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Life is about balance.

After presenting a brutal, ugly, frightening slingshot crossbow today, I needed to make its counterpart.

A humble, basic, pleasing frame.

I chose moor oak for the wooden part, sunken for 2000 years in airless depths. It got resurrected, and then turned into a slingshot!

The wood is very dark, and also very lightweight. I had to strengthen it with stainless steel to give it back the sturdyness it once had. 12 mm!

The wood "skin" has 2 mm walls, that is all.

I left the handle a bit rectangular towards the end (the "butt"). I like it that way! I will shoot it in the index+thumb-on-the-fork style.

The polished steel and the dark wood are very pleasing to my eyes. It is very smooth. Again, the wood is natural, no staining, no coating.







How do you like it?

Jörg
 

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Thanks, Baumstamm. It is true, after 18 months of making slingshots every weekend, I have gotten fairly good with the welding gear, the lathe and the files...
 

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Simple elegance , very pleaseing to the eye ! thanks for the view Joerg !

-Scott
 

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I really like it! You should open a museum!

I really think it's time for a Slingshot Museum or a section in an museum!
 

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Like most of your stuff this is exquisite, o master of the fork!
 

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WOW! Very Cool Slingshot! Great wood too!
 

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I've got some bog oak, and a lot of other bits of nice wood that are cut for knife handles. It looks like you've come up with a good way to use these.

Is there any reason why they need to be round? Could you make it out of plate and enclose it like a hidden-tang knife?
 

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Another great slingshot very elegant, but I have to say, calling your X-bow ugly couldn't be farther from the truth.
 

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...moor oak for the wooden part, sunken for 2000 years in airless depths. It got resurrected...


Joerg....just the idea of that wood is cool!!! I'm really drawn to slingshots and anything else that have a "good story!!!"
Love the moor oak!!! Great choice and job!!!
 
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