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Mr. Mars
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In Arizona we have eucalyptus, pine, mesquite, juniper, citrus. What do you guys recommend for cutting my own tree fork?
 

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Eucalyptus is a hard wood, so it should be ok.
Keep in mind that my uncle is shooting a tree fork so thin and soft, that a new born could snap, and he shoots heavy, hunting rubber. He just holds the frame right behind the attached rubber, so no strain goes to the body of the slingshot.
I did give him a nice Wasp Delta Wing though ????
 

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Thanks guys, that makes a lot of sense. Any fruit tree. I see how a good thumb brace eliminates a lot of strain too.
 

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Yeah, i seem to recall this from a video from Nathan at Simpleshot; he said if the tree makes a nut or a fruit it's probably fair game for making slingshots.
 

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Yeah, I don’tuse Pine or cedar, bout anything else after I get the bark off and look at it, then make up my mind, some I keep, some I toss
 
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