...but first he makes a board! The European Dogwood brush that I felled 26m months ago already gave me many great slingshots. The hardest, most dense wood that is native to Germany always delivers! I thought I owe the brush one last great slingshot. But all of the big forks are gone! So I took the lowest, thickest part of the trunk and made a thick board from it, then slowly, painfully and sweatily shaped it into a Rambone variation. I kept it thick and wide, too show of the wonderfully spalted heartwood, but also to achieve the strength required for my strongest bands. When the rasp and file finally fell silent, I attached some rope and tested the stability in the vise. This one held 50 kg without problems, more than twice the strength I need. Then the finishing began. Filled all the gaps and cracks with epoxy (I don't want to rely on glue and always do the vise tests before the epoxying). Several coats of polyurethane, sanded and polished as always. This won't ever change color or rot. I love the heavy, super smooth handle, and the reddish-brown color! Probably the nicest piece I made from that dogwood.