Slingshot Made From a Guava Tree

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by ToothPickle, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. ToothPickle

    ToothPickle New Member

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    Hello all,

    After browsing the forum for a while, I decided to give it a try at making a slingshot from a natural fork I get from a guava tree near my house. I've made it with just hand tools, a lot of sanding and tons of patience. Then, I finish it with Tru-Oil (an oil for gun stock finish I had from a previous project. It's made by Birchwood Casey, in case anyone is interested).
    Now I just need some elastic bands to shoot with it!:D

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    Greetings from Brazil!
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  2. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Good Lookin' fork! Real nice job on the carve out. I've been using Tru-Oil for a few months and I LOVE that stuff! Really easy, great looking and durable.
     

  3. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Man, you got it nice! I just love the way guava looks afres carving and oil! Good hands you have man! De detail fo keeping the carve marks on the fork is pure art!!! Congratulations!
     
  4. Great and nice Slingshot!

    Great job!

    Great carving and finishing!

    Joe
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very nice work, i like the wide and low forks. Good job sir!
    PS: Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Great shooter! Well done. :)
     
  8. pipesmoker

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    opinel,best knives ever
    i always carry one...
     
  9. Therider21

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    I like this design!
    Nice one, congrats!
     
  10. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is very nice work and beautifully finished! Excellent job!
     
  11. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    The ergonomics you added to the handle look very secure and comfy.

    I also like the blade-carved textures--guava looks like it behaves very well under a sharp edge.

    Great work.
     
  12. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Very nicely shaped, ToothPickle. I really like the carve marks on the forks, great detail. Hm, everybody is using this Tru-Oil - I think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
     
  13. Schultz

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    Beautifull Work :D 1+