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  1. Show off your homemades!
    Hi guys, I wanted to show off my first homemade slingshot fork. No idea what kind of wood that is, I have not checked for the tree it came from. I joined the forum to get some help with and show off the build of my arrow airgun. While I am missing some parts there, the pictures of slingshots...
  2. Show off your homemades!
    Hello everyone, I was asked by a friend to make them a hammer grip slingshot. Since it was supposed have a very slender grip, I opted to make two frames, just to make sure one of them fits. Both of them are made from beech deadwood that came from the same heap, if not from the same tree, so I...
  3. Show off your homemades!
    Hey, Y'All... This was a quick build as is with natties like this... didn't need to use the rasp much. Filled the cracks with fine gold glitter and CA... although I'm going to stick to mixing wood glue next time with the glitter as working with CA was messy... going along with the theme of...
  4. Show off your homemades!
    Hey, Y'All. I wanted to make another pinch-grip OTT like my other pinch-grip Juno so here she is and she is kind of feminine looking BUT there is something very eerie and perhaps sinister about this build. First, this was a very old standing dead tree alongside a prominent trail. It actually...
  5. Show off your homemades!
    I refinished an older build with TruOil and I'm digging the results. The bands are 1.25x8inch black Simpleshot, great for 5-15g ammo. It came off an old limb and I was skeptical but the core looked solid and this proved true after ripping through layers of crumbly wood and ancient worm...
  6. The latest one!
    Hey, Y'all! We had 70+ degF weather for the first time since Nov yesterday so I took the day off, drove up into the Cascades, and battled the Kakamora (see Disney's Moana) with a few of my OTT deadwood shooters... May the 4th be with you! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyz45LWxdUQ
  7. Show off your homemades!
    Hey y'all. I wanted to make another pinch-grip type of shooter because my only other one was my conus build (EGV). Plus, I haven't made any since last year so my craving to build was high. Madrona tree forks are the only deadwood fork I want to work on now. I've made about 10 so far and the...
  8. Show off your homemades!
    It's been a while since I did some shooting so I bought some of that new black rubber from Simple Shot and setup four of my shooters (from top left clockwise): Toohoolhoolzote, Troll-knuckle, Warhorn, and Piper-spirit. Inspiration: ON. :) Tomorrow I shall kill some cans.
  9. Show off your homemades!
    So it has been a long while since I've made a ss but I didn't have a TTF ss and wanted to try my hand at making one. I had a fat maple fork sitting around which seemed to be the right place to start (if you know me you know I like chunky designs). However, it was kind of a ****ty piece of wood...
  10. Show off your homemades!
    This shooter epitomizes what I'm aiming for in my build style: chunky grip, meaty fork, odd yet functional shape, high-character deadwood, slight asymmetry, dorky yet intimidating... :D The two "tooth roots" make for a really comfy and supportive grip but I have not banded it up yet... I think...
  11. Show off your homemades!
    I made these two as a pair for my buddy and his son... I experimented with a different finish by using Loctite GO2 Glue which is a polyurethane/polyoxysilane lab creation so it is clear durable and strong but slightly flexible giving a rubber-like tactile feel to it... I'm not sure if I would do...
  12. Show off your homemades!
    Earlier today I wasn't even planning on starting this one let alone posting to the forum... it took under 3 hours this evening to get it to this stage from saw and rasp to 220grit and rubbed in mineral oil... the reason was the deadwood was very crumbly in a lot of spots and powdery too yet it...
  13. Show off your homemades!
    It bothered me that I didn't finish one of my first natty builds that well on a fantastic piece of deadwood Oregon Ash so I re-worked it and I feel better about it now... I basically just chopped down the forks, deepened the bowl, added my maker mark, and put a poly finish on it... I think my...
  14. Show off your homemades!
    I wanted to try using some slots for attaching bands since I used them on my slingshot rifle so this is a bit of an experiment... it isn't as aesthetically pleasing as wrapped bands but it does the job and obviously there is no quicker method for changing bands... just roll it up a little bit at...
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