Sunday, August 7, 2011

White Ebony - now a "Six Circles" shooter!






 I decided to use the piece of rare white ebony for a "six circles" frame. In order to show more wood, I made a whole fron and back, not just scales.

Had to do a lot of repairing as the wood was ancient and had several wormholes. Hard, dense material!

It took on a beautiful gloss, so I just oiled it with clear gun stock oil, no staining. The wood grain is just stunning, don't you think?

139 comments:

  1. woah, nice man, i love how this Slingshot looks o.o

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  2. Hello there, great workmanship, and I'm just wandering what you could come up with, 3D Printing some Slingshots...
    IF you find a hard enough 3D Printing Material...
    Here's a good place to start, both 3D printing in Stainless Steel, and plenty of Laser Cut plates:
    http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/materials

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  3. Just looked up "white ebony" on ebay....yeah, it's pretty expensive!

    Great work! I love seeing the progression photos to the end product.

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  4. Hi Jörg,
    wie gesagt, du haste ein Händchen für gute Designs.
    Viele Grüße aus dem Hunsrück

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  5. What you create, is nothing less than art....

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  6. Jörg, that is stunning. I know Ebony is extemely dense, but I had no idea that there was a "white Ebony".

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  7. i absolutely love your handmade wooden slingshots. the shape itself is beautiful with the marbling of the wood, let alone the rarity of the material. please continue to show handmade wooden slingshots, they give a true example of craftsmanship.

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  8. That's a very beautiful slingshot

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  9. Really really nice work, shape and wood!

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  10. Wow, that looks so cool. Great Job!

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  11. the white ebony slingshot looks lovely.

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  12. wow thats awesome, need to find some wood like that

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  13. heh. learn something every day. i didn't even know there was a 'white' ebony.

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  14. Nice Slingshot!
    Is it possible to win it?

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  15. Wow!
    Where are you getting a hold of so many different amazing types of wood?

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  16. This is insane dude :D awesome keep up the good stuff.

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  17. These six circles models are very clean and seems very functional too, keep it up =D

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  18. awesome, what type of wood was it?

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  19. Your slingshots never cease to amaze me!

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  20. Hallo Jörg :)
    ich finde diese schleuder echt sehr schön und vorallem dieses holz mach weiter soü...

    und natürlich will ich mich für dein gewinnspiel bewerben :P

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  21. Nice work, hope this is where you draw from for the competition, big fan of your work

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  22. Good work! Keep up with nice ones coming.

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  23. That looks so amazing. Is the wood really that rare? And where did you get it?

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  24. Hi Joerg, that is a beautiful slingshot. You are obviously a skilled craftsman. I love using wood it's natural beauty outshines my meager skills.

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  25. Your vids on you tube are always super awesome! Love watching you smash random things!!! Bring back the gatling sling shot it was wicked!

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  26. Hey Joerg
    It's great that you're doing a lot of experimentation into slingshots and what they can achieve.
    I'm just wondering if you've ever had a mishap with a slingshot?
    Keep up the fun and good work!

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  27. that is great looking wood, i can't believe that is just a polishing, no sealing- how did you do that?

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  28. woww !! this slingshot is art. keep up the good work ! :)

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  29. it's art! the slingshots i built when i was younger still had their bark on when i "finished" them :-D great artwork you're doing there ;)

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  30. The marbled grain is just unbelievable another beauty!

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  31. I have seen all the videos and wait to see more soon, great channel :D

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  32. This is artistic, somehow the multiplex core makes it so much better, How did you resolve the wormhole problem exactly??

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  33. wow that is beautiful especially the grain now i need to buy some.Thanks Joerg.

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  34. i would kill something for that slingshot lol

    that has to be the finest one i have ever seen to date.

    love you videos joerg!

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  35. It looks so good,, awesome job Jeorg :).

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  36. That's a very nice slingshot you made Joerg!I like it a lot!You inspired me to start making my own slingshots out of wood and natural forks!Thanks for everiting and keep the vids coming!

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  37. That is definitely a beautiful wood; but how would you attach the bands to it? Or are you still going to modify it a little more. I follow your Youtube channel under a different name, so you can answer in one of your vids if you like.

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  38. I really love your work Jeorg :D
    That is such beautiful craftsmanship.

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  39. I watch all your videos. But have yet to build a slingshot for myself. This one looks really nice :)

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  40. Cool. I want a free slingshot. I hope I win. :D Please >>>>>>>>>>>CHOOSE THIS COMMENT< <<<<<<<<

    I love your videos man. great designs. great slingshots. It would sure be cool if I could win a slingshot.

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  41. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful wooden objects I have ever seen. Nice work, Joerg.

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  42. good job buddy, nice finishing it seems like polish bone or ivory

    have a nice day

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  43. That looks great. Keep up the good work.

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  44. I see that your slingshots do not utilize an "arm brace" (like in a Trumark WS-1). Is that just your preference?

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  45. That's a really nice slingshot!!

    I would like to do one myself, but i don't know if i got the time... How long time does it takes for you to do a slingshot i wood?

    Thanks for all the awesome videos!!

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  46. Very nice turn out. I like how it turned out.

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  47. WOW....that wood is just gorgeous...

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  48. Nice one man,
    I from Brazil, and a just love your slingshot channel

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  49. Schöne Grüße aus Dortmund :)
    Deine Slingshots sind einfach super und ich freue mich auf jedes neue Video. Mach weiter so und beeindrucke uns mit deinen kreativen Ideen!
    lg Danny

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  50. That came out beautiful! I would love to get my hands on some of that wood.

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  51. On your youtube channel you said you hope your wife cooks the lamb leg well... does that mean your married???

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  52. I love the white ebony, your six circles design is also very well chosen. Good job man, keep going!

