Zebrawood and Aluminum Hammerhead

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Tried to make a really delicate frame from the Zebrawood. Used very thin Kydex as a core. But I thinned out the fork too much, it broke during the stress test in the vise.<br><br>In order to salvage the handle, I sawed the fork off and attached an aluminum one instead. <br><br>I am fairly happy with the result!<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Pikeman

    Pikeman New Member

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    The all wood Hammerheads look lovely but I prefer this one. I would worry about damaging a very thin wooden fork but the aluminium looks good and should be nice and tough.
     

  3. PDK73

    PDK73 New Member

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    I think that's a happy accident! The slingshot looks good and has the advantages of the original design. Its great you were able to salvage it. I made one of your hammerheads and it is a lot of work in the shaping. Still I think your coolest looking traditional slingshot design.
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Can't wait to see you shoot it!
     
  5. Jonab Gama

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    Zebrawood? Wow Joerg; this wood is so charming! <br>I have never seen such a beautiful wooden texture.
     
  6. Karok01

    Karok01 New Member

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    Zebrawood is a lovely wood. It's very prized as pipe tamper material among the pipe smoking community. If you have scraps from your projects you may think about turning some dowels (if you have a lathe) and capping with shell casings. I know you have a business to run and all, but your ingenuity I think and obvious experience with woodworking would be well used in this respect. I know you do your slingshots as a hobby and don't sell them (once a hobby becomes a moneymaker it turns into a chore), but it's just an idea for your cutoffs. Cheers, and I look forward to seeing your future projects. Once my week is up I'll be contributing more too, so thanks for the great forum!
     
  7. DukaThe

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    Wow. Another beautifull <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  8. tokSick

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    That Zebrawood looks great and the hammer head is a realy nice design.<br>I love it...
     
  9. Antraxx

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    Awesome wood.<br>not pleased with the fork, but i think it was closest to the best what you could do (maybe you should have tried to saw a wider slot into the top and drill a hole in the middle and then add just the head (and the middlepart) of a panther) to keep it kind of hammerhead like...<br><br>how dense are those kind of wood? (you ordered more of them, i saw the pictures) are they very hard? i think ironwood is pretty dense heh?<br><br>do you have any experinence with stabilized wood? i´d REALLY like to try one of those once...