Hey it is Roy again. I made another wooden slingshot to add to my collection. The main frame is Lignum Vitae (the densest wood in the world) and the scales I used Snakewood (one of the rarest). I am still trying to master the art of making a slingshot. The band assembly are from Flatband that is gum rubber. I have tried something different to attach the bands. The forks are notched but instead of rubber or twine I used cloth waterproof athetic tape. Once it is in place it is pretty much there for good unless you cut it off. This is the same stuff that is used in the sports industry to tape ankles. After a game it must be cut off the ankles. It has very high tear strength and very sticky. Once in place it does not come off very easy. I have tested it before with about 600 shots and no signs of wear or tears. Once the bands are in place and the tape applied the bands do not slip or move. It can be bought at drug store or wal-mart. One roll goes a long way. Please be kind this is only the first one I made with these woods.