This is my first natural slingshot. I made it for my son from a dogwood fork that he brought me. It's the first time I've tried to get a really nice finish like this. The finish is Watco Danish Oil Finish wet sanded with progressively fine sandpaper. After the first coat of finish, I wet the sandpaper with the Danish Oil and sanded as the finish soaked in. Then I wiped it clean and waited for it to dry before applying another coat. I think this is 3-4 coats.