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  1. Homemade Slingshots
    Greetings Everyone!!!! Here's one latest slingshot I've made. Of a small/medium size with a rather long handle, suitable for finger brace or hammer grip styles. Made with carving knife and sandpaper on cork oak (Quercus suber) wood, it was finished with linseed oil and shellac. It sports a set...
  2. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello SSF friends!!! I present here another work. Probably the last of this year (2012) This time, I've worked with a type of wood that I've never has seen before: a Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) fork. It was part of a trade that I've made some months ago. To be honest, I was a little...
  3. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello Slingshot Forum friends!! I present a small poacher I've just finished today. When my glorious batch of cork oak harvested in the summer ended, I've decided to go fork hunting again. Last weekend, among other species, I managed to colect 2 forks of wild Quercus suber again. Turned out that...
  4. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hi Friends Another successful harvest on today's afternoon!! I went for a stroll in the woods and a bit of target practice. And I got a handful of nice forks. Some are very dry and I can start carving them, maybe this next week ...always good surprises in the pruning season ABOVE FROM LEFT TO...
  5. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello Slingshot Forum friends Yes, the summer has gone, unfortunately...and with it, the great fork hunts that i've made in my grandfather's countryside, in the east of Portugal, in a land called Beira-Baixa. This region his home of the finest portuguese cork oak trees and I had the luck of...
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    Greetings!!! I present a simple classic slingshot made out of cork oak wood. It's design reminds me of older slingshots that people used to make in my grandparent's village.These long and soft pinkish red latex bands were cutted to shoot almost in butterfly style, which enables great velocity...
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