This weekend I went to the house of my wife's parents for a family lunch. For my surprise, I found her nephew, Julio, scratching a small, skinny fork with a blunt kitchen knife. "I'm building a slingshot"-he said.The fork seemed so weak and it was very light weighted, so I thought "It's going to break in the first pull". Surprisingly, when I tryed to squeeze it (in an attempt to break and prevent the foreseen accident), it revealed itself as an extremely hard and elastic wood. The forks were 0.9 cm thick, but resisted my both hands (I have quite strong hands due to brazilian jiu jitsu trainning and orthopaedic surgerys)! I made he take me to the tree where he collected it. It was a small one, about 2 meters tall, with plenty of forks, all with the same angle, about 40 degrees. I don't know its name (trying to find out), but a collected some really big and hard ones. Soon I'll show some work with it. As for Julio, I took that small fork and personalized it for his hand size. Great wood indeed!