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I used Red Oak and Lignum .Lignum Vitae (Guayacan),guaiacum officinale, (C.Am)
"Wood of Life" is perhaps the heaviest densest wood in the world. Beautiful black green and brown grain. Turns like plastic in the lathe. 80+lbs per cubic foot, sinks in water. I made the red oak from a full cut oak log. I only used the center of the log and made it in an old school style. I put polyurethane on it and used Flatbands band set up. The Lignum I off set the forks so when I shoot flip style the forks are alligned and centered on my hand. I will use Gary's Flatbands on this one also. It is for shooting right handed and I put a thumb notch on the fork. The wood is great to work with, it has a sweet fragrance when sanding and the grain is very smooth and fine. I put tung oil on it to give it a glossy shine, but it did not work. I do not want to use polyurethane but something to keep the natural luster of the wood. Any suggestions?
 

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Hey thanks for the information, and thanks for the complaiment. Sorry about the photos I used my cell phone. the slingshot wood appearance is much nicier than the photos. The lignum has many colors in the wood grain. and the oak has stripes that look like a tiger. I will be making more. All I have is a jig saw and a drill press and sander, so these two are the end product. I like to experiement with different woods. I have some english chestnut and the rareiest wood in the world (snakewood) to make a few more. thanks
 
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