The Purplehammer

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, May 15, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    I gave my Moorhammer to Peter Hogan, and my Palmhammer to Tobias... so I just had to make another one from cool looking wood. <br><br>I selected Purple Heart (Amaranth). I love that wood, hard, dense and strikingly colored. <br><br>Here it is!<br><br><img src="http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6369/purplehammer6.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7867/purplehammer5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7637/purplehammer4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2638/purplehammer3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1290/purplehammer2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9819/purplehammer1.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice, your tha man, man
     

  3. Mithrandir

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    Another excellent slingshot, I love the color and contours of It. Great job!
     
  4. brat boon

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    <div>very nice slingshot !!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  5. andreas

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    That wood has, such a beautiful color. I see you also made the shape of the head somewhat more fluid.
     
  6. Antraxx

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    from which source did you get that pecial wood in that sizes?<br>all websites i found only sell (asked all of them) the sizes they have in stock...and the ones for knifescales are too thin and small <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
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    I like purple heart quite a bit... I just got a nice board off of ebay that'll be used in a bunch of slingshots.<br><br>You can find appropriate stuff on ebay by using the key words of "Purple Heart, guitar" usually... since it's used to make the backs on some of the fancy custom ones.
     
  8. Tobias

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    I love this ss! because i know how good it shoots and i see how beautifull it looks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. DaveSteve

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    I admire your wood working skills. Great job.<br><br>You made the same frame now many times and they look exactly alike.<br><br>Are there any secrets to get the sanding job just right, every time?<br><br>Especially the grip seems to be difficult to do.<br><br>Looks like they come out of a cast.
     
  10. JoergS

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    Antraxx, I buy from <a href="http://www.edelholzverkauf.de" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.edelholzverkauf.de</a> - they don't always have boards that are wide enough. For a hammer, you need 80 mm width and (ideally) 20 mm thickness. Thinner boards can be thickened by adding a different piece of wood for the palm swell. <br><br>DaveSteve, I still optimize the fork part, but in general I find it hard to enhance the design any further. These are simply the best hammer grip frames I ever came up with. <br><br>Regarding the sanding, read through this thread:<br><br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1167-general-sandpaper-finishing-discussions" class="postlink">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1167-general-sandpaper-finishing-discussions</a>
     
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  12. CaptainBacon

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    Alright, you've sold me. Next one I make will be a moorhammer.
     
  13. DaveSteve

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    Joerg, I meant the shape. For cutting out the boards, I understand, to use a template.<br><br>What would be difficult for me is to get the shape just right, every time.<br><br>I mean the curves etc. that the handle (grip) is exactly like the first one.<br><br>That's why I mentioned the cast. <br><br>One millimeter sanding too much or too less at a certain point gives you a different feeling.<br><br>If I had to shape ten slingshots of the same frame by hand I'm not sure if the last one is exactly like first one. <br><br>How do you do this? <br><br>I hope I explained it right.
     
  14. JoergS

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    DaveSteve, I do use a template of course, and sawing the parts out just right isn't a problem with a quality bandsaw. <br><br>The shaping is then done with the rasp, and even though they look alike, there are always small differences. Which is good, as this leads to enhancements. I did not arrive at the Moorhammer shape without many sub-optimal attempts.<br><br>Also, practice is the key (as always). I made so many slingshots that I have gooten fairly good at this.
     
  15. tokSick

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    Wunderbar!!!!! That ss is just... Can' t find the words.
     
  16. Antraxx

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    Thanks Jörg, that was the Guy i asked first, he said he has so many things to do he wasn´t interested in cutting wider/thicker sizes from any kind of wood, no matter how much i buy...such a reply is a no-go for me. i´d rather go on with scrap from ebay or breakfast boards <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>but i´m still searching, maybe some day i´ll find a store which cuts some woods a little bit bigger <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  17. JoergS

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    I had no problem buying the 20mm board from him, it was listed as such on his website.
     
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    I wanted thick zebra wood...had no luck <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br>But the color you got thre is reeeeally nice. I also like the fact that the design is "complete" the moorhammer had one part missing as you mentioned. The lines are really smooth here.<br><br>Are the "horns" for a bandattachmend with those stringloops you used on your new bow?
     
  19. valkerie

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    <tr><td class="quote">Thanks Jörg, that was the Guy i asked first, he said he has so many things to do he wasn´t interested in cutting wider/thicker sizes from any kind of wood, no matter how much i buy...such a reply is a no-go for me. i´d rather go on with scrap from ebay or breakfast boards <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>but i´m still searching, maybe some day i´ll find a store which cuts some woods a little bit bigger <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Just read that you are struggling to find good sized boards. As a bit of background my business is making traditional wooden bows (archery) and as such I have many many 'offcuts' from thick long boards that are perfect for making SS's so if you want anything just give me a shout because i'm more than happy to help you out and it'll definately be cheaper than ebay prices!<br><br>Joerg - what are the dimensions of this SS? Width of forks, max width of handle and thicknesses? I can do the rest of the shaping no problem but not sure of good dimensions to start from. Many thanks.</span>
     
  20. JoergS

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    Here is the blueprint. I have now gotten rid of the round heads and use flat heads instead, which makes the attachment easier. However the dimensions are the same. <br><br>Keep in mind you need to start from a 5,4 cm thick piece in order to match the Moorhammer shape. <br><br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WjJBojryfIU/T7trOs-swiI/AAAAAAAABw0/X6KKZ7FCaGw/s1600/Hammerhead2.JPG" border="0" alt="">