First, allow me to thank CHANEKE_JOSH for his design COMPAMOCHA..............gracias amigo
what i mean by the title is the Bamboo while looking great seems brittle, anyone with any experience with its strength?
the wood is from a Bamboo pizza tray
cut the section i will need and made the next mark for the next cut
cut and used gorilla glue, filed the troughs with glue as well, but you can see why gorilla glue is not a preferred glue. strong, but too much expansion, the result is messy overflowing hard goo. but! because it expands i am more certain to fill the grain in the trough. now to dry.
taking shape! can you guess the make of slingshot?
with the holes cut, and the excess wood cut away it is starting to take shape, feels really nice, great design, but i still think i am going to add a palm swell.
rasp and sanding done, this is my first coat of teak oil, went from very blonde to this nice tan
after 6 coats of teak oil the ss begins rejection new coats, this is when i know to begin allowing the ss to dry, but how to do that without laying it on something? it is tied on a thin string and hung from anything, this allows for full 360* of exposure to circulating air. the 3 small holes you see are the troughs seen in the pizza tray, now filled with glue.
since the varnish went dry i gave it more time to cure, become hard, i lightly sanded with 320 grit sandpaper, wiped it clean of dust and began my applications of poly to make it shine and smooth it out even further, after this layer dries a bit of polishing with 1000 grit sandpaper and it its done than that all, but if it has need of further poly than i will coat again, but this 1 coat seems to have the sling at a nice level of shine, oh yeah just so there are no lines from the drying string when i apply the poly i use the method below to dry my poly.
the below photos are the finished slingshot, thanks to all who participated in my sling making tutorial................. peace!
Edited by newconvert, 21 February 2012 - 11:20 PM.