this part would not have been found before? I found that very interesting.
     
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  14. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    the grain on this one is very much bad as hell! great design too. when I was 15 I damaged my olecranum from undisclosed activity:rolleyes:.
     
  15. flicks

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

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    Very nice shaped BV! An unusual wood for a slingshot, but with an awesome grain. Stunning man!
     
  16. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Very nice design. What are you doing with all that slingshots? Hm,wrong question after looking at my collection.:D
     
  17. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice, BV!
     
  18. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    That is a piece of understated art. No bright colors, no bright lights, that slingshot is like a north dakota farmer. Solid as a mountain, conservative with a strong tendency to understatement. But when your dad's in the hospital, and its harvest time, he's the one who shows up first.

    Elegant in its simplicity, strong, understated I suspect it will be around century's from now.

    Nicely done BV!
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I'm jealous.
     
  20. Arturo Borquez

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    Beautiful ! great job BV ! what a style ! I love it, very good pictures to watch all the nice details, I noticed the fork tips, you will not regret my friend, may I ask what's your opinion ?
    Cheers
    Arturo