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#1 SlingNerd

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:08 PM


I haven't built in a couple days now and it's starting to make me itch. Printed this Chalice template at work but was worried it would be slightly too big for my Zebra stock. Turns out to be just right..

Should I be worried about the thinness of the waist of the Chalice in Zebra or do you think it oughta be fine? So far this wood has shown to be real dependable to me. I'm thinking it would work out.
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#2 MikmaqWarrior

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

I can't really give you any advice, but I love the look of zebra wood...I saw a guitar built entirely out of it...so, if it can be used as the neck of a guitar then it should be strong....

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

I'm still not saying you should though... there's got to be someone on here that will know...

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#4 Martin Whippet Slings

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

personally i would have some kind of core ,,either ali or brass ,,even multiplex just for added strength



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:37 PM

or you can use scales that extend from the bottom and past that thin part well towards the forks; couple of pins also and you should have no worries..

 

cheers,

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

We cant really make suggestions or give opinions without the info on the thickness.
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#7 devils son in law

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:26 PM

Make it a bit wider if you're concerned.  Good luck!!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:10 PM

Assuming the board is 3/4" thick then the waist isn't your worry. As with all board cuts the weakness is in the cross grain ( transitions from handle to fork ).

 

Have a look here for a better idea of what I'm talking about .  http://kookaburrakat...u/p/streng.html



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

Thanks, everyone for your advice! It is always gratefully appreciated.

So I ended up doing that thing that I do when I wonder if I should do a thing - I just did it.

Cut and rasped and sanded to 500. Manhandled and strength tested it along the way and I am no longer unsure of the strength of the wood, though I did make her a little on the heavier side in the middle as a precaution.

Bathed in a mix of beeswax and orange oil, the grain and contrasting woods popped like crazy. This one really beat me up, not a single hard edge anywhere after hours of filing. The Chalice is a real classic beauty and I've come to really like its simple ergonomics. Gonna make another in my bamboo for my own use.

If you want to make this one yours just shoot me a pm and we'll talk.

Again - thanks for the wisdom, gents.2be0187b3b4e199a89a6a9d35afebafb.jpg2d7defc091e7c9de1d23cf86e9e95611.jpg8b7119db5331a386d6c13ce897167de4.jpge7a532e3bf1ec9fc1764b9c107103ab9.jpg

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

Dude!!! That's another beautiful frame!!!

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

Looks great. That is a fantastic piece of wood.

The Chalice shape compliments it nicely....the papertowel display stand, not so much.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:52 PM

Dude!!! That's another beautiful frame!!!


Thank you sir.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:57 PM

Looks great. That is a fantastic piece of wood.

The Chalice shape compliments it nicely....the papertowel display stand, not so much.


Simple frames for pretty woods, always. I can't photograph worth a darn though I know.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:11 PM

Your photos are fine I'm just having some fun with the paper towel prop, never seen that one before.

If you take that frame outside for some photos, you'll be amazed at what the natural light will do.

Edited by brucered, 11 June 2017 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:42 PM

Your photos are fine I'm just having some fun with the paper towel prop, never seen that one before.


If you take that frame outside for some photos, you'll be amazed at what the natural light will do.


Will DEFINITELY try that. Thanks a bunch. I'd like to increase the quality of my images. Thought about making a light box.
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#16 Martin Whippet Slings

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:23 AM

turned out very nice indeed ,,that wood looks sexy as **** 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:22 AM

SN - nice work - yet again. Zebra is awesome.

 

I'd definitely look at coring when you can too be safe - know your setup is limited. Get some Tufnol (or similar - its essentially Micarta) aluminium, brass, polycarbonate... or simply a thinner section of ply. 


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:21 AM

Amazing

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:26 AM

that fork definitely stands out!



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:46 PM

Nice job Bud!!!






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