OK, one more steampunk themed experiment. This time more rustic. I thought about a machinist aboard one of the big old steamers of the late 1800s. What kind of slingshot would he make for himself? He'd use what is lying around... burned, blackened marine grade plywood, and copper pipe. That is what I used! It is odd looking, but actually quite comfortable due to the depth. The gauge is of course not functioning. just decoration. I left the wood pretty rough, just oiled it - there would be lots of oil on a steamer, of course, and the machinist would have oily hands anyway. I hope the pipes will develop patina, then they will look even nicer!