I've been learning about bees and wasps lately as they start to accomodate themselves in my bee house. A few of my designs started looking a bit bee-ish, so I decided to name therm Bee, Hornet and Wasp. This is the first prototype of the Bee - Bee P1
The main structure (head, thorax and abdomen?) is 18mm birch plywood picked up off the floor at work. This one was going to be the template, but I changed the design slightly, so I figured I might as well finish this one off to test the shape.
The palm swell section is laminated from Indian rosewood and some kind of spruce from a packing case. Possibly German spruce from a piano crate. There's a sapele spacer and a kauri veneer between the palm swell and the frame.
The whole lot was stained yellow and then sprayed with satin lacquer.
It can shoot looped tubes either OTT or TTF and will take OTT flatbands as well.
I think this is my favourite boardcut so far and I have a few cunning ideas for it yet. This is another step down the path on my quest for a perfect straight-wrist slingshot.