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Message started by Kick on Dec 1st, 2019 at 4:02am

Title: Sling logo?
Post by Kick on Dec 1st, 2019 at 4:02am
Recently we went to a restaurant here in Helsinki which is Hawaiian inspired. Amazingly good food I have to say but what was particularly investing was their logo. I haven't been able to confirm it but... that's a sling right? Definitely not a spear, unlikely to be an oar or club, it must be a sling! What do you guys think?

Not sponsored by the way, but, if you are in Helsinki sometime, I recommend them :D
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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 1st, 2019 at 10:00am
Possibly.  Although because the ends appear to protruded past the hands, I would guess a short staff or stick weapon.  Something like the Japanese jo.  Could be a sling though.  A very interesting image.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 1st, 2019 at 11:41pm
Considering that it’s a restaurant, I was thinking it might be a spoon.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Kick on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 2:18am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 1st, 2019 at 11:41pm:
Considering that it’s a restaurant, I was thinking it might be a spoon.


That's a pretty darn big spoon :D

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by TOMBELAINE on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 5:09am
Hello,
HOKU is STAR in the linguage of Hawaï. Translate on the web.
After, I don't know.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 6:44am
looks like the catal hyuk figure.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 8:24am

Kick wrote on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 2:18am:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 1st, 2019 at 11:41pm:
Considering that it’s a restaurant, I was thinking it might be a spoon.


That's a pretty darn big spoon :D


There’s a fancy restaurant in San Antonio that ran an ad campaign with a similar looking primitive figure holding a giant fork and the phrase “hunt no more”.  If you’re going for the look of a cave painting, proportions don’t have to really be realistic. I still think it’s a spoon :)

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Kick on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 9:00am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 6:44am:
looks like the catal hyuk figure.


That's what I thought when I first saw it.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Rat Man on Dec 3rd, 2019 at 1:20pm
    It could be a sling but it could be a lot of other things too.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Kick on Dec 3rd, 2019 at 2:49pm

Rat Man wrote on Dec 3rd, 2019 at 1:20pm:
    It could be a sling but it could be a lot of other things too.


Yeah it's very hard to tell what it is. The fact that it's not entirely straight makes it seem more like a sling but yeah.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by timpa on Dec 4th, 2019 at 3:09pm
It could be Atlatl. The face points to the left.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 4th, 2019 at 6:13pm
I got it.  It's definitely one of these. :D


Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Kick on Dec 5th, 2019 at 8:37am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 4th, 2019 at 6:13pm:
I got it.  It's definitely one of these. :D



OF COURSE!

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by TOMBELAINE on Dec 5th, 2019 at 11:54am
Of course !
The name of the restaurant is HOKU, star in hawaiian !!
So, is the next serialized film of STARWARS ?
:D

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 5th, 2019 at 9:05pm
That’s just the Star Wars version of an Indian war club:
https://www.coldsteel.com/indian-war-club.html

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:34am
Now THIS is a sling logo.

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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 10th, 2019 at 1:03pm
yeah - albeit a crap one :whistle: 

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 10th, 2019 at 4:05pm
NOC, at least you can tell that is a awesome slinger. He is fat and must be a good hunter.  ;D

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 10th, 2019 at 4:17pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 10th, 2019 at 1:03pm:
yeah - albeit a crap one :whistle: 


Most cave paintings do look like they were drawn by a child :P
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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 10th, 2019 at 4:23pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 10th, 2019 at 1:03pm:
yeah - albeit a crap one :whistle: 


A good logo should be uniquely recognizable even when very small and at low resolutions.

CA, you’d better hope that I don’t get your name for SITH... I’ll laser engrave a poo emoji on your sling instead!
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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 28th, 2019 at 3:18pm
I may have found a better way to use my laser engraver. It is just ok when I burn leather directly, but I  have a ton of live oak in a burn pile in my yard, and that engraves beautifully because it has such a tight grain. Stay tuned... I hope to post some images of a logo embossed in leather using an oak stamp as soon as I get the burn parameters right for the oak.
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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 15th, 2020 at 2:16am
Ok, I tried the live oak as both an embosser and as an ink stamp. Results were not too bad.
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Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 15th, 2020 at 8:00am
lol - apologise for not saying - the sling arrived.

found the engraving - it really is tiny :-) What engraver are you using ?

I wondered why it had a poo emoji on it :-)

Great sling, going to try the shrinkwrap plastic sleeving.
I'll get pics up soon :-)


with the embossing wondering if it might be better to do a positive and negative image and have them either side of the leather and then clamp.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 15th, 2020 at 10:56am
I like the idea of a positive and negative for embossing. That would probably help. Thanks!

Also, the old used couch leather seems to hate being embossed. I tried it on other leathers and the embossing took a little better, but the laser cut logo details definitely need to be taller too.

My laser is a $90 Supercarver.  It’ll cut an area about 1.5”x1.5”. It’s not a good laser, but it was cheap and portable... also extremely dangerous for your eyes if you aren’t careful!  I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is looking for a laser engraver.
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I was wondering if your sling would show up soon. I am a man of my word  ;D
By the way, I will send you one without the poo emoji too :)
I have made a few improvements to the design in the last month.

If you use electronics heat shrink on the cords, I’d recommend either getting the stuff with adhesive lining, or, what I’ve found works just as well is normal heat shrink plus a little hot melt glue.

Use at least 3/4” long pieces of heat shrink. Any shorter and it may not hold for long.

Title: Re: Sling logo?
Post by TurkeyVultureTed on Jan 17th, 2020 at 12:18am
Outrigger canoe paddle.

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