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After making 3 naturals, I thought it was time to try my hand at a board cut. Picked up 2 feet of 1X6 Red Oak at the local HD and worked on a pattern, or should I say a couple combined off the shared forum and my collection of slingshots. My intention was to create a comfortable wide fork shooter to use for larger size shot. I spaced the forks 2.5 inches and 1 3/4" high. The sling is 6" long and a total of 4" wide. Cutting out the blank was a bit of work, I used my band saw but did not have the proper blade width so had to kind of slice and dice to get it roughed out. Then came a lot of rasp, file and sandpaper work, I used a piece of 1/2" drill rod to burnish the edges all around to give a nice smooth radius to the frame, The finish is 3 coats of Linseed Oil. I selected Flatbands .050" Latex 5/8X1/2 X8 inches, pouch to fork face. Shoots 12MM steel and .44 Cal lead great. I like the way it turned out and have enough Oak left for two more. So, pretty much all hand made with basic tools. I had a great time working on it and can better appreciate what goes into some of the custom work you see on the forum. Thanks all for all the insight and encouragement.
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