The Steel Tiger by KW

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by kineticweaponry, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    This slingshot was made from Hairy Oak (an Australian hardwood) [​IMG]
    I really like the orange wood with the black stripes on it, and i thought it looked a bit like a tiger, hence the name.

    I inserted steel forks into a hole in the top of the wood and filled it with epoxy. Finished it with polyurethane (Nice and shiny) and banded up with double theraband gold.
    Hope you like it, any questions, just ask.

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    Thanks for viewing!
     
  2. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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  3. Haze

    Haze New Member

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    Hi there. Where can I get hairy oak from? Is from over east only? Never heard of it in WA. Swap you a nice fork or two for a little slab if you have any.
     
  4. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Like Haze I've never heard of mossy oak either, the colour is fantastic.

    That's a really nice shooter there!
     
  5. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    KW, thats very nice. the hairy oak is beautifull, I've seen the tree on tv but had no clue what was under that shaggy bark.
    the steel fork looks very stout, and it looks great with the tiger stripe grain pattern.
     
  6. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    Looks awesome!!
     
  7. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Really nice!

    .. again! :)

    Well done!
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Oh man! A festival of good stuff comming from you!
     
  9. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    Hey Haze, although i would love to give you some and do a nice trade, i don't own anymore :(

    I only bought this much from a woodworking festival, but i will let you know if i find anymore!
     
  10. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    I think one of my nab ours has some but not in planks

    J
     
  11. artons

    artons New Member

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    Sweet!
    I really love that wood! You did a great work!
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!!
     
  13. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    That's a nice piece of work. Hairy oak - never heard of it, very unique. So here is my question - the steel fork - did you make that yourself? If so what did you use and how did you make it?
     
  14. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    That wood is gorgeous, great slingshot!
     
  15. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    Yes i made it myself. i just got piece of steel rod, bent it in the vice with a pipe and a hammer, welded a bolt onto the bottom of the bend, filed and sanded it and it was ready to be inserted into the handle.
     
  16. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    really nice work, the lines and color of the wood is very sexy! perfect name :)

    i think we all want some of that hairy tiger wood now lol
     
  17. Antraxx

    Antraxx #7

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    Hairy Oak lol...what a fitting name...but the result speaks for itself!
     
  18. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Very beautiful work.
     
  20. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Great looking slingshot!