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Old 04-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Built my 1st gun

I've learned so much from all the guys that post information on building spearguns here. Just want to say thanks for all the great information and inspiration. I started this back in January when I made the blank out of reclaimed teak from the USS North Carolina. While I was waiting for the blank to do it's thing I practiced on 2X4's doing all the things like the handle recess, mech pocket etc... Videos from Gil and Neptonics helped a lot. Anyway here's some photo's. I think getting good photo's might be one of the hardest parts!














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Old 04-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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Nice and clean! Did you apply an oil finish?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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Really beautiful! That's some really nice teak, and you finished it up beautifully. Great job! What is the finish?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Great job on the gun. It has a nice rounded look.

The wishbones look quite long.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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The gun looks great! Love the look of the dark colored teak.

nice work on the details. ..like the rounded pins, etc
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #6
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I used Teak Oil for the finish and yes, the wishbones are a little on the long side, I think I should have made the bands a touch longer.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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You did that wood justice.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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I only see one thing wrong. Your work area is too clean!

Great work!

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Old 04-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #9
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Really nice.. gives me inspiration... clean, simple, sexy.... would like to know how you did the recess on the side of the blank for the bands.. ie what tool, sander you used to make it even?

Really nice work!!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:12 PM   #10
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Really sharp for a first build. Of course, you've set the bar high for yourself. It will be hard to make improvements on your next gun.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:34 AM   #11
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Really nice.. gives me inspiration... clean, simple, sexy.... would like to know how you did the recess on the side of the blank for the bands.. ie what tool, sander you used to make it even?

Really nice work!!

Total inspiration from Ulusub on the recesses. I did most of that by hand with a half round rasp. Once I had a good groove going I used a Foredom rotary tool with a flame shaped rotary rasp to get a little more depth (those things chew through wood like a termite but they can be tough to control so you have to be careful). Then I went back to the half round rasp to fine tune. Finished up with sandpaper.
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Your gun turned out super clean!
Looks like you hid all the holes in the lams.
That teak sure is purdy!
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:55 PM   #13
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Total inspiration from Ulusub on the recesses. I did most of that by hand with a half round rasp. Once I had a good groove going I used a Foredom rotary tool with a flame shaped rotary rasp to get a little more depth (those things chew through wood like a termite but they can be tough to control so you have to be careful). Then I went back to the half round rasp to fine tune. Finished up with sandpaper.
really nice!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:27 PM   #14
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Beautiful gun!!!
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #15
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Beautifully done, and already with history! I like the handle scales.
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