I wanted to try a design by Bill Hays called the Scorpion. This is a ttf shooter (oh really?) that has a very wide fork gap. This frame is about 5" wide. Strength comes from 3/4" of baltic birch plywood, although 1/2" of the stuff is sufficient. The palm swell is black walnut, which is glued and pinned with maple dowels simply for the contrast. The finish is just one quick wipe-down with linseed oil. And that red rubber on here is nothing less than home cut linatex. This stuff bands up beautifully, and has a dramatic pull for just one layer. No surprise with the stuff being so thick. I have heavily contoured each side of the frame for maximum ergonomics. And I have also done what Bill likes to do, and canted my forks backwards to compensate for the angle of the wrist while shooting. I may adopt this concept for future builds because it really adds depth to the shape of the finished frame, and makes for a more pleasing shooting experience.