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#1 Ordie69

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:07 PM


This is the result from a dogwood fork I cut last year and totally forgot about. It has been drying in the garage for about 14 months. I had no idea what the eventual shape was going to be and the result, pardon the pun, just felt natural. I don't know if it mimicks a design that is already out there and subconciously I copied it or if it is the result of too many cold beers today. In any event here it is. It fits in the palm very comfortably. I will band it up in a few days to see how it shoots.

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#2 AARON V.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

Nice work!!! Looks very original to me...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

Very nice looking catty. Carving out all the dogwood must have been a chore. What tools did you use?

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#4 Ordie69

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Very nice looking catty. Carving out all the dogwood must have been a chore. What tools did you use?


Actually it wasn't too bad. I used a belt sander with 80 grit to shave most of the excess away and a dremmel for shaping and then down to a rasp and finally hand sanding with 150 and 220 grit. Most of the work was done with the belt sander.

I think the most difficult part was not dropping my beer :)

Edited by Ordie69, 19 July 2012 - 06:20 PM.


#5 Chepo69

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

I like the way, excellent my friend Ordie

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:08 PM

One must save the beer at all costs. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:44 PM

Nice Job!!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:51 PM

Has a tough, squat look to it! I do not recall another like it. Very nice job.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

I have never seen dogwood shaped flat like that. It's a fine looking wood. Nice job!

#10 kingmurphy

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

great one day im gonna find me a dogwood fork i just know it :bouncy: thanks

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#11 Berkshire bred

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

thats a nice slingshot, dogwood is the wood that rufus hussey used on a lot of his slingshots. i actually have a very similar looking slingshot in my own collection the only difference is that the forks are shorter. i can not remember what wood it is for sure but it might be beech but i know that it is not dog wood.

#12 Quercusuber

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

Amazing post and slingshot!!!! What can I say: drink a few more beers :)

#13 Usal1023

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

Nice shooter curious to how it shoots for you. Be sure to let us know

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#14 Bob Fionda

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

It looks very strong. Well made!

#15 slingshooterman

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

Great Work! It looks sturdy.

#16 Ordie69

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

Thanks all. I banded it up today and it is solid as a rock. Going to have to form the handle a bit more to make it more comfortable to hold but it is an accurate shooter.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Nice little shooter!




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