Hi. I've been skulking around for a long while looking at natural shooters to get some design ideas and try my hand at making a few... luckily I live right next to an old golf course so it has bunch of exotic and local trees making the trail around it practically an arboretum... I cut a few forks from some fallen limbs and put together my first two natural slingshots... the first is from some sort of eucalyptus tree I'm guessing and the other one was from a type of pine... the wood was so white but took on a nice yellow color after sanding (up to 220 grit) and I sprayed a buttload of coats on them with a can of Bulls Eye Shellac... the "eucalyptus" fork cracked when I let it sit a few days after de-barking... I even nuked it a bit but it didn't drop in weight significantly... whatever it is, I put one of the tree's leaves in the photo below... it was interesting wood since it was very fine grain and hard... I tried putting an epoxy and sawdust mix into the cracks... i botched the job but stopped caring since I kind of like the cracked look and I'm actually not the kind of person to make exquisitely crafted items... I really am just a filthy animal. The bunny in the photo with Pineshank is my sweet Lil Bean... she's a rescue bunny and cancer survivor... the guitar is my '72 Ovation Balladeer which has a nice crack in the sound board yet is sounds awesome (I put heavy bronze strings .014-.059 on it, tune it to open-C and play with a glass slide).