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Hello Slingshot Forum Friends!!!

Here's my latest work. None was so fitting as this one :)

A while back, a friend from the Web asked me if I could do him a frame, in exchange for one of his works (he's a fantastic blacksmith and knife forger. I shall present his work in another occasion. The carving knife he made for me is AMAZING!!)

It so happens that his surname is "Laranjeira" which, translated in English, is "Orange Tree"

As you might know, in Portugal there's a lot of tree names representing family names, as for example "olive tree", "chestnut tree", "walnut tree" and so on.

So, I guess he's going to feel related to this slingshot!! :)

Hand carved on a natural orange tree fork, it was finished with linseed oil and natural beeswax.

Hope you folks like it!!

Cheers ...Q

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It is amazing that the lines in themselves look so sharp but the whole look is so gentle. I think, my friend, that only you can come up with this!

cheers,

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WOW Q! The orange fork is something but you're carving is SOMETHING ELSE! Beautiful as always buddy
I am absolutely blown away.. You really did an amazing job!

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Amazing! I love the shape of that. Looks really comfy
Beautiful slingshot! They will be very happy with it no doubt!

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Wow u can make a sweet frame wicked lines u have so time into that one !
Awsome sling
All hand carved?
Amazing. Did you carve it green or already seasoned?
Very nice,well done!
It is amazing that the lines in themselves look so sharp but the whole look is so gentle. I think, my friend, that only you can come up with this!

cheers,

jazz
Amazing! I aspire to such greatness
My dear friends!!

Once again I'm loss for the right words to describe your KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP displayed in these comments!!!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Just to respond to M Mars, this slingshot was carved in a well matured piece of orange wood. Matured orange wood displays such colour, which can be mistaken for green wood. With time, it will go darker but at a slower rate than other woods (for example, cork oak or even olive wood). And, of course, it was all hand carved. To be honest, I don't even have an electrical tool. Even my drill is manual operated. I use a Japanese hand saw, Mora carving knifes, files and rasps and, finally, sandpaper (from 80 grit to 2000)

Best regards to you all!!!

Q
 

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WOW Q! The orange fork is something but you're carving is SOMETHING ELSE! Beautiful as always buddy
I am absolutely blown away.. You really did an amazing job!

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Amazing! I love the shape of that. Looks really comfy
Beautiful slingshot! They will be very happy with it no doubt!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Wow u can make a sweet frame wicked lines u have so time into that one !
Awsome sling
All hand carved?
Amazing. Did you carve it green or already seasoned?
Very nice,well done!
It is amazing that the lines in themselves look so sharp but the whole look is so gentle. I think, my friend, that only you can come up with this!

cheers,

jazz
Amazing! I aspire to such greatness
My dear friends!!
Once again I'm loss for the right words to describe your KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP displayed in these comments!!!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Just to respond to M Mars, this slingshot was carved in a well matured piece of orange wood. Matured orange wood displays such colour, which can be mistaken for green wood. With time, it will go darker but at a slower rate than other woods (for example, cork oak or even olive wood). And, of course, it was all hand carved. To be honest, I don't even have an electrical tool. Even my drill is manual operated. I use a Japanese hand saw, Mora carving knifes, files and rasps and, finally, sandpaper (from 80 grit to 2000)

Best regards to you all!!!
Q
I take back everything I said Mr. Manual Tool!! Yikes, such precision.......okay then......how many manual hours in your build?!

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Glad to see you're still at it, Q-Man!
Hello my dear friend!!!! :wave:

I'm very happy to see you. So good you're still able to appear in the forums!! How's been your slingshot practice and build nowadays??

I trust everything is going well for you. And thanks for your always VALUABLE feedback!!!

Keep coming, my friend!!!!

Best regards ...Q
 

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WOW Q! The orange fork is something but you're carving is SOMETHING ELSE! Beautiful as always buddy
I am absolutely blown away.. You really did an amazing job!

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Amazing! I love the shape of that. Looks really comfy
Beautiful slingshot! They will be very happy with it no doubt!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Wow u can make a sweet frame wicked lines u have so time into that one !
Awsome sling
All hand carved?
Amazing. Did you carve it green or already seasoned?
Very nice,well done!
It is amazing that the lines in themselves look so sharp but the whole look is so gentle. I think, my friend, that only you can come up with this!

cheers,

jazz
Amazing! I aspire to such greatness
My dear friends!!
Once again I'm loss for the right words to describe your KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP displayed in these comments!!!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
Just to respond to M Mars, this slingshot was carved in a well matured piece of orange wood. Matured orange wood displays such colour, which can be mistaken for green wood. With time, it will go darker but at a slower rate than other woods (for example, cork oak or even olive wood). And, of course, it was all hand carved. To be honest, I don't even have an electrical tool. Even my drill is manual operated. I use a Japanese hand saw, Mora carving knifes, files and rasps and, finally, sandpaper (from 80 grit to 2000)

Best regards to you all!!!
Q
I take back everything I said Mr. Manual Tool!! Yikes, such precision.......okay then......how many manual hours in your build?!

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Hello my friend!!!

In my opinion, using hand tools opposed to electric ones, amounts to the same level of artistry.

For example, a good guitarist can play the same on a very cheap and lousy guitar as in an expensive one. But a lousy guitarist will fail on both.

So, using hand tools is nothing too special. Only makes my work go slower but, in the other hand, can contribute to the detail of a piece.

I usually take some 3 to 4 hours in total to finish a piece. Perhaps more, but I've never done that counting in an accurate manner. Of course I don't include the finish (an oil bath and the appliance of beeswax can take days to produce the first results on a piece of wood)

Best regards :wave:

Q
 

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Very beautiful and elegant design, my friend :)
 
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