I have a small bucket of Olive chunks cutoffs. Some of them are really pretty, and I wanted to figure a way to use them.
Recently the compact vs. micro slingshot discussions have had me thinking about what "compact" really entails. You could make a pfs for example, but if it's three inches thick is it really all that compact?
Anyway, my pondering lead me to wanting to try laminating a palm swell. I stuck a hunk of Olive heartwood onto the handle of one of the leftover bamboo frames from my Boy Scouts job.
It was a little challenging, owing to the awkward shape of the Olive. I've laminated whole boards together before but these smaller pieces are a whole other ball game. In the end the best clamp for the job was office rubber!
I'm really pleased with the result, and really regret not putting more effort into finishing it. There's just so much lockup when I grip it, and I have big hands (xl gloves) measurements below.
Thanks for stopping by.
4 1/4 tall
3 1/2 fork width
3/4 universal flatband forks
1 1/2 thickest part of handle