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  1. Homemade Slingshots
    Thats this OTT/NLS had her first coat of tru-oil 🎯👌 give her 24-48 hrs to dry then mabey another 8 coats after that .hope yous like 👊🎯👌👍
  2. Homemade Slingshots
    Found this old piece of mostly rotted mesquite on my property and decided to make a shooter out of it, it had a rotted hole where a branch came out so I took a piece of turquoise a friend found on some old indian grounds, shaved it to fit and there ya go.....gotta good hand feel to it.
  3. Homemade Slingshots
    Just an update on my "special" one I have shaped the fork to fit my hand and sanded up to 600 grit. I then rubbed a good amount of Tru oil into the surface to give the wood some stability, I will now wait another few days/weeks until I am happy with the "feel" then I aim to sand up to 1000 grit...
  4. Homemade Slingshots
    Just a short topic guys updating the progress of the Yew forks I harvested. I don't like to micro fry dry my forks instead I let them sit until I feel like working them. Well I was excited about the splated Yew fork I found when I cut it so waiting for it to season is painful. We have had a lot...
  5. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi folks i had some spare time today so thought i would do some work on a fork i had turned it from nice to amazing hope you like.
  6. General Slingshot Discussion
    HI guys, I have recently changed position within my current job and as such have not been out shooting or mooching much trying to devote my time to the new work position. Well today I got a call from my father asking me to come around with my son for a while and to be honest I shrugged it off...
  7. Homemade Slingshots
    This was the first time I ever worked with spalted wood. The patterns and grain it brings out in wood is out of this world. The arbutus is from a downed tree in the middle of the woods. It was a hefty sized tree and it had fungi all over it. Shaped it to similar to joerg's moorhammer. The...
  8. Homemade Slingshots
    I found this one whilst out fork harvesting and never noticed the markings until I stripped off the bark. it had a big rotten hole near the bottom of the handle so off it came and I replaced the length with some walnut flooring, epoxied and brass pinned. finished with a soak in linseed oil and...
  9. Homemade Slingshots
    Well, just finished my 2nd fork from my friend Luxor 5, gotta say I love working with the spalted wood, it`s like Forrest Gump said, a spalted fork is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what your gonna find. So once again thanks to my friend across the ocean, I will cherish these forks for...
  10. Homemade Slingshots
    As promised here is a yew fork with some spalting. Fitted with tabs and theratube red. Shoots a treat. Thanks for looking John
  11. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi folks i was in the yard at work recently and the boss was throwing all the scrap wood into the burner it,s a huge woodburning stove that gets used to heat the house and offices ,when i spotted him just about to chuck this beautiful fork in along with all the other crap, i quickly grabbed it...
  12. Homemade Slingshots
    I decided to have a go at some naturals after seeing the stunners on this forum. I very nearly left this branch alone as it was very brittle but I took it home and removed all the soft stuff and this is what was left.
  13. Homemade Slingshots
    Well I finally cut into one of the spalted forks sent to me by my friend Luxor5, having never worked with spalted wood it was an experience. I found that during the sanding process the wood reveals many different looks. This fork was cut from the one on the right, kind of an odd shaped fork but...
  14. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi guys as an update to my 3017 word topic here is the practice piece I made sanded and CA finished. Its not as big as the previous pictures made it look! , although the ply I used still looks as fugly as ....
  15. Homemade Slingshots
    Hi guys I have been almost exclusively pumping out hybrid laminates for months now and I felt like a change. A good amount of the forks I cut at the start of the year are dry enough to work now so I chose a good looker and began the process. I have religiously never sanded beyond 200 grit for...
  16. General Slingshot Discussion
    Yesterday I received a surprise package from Winnie (a.k.a. John Winskill). Inside I found one of the most beautiful slingshots I have seen. Alas, my photos do not do it justice. In his note, Winnie indicated that he found an old fork next to a creek somewhere on the Oregon coast. It is...
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