A little over a week ago, Will and I met in person. We had talked about doing this for over a year as Will was working in the area, we just never managed to make it happen. Well I had some extra time off over the holidays and contacted him to see if we could work something out. We met up for breakfast and spent about 2 hours chatting about slingshots and other stuff. For those that may be wondering, Will is as genuine in person as he is on the forum. What you see is what you get. I think we both really enjoyed the time together. During that time, Will presented me with a gift. Over a year ago, I had sent Will a gift during the 2013 trade. He wasn't able to participate in the trade, so I offered to send him a one-way trade. He agreed only if he could send me something somewhere down the line. I told him that wasn't necessary, but left it to him to decide what to do. As you may recall, what followed shortly thereafter was the infamous 'Christmas Torpedo' that was aimed squarely for Will's front door, showing the well-known kindness of many members from this forum. It's a great story if you get a chance to read the thread. Back to the original trade. I was not aware that Will had held on to his plan to send something my way, and honestly, I wasn't looking for, nor expecting anything. But as we came to the end of our meeting, he presented me with his side of our belated 2013 Christmas Trade - Ashes Some of you have already seen this creation. If you don't recall, it's a beautifully spalted piece of tamarind wood shaped into an absolutely beautiful slingshot based on the Axiom design, that is really something to behold. Since Will doesn't currently have the proper space for applying a poly finish during the winter, he left it simply oiled to bring out those beautiful lines. He did recommend a sealing coat to protect the wood, so I spent several days applying a rubbed poly finish to seal the wood and give it just a little shine. In the end, this gorgeous very lightweight, yet tough as nails slingshot will take a place among the other treasures I've received from members here. Now that I've made my obligatory Withak-length post, you may feast your eyes once more on "Ashes", given the Withak photo treatment - which means moss will be seen in at least one photo Enjoy! And thank you again Will!!