Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ram-bone from Texas persimmon natural

Seems that whenever I come up with a new design, I always have to make a natural before my mind can refocus. The Ram-bone is at a stage where a natural was inevitable. 

I still had one fork left from the four Texas parsimmon shipment John sent me a few months ago. It was cracked and also one of the branches was dead, rotten dark. So I was a bit afraid if it was possible to salvage it.


I had to carefully choose the cuts in order to not run into the deep crack that ran all the way through the dead branch and trunk.

I wanted to integrate a part of the dead wood simply because of the color. This forced me to make the handle a little fatter, but less deep. You have to do that when working on naturals - making the best out of the shape nature provided.

It came out real nice!





4 comments:

  1. What tool do you use for these works? Very nice as always.

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  2. Love that design,do you have any pdf shape?

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  3. wonderbar !!

    nice finishing

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  4. Hello, i work for the magazine VOGUE in Milan italy. I am interested for a photo shooting, in some of the slingshots featured in this blog!
    Could you please contact me?
    thanks a lot!
    Georgia
    gtalaiporou@condenast.it

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