|Project by Tappar||posted 01-10-2016 06:24 PM||1201 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
What is an icepick for (other than breaking up ice?)
From the man himself:
Jimmy Diresta was a huge inspiration and I probably wouldn’t have started my youtube channel without him, so this is the first icepick out of 3 I will be making as a tribute to him! (hey the package came with that many, I can’t waste em)
I decided to up the ante and get get titanium spikes to make handles for. Having never really played with (or possibly touched) titanium I have been wanting to mess with some for a while now. There is also something I like about bringing together such a natural handle with an almost surgical top.
As for the handle, about 5 years ago I had taken a trip back to Santa Fe NM where I grew up and grabbed a few pieces of dead Cholla cactus wood. To anyone who didn’t grow up around these, the living examples can be quite nasty. I have a few childhood memories of my parents getting out the pliers to remove the thorns. After the fleshy part decays away you are left with a very beautiful supporting matrix. It isn’t very strong on its own, but fill the gaps with epoxy…
The biggest issue I still haven’t quite figured out is how to fill these with the 2 part epoxy and have the casing come off easily. It took a while to get all of the foil tape off and I had to do quite a bit more sanding because of it. Other then that this is a pretty technically straightforward project aside from the unusual materials used.
This one ended up as a christmas present for one of my brothers, he is a fellow fan and I figured he would get a kick out of it
Please enjoy and check out Jimmy’s channel, he has some great projects and inspiration on there!