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Hi everyone, just wanted to share with you some pics of my latest build. It is a natural frame carved out of a spalted oak fork. I am still applying the final coats of oil but it's pretty much complete.

This is the fork how I found it, it already was very symmetrical and the right size

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After removing the bark some good spalting appeared

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After carving...

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...and sanding

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Now I am applying some oil finish

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I will upload some pics of the finished product as soon as possible! I plan to shoot 8/10 mm lead balls with it.
 

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that is a very nice and symmetrical fork, that turned out GREAT...........I've had my eyes on a pile of Oak branches

for about a year now, that I need to gather up one day, especially if any come out half as nice as this one did.

I also love the Mora carving knife..........looks like maybe the #120 ?

Love my Mora carvers..........have the 120, the 105, and even bought the little plastic red handled one that is specific

to mushroom gatherers.........comes with a little nylon bristle built into it to brush dirt off the shrooms, but I cut that piece off

and just kept the blade / handle part.
 

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Now that is a nice job on a nice piece of wood. You have this natty thing down pat.

PS: Do you like that knife? Anything you would change?
Steve, you can't go wrong with any of the Mora carving specific knives, they are fantastic, but I think my favorite is the

#105 as it has little ridges at each end of the handle, giving a bit more secure grip than the #120 does....IMHO
 

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Now that is a nice job on a nice piece of wood. You have this natty thing down pat.

PS: Do you like that knife? Anything you would change?
Steve, you can't go wrong with any of the Mora carving specific knives, they are fantastic, but I think my favorite is the

#105 as it has little ridges at each end of the handle, giving a bit more secure grip than the #120 does....IMHO
Darrell...Thanks for the input. Just looking at these small blades. I'm getting the urge to fire up the forge, but it's a waste of time if I don't know what blade/ handle combo and taper the carvers prefer. Seems like a thin spine and a long taper EQ/W a man sized handle is leading the pack right now.
 

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Thank you everyone for the kind words, yes the knife is a Mora 120 and in my opinion is perfect for carving slingshots. It's not a knife for detail work obviously but if I wanted to I could even skip the sanding process and just use the knife to finish the fork. I have carved some slingshots or other wood stuff also using my dremel but nothing beats beeing out in the woods, sitting on a rock and carving with just a knife.
 
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