Fellow forum member Theodor from Crete sent me some orange forks from trees his grandpa seeded and that had to be chopped down 60 years later or so. I already made a slingshot from one of them: https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f5/lascivious-jaundice-orange-wood-shooter-28595/ I was stunned by the even yellow color, and thought they would all be like that. Just out of boredom, I started to work on the second fork last week - and was surprised that this one looked way different. Very gnarly, lots of character! It was too flat for a good hammer grip shooter, but once again my leftover exotic wood pile saved me. I laminated two pieces on and was in business with the frame. I decided to go for the shiny poly coating again, came out great. For those who want to try their hands on such a "Japanese Laquering" job, here is my build along document (lots of pics): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2lOiwtIPanYdGNEREhjQUp4VUU/edit?usp=sharing Have fun!