Yew Heartwood and antler hand howitzer(ish)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by jakobkurt32, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    Hi This is my first post here and my first slingshot for a while...
    I have made a couple with the thinner speargun rubber a few years ago and had it for aaaages! but never really thought or heard of the short fork high performance theraband stuff... anyway...
    here is a fame as the title states, put together with natural hide glue, so is super strong and quite lite with the antler!!
    hope you like it!!!
     

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  2. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    That is really nice :)

    J
     

  3. Xanthos

    Xanthos Nobody

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    Great
     
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  4. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Hmm I dont like it...

    I love it! :p
    Looks really Beautifull! Mostly I like the Handle.
    Great Start! I look forward to your Next one. ;)
     
  5. CJC

    CJC BIG ELK HUNTER

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    That is a really nice slingshot!!!
     
  6. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is amazing work! I'm very impressed!!
    Working with antler is hard and smells horrible, but you did a great job! What wood is the center made from?
     
  7. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    For your first one, i`ve only two thumbs up.
    What should i say. Hmmm....
    Not enough thumbs.
     
  8. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    That is really amazing! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum!
     
  9. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    WOW that is amazing! Cant wait to see what else you come up with.
     
  10. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Good job!!! Nice color combination!!!
     
  11. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Zoo! Very nicely done.
     
  12. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    Hi Will.
    The Core is made from the heart wood from pacific Yew ( English longbow wood :D )
     
  13. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    ^thank you^

    Thanks for taking the time to answer that! I didn't recognize the wood, but thought it looked amazing! Yew is an excellent choice, after all, as you said, it made the best bows in history and changed the face of all warfare
     
  14. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback!!!!!:D
     
  15. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    An impressively nice piece of work, as others have said above. And very different too.

    I've recently found some antlers in the desert. I don't know how long they have been lying in the sun out there on the desert floor, but they look sturdy, and I'm thinking some talented person can probably make a nice little 'canted-style' slingshot with them, I hope.

    Thanks for sharing your work with us! [​IMG]
     
  16. jakobkurt32

    jakobkurt32 Member

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    The antlers should be fine!!! antler lasts for ever!!! especially when its been somewhere dry! :D
    good luck with it!
     
  17. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Wow! Very nice work.
     
  18. Antraxx

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    looking very good.
    also nice sunset pictures :)