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I had a major but temporary set back this month, but we also sold our travel trailer finally after 3 months, so that took a bunch of time to get ready by last week for the family to come and pick up. Then I also had the two automatic sprinkler valve diaphrams start leaking that I found Saturday evening that I'm still working on... lol. The normal house stuff decided to just compound themselves on me in the first week of this month.
Then... there's this week... I got the bandsaw up & running again, finished cutting out the handle hole with the coping saw and brought out the dremel with the rough spindle sanding disk and got some work done. I still have to make the handle and the fork but the main body itself is off to a good start.
I'm still looking for my glue and the micarta separators... lol, but they'll show up when I need them. I've got the beginning of the handle drawn out on the board, my routers are ready if needed and I'm really loving working with this old purple heart cabinet door.

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Looks good so far! Did you use that coping saw for the whole cut out
 

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I had a major but temporary set back this month, but we also sold our travel trailer finally after 3 months, so that took a bunch of time to get ready by last week for the family to come and pick up. Then I also had the two automatic sprinkler valve diaphrams start leaking that I found Saturday evening that I'm still working on... lol. The normal house stuff decided to just compound themselves on me in the first week of this month.
Then... there's this week... I got the bandsaw up & running again, finished cutting out the handle hole with the coping saw and brought out the dremel with the rough spindle sanding disk and got some work done. I still have to make the arm brace and the fork but the main body itself is off to a good start.
I'm still looking for my glue and the micarta separators... lol, but they'll show up when I need them. I've got the beginning of the brace drawn out on the board, my routers are ready if needed and I'm really loving working with this old purple heart cabinet door.

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thats gonna be nice,dont think i have seen a piece of purple heart that size before (y)(y)(y)
 

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That sucks , but you didn't get hurt.😢😢
yeah i like d the basic shape,but it felt kind of off/wonky,so i put it in the vise and got some paracord,and it wasnt even a Full pull and it snapped at the skinny part,next one be 2 part with a rod down the middle,or maybe just some better wood,lol
 

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Hi, here is the rest of my 1st entry, I guess it is a shuttle craft type, feels like a pistol. Weird cut from a tree that that my wife told me was Korean dogwood. Anyway I had to think on this for quite awhile before I decided to go for it. May be pic heavy, shoots very well once I zeroed it in. Oh, I did some woodburning on it, stain, and poly finish,
Hand Plant Tree Gesture Finger
Computer keyboard Handwriting Drinkware Peripheral Input device
Automotive tire Hood Bumper Wood Automotive exterior
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Hi, here is my 2nd entry, I guess it is a shuttle craft type, feels like a pistol. Weird cut from a tree that that my wife told me was Korean dogwood. Anyway I had to think on this for quite awhile before I decided to go for it. May be pic heavy, shoots very well once I zeroed it in. Oh, I did some woodburning on it, stain, and poly finish, View attachment 374148 like it.
Beautiful job Cass :love:🍻🤩
From the butt cap to the wood burning, that one knocks it out of the park!
 

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That one is very cool @Cass. Very tribal and primitive looking but in the best of ways.

I’m not going to make it this month. I wanted to, but I have to be honest, I think my enthusiasm got the better of me and I got in a little over my head with this one, especially being my first real build. Also, this dang month seemed to fly! Weren’t we all just talking about fireworks?
 

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That one is very cool @Cass. Very tribal and primitive looking but in the best of ways.

I’m not going to make it this month. I wanted to, but I have to be honest, I think my enthusiasm got the better of me and I got in a little over my head with this one, especially being my first real build. Also, this dang month seemed to fly! Weren’t we all just talking about fireworks?
Thanks, I also felt that this month flew by! Seems alot of stuff went down, here, and with many friends I know. This competition helped to keep me somewhat sane, as something to focus on, this has been a rough month, but I have resolved most issues!! My dad has taken a set back, his dog bit him, his caretaker during the week wanted to put him to sleep, my wife didn't want to take him, I refused to harm him, it has been extremely stressing. But I found a behavior specialist near by and has taken him for a few weeks with a pack, and she has worked miracles!!! He will live with me and my dogs, and visit my dad on weekends. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest, this forum is one of the only things keeping me focused this month!
 

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Hey! Life is good, I've just got to glue and screw this beast together and throw on a quick finish and sealer, then have it banded and shooting by Sunday...
I've got most of the first sanding done to 150, then I'll be changing up to 400, etc... as far as I can get by tomorrow, when I'll throw a clear coat on it and call it good. I can take it back down and give it a super finish next month if needed, but it's going to look good either way.
This purple heart has been a dream to work with, I thought about adding a palm swell and really going for it, but my month to work on it was cut really short. I've been at it hard this week and I know that I will finish, but I was wondering for a while.

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Ive got to go pick up a couple of brass pins for the handle tomorrow, I just didn't like the chrome. The arm brace is custom fitted to my arm exactly and this Starship is really built stout. I've been filming the entire build, but I may not get the movie editing done in time, but we'll see... Hey! Almost done! Haha 🤠🍻🤪

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Wood Floor Automotive exterior Bumper Paint
 
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