New natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by man_thursday, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Inspired by Saderath's work (https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f5/latest-naturals-30100/) and a Moorhammer, I took a dogwood fork and made this slingshot with a canted fork. I tried to take some pictures along the way to show the process. It's only my second natural, so I'm still learning quite a bit. One thing for certain, dogwood is really hard!

    Here is the fork (with one small branch already sawed off):
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    After some of the rough work done:
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    After finishing:
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    And after banding with TBG:
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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Very, very nice! Great job on that!
     

  3. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    yes, it's very very very nice! :)
     
  4. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    You are very handy!!! Piece of art!!!
     
  5. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Wow, realy nice job.Nice shape and nice grain. When i see this, i think it´s time for me to make a natural.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I thought that it was bigger. But now I see it is a very nice size. VERY well done!
     
  7. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Thanks! I was pretty happy with the finish, but if I started over I would make the handle a bit different. I guess that's a good reason to make another!
     
  8. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Who needs a reason to make another?;)
     
  9. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Good wan man it turned out better than I thought it would!

    J
     
  10. LW

    LW New Member

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    As Flipgun already mentioned, there is no need for a reason to make another and another and another slingshot…:D
    This one is very nice - indeed, nice wood, nice finish and the form is a little different to all the other M.Hammers on the market.

    Keep on making new ones and most important, keep on showing us your creations. :)
     
  11. Thistle

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    Spectacular job on your second natural! I remember your first dogwood natural, Virginia man!

    Love those canted forks too.
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  12. Snader76

    Snader76 Dysfunctional Member

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    Piece of art!
    I got a question that was probably ansvered many times before, but anyway...
    Forks tilting forward what are the advantages vs straight or tilted backwards?
    I just curious on pros and cons of different designs.
    Thanks.
     
  13. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Fork Canting

    I think the primary advantage of forks that are canted forward is that it increases your draw length. In my case, the fork was already shaped that way and I thought it looked pretty cool. :)