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Old 12-31-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Sharing my second gun build.

So this gun consists and started with ten lams of old growth Burmese teak. It was a shame to epoxy color it but I had my hiccups. It has 130cm of band stretch and uses a reverse trigger mech and handle from Neptonics. Epoxy is also from Neptonics. Weather was crappy but my son shot 1 fish with it yesterday.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Here are some pictures after assembling it on Saturday. I think it needs one more coat of epoxy but I couldn't wait.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:58 AM   #3
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a couple more
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:11 PM   #4
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Looks good. I like the color.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Thanks. You can’t twll from the images but it’s it’s got pearl all throughout.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:38 AM   #6
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Nice job, I'm liking the finish as well!
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:19 PM   #7
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Great Job !
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:17 PM   #8
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nice - but one thing - if you are going to use old growth teak - why paint it? you can get away with mahogany or sapaelle. good job - I just think it's maybe illegal to paint teak - or possibly should be -haha
good second build - I like the pearl too- I've done a few and it's hard to work with - as it wants to spread on it's own- so I had a hard time controlling it.
Doing it in a cool room - so the epoxy was a bit more viscous - helped me
how did you spread the pearl and what did you use?
I used castin craft liquid pigments and had great results- I have used powder and had ok results.
castin craft makes a pearl pigment that you can add to any color to give a metallic hue to it
I bet your gun shines on a sunny day - just under the surface - it's going to glow like a light saber they look so cool with the pearl
if you are going to do another one with another cool epoxy coating - it will get better and better

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:49 PM   #9
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Great looking finish on that gun.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:26 AM   #10
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Thanks for the pearl tips. I used mica powder and each color had its own pearl. It really does glow when seen in person. Not sure if I’m going to do another one like this. If I do, it will be a mix of other woods. I have two more themed guns that I want to start here in the near future to give away as gifts. I wish I could do this full time but I have a stupid job that takes most of my time away from doing what I love.
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