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Yep looks Good! If you are open to suggestion? Whenever you roast Maple, the color comes (of course) from the sugars in the wood. So the scorch on the fork tips is from from the ends heating faster than the main body. You may have seen pictures of turkeys or rack of lamb with lil' booties on the ends of the bone to keep them from burning before the mass cooks. Same apply's here. If you cap the extremities with foil, (shiny side out) you will get a better cook on the main body without burning the lesser extremities. :twocents:
 

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Yep looks Good! If you are open to suggestion? Whenever you roast Maple, the color comes (of course) from the sugars in the wood. So the scorch on the fork tips is from from the ends heating faster than the main body. You may have seen pictures of turkeys or rack of lamb with lil' booties on the ends of the bone to keep them from burning before the mass cooks. Same apply's here. If you cap the extremities with foil, (shiny side out) you will get a better cook on the main body without burning the lesser extremities. :twocents:
Sweeeet tip flipgun, truly appreciate that. I knew the grain popped from the sugars, but didn't even think about why the ends were burning....but should've cuz it makes total sense, and I will definitely try that tip next time, thanks brother.

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Beautiful Darrell. Your wife finally let you use the oven?!?! Lol. I'm really interested in this roasting the maple. I recently acquired a new fender tele, (surprise Christmas present from my wife) it has a roasted maple neck, and it's gorgeous. Really love these!!
LOL Shane, no Sir......I actually caught a great sale (50% off) on some toaster ovens at Kroger, so snapped one up and used that.

Great surprise Christmas gift btw.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone
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I've spent days and days 'building' a sling from scraps of wood, metal, garbage...you name it. To see such symmetry and beauty come out of Mother Nature and a tweak of patience makes me want to toss my power grinder.

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Nothing like a nice natural Mo, tks. That small one actually reminds me of a Copperhead snake a bit.

BTW, how're you liking new Southern home ? Hope y'all are settling in with no troubles.

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Sir, congratulations on those frames!!

Simple, well-finished, stylish classical slingshots. What's not to like?? :D

Clever process of roasting the wood gives them great character. They seem to have endured pretty nicely the high temperatures.

By the way, very nice pictures (as you know, I'm also a fan of seasoned tree stumps as background!!)

Best regards ...Q
 
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