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Here's a frame carved from a wood type you don't see very often. This is American Dogwood. This wood was famous as being the wood of choice for "Beanflippers" in the eastern and southern U.S. The branches from this smallish tree were prized by old timers for forks. It is very rare to see a board cut slingshot from this wood because it really doesn't grow that big and thick enough for board lumber. This came from a very old Dogwood. I was able to get 4 blanks from the twisted plank. Deciding whether one slot or two for this historic "flipper" wood! We'll keep it old fashioned! Flatband


 

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So pretty, and such great craftsmanship -- can't help but love those two, FB!
 

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I'm in LOVE, two slots would be my choice. Great forks....
 

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Very nice Flatband! I like 'em.
 

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Beautiful Friend!!!!
 

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Thanks guys! Working this stuff reminded me a little of Apple wood.Yeah, ol Rufus had him some Dogwood forks for sure! Would love to get some more of this stuff!! Flatband
 

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Gary, these must be fantastic up close. I bought one of those basic beanshooters from you and the picture looked all flat and plain, yet when it came it proved to be beautifully sanded and finished in a deep shiny lacquer. Gorgeous!
 
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