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 My most beautiful natural slingshot?

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PostSubject: My most beautiful natural slingshot?   March 16th 2011, 2:45 pm

Found this frame on a Sunday morning walk through the woods. Good that I always carry a foldable saw with me!

It was a dead tree, already started to wither a bit. But it felt solid.

I did not expect much when I started to work on it, but then I discovered that there was a layer of pink underneath the bark! When I polished the fork, it turned out that the grain is just beautiful. Very dark brown around the knobs, in some places almost white and of course the pink...

I did NOT tint it, this is the natural color. I only used clear poly to protect it and to bring out this "wet" look.

Isn't it amazing that dead wood, when harvested just on time, often has the nicest grain?

A great shooter, banded it up with very light target bands - it is strong enough for serious bands, too.










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PostSubject: Re: My most beautiful natural slingshot?   March 16th 2011, 2:54 pm

A true beauty mate, I tried to make a slingshot once, bloody thing broke. But that is just amazing. How many lb is the draw on it?

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PostSubject: Re: My most beautiful natural slingshot?   March 16th 2011, 2:59 pm

Great find !!

I like every bit of it,..... especially the two-tone color, and the fantastic natural design the "knot" makes.

It reminds me of Damascus steel,.... only made out of wood.




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PostSubject: Re: My most beautiful natural slingshot?   March 16th 2011, 4:12 pm

Very nice Jorg You've given what would have eventually be rotting wood an excellent beauty makeover...Not too mention a whole new life!!! cheers Cool Cool Cool cheers

Just out of interest Jorg...What type of folding saw You use, I ask this as I have a Bahco (Which apparently Kershaw makes for Bahco) Laplander arriving any day now and they are sposed to be the best one for he money (£15.20 SHIPPED), Heres a link;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380314825432&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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How many lb is the draw on it?

Totally random stab in the dark I'd guess somewhere between 20-30lb but I could be way off, An prolly am! scratch Rolling Eyes Embarassed Very Happy

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