Friday, September 6, 2013

From the firewood pile

I bought an older Sharps replica on an auction a while ago, in very bad condition. I plan to use it in my Zombie film, and turn it into a non shooting movie prop. There was a big crack in the stock, so it will be sawed off Sharps!

The rear end of the stock was junk and actually on the firewood pile. But then, just as I was ready to feed it into the fireplace, I had second thoughts. The grain seemed great for a boardcut.






I sawed a slingshot out of it.





Then I glued on a piece of orange osage, a leftover.





After the filework was done, I had a nice piece. Tested it in the vise, no issues, it is very strong.





I oiled it with linseed, which tinted the wood into the original dark brown it had when it was a stock.

Then I decided to do a poly job on it. In most cases I simply put the poly on carefully, sand the little dust particles off with 1200 grit, and polish it. That makes a nice shine, but it also is a bit uneven. This time, I wanted perfection.

So I sanded the whole polycoat over until it was absolutely even. Then I used 1200 grit and finally car chrome polish. Now the piece is probably my nicest poly job ever. It looks like on of these Japanese laquiring bowls - those are made pretty much the same way.





















A very nice piece, and a good shooter too!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, nice and smooth poly-coating job you have done...The recycled nature of the wood really makes it a great piece! Well done, you really are a cool dude!

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  2. Ok i came across this by chance, I think I have now watched most of the youtube slots, just to let you know your inventions are master pieces, now all I need to do is learn how to work with wood to try some inventing of my own, well done very entertaining, and this piece yet another work of Art

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  3. Great work Joerg,

    What would you recommend for hunting grouse and small mammals? Im in a competition with some coworkers to see who can bag the most grouse this season using a slingshot. I had a few opportunitys today but they all flew away, I need more power. I love your styles and designs and it would impress the guys at work and show them that im in it to win our first annual slingshot hunt.

    Thanks Joerg,

    Travis

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  4. Joerg,

    A new fan here. I love your videos and I recommend them to all of my friends. I'm in love with this piece of yours here. It definitely would be my rubber weapon of choice against a zombie apocalypse. If our paths cross during that time you will have to give me some slingshot tips. I need practice to become zombie ready.

    Keep up the good work my new friend,

    Josh

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  5. it's made not from plywood or y-piece of wood. it can break during the shooting?

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  6. Hi Joerg,

    wounderful piece of art !
    I'd like to try to make something similar, do you have a dowloadable stencil ?

    Thank you !

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