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Hello,<br><br>now I´ve finished my first two slingshots.<br><br>I did them all of natural grown wood.h<br><br>The wolf STS1 is made of hornbeam wood.<br><br>Here he is!<br><br>Sorry for the pics but I did it with my mobile.<br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-014.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-015.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And here is the wolf STS 2, it´s made of beech wood.<br><br>I´ve started with my Leatherman Wave2 to cut out the slingshot.<br><br>See:<br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-016.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-017.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-018.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-019.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-020.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-021.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Then I used the rasp and sandpaper for detail work<br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-022.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-023.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-024.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-025.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-026.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-027.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-028.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And the olive oil finish <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-029.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-030.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-031.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-032.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>So and now tell me the truth, please be honest.<br><br>Greetings Christian
 

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Hey mate! Wow! The STS 2 has a so beautiful wood. You have a nice job here. I particularly like your first sandpaper stage; look that! so white! I don't know about olive oil process.<br>Nice design too. <br>Tell us about your shoots with it both - aim, power or something like that...<br>Congratulations.
 

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Hello,<br><br>yes you´re right, the wood is white and nice, but I want protect the slingshot.<br>That´s why I decided to use the olive oil as kind of polish.<br>After usind the olive oil the STS2 gets a bit darker and a bit more detailed.<br><br>The design was in the wood <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>With the STS2 I´ve no ideas where I can install the TB. <br>If you´ve any ideas, please let me know.<br><br>I´ve shot some new photos from the STS1, because I think the first pics aren´t very good. Here they are.<br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-036.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-035.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/15/88/37/2012-033.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>@Jonab: Thankx for your answer.
 

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My goodness, those have some high forks. You might want to cut them down a bit so you can have a heavier draw without as much strain on your wrist. <br><br>I'm not so sure olive oil alone is really the best choice as a finish there. There's a method of mixing it with beeswax in a ratio of four parts oil to one part beeswax.
 

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Hello Captain Bacon,<br><br>yes you´re right with the height forks, but this is my first one.<br>And I want to be safe when I fire the stones <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"> I don´t want to shot the steel balls.<br><br>The STS2 has lower forks, and the next slingshots has even lower forks.<br><br>I haven´t heard about the beeswax/oliveoil mixture, but it sounds good!<br>Do I´ve to warm/cook the oil and then agitate the beeswax into the oil?
 

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That makes sense about the height. After seeing what happened to Joerg's hand, I can see where fork height is a concern. <br><br>Yes they have to be heated together to combine.
 

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Hi there,<br>You did a nice job. I prefere the second one.<br>In my eyes the most important thing is not how it shoots( and i think it shoots well).<br>I like the beauty of things, like a painting. It is not about what it seems, it' s just, you like it or not.<br>That' s my opinion.
 

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Hey ya the olive oil is actually used for wood but i believe mainly hard woods especially olive wood as it is used to maintain the look of the wood. I wouldn't recommend it as a gloss finish or as a cheap substitute for varnish as i have tried and i know it does not work.
 

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<div>Fir your first you could cut slots and use the matchstick method TTF</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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Hallo de lupo, these slingshots look like beautiful fairytale weapons, like in animations. very beautiful work.<br>Olive oil takes very long time to dry De Lupo. Use Linseed oil or Tung oil. Tung oil is better but expensive. Linseed oil is overall good and costs low.<br>Heat the linseed oil, do not let it boil. Then heat the fork in microwave oven for 30 to 40 seconds. Apply the hot oil(hot only at the extent that you can touch by fingers) , with the help of a cotton cloth all over the fork. After some time the oil will get soaked in the wood. Apply generous amount of oil again after 30 minutes. Then let the fork dry in the sun or just open air until night. Then at night apply the warm oil again. You dont need to heat the fork again.<br>Go to sleep. Next day you will still see all the oil soaked in. Apply another layer in the morning. Now let the fork dry in the sun for another day. Next day hand buff the fork hard with a cloth, until it gets a luster. Let it completely dry.<br>After dry, if you want<br> you can apply another coat of linseed oil and <br>then hand buff more next day after that,<br>and then let it completely dry, again.
 
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