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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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Looks quite good, and I'm sure it looks great in person. It appeared to me the concensus was favoring that style in your beauty contest. At the very least it was one of the favorites.
 

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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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