Anti handslap Yew natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by jakobkurt32, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    This is a dead yew fork i found in my secret yew supply ;)
    it looks as though its been dead for quite a while as the heartwood is rather dark (the fresher it is the more orange it is).

    But it is surely a different shooting experience having ZERO handslaps!!
    Can now shoot for hours on end!!
     

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  2. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    That looks amazing great sling

    J
     

  3. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    WOW that is awesome! i love the tabs that allow you to have ttf, great idea.
     
  4. thehornedal

    thehornedal Junior Member

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    Did you carve out that sling from a big fork?

    If... make a blueprint it should be awesome!

    Really nice sling! LOVE IT!
     
  5. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Nice Idea! Usually the natural fork shapping/carving requires a lot of work and some special tools, but you came up witha a simple and original solution!
     
  6. Hardtimes

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    agreed, this gets me thinking about using this type of band arrangement with Molded SS. it would be very easy to set the band to come through the fork rather than around it.
     
  7. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    cool idea to try this at an natural
     
  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Very nice work and a beautiful piece of wood as well! I have never got to work with yew, but it looks great!
     
  9. Obelix

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  10. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Thats a great looking natural and a nice idea with the band attachment!
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    wow ! a natural TTF shooter, nice looking !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!! i love yew
     
  13. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Great looking natural slingshot!
    You did an awesome job on this one, jakobkurt32. :)
     
  14. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    Thanks guys!!! I really like the look of it too! But I'm pretty much a hammer grip shooter now.... I have never really been able to shoot with one eye closed... It throws my "feel" out of whack... But it definitely looks good on my wall!!! And I'll have another shoot with sometime!;)
     
  15. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Beautiful wood, and nicely crafted.

    If you are shooting marbles with those double bands it must prevent some pretty hard slaps--impressive.
     
  16. dualkim

    dualkim New Member

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    Dude that slingshot almost looks exactly like my slingshot :D
     
  17. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    love yew wood, but be care full sanding it an wear a mask, the dust is poisenis