Made this slingshot up, took me a while. i was going for a howitzer that i could shoot ttf, along the way i decided i wanted to be able to shoot ttf or over the top and left the top as it was. turned out good when all is said in done. The wood is african mahogany and the core is the same aluminum that i used for the last one, which i recently remembered i didnt receive from my scapper neighbour, i actually found this on the side of the road one day riding my bike home from work. ( he gave me a different piece but it is used as a bench for a bench press ) so with this slingshot i started the same as the last one pretty much, but as i was sanding the aluminum a problem occurred , the wood was so light colored that the water after each sanding round was not wiping it off and it seemed to be getting into the grain. so i decided to try something different and heated the thing up in the stove, it caused a few problems such as bubbling and such on the finish, as i had already applied the CA... and separated it with a flat razor blade between 2 vice grips when it was still hot. separated it up and then polished the aluminium separately. although this went very smoothly and was awesome, after adhering the piece back together i noticed it gave a different sort of look as the edges of the ally were not flat and flush with the scales, it was sorta rounded. which made it look thinner that the previous howitzer. while sanding and re finishing the scales i managed to drop and break one. eventually got it all together in a way that isnt quite perfect and i will take it apart again and figure that out when the time comes. it is fine and shoots well but i am wanting that extra bit of satisfaction. I learned a lot once again. and the next will be better. already getting started actually... more pics to come. hope you learn something from my mistakes, and any advice is greatly appreciated.