Monday, September 26, 2011

The "Demon Hunter" Design line

I have agreed to do a trade with Robert, the owner of Rockstonedleather.

He will make me a custom watch (I can't find good commercial ones as my wrist is too thick, almost 10" diameter).


Now Robert loves gothic "hard rock" designs, obviously. So I came up with a Phoenix variation, slightly "Van Helsing'ed".

I just wanted to make a quick and dirty test frame, used some plywood and some leftover olive wood parts as scales. Inked it black, then added some bronze "coffin" nails I had lying around.





It came out really good! I am blown away about how comfortable the frame is.

Have ordered 2000 year old moor oak for the one I am going to make for Robert... it will be even nicer than this one.

25 comments:

  1. Smokin Joerg! cant wait to try it out! Thanks!

    Robert G

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  2. Make one and send it to the producers of the Supernatural series. Sam and Dean will never want to use the Colt again, haha.

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  3. Real nice Joerg.How does one get to the forum?

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  4. Use www.slingshotchannel.com as a gateway.

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  5. Well, that one is really according to my taste, too! How did you stain it? You said "inked". I have some leftover black ink and I am about to make my first boardcut frame from oakwood. Do you think I can achieve this look by staining the oakwood with the black ink?
    P.S. I'll upload pictures of my Sling-X-Bow to your forum as soon as I have repaired the slip-up, I've made when trying to paint it black with lowest-quality paint :)

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  6. Preparing for Halloween already? :) Very impressive looking sling-shot Joerg. Amazing what you can produce with a little ink, some nails, some wood and a little rubber.
    Will you be using black rubber bands also?

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  7. That is really nice you should still try to make some slingshots with the crocodile leather because those were very nice

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  8. That looks great! I assume it'll take flatbands- but it would be cool if you made a "universal" slingshot. Yes, I know about the Dankung Cougar, but I was talking about a more "Sprave" style convertible- you know, gatling .60 that takes both flat and tube.
    Best of Wishes

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  9. Ink works very well for staining, it gets soaked up into the wood well. You need to sand and polish (car chrome paste)after the ink is dry. Then the wood grain will show through, some. If you want to see more of the grain, add some water or alcohol to the ink before you apply it.

    Yes, I will use Thera Band Black, no question.

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  10. Wow Joerg.. this 1 looks very good, i can't wait to see the "real 1" XD.

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  11. looks AWESOME, you should make a vampire/zombie slaying kit.

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  12. Yellow :)
    Pretty good ;) Love that uneven coating at the edges.
    The fork is quite thin where the hands meet. Aren’t you afraid that it will snap when you apply stronger bandset (I have never worked with plywood when it comes to slingshots thou)?
    Cheers
    Rafal

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  13. porcelanowny, the frame is strong enough for normal bands, but I would not put my strongest bandsets on it. The frame was really only an ergo test, the final frame for Robert will be laminated over the fork arms as well.

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  14. No more questions.
    Thank you :)
    Rafal

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  15. Maybe you can find some small metal skulls to launch.

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  16. this thing like from the 18th century, nice

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  17. i can't wait to see the 2000 year old moor oak !

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  18. Awesome!!! You're going to love your watch Joerg..Robert does amazing work "-)

    "Red"

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  19. Looks good , and i,m sure that the final one will be fantastic :)

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  20. PS you should use silver bands for that one, or atleast silver bullets ;)

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  21. Absolutly great...you are a real artist.

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  22. That's a real demon! I wish I had a slingshot like that.

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