That's right, yew betrayed me... I came upon a beautiful small piece of piece of yew. I have always wanted a long or short bow made out of yew; but decided that during the interim, I would settle for a slingshot. Yew is a beautiful wood (nice reds & grain) and not too easy to come about in my area... I was so excited & had so many plans for it. It looked like a perfect piece but as my luck will have it, it is full of deep cracks in the fork areas... The only possibility is to salvage the lower end of the cutting which measures about 6+ inches ( 15-16 cm ) and use it as a palm swell on a future project. Does anyone readily have access to yew in their respective countries/ areas?