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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Homemade Slingshots
    Was slinging with Charles this afternoon and one of his many beautifull slingshots was one of the most creative things ive ever slang, these style of bareback slingers. So after having a good slinging session my brother and I said we really enjoyed the Alliance elastic bands Charles has set up...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    I'm looking after the wifes Nephew in a couple of days so I thought I'd show him how to shoot. I've made him this out of yew.
  7. Site Vendor's Forum
    Hello everybody, here is a yew natural fork ready to go: name: VICTRIX collection: RENAISSANCE year: 2012 wood: TAXUS (YEW) localization: VENETIA (ITALY) tools: KNIFE, RASP, SANDPAPER finishing: CAMELLIA OIL, BEESWAX measures: lenght cm.14 - between the forks cm.5 - fork width cm.2,8 This...
  8. Homemade Slingshots
    Few weeks ago Andy (AKM-SLINGSHOTS) kindly sent me this interesting yew's raw antler. At the first it seemed not easy to figure out; it was so asymmetric and with a dark branch enclosed in a fork. But yew is a beautiful wood and I tried to make the best I could. It has come out an unusual little...
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    shaped the forks with finger and thumb grove, to hold in the left hand bracing the forks
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    after about 6hours work, and a coat of tru oil
    Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
  12. Homemade Slingshots
    Had a real ugly looking fork chipped and gnarled that would not have stood up to well with long fork arms, so I got rid of them and stuck my brass rings in and I got myself another "natrulami", Yew palm swell with Puu Jumu ( a similar wood to Yew, used in bow bellies) an Pink Ivory foot caps...
  13. Yew chalice side view

    side view with the heart wood showing
  14. Yew chalice finished

    all done with a couple of coats of tung oil
  15. Yew chalice

    after about half hour with the rasp, took a few mm of the right fork as they were offset, and rasped my thumb lol
  16. Yew chalice

    split at base of handle, was goin to throw it in log burner but thought id try something new
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  20. 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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