Just so no one gets me wrong I LOVE certain boardcuts, My Flatband pocket shooter, My Wham O sportsman, and while I don't have one yet I would love to have a creation by Bunntbuster, the thing is I'm a old school guy, through the fork, gum rubber lover. (not to forget my brass beauties from Pete Hogan)
But and it's a big BUT making naturals is what I enjoy most, the whole experience from hiking through the woods, to peeling bark and seeing what the wood has to show, scrapping and polishing, to banding them up and shooting a few rounds before grabbing the next fork to unwrap it like a present....I'm not a artist like many here, nor a engineer, or even a craftsman. My forks are rustic at best, simple and under powered by most standards, but they shoot, I can put a marble through a pizza box at ten yards and dent the heck out of the steel shed behind it. They are fun to me that's all that counts, if I sell a few great (can always use the money), if I give a few away to people who enjoy them that's great too, if they set in a box in my closet thats cool too because they gave me a good deal of pleasure making them, To me they will always be just a forked stick and a piece of rubber.