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brucered

Member Since 30 Dec 2015
Online Last Active 7 minutes ago
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In Topic: Finally, the next step begins

Today, 03:14 PM

What a fiasco.

In Topic: Looped Tubes Band Life Help

Today, 11:58 AM

If it's rubbing and wearing at the frame contact point, check for any micro scuffs or burrs on the frame.

You could be overstretching the tubes too. That would be my guess.

500-600 shots sounds pretty good to me.

In Topic: Carina

Today, 11:24 AM

Beautiful work.

The HDPE wad no slouch, but the Olivewood version is incredible.

In Topic: High grit sandpaper - where to purchase

Today, 06:52 AM

I didn't think it would make a huge difference, but it seems it does.

 

Normally, I go up to 600gt, then use some high grit, acrylic sanding pads and my finish is pretty good by my standards.  It usually takes a few coats of Tung and light sanding in between coats and then a couple applications of Wax to get it ultra smooth and mirror finish.  They other day, my Amazon sandpaper order came in, just a cheap mixed pack, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 5000.  I cut some up into small workable squares and tested it on a frame I was working on...WOWSERS.  It looked like it didn't even need a finish, it was so smooth and shiny.  I proceeded to soak in Tung and when I pulled it out, it was beautiful.  I'll likely only need 1, maybe 2 coats of Tung.  When I go up to 600gt, I usually have to put on a few more coats and it's definitely not as smooth and mirror finish after the Tung Oil soak.

 

Again, nothing wrong with my old finish, but the high grit sandpaper looks like it will just elevate them a touch more.

In Topic: Axiom Champ Natural

23 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

man, its so tough to reproduce a slingshot by hand, when one curve can turn champ into a scout, or something. props to you, it has tons of character and I can't wait to see it in action... wait.- you do SHOOT them right?

I've tried a few times to make one and this is the only one to make it to the finishing stages.

Yes, I shoot them all. I figure they are made for shooting, so have no intention of letting them sit around. I seem to be making a lot lately, but I chalk it up to cabin fever. I didn't get to make many at all this winter. The weather has been nice and I've been able to shoot daily lately. We are expecting 10cm of snow tomorrow, so no riding and no shooting in Winnipeg for a few days.

I just got a proper clamp for the kids GoPro, so you may see a few more shooting videos from me this year.
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