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Hey Guys,
I'm new to this forum. I made my first board cut out of 3/4 inch maple. I like the look of a natural so I decided to design it to look natural (or so I thought). I took some clay and modeled it into the natural shape I wanted. I then transferred it onto the piece of maple. Next I cut it out, shaped it and then sanded it. After a few coats of poly, it was ready for bands. I ordered a set of Bill Herriman Express Bands. I was very satisfied by the quality of these bands and how quickly they were shipped. I installed the bands then wrapped the handle with some blue cord. Then I went outside with a handful of marbles and did some shooting. Here are some pictures: I call it "The T-bone". All comments welcome!
 

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Thank you for the encouragement! It took a bit of work but I really enjoyed doing it. -Woodtech
It really grows on you, especially if you enjoy wood working. I started making slingshots 5 months ago. I have made 19. I have 3 more laid out for cut out tomorrow. You think of something new, and you have to try it. It also gives me a good use for all the scrap wood i collected from making bows for the last 12 years.
 

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Really nice job Woodtech! You are living up to your name Bud! Flatband
 

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That's a great-looking slingshot. Not too big at all. I like how it looks like a natty but is actually a board-cut.

Very nice finishing out.

WD40
 

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Looks like the only slingshot you will ever need for any kind of challenge. Very good work and an inspiring finish, love how you wrapped it.
 

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Amazing, a piece of art. Welcome to the forum.
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Excellent work and like the others said if you hadn't informed us it was a board cut I would have thought it a natural. You did a superb job of finishing and sanding!

Please show us any further projects you undertake.
 
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