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  1. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi SlingshotForum friends!! I present another homemade slingshot. Again carved in cork oak wood with saw and carving knife and finished with linseed oil and shellac. This time was a especial fork that I've catched on my last batch of cork oak forks. This one was in trasition for spalting, yet...
  2. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello Slingshotforum friends!! Before I leave on vacations, I just took the opportunity to make another natural slingshot. This one was made out of a very old oak cork branch that was lying on the ground in a forest near Sintra (Portugal) and that I was fortunate to find. Quercus suber branches...
  3. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hi everybody!!! This time I started the topic not to show my work, but instead a rather strange and unusual (at least to my knowledge) behaviour of the cork oak wood (Quercus suber) when finished with linseed oil. I catched this fork in some forest area near Sintra (Portugal). Was already very...
  4. Slingshot Tutorials
    Here is a tutorial on how to bring out a wood's natural color and finish it. I looked everywhere for a tutorial on this stuff and could never find one. So, I made one after my trial and error 1. Cut, sand, and make your slingshot however you want. Natural or boardcut, it doesn't matter. 2...
  5. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hi there , folks , Just thinking to share my finding in here , ..........this morning I had a look-over on all of my homemade slingshots to look for a suitable shooter to lend to a workmate . Quite by accident I noticed , that one tube on this earlier natural shooter of mine had deteriorated...
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    I'm sure there are posts on this topic, but I can't find any so I figured I'd ask it my self. What is the best way to use linseed oil? Could you tell me how you use linseed oil. I'm using it on natural forks, I don't know if it makes a difference. I just soaked a fork in a half and half mixture...
  7. Homemade Slingshots
    So guys I was very busy this saturday and I made 4 new slingshots. First one is this Dogwood natural. I think its beautiful. It was soaking in Linseed oil from friday evening, whole night to saturday morning. Then I took it out and let it dry. I finished it with several thin coats of lacquer. I...
  8. Homemade Slingshots
    there are a few things i am trading xiodo personnally i think there some of my best but you can be the judge. two yew naturals and i had a piece of yew left over so i tred to carve a turtle the wood is great i made the turtle on the outer softerwood and carved into the heart of the wood looks...
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