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Had a convo recently about finishing, or in my case... zealously "over finishing"
Hey it's my catty and I'll sand if I want to LoL. It is indeed a labor of love for me, I really *do* like nicely finished wood. Heart and soul they say. Even so it is a slingshot and should be shot, right? With that love...there is pain - can't be one without the other...today has been one of those days.

2000 bearings have passed over Mini Skitty Tail's forks and every moment, from just a board to the last finishing touch, has been fun. Shot 2001...fork hit. Dang it! 2002 ... *another* fork hit. Long story short- this dogs day in the sun is done. With a moral...inspect your fork, inspect your blasted fork , inspect your dang blasted fork!

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free...
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Have a proper burial for it or perhaps you could set it on fire, but you just have to let go. It is that reason I stopped using solid wood and I only use plywood. I dont know if you can break plywood with a fork hit. Actually I dont get fork hits at all anymore because I hold my shooter at a 30 degree farward angle. Zero fork hits holding it that way and better than that no finger hits either.
MST will be properly interred
on the North wall after a trip to the taxidermist.


I'm beginning to think I can break anything I don't want broken and it wasn't that long ago I said "no fork hits" too...followed by several plus a catty kiss from Hail.

and Sam... Kenny died a long time ago and somehow resurrected nearly *every* episode...but MST is only going to burn incense from here on out
 

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Many Thanks for the condolences, well wishes, repair/resurrect thoughts and *ahem* make it right with flowers scheme ... I have a hickory back up made up (foreshadowing) but I believe the best thing for MST is to let rest in green sand.
mebbe the S'Kitty too if Pete sees fit? If my name goes on it somewhere others may like to try their hands on em too.
 

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So sorry my friend

Make another like it.
Do the same design. Make a laminate.
Use multiple layers of hard wood for the center , and then use the beautiful wood you like on the outside.

Hand made hardwood laminates rule.

I can show how to make strong,laminate , hardwood, slingshots...with using your own hands...and basic tools.
Sorry to carry on...but I take pride in the way some of my slingshots come out with a little experimentation.

You can use wood....and they are truly...Custom Made.
Even though I hunt deer with a compound bow now...I still love the hunt with my Bear Kodiak recurve #45 LB. pull.
It just means more to me when I take a buck deer, on the ground...with my recurve...or my compound
PSE Nova.
Aye Laddy... I've had a few Kodiaks and Mags, a Wing or two also...Simpler finer things is why I gave up the compound Bear LTD for recurves, then a Flatbow...then a ThunderStick and then an Obal Yukon. A 72" 70# Pearson my father bought ,used in 1942 ,hangs on the wall (hence my spool of flax linen) I string it up and shoot it every now and then...it takes weeks of prep for that old bow! I hand twist my own strings(someone named PapaBull taught me) as well as barrel taper and fletch my Port Orford shafts. Bare fingers and no sights. Hours upon months launching an arrow at variable ranges, looking for that one perfect snap shot.
We'll talk laminates soon - I have a few things on my plate that have to be settled up though.
 
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