So, while we all await the reveal on Joerg's video (is he okay? was it a fake?) I've got a little test project I completed and wanted to share with you. I was working on a project with my daughter and I started wondering - could I use the components of her project to make a slingshot, and not just a novelty, but one that could really be a shooter? Here is what we were working with: I know, kind of ridiculous to consider for a slingshot. You probably expect to see something like this: Yeah, I'm thinking something a little better. Like something made from multiplex. So, I started building popsicle stick multiplex for myself. I did nothing fancy here. I simply started by laying out a rough square, then layering on another set of sticks using regular old wood glue, and placing each layer at a 90 degree angle to the previous layer. I didn't use clamps, but simply used a stack of books to press them together. As you can see in the photos, these little sticks are far from perfect. Some are straight, some are skewed, some are twisted. I knew that gaps would be inevitable that this 'multiplex' would be imperfect. But, that was okay with me. I grabbed a design I liked from the 'other' forum - one by BC Slinger called the Pitbull. I printed it off and reduced it in scale by about 50% to fit the size of my little improvised piece of plyboard. I glued the template to the board and cut it out with a coping saw (couldn't find my jigsaw at the time). Next came sanding and shaping with a Dremel. The Pitbull design typically has deeper shaping on the edges as well as a pinkie hole in the base of the handle, but I was unsure how strong this would be and wanted to leave it a bit more intact for strength. After sanding, it got 5 coats of BLO and several layers of spray poly (which caused me a few problems in the drying) and here is what I ended up with: I've got it set up with a set of TBB bands for starters. Initial testing shows this will shoot just fine. And, I'm certain this could handle at least a single layer of TBG. It's compact and light and very comfortable in my hand. I took some shots TTF and can see this is a perfectly usable slingshot. As you can see, the 'slats' of wood run opposite directions on each side of the slingshot. These slats of wood, with their imperfections and little gaps and spaces make me think of an old house or even an old wooden Adirondack chair. There you have it, my "Pocket Popsicle" slingshot. I'd love to hear what you think.