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  53. damn the craftsmanship is awesome. the sheen on the wood is nice it bet it took forever to get it that shiny.~~

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  54. It makes me envious. Now I have to save my pennies and find some white ebony. :) Rarely have I seen such beauty in wood. The elegance of the 6 radius design and the ebony have come together to make a true collector's piece. Good on you Joerg.

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  55. That is truly BEAUTIFUL craftsmanship. You make the best slingshots, BY FAR.

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  56. This is really nice looking, I just also looked at your VAMPIRE STAKE post, and I'm big into Yawara sticks, so I think if you combined this one with the vampire stake, then you have a Yawara Stick Sling Shot which I think would have more people interested in the sling shot!

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  57. Wow the most beautiful slingshot I've ever seen!!

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  58. i want to win a slingshot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Very nice. I like how the wood polished up.

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  60. really beautiful wood,great craftmanship as always

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  61. Tyler Harms said...

    On your youtube channel you said you hope your wife cooks the lamb leg well... does that mean your married???
    August 8, 2011 1:42 AM

    this has to be the dumbest question i have seen :P....so dumb i had to comment lol

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  62. i think u r the coolest person on youtube. =)

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  63. Long time watcher on youtube, first time poster. Great work on the white ebony slingshot, it is a very nice piece. I like the creative slingshot weapons, lets see some more when you get the chance.

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  64. reminds me of the wasp a little bit nice work! looks like very nice craftsmanship, cant wait to see what else you got in store for us.

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  65. I do love the new slingshot, it's a beautiful piece. And while I'd hate to see wood like that marked up, I would like to know how well it fires.

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  66. Joerg, you simply MUST become famous.... that is all... :)

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  67. That is by far the most beautiful slingshot I've ever seen.

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  68. Wow, that slingshot turned out beautiful with that white ebony.

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  69. Awesome, I love that design and the extra thickness makes it even better! The white ebony just added more beauty!

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  70. Sexiest slingshot ever!!!

    It's so elegant.

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  71. Looks good, I would also like to see what a rifle stock made of that wood would look like.

    take care

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  72. Yes, I am happily married to a beautiful woman. You can see here here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2biGPS9nU6U

    I filled the wormholes with a mix of epoxy and sawdust, takes several attempts to get it really flush.

    Read the Panther manual for the band attachment! It has a chapter about that.

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  73. Yet another fan of your work here! I'm new to this, but catching the fever quickly!

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  74. very good slingshot, indispensable in the woods, merges with the environment

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  75. What a beautiful piece of wood that made that amazing slingshot.

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  76. It has a beautifull rounded shape, and the grain gives it a natural look.

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  77. A wonderful use
    of a wonderful
    piece of wood!

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  78. That is nice work. It would be nice to see it with the bands on it to see the final piece

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  79. This is a beautiful work of art. Great work! Your videos are always a joy and very informative, keep it up!

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  80. I learn alot from your videos!!!As always superb Joerg! Greetings from sunny Croatia!Your videos encourage me so i make at least 10 slingshots in last 3 months!!!

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  81. Love the ebony, I hope i win one!

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  82. you do amazing things with slingshots, I hope i'm lucky enough to win one you made.

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  83. saw your video, well done with the construction on this one.

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  84. that is one amazing slingshot also the wood is absolutly amazing hope to see a new vido soon !

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  85. Man, You are my idol!
    I wish I had time to make awesome tools of destruction like these.

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  86. Great and beautiful stuff, especially this ebony slingshot!!! been following your stuff for a while now via Gizmodo, always a nice surprise to find a new "tool" or slingshot experiment!!!

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  87. I came across you on The Blaze and was very impressed. Great stuff. I'm a firearms guy, but I still keep a slingshot on hand for dealing with the neighbors' stray cats. It's not that I hate cats, I've got nine of my own. I just hate having my cats being tormented, that's all. Anyway, great work!

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  88. Pretty sweet sling shot, reminds me of a lot of good times when I was a kid with my sling shot. Nice craftsmanship.

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  89. Joerg,
    Einen schoenen Gruss aus Houston, Texas. Deine Videos haben es schon bis hierhin gebracht!
    Vielen Dank fuer die guten Anleitungen. Werde das mal mit meinem Sohn ausprobieren!

    *heitjer*

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  90. This one looks absolutely beautiful. You could not have found a better material for that. I love the natural shine of this wood.

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  91. I must say, that white ebony is extremely beautiful. I love that it is just the wood that has been polished, and no varnish was added.

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  92. Dude, I love watching your channel. Always wanting to see what's next.

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  93. I'm 54 years old and haven't thought about slingshots in years. Now that I've found your site I'm going to try to make one myself.

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  94. WOW...
    This is a very nice slignshot!!!
    It looks like it's made out of bones...

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  95. Wow, really a nice one.
    beautiful how the wood looks

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  96. Nice you gonna shoot that art

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  97. Very nice piece! This has inspired me to use some old Iron Wood scraps I have had for a while. I have never made any thing with it because it is very dense and difficult to tool. I think it will make a perfect handle for my new American Fox...

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  98. Yes! the wood grain is fantastic! This is a collector's sling shot now.

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  99. the noble woods are great. I'll try something like this by myself!

    thanks again for this inspiration!!!

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  100. beautiful rounds man, i would like to see this with fast changers and a shorter handle (with a pinky hole, gotta love the pinkyhole)

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  101. The material is beautiful i only don't like the form of the slingshot but that should be a matter of taste

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  102. @officialmike: For a hammer grip frame, a pinkie hole is useless. It makes sense for the finger support style only.

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  103. Wow that is gorgeous. You're a fantastic craftsman, keep up the good work!

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  104. Hey Joerg where do you find all these exotic woods? I would like to make some slingshots out of these woods they are absolutely beautiful!

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