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Hi all,

This was a massive fork, most probably some kind of dogwood:

Wood Gesture Finger Grass Terrestrial plant

So I had first to cut it to a measure:

Hand Plant Finger Gesture Thumb

Something in its shape naturally led me towards some kind of a Chalice design, or similar:

Automotive tire Wood Art Tints and shades Tree

Then I decided to put a butt to it, which I usually do not do, and since I could not go to my garage to find some suitable wood for it (because of the restrictions related to movement) I was lucky to find a left over of a tiny Plum Tree plate where I hardly could draw the shape of the bottom of the fork 2 times, because it is thick only 7 mm.

Building Sky Plant Road surface Skyscraper

So, here it is, sanded decently (to some 120 grit) and coated with my Turpentine-BLO-Bees Wax paste:

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Wood Metal Kitchen utensil Bone Spoon

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Wood Plant Finger Vegetable Human leg

Hand Plant Wood Human leg Thumb

I did not band it because I do not know for whom it is: if it is for me, I will put 18x12 mm TBG bands, but if it is for a friend of mine who is a hunter, the bands will be much stronger (I still need to get in contact with him), we shall see..

I hope you enjoyed,




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Looks like a hunting frame to me . That curve it has I bet feels good in the hand also has a nice butt nice job Jazz.
I think you are right, Port boy, thanks for the comment!

Very nice! Like the contrast with the butt cap.
Thanks, SLINGDUDE; yes the contrast is there and I was really lucky to find this Plum Tree leftover!

VERY clean and elegant....especially for a slingshot!!
Thanks, Old Iowan, that's a really nice comment!

Nothing wrong with that. I'd shoot it.
Thanks SJAaz, that's it!

Really nice
Thank you, J2ff!!

Very awesome buddy!
Thanks, Lbojoe, I am glad you like it!

The flat angles on the forks contrast nicely against the round handle, which compliments the light and dark color difference. Good balance and symmetry.
Thanks NSFC, I read this comment to my wife, we are both very happy with it!!

I absolutely love that frame!!
Thank you, treeman, I am glad you like it!


You started with a great natural fork, and every build decision made it better.

Hat tip you you, my friend!
Hi KawKan, that's really how it went, and I am glad you like it!

Really nice work!
Thank you, StringSlap, very much!

Great job Jazz, that came out really nice
Thanks, SLING-N-SHOT, I am glad you like it!

Really good looking frame
Hi, dogcatchersito, thank you very much!

Thats nice!
Thanks, mattwalt!

Looks nice. Congrats on a job well done
Thank you Void, very nice comment!

Absolute JEWEL!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

You're becoming quite the craftsman!!!!

Best regards ...Q
Hi Quercusuber, thank you very much for your comment! I am sure you realized by now that in each frame of this kind that I make there is a bit of your design in it?

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Beautiful work man. I love the lines and angles of the forks. Did you take the meat of the forks off with a sander of some sort, or use hand files? And the butt cap is fantastic.

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Beautiful work man. I love the lines and angles of the forks. Did you take the meat of the forks off with a sander of some sort, or use hand files? And the butt cap is fantastic.
Thank you, MikeyLikesit for the comment!

I first used coping saw to get rid of bulkier parts (like the insides of the prongs); then I used two rasps, one more coarse, and one more fine. Then I dipped the fork in the water under the tap, hair-dried it and then used sanding paper to sand off the filaments that bubbled up in the water. This process I repeated three times every time using more fine sanding paper. Of course, finally I coated it with my paste that I explained above.

By the way, this process of dipping the piece of wood in water, drying it and then sanding it is something that I learned here in the forum; one of the members, I forgot who, sorry, even confirmed that his friend who is making those wooden parts of the rifles (sorry I forgot the name in English) does this even 8-9 times.


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