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Here it is folks! My latest build. I started out with a 1/8" thick carbon fiber plate, a red mallee burl scale, some brass pins and lanyard tube. I epoxyed the carbon fiber and scale together, and cut the shape out on my scroll saw. The carbon fiber ate my saw alive. I went through five blades just to get this Kestrel cut out! After that was over I drilled the holes, and pinned it. I sliced the extra lengths off, and got to sanding. First 80, then 150, 220, 320, 400, 800, and finally some worn out 2000. I then gave it a bath in BLO, and coated it in CA. I then sanded off the CA with the 220 and worked my way up from there. After it was silky smooth (and I had sanded a hole in my old 2000 grit sandpaper) I gave it another overnight bath in the BLO. I hope I did the template justice MattWalt :)

Jigsaw puzzle Font Jewellery Body jewelry Button

Silver Automotive tire Font Automotive exterior Bicycle part

Natural material Wood Jewellery Wind instrument Metal

Creative arts Art Font Artifact Jewellery

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Really nice work!

Great to see that template being produced at such a high level.

When you add the lanyard - do it very short - just so your 2 furthest fingers get in there and can pull it taught down. It actually becomes a handle of sorts and helps stabilise it extremely well (your middle finger wraps around the stub and lanyard). Saw on your last version of this you have a wrist lanyard.

My one I have added some paracord gypsy tabs - just waiting for my 1623 to arrive and its going to see some heavy BB use :)
 

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That is so nice. Beautiful finish!
 
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Awesome frame man! I've always thought those look cool, but yours could be displayed as art!
 
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Norseman. After receiving your most excellent trade I shot that MattW Kestrel you made and starting getting a visual of your blistered thumb while I wrapped my paw around that little sling. I could not believe how small it is! It makes an Altoids Shooter look big.
So while you were making this re-clone candybar you have posted here I must have started a similiar version a day or so later. I won't post a photo of what I have done here on your thread, you may weep.

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