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#21 philly

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

That looks fantastic, very nicely done.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

That looks fantastic, very nicely done.
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thanks Philly

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Mmmmm pizza tray slingshot. I'll have one with everything please, go easy on the olives.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

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


that came out nice!!! good job!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Mmmmm pizza tray slingshot. I'll have one with everything please, go easy on the olives.


order!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:55 PM


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


that came out nice!!! good job!


thanks Wombat

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:23 AM

Good job on that one NC! The teak oil really did the bamboo justice :)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:47 AM

Bamboo is primo wood for slingshots!

it really easy to work with, surprising its so strong

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:48 AM

Good job on that one NC! The teak oil really did the bamboo justice :)

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yes sir, it really looked plain until i applied the first layer of teak, now it looks pretty nice

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:21 AM

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Hole saw rules!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

bamboo is very strong, Bowyers use it a lot for backing bows. look for bamboo cutting boards at thrift shops!

Also bamboo is actually a grass not a wood, just thought you'd like to know :)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

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Hole saw rules!

they sure keep the hand sawing down, cuts the whole process in half

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

just a quick note,bamboo is actualy a grass not a wood but is very tough stuff.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:43 PM

just a quick note,bamboo is actualy a grass not a wood but is very tough stuff.

yes sir i knew that, thats why i had questions

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:45 PM

Picture for, I was thinking, "How are those holes going to..." I then scrolled down, and thought, "Oh...should have seen that coming." Great job, I like the grain and color. I bet it handles nicely.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:47 PM

Picture for, I was thinking, "How are those holes going to..." I then scrolled down, and thought, "Oh...should have seen that coming." Great job, I like the grain and color. I bet it handles nicely.

its just a bit early to know how it shoots, its still drying, but in handling it before i started applying teak oil it is amazingly ergonomic, the design looks a little awkward, but it is the way the holes are aligned that really makes this handle just right, plus the design places the forks centered on the hand. all in all very cool

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Great job on the booshots guys!!! :)
I too love the combination of good looks and lightweight strength it provides. Bamboo has always been one of my top sellers!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:53 PM

Great job on the booshots guys!!! :)
I too love the combination of good looks and lightweight strength it provides. Bamboo has always been one of my top sellers!!
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booshot, i like that

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Hola hermano
has hecho un trabajo exquisito con esa tablita de bambu , un tiempo atras pude comprar a mi amigo Perry estas 3 bellezas , tuve una esperiencia comprando una tabla en un comercio chino y estaba rellena de carton , a un asi pude hacer algo decente .
gran trabajo mate me gusto mucho esta pieza.

Un abrazote

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

Hola hermano
has hecho un trabajo exquisito con esa tablita de bambu , un tiempo atras pude comprar a mi amigo Perry estas 3 bellezas , tuve una esperiencia comprando una tabla en un comercio chino y estaba rellena de carton , a un asi pude hacer algo decente .
gran trabajo mate me gusto mucho esta pieza.

Un abrazote

holami hermanode España, el bambú, sila diversión yfácil de trabajar, gracias porel cumplido.que significamucho para míya quehacer ese trabajoagradable,un buen ejemplo paranuestra comunidad. tu hondas son muy duro, me encanta el grande.
abrozotes




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