Well I hadn't made a slingshot for 55 years, and then I discovered the Slingshot Channel. After watching all the videos on YouTube, I spent hours studying your postings and got very enthused. A friend gave me some firewood and amongst it was a large fork that looked challenging. I sawed it and split it and rasped it and sanded it until it fit my hand. When I put lindseed oil on it the color went from dirty white to ugly yellow. I've sent away for bands (I used inner tubes for the last one) and we'll see how that goes when they get here. I'm new here but one thing a lot of you don't know yet is that slingshots are a comfort to you in old age! Here is my humble attempt to give it a shot!