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First post here, though I've followed the forum for a while. I had to clear the yard of a bunch of Mayday trees last summer, and while working I saved out 10 or 12 forks, which are all dry now. I thought I'd start shooting again after a 40 year break. The plan is to do chained rubber band elastics and scraps of leather for the pouch. Not sure whether to do OTT or TTF.
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Looks good so far. The forks are a little long for my taste, when longer there is more torque against your wrist. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Welcome back to the slinging life style.

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Thanks. I'll cut the forks down for the finished slingshot. I'd like enough clearance to avoid hand strikes (which I remember from the Wrist-Rocket I used to shoot) but low enough to make it easy to control. Those forks are about 4 inches currently. I was thinking about 2 inches where the pouch passes over the base of the fork.

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Welcome back and looking good so far, but yeah, I agree with @NSFC with the forks being a bit too long as you will have a lot of unnecessary wrist torque......but, it is your fork to build how you see fit, but if you leave them that long, please, at least put a lanyard on.

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You can always choke up on the forks to alleviate the wrist torque...but I personally like the look of a 1:3 fork ratio...so the fork height from the waist is 1/3 of the overall fork length...approximately...
Have fun with the build...cant wait to see the finished product
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Welcome!

Long forks, and handles, give you places to hold/clamp while working on a natural fork.

You're off to a great start.

Heck, start off OTT, cut the tips perpendicular to the fork. It makes for a very secure, confidence building attachment. With all those forks queued up, you can try a different attachment with each build.

Chained office rubber is a good place to start.

Leather scraps make good pouches if they are good and strong. Rectangles about 2-1/2 by 5/8 inches or so should get you started.

Enjoy!
 
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