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
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Hello slingshot community!
I'm a newbie from Brazil, recently started making my own slingshots from Guava wood just like we used to do here in Brazil in my childhood.
But when I found this community on the web something has changed in my mind... I've realized new levels can be reached.
After my first boardcut slingshots i tried with naturals. About 50 % of my slingshots are getting cracks in the drying process. I'am spending some time finding good forks, so it is a shame. Is it all about patience and let them dry for themselves? Can somebody help?
I'm melting some lead to make my own ammo and for the mould i have just got a piece of wood with holes drilled in. So I have made a few lead cylinders for ammo but when i knock the lead out a lot of it breaks in half into a kind of crumbly type thing. So I am wondering if I am doing...
Went out this morning to trim the natural forks I found yesterday a little bit. When I finished sawing one of the forks, I noticed that behind what I thought was the main part of the fork, was an amazingly smooth centre.
Here is it before..
Here it is afterwards..
Hey guys, went for a quick walk earlier to find these forks.. Currently just finishing de-barking them.
If you can tell me what would they are that would be great!
Any advice welcome.
Pictures do not do them any favour!!
I asked my dad to ask the chippie he knows whether he has any off cuts that I could have. He said 'i'm sure he will have plenty and be willing to give you them as i do a lot of work for him'..
Next he says 'you need to tell me what wood you want'
Basically thats why i'm here...
I have become addicted to not only making SS's but the PFS as well. After I shot my first pfs I knew why they were popular! There is almost zero wrist strain while shooting. So this is my third ss, made from 1/4" 6061 aluminum and 1/8" thick bocote hardwood scales! Overall...
I think I just lucked out a friend of mine here just call (he doe's high end reno work ) wanting to know if I would be interested in a peice of wood he received from a job he was working on, the home owner did not want it an was going to scrape it. The peice is 100yrs old oak fire place mantel...