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I don't own a router.
That means I get to jigsaw, dremel, and sand the crap out of my slingshots.
But it's still fun and I have no regrets.
Here is after the jigsaw, which only took about 30 minutes:
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Then comes the fun of patience and precision.. Dremel, sandpaper, Steel Wool, and finish.
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Yellowheart + Leopardwood
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Zebrawood + Redheart
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All finished with linseed oil, and a bit of wax..the best finish.

I was sceptical of the "pocket predator" style at first, but it's insanely accurate compared to other styles in my opinion.(the "zebra lines" help ;)"

What do you guys think of the redheart/zebrawood combo? The piece of yellowheart I got was perfectly shaped for a slingshot, in terms of the grain; I have used 3 bands of gold theraband per side for a few days and it's held up no problem :D
All of my previous tries at a natural failed due to rapid drying of the wood; tried wax and paint on ends but neither worked well enough. Never giving up though. I'll be back (possibly for trades for exotic woods)
 

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Lol good job. I don't have any power tools what so ever no drill, no jigsaw, no dremel- which explains the rough look on my slingshots(Check out my threads). I use baby oil for my finish as I have nothing else. My parents are very strict and I'm on budget. Your two slingshots look really nice. The redheart/zebrawood combo looks awesome, the stripes compliment the reddish colour and they blend in perfectly. You are very talented. Great work!
 

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These are beautiful!! That 'pocket predator' looks amazing. The zebra wood seems to 'shade' into the red heart and gives it depth and a ton of character! Very impressive! !
 

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Verny nice and shiny.

Could not imagine how to hold these kind of slingshot. Any photos?
 

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Shot Slinger
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Verny nice and shiny.

Could not imagine how to hold these kind of slingshot. Any photos?
sorry for the insanely delayed response; hopefully you got it by now but i'll explain.

you hold it with your knuckles facing up, and the slingshot "sideways"; the 4 grooves are facing up, and fit your fingers; the one larger point is for the thumb to rest on. then you hold the pouch the same distance away from your eyes in correlation with the length of the forks.

Insanely accurate, probably why they are used for target shooting (not quite as powerful, at least compared to the hammerhead.
 

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Sorry, excuse the drool on my chin.
Those beauties mesmorised me.
 

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Very good looking shooters!
 

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Where did you manage to find that wood? The more exotic woods are hard to acquire and pretty expensive here!
 
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