I've recently discovered a great source for exotic hardwoods to make your slingshots from. Do a google search for 'free hardwood samples'. This will invariably bring up results for wood flooring suppliers that are more than willing to send a handful of samples. They do ask for a phone number and email, but I keep an extra email address for just such an occasion and none of them have ever called me. Most offer free shipping and don't even ask for a credit card up front.<br><br>I've collected samples of all manner of wood. Teak, purpleheart, black walnut, limba korrina, birdseye maple... lots of great specimens that will be made into wicked slingshots soon. <br><br>Give it a try!