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Old 05-13-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Hello fellow slingers.
There is long time since I posted a new sling,and the time has come.
I found in a hiking (in winter) to a nearby mountain a strange fork attached to a wild strawberry tree,and sawed it off.
Wild strawberry wood (in comparison to olive) is harder when green,softer when seasoned but very rarely splits () ,physically or artificially seasoned.

Tools used knife,saw,rasp,sand paper,drill and my hands

It has a "magazine" with magnets holding the bearings,it stores 8 of 12mm or 10 of 10mm,very easy to grab,extremely comfortable in comparison with the classic vertical grip BUT a very bad shooter because of the fork angle pouch hits it before projectile is fully released,so it will serve as concept sling to my small collection than a fully functional.
BUT Because of that angle is very accurate the few times i managed to shoot properly,I will test some weird pouch design before final assessment

PS.Wood is not burned,for some reason after removing the bark becomes light brown,after applying wax and oil took the color you see and darken very much to some areas.


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Old 05-13-2017, 03:29 PM   #2
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Wow, that wood has a lot of character. Fine looking thing. Too bad it´s not that good to shoot.


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Old 05-13-2017, 04:08 PM   #3
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Mhhh made with love thats gonna shoot interesting
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Nice. I like forward cant forks. I have one on my desk trying to decide what it wants to be now.
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I have one on my desk trying to decide what it wants to be now.
Let your knife decide it! My swiss knife got the best ideas
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That's is what usually happens, but the stick has to be ready first.
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Wow.... perfect. You got the best from that fork out to this world!
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Great natty with loads of character! Nice find!
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