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Hello SlingshotForum friends!!

Here's my latest carving on a branch of wild olive tree (Olea oleaster, not to be confused with the Asiatic species Olea Europaea subsp. cuspidata). The fork was very thick and somewhat crooked, so it took me some odd measurements to achieve a symmetry.

Finished with linseed oil and beeswax, it sports some tappered double TBS bands for 5 grams (16mm glass marbles) ammo, which I've found in recent test shootouts to be quite fast and accurate. The pouch is from a unknown brand, at least to me, and was given by our honourable member and friend Mattwalt (Cheers mate and thanks for the lovely pouches!!)

Hope you guys like it!!!

Thanks for watching!!

Q

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Another beauty my friend and in olive no less. Love those smooth lines on it. You da man Q!
Many thanks, sir, for your nice feedback!!

Tested today, it sits very comfortable in the hand.

Best regards ...Q

I was going to say another beautiful creation lol Think I still will
Thank you so much, my friend!!

I'm glad you've liked it :)

Cheers ...Q
 

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Another amazing work.

You use branch of dead Olive tree? Or you collect them when the tree as alive ?
Thank you so much, my friend!!!

Preferably, the forks must be harvested when fallen. The elements make them dry faster if you catch the branch quite some time after falling from the tree.

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I collected dead branches but the sun make the wood crack in multiple places.

I will try to collect one that was not dead for so long.
Yes, my friend. You must choose carefully the branch you're going to work

There's a thin line between a rotten fork and a well matured one.

Look for signs like the smell of the wood, degree of dryness/humidity, bark coloration, etc.

But remember: there's no best fork like the fork that has matured outdoors.

Cheers ...Q
 

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Gorgeous in every way
Oh sir!!! THANK YOU so much!!

You're very kind :) I'm glad you've liked it.

Cheers ...Q

LOVE IT..... I am a big fan of naturals.

GP
Sir, we're on the same wave!!

Naturals are my favourite kind of slingshots.

Not that I don't like or despise other types, but there's something unique, simple and classic in carving a natural slingshot.

Many thanks!!!

Q

Awesome!!!
Thank you so much, my friend!!!

I'm glad you've liked it. If we have the opportunity, a fork hunt will be on the top of my list.

I know the best places ;) Care to join?

Cheers ...Q

Q that is one sweet fork !
Thank you so much, Port boy!!!

I'm happy that you've liked my work!!

Best regards ...Q

Beautiful work!
Thank you so much for the feedback!!!

Cheers ...Q
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
it is an amazing shooter and I never thought of making a fork in that length in relation to that length of prongs, but it works!

No matter how many of them you present here, I always learn something from you!

cheers,

jazz
Oh my friend!! THANK you very much for your valuable feedback!!

Can you please be more specific in your comment? What you mean by "relation of prongs/fork"? Can you be talking about the handle size?

I really would like to know your thoughts. Your opinion is always very important to me, of course :)

I'm glad you've liked it!!!

Best regards ...Q
 
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