Three deadwood forks, harvested for a magazine article

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    GEAR magazine (German version) plans to feature me in an upcoming issue. They will visit me next Wednesday, for a photo shooting about how to make a good natural slingshot from a wooden fork. The article will start with the "harvesting". Have done that today! <br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5483/gabeln7.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>German forests have owners - and these guys don't appreciate others to coem and fell their trees. Therefore I used dead branches from shrub rather than live wood. And anyway I prefer the colors of decay in a thick natural!
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i bet you can make something really nice out of them
     

  3. JoergS

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    Yes! Sure hope so. Especially the one to my extreme right looks very promissing.
     
  4. pasquale

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    great natural forks.<br><br>I love slingshots which are cut out from natural forks.<br><br>I think the slingshots will become great.
     
  5. tokSick

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    Once again a tv show is gonna come to you. That' s nice, you gettin' more and more famous man. I like naturals too and i tried a couple of times to make one. The thing is i can' t dry it without getting cracks. I tried the microwave sessions( 30 sec each time) but never had the results i was expecting. I don' t know what i am doing wrong. I am sure, yours gonna be awsome as always.
     
  6. JoergS

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    30 secs is too short. Use 90 instead. The moisture must come out as steam!<br><br>"Gear" is a print magazine, by the way, not television. <br><br>
     
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    Thanks for your help, i will try again soon. I really like naturals and it is easy to find a good piece everywhere( and it is free). I will check that GEAR magazine on the internet, i never heard about it. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  8. alpha

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    Great news Jorg, right one does look good, looks like the forks naturally lean back very slightly. Best of luck wit this project and the youtube contest.
     
  9. mojo

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    The rigth one has a good shape and the left one has a beautiful grain ... nice forks !<br><br>I m looking forward to see the result !
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mojo wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The rigth one has a good shape and the left one has a beautiful grain ... nice forks !<br><br>I m looking forward to see the result !</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br><br>I second this. I'm curious to see them. I know they will be great.</span>