This is slingshot #8. I'm a little out of order here but my #7 is still being finished. this is by far the roughest slingy I've made. And the quickest. I started cutting the bark back a few weeks ago and noticed the damage from bugs so I sat it aside and worked on another. But this evening I just kept looking at it and decided," what the heck? I'll make a rough one from it. - think it'll make a decent shooter even if it ain't the most beautiful. The bug damage is restricted to the handle so it doesn't cause any weakness in the forks.