Weird Natural Side Shooter.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Artifex, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Artifex

    Artifex New Member

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    This is my fourth slingshot so far, my first natural. I've noticed that most naturals are derived from forks, so I jumped on the chance to do a side-shooter just for the sake of being different.<br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/95/19/img_2011.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/95/19/img_2012.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/95/19/img_2013.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/95/19/img_2014.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>It's still in progress... I'm trying to decide what to do about the large empty space inside. I could cut the bump off, but I kind of like the bit of natural protection it gives my hand. The forks are pretty low, but I've seen lower. The handle is probably going to get a leather wrap.<br><br>Any comments or suggestions?
     
  2. tokSick

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    weird it is true, looks like something coming out of space. In the second pic it looks alive and staring at me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">. Nice and original.
     

  3. Artifex

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    It's actually weirder in person. When I was rasping away and broke into the hollow middle, I began wondering when I would uncover the eyes. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>I could do some more drastic cutting and make it look more normal, but I'm afraid that if I do that I might not like it as much and then there would be no going back. So, it remains a Space Frog.
     
  4. abz123

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    I think You should keep it like that, it makes it more unique, I'm pretty sure no one has the same design haha <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. poudreverte

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    Looks like the pod of Cronenberg in eXistenZ !
     
  6. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>abz123 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I think You should keep it like that, it makes it more unique, I'm pretty sure no one has the same design haha <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I agree.</span>
     
  7. Achso_42

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    A wonderful ss<br>Looks like an alien head, but spacefrog sounds cool.<br>Natural forks are much more interesting than cut-outs, everyone is unique.<br>Where did you find the wood?
     
  8. Artifex

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">A wonderful ss<br>Looks like an alien head, but spacefrog sounds cool.<br>Natural forks are much more interesting than cut-outs, everyone is unique.<br>Where did you find the wood?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>We had a wicked series of storms come through recently and there were limbs down everywhere. This one in particular came from our local park. It's Sycamore, I believe. That's usually a softer wood, but this is a weird knot and it's twisted into something much denser than usual. The grain all over it looks like whirled fingerprints. Probably the result of a blight when it was younger... kind of like tree cancer.</span>
     
  9. Artifex

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    <img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/95/19/woodgr10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Here's a close up of the grain.
     
  10. ketansa

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    Looks like frozen piece of alien meat. , looks like it will bite from behind, when you hold it in hands.<br>You can store ammo in its mouth. is is hollow?
     
  11. Artifex

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ketansa wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Looks like frozen piece of alien meat. , looks like it will bite from behind, when you hold it in hands.<br>You can store ammo in its mouth. is is hollow?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Probably could. The 'mouth' is about 1 1/2" in diameter, roughly spherical. I might be able to rig up a closure of some sort.</span>