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Hi all,

Following my thread "A Few to Work On During Lockdown" : https://slingshotforum.com/topic/122968-a-few-to-work-on-during-lockdown/

I took two forks to work on, a redish one one the far left, and a curvy one in the middle:

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My first thought was to make a slingshot that would hang from the wall of a friend of mine (1st picture down), but now when lockdown is on who knows when I will see him so I decided to make a pickle fork shooter out of the red one (second picture down) :

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For the curvy one I decided to make wide fork gap on the expense of the width of the forks, they are now some 15 mm which is OK with me (wider than that I can fold). There were lot of interventions there, but I decided to keep the large bump on the handle:

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The reddish one was very light implying not so dense wood; the curved one, although beech showed signs of pre-rotting state, so I decided to treat both of them in my Vacuum Jar:

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This is the gain in weight:

red weight before stabilization, g: 30.02

red weight after stabilization, g: 36.06

gain g: 6.04

gain %: 20.12

curvy weight before stabilization, g: 83.25

curvy weight after stabilization, g: 94.38

gain g: 11.13

gain %: 13.37

As you can see, they both gained considerable weight; this is basicaly BLO which went deep into their structure; however, the percentage gain is higher with the red one, as I expected, because that wood, whatever it is, is not so dense.

Finally here they are banded; the curvy one with folded 2 cm TBG and pouch for 8 mm lead, and PF with 2 cm TBG with the pouch for marbles - too late I realized that I can not be able to buy Chinese marbles for some time...:

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I hope enjoyed,

cheers,

jazz
 

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They are all interesting for different reasons. The free form one is quite beautiful and I like the one where you left the bark on.
 

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Nice work and thanks for sharing the results of stabilization process. I find all of that interesting
 

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