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I decided to do a little pocket-sized design of my own, with a leftover piece of laminate, that was used to make my last shooter. Brazilian Walnut, sandwiched in between Birdseye Maple. It's alot of fun to shoot.

 

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I use Titebond wood glue, but there are other wood glue brands that'll work.
 

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Hey Bud, love the little ripples in the throat! Nice pattern too! Flatband
 

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I have been suprisingly accurate with this design. The only other pocket sized boardcut I've ever shot was Flatband's Ergo design. It has flown out of my hand 3 or 4 times, but the handle could be a little bigger next time. The distance between the forks is almost dead-on Flatband's, though it was not intentional. I drew the design on graph paper.

I have decided I'm going to make this my main shooter, as well as a Natural fork, at the Alverton Tourny. This way I'm shooting my own design, and a Natural design. I would be much more comfortable shooting a Tex or Flatband design, but I believe I can adjust enough to be in the hunt. I'll be happy with a top 5, but won't be disapponited with 10th, considering the expected turnout.
 

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Very Distinctive design! To avoid the "getting out of hand" syndrome add a lanyard hole line with brass tube from the hobby/hardware store and flare the ends firmly and add further to the distinctiveness.
 

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Very Distinctive design! To avoid the "getting out of hand" syndrome add a lanyard hole line with brass tube from the hobby/hardware store and flare the ends firmly and add further to the distinctiveness.
I agree, though I've decided to give it a leather bra
. Lacing it up right now. I think that will do the trick, but if it doesn't, I'll leave enough for a landyard.

P.S....It flies out of my hand after I shoot, so the landyard would only prevent it from going to the ground. Thought I needed to clear up that it wasn't flying back at me.
 

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I wrapped it with some cowhide, but it was a bit bulky, so I did it over with some deerskin. Much better feel for a pocket-shooter.

 

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It looks lovely, but you should have wrapped a more ordinary frame.
 

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I wrapped it with some cowhide, but it was a bit bulky, so I did it over with some deerskin. Much better feel for a pocket-shooter.

more of a bustiere than a bra ... leather and lace is sassy none the less . I do concur with ZDP tho - that frame is quite the looker au naturale and to give it a full cover-up like that hides those good looks.
 

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Jim,
Just curious it may already have crossed your mind, but ever thought about cutting some shapes on the front or back of the leather to expose some wood? I just thought of it when I recall you mentioning the beauty of osage orange wood. I don't know if there are punches out there that are similar to them cookie cutters. BTW the leather and laces look great!
 

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I guess that is a downfall to covering a frame, but you can always come to slingshotforum.com to see the original
. I have thought about cutting out patterns in the leather, but once you do that, the leather is going to stretch. You would have to re-inforce it with some lacing I believe.
 
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