A gift for my wife's nephew

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Brazilviking, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Brazilviking

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    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!
     

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    J for Julio
     

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    Perfect adjustment on fingergrip, for hammer or finger style
     

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    With rubberbands (surgical tubular). No therabands left.
     

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  10. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Ohh wow lucky Julio, I love thin fork, I have a handfull of them at home currently :)
     
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    Nice slingshot! :)
     
  13. Wanimator

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    Not too thin really.