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This is my new hunting slingshot, which is replacing a metal framed tubular one i made not so long ago.


It is made from Australian Gum. I cut the wood and forgot about it for a month, when i rediscovered it i saw its beauty with new eyes and had to make it. Luckily no cracks where present, so i covered it with a layer of 'aqua-proof' PVA glue, which worked AMAZINGLY. It is now waterproof, scratch-proof and has a lovely gloss over its wood pattern



My previous slingshot had marksman red tapered bands on it. These have been the only bands i have ever really used, other then tied office bands, and found they are fairly weak and HORRIBLE for natural slingshots. So i finally got round to ordering some flat-bands, from flatband, and got myself a set of Wham-O Gum rubber slingshot bands [I shortened them to my draw length], which i have discovered back twice the punch of the tubes.


The handle is wrapped with para-cord and the bands are tied with cotton.



 

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One of the things I loved about the eucalyptus is not crack as easily as other woods, and the nobility to work it. I was excellent, andbetter justice to the tree emblematic of Australia my friend? welldone!
 

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Good one YoYo and I like it. If you're going to buy elastics you can't go wrong buying the Flatband Gary gum rubber ones. I have had some of his in the past and when coupled with a tiny pocket shooter I had made back in the day combined to create a devastatingly accurate pocket shooter.....they are great elastics to the tune of my being able to hit soda cans with cheap glass marbles out to 30+ yards with great regularity with this little pocket fork I once had.

Keep us posted on how this one works out in the field!
 
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