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  1. Oak Hybrid

    This is a hybrid oak fork I made for the great forum member Quercusuber. Teak with maple spacers/ red oak/padauk/walnut palmswell. Mellow Beeswax finish. Q-man posted the fork here last month [url="http://slingshotforum.com/topic/20240-a-trade-with-the-master/?hl=%2Btrade+%2Bwith+%2Bmaster"]http:/
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello Everybody!!!!! Rejoice :D I'm in the mood for a GIVEAWAY!!!!! To celebrate my 1000th post on SlingshotForum (which is soon due to happen) I'll draw these 2 mini-slingshots and send them to the winner!! One is a olive wood mini-slingshot, finger brace grip style, with TBS bands. The...
  5. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello SlingshotForum friends!! It is still good weather around these parts. So, I took a chance on a "hunt" for feral cans the other day and, guess what ...I caught a few ones :D Just make this small video in a tribute to this forum, it's members and all the slingshot maniacs out there!! Nothing...
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello SlingshotForum Friends!!! At last I did a work with an olive wood fork!! I'm saying this not because in Portugal there's shortage of olive wood (no chance!!!) but because of the raw material itself. Wild olive wood (Olea europaea sylvestrys) is found everywhere in Mediterranean climates...
  7. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello SlingshotForum friends!! This hobby is getting better and better!! You folks couldn't believe what I have just received today ...a BRUTAL load of good stuff!! Slingshot-related, of course :) Here's the story: I've met a friend out of this forum, but with a keen interest on slingshots. He...
  8. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello esteemed members and friends!!!! Our old year of 2012 is almost gone, and with it many goods moments on these forums!! Nevertheless, I still have time to present another small work of mine before the midnight of 31 :) An ergo oak shooter, carved out of a fork sent to me by Btoon, my...
  9. 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...
  10. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello my friends!! I present my latest one. An handmade carved fork of lemon wood (Citrus x limon) that I've harvested some 4 months ago, with a somewhat ergonomic handle. Very nice material to work and make slingshots with. Sturdy wood yet maleable. I worked with coping saw, pocket knife and...
  11. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello SlingshotForum Friends!!! This week I was surprised ...And in such a fashion, I must say!!! Some time ago, me and Btoon made a swap in here. I was to send him some raw acacia forks and he was to send me a homemade slingshot of his. Turned out that I've received a MONSTER PACKAGE!!!!! His...
  12. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello fellow shooters!!! Today was a happy day, related to this forum ...and a double happiness!! First, I received confirmation by a member that a package of mine that I've send it ages ago has finally arrived!! What a bunch of complications, these postal fellows. One never knows what really...
  13. 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...
  14. General Slingshot Discussion
    Hello Slingshot Forum friends!! I'm addicted Another trade that went very, very well. This time was two olive wood forks, made in Portugal (finest forks, if I may be so bold to say!!) for 6 magnificent sets of Tex-Shooter bands and 2 Rayshot pouches ...AWESOME STUFF!!! I made the swap with...
  15. 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...
  16. Quercus Super Hybrid

    original posting found here http://slingshotforu...s-super-hybrid/
  17. Homemade Slingshots
    Greetings folks, a while back you might remember a most wonderful and successful trade that took place between Quercusuber and myself... http://slingshotforu...th-quercusuber/ Well in with the trade was this debarked and unfinished cork fork = Quercus suber I have spiced it up a bit and have...
  18. General Slingshot Discussion
    Finally it arrived!!!! On my way back from work, I enter my room and there it was: the awaited package from my friend Btoon84 ...and what a treat it was!!! Three exquisite gifts from the other side of the Atlantic. An AWESOME slingshot, pocket size with a palmswell, a nice leather pouch and...
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