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#1 stej

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:35 AM

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This one is for my wife. It took quite a long time to build, because I did it when I had good mood for that and there were some difficulties like too wide whole etc. 

Originally I wanted wood that is more feminine, like cherry. But on the other hand locust is such a beautiful wood with unbelievable grain. Also my wife likes slingshots from wood - she wasn't very excited from HDPE, plastics and micarta slingshots I made.. 

 

The slingshot started as a fork. The handle is thick enough so that it can be held comfortably. Also she didn't like the regular wrap&tuck attachment, so I used the other method. The bands are quite light, for BB's only, so the attachment should be ok.

 

She was surprised and liked the slingshot, now it's time to kill some cans ;)

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#2 Ibojoe

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:13 AM

Your right, the grain pattern is very nice! The top slot is A very good and clean looking way to attach flats. Very nice work!

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:33 AM

Awesomeness


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:22 AM

I love it! :)

That band attachment setup looks nice. I will definitely try it out some day...



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

Nice job, I'm sure she likes it!



#6 stej

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:09 AM

As for the top slop attachment - I don't have personally any experience, but I heard that it works quite good. Some interesting info might be in http://slingshotforu...t-more-popular/



#7 E.G.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:51 PM

Beautiful work, mate :)



#8 Quercusuber

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:01 PM

BEAUTIFUL work and photos!!!!!!

Who doesn't like that?? :)

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:10 PM

Guys, thanks for your kind words. Very appreciated :)

Btw. now imagine that whole furniture can be made from locust. I saw a kitchen table from locust and I can't get it out of my head.. :wub:



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:11 PM

Guys, thanks for your kind words. Very appreciated :)

Btw. now imagine that whole furniture can be made from locust. I saw a kitchen table from locust and I can't get it out of my head.. :wub:

Yep, locust is an AWESOME wood!!!

Check this one out I've made some time ago:

http://slingshotforu...t-golden-swirl/

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#11 MikmaqWarrior

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:36 PM

Beautiful slinger...love the choice of wood!!!

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#12 FermentedPickle

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:14 AM

Such A great piece. It looks like it would fit the hand perfectly and the grain is gorgeous

#13 Dayhiker

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:13 AM

That locust is beautiful, and it's a very strong wood, too. Great job on that one. I love it



#14 Prijon

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:14 AM

Top job!  I'm carving a locust pfs right now. Surprisingly easy to carve.

 

The American Indians like locust for bows, too. 



#15 RHTWIST

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:05 PM

Nice SS!  Great looking wood and design, just did my first top slots set up, I like it. -CD



#16 Dr J

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Nice Job !


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#17 Sharker

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Posted Today, 01:34 AM

Nice frame :)



#18 stej

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Posted Today, 02:00 AM

Thanks guys :)

It's getting warmer outside so I'll take her out with me to kill some cans.

 

♂ "Let's go out, some cans are waiting for you."

♀ "<sigh>"

♂ ".. honey, still waiting.."

♀ "you wanna have something for supper, right?"

♂ "<sigh>"






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