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  1. Homemade Slingshots
    Recently I advised a newcomer to buy a set of bands and go out in the woods and cut a fork, rather than buy a commercial model from WalMart. I whipped this one up just to demonstrate how easy and inexpensive it is to make a powerful, accurate shooter. This one is also a fine example of the...
  2. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hi , folks , Finally I made it to get done with two new slingshots and had a chance to test them in the woods for the first time yesterday . I find it quite interesting to see , how fast this birchwood actually starts to decay in the outdoors , once the timber was downed , ......a little...
  3. Homemade Slingshots
    I found a decent fork shape which I'm quite sure is from a Thorntree, aka honey locust. Is there anything especially bad or good about using this for a natural? Thank Bruno
  4. Site Vendor's Forum
    Hello mates, here is the "Nymph" a classical Y shape made of an alder fork cut next to the bank of a river. I've worked with simple tools all by hand and finished with sandpaper up to 2500 grip, linseed oil and beeswax. Identity Card name: NYMPH collection: SPIRITS OF NATURE year: 2012 wood...
  5. Homemade Slingshots
    A small and very pocketable catapult, but also able to shoot well. I named it Etaira, a mate to carry around every day. Finished with Camellia oil and beeswax. Thanks for watching. Bob
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello mates, I was really inspired by Futurism, especially by a Boccioni's work called "Unique forms of continuity in space, 1913". Well, certainly I would never dare to put in comparison, but this form makes me feel the movement in space and actually inspired me. I named it "Kinesis", It's not...
  7. Slingshot Hunting
    I've been making slingshots for a while now, but I haven't got around to too much hunting. This morning I looked out the window and saw a small pidgeon sitting in a tree and took a shot. It went low, so I took another shot and nailed it in the head with a 3/8 inch steel ball. I used a hand made...
  8. 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...
  9. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi mates, I got excited to make this small pocket hunter for a member. So small (long cm. 11,5 - inner forks width cm. 3,5 - outer forks width cm. 7), but easy to hold even with my big hand. It's fast and fun to shoot, no difficult to hidden and quickly to put in your pocket. That's maybe why I...
  10. Homemade Slingshots
    this is my newest natural fork slingshot for this contest http://slingshotforu...-knife-contest/ its called the two colored eye because the knob kind of looks like an eye and the two different colors in the slingshot are totaly natural i did not stain it whatsoever i only used my rusty old...
  11. Homemade Slingshots
    I'm getting crazy for roots, they are often sculptures themselves, and I was wondering if they were strong enough to make a good slingshot. I think it depends upon the wood of course. I've made two so far, what do you mates think about roots? Thanks, Bob
  12. Homemade Slingshots
    heres my second slingshot i made i made it with the knive that is displayed and a dremmel for a bit of rounding and then some scraps of sanding paper i found to smoothen it out and now im giving it oil treatement so rubbing it in with olive oil 2 times a day, its layered with 5 bands of thera...
  13. Homemade Slingshots
    This is a natural fork slingshot I made over the week. I think it is a PFS, but I'm not sure how you classify a slingshot as such. I used boiled linseed oil on it, but it didn't have much of an affect on the slingshot so I sprayed some Krylon clear gloss on it instead. I'll describe how I used...
  14. Homemade Slingshots
    heres my natural fork sling shot
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