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Hello mates,
I'd like to share with you my ultimate slingshot I named Flamenca, inspired by a recent trip to Andalusia, Spain.
The wood is an alder root and the shape reminds me a flamenco dancer. Her measures are 90-60-90...just kidding...actually they're: lenght cm. 17 - outer wide forks cm. 15 and between the forks about cm. 4,5. She's very handy and balanced, the grip is comfortable and stable for a right hand shooter because the wrist is gently embraced by the base of the handle and the thumb leans on the top of the left fork. Form and function are in harmony.
I've finished her with sandpaper up to 2500 grip, camellia oil and beeswax.
Thanks for watching, cheers. Bob.
 

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wow that is interesting, the root is naturally beautiful, but this one has ergos that make it have a natural brace, interesting how you work with nature to make such unique creations.
 

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As always, you take exactly what nature gives you and make it beautiful, so beautiful and graceful that it should go to the Uffizi.

Cheers
 

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Wow, awesome looking piece of wood!
You did a perfect job finishing it.

Also reminds me a bit of the tailfin of a diving whale.
 

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A very good eye there to pick out the potential in a piece of wood like that. Very nice Bob.
 

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Thank you very much to all mates.
AnTraxX: you're right, I didn't realize that she also look like a tail of a diving whale.
 

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Wow bob. That's crazy! Totally crazy! All those contours and curves must have really taken time to sand evenly. You are an artist.
 

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It's like you uncovered a diamond!
 

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Un Fionda sin duda mi amigo, y las castañuelas? jejeje! muy hermoso el color y el veteado.
 

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Fantastic shape!!! It resembles a flamenco female dancer in deed. This work is on the treshold of sculpture
Congratulations
By the way, flamenco is one of favorite music styles...This slingshot has "duende"!!
 
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