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I found a hickory tree up rooted by a recent tornado in Oklahoma while on vacation and cut a few forks from it. I went out to the shop today and made this one. Thanks to some rubber from Baumstamm, I was able to rig it with Theraband gold. So thank you very much Baumstamm. It's tied off with six inches from knot to knot.
 

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Perfect size and shape, Smit.
You guys who live in areas where there are lots of trees have it made (in the shade, I might add).
 

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Nice fork, Smitty. And hickory is pretty unbreakable, too.
 

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That Smitty luck, first time that I see a natural fork of walnut. you had left splendid.


Chepo
 

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Thank you so much guys, I was wondering if I might have overworked it a bit. It feels pretty good when I shoot it.
 

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nice one, hope my rubber isn´t to long?
Rubber was fine, I just rigged it to shoot like a bat out of ****. I think the ammo hits the target before I let go of the pouch ! Your pouches are fantastic too ! I also love the slingshots you sent to me when we traded. They show a lot of thought in the design. I'm gonna copy the black one here soon. I call it my ninja slingshot.
 

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Do you sand it flat like a boardcut?
I have a power planer, so the first thing I did was plane down both sides till flat, then I used my scrollsaw to cut the shape out of the natural fork. I know...I should have used just my pocket knife, but I am spoiled.
 

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Being Hickory it should last forever!!!! Nice Job!!!
 

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Thanks Pallan. I wanted to get a truck load of those hickory tree forks, but they had the bulldozers out pushing it all away. I had to hurry because we didn't have time and all I had was my leatherman saw. A good saw, but a little short on the length.
 

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Very, very, very nice fork. I like the idea to use a natural to make a "boardcut".

My leatherman even got no saw! so be lucky
 
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