OTT "Opus III" Natural Slingshot In Yew Wood

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  1. Quercusuber

    Quercusuber Well-Known Member

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    Hello Slingshot Community friends!!!
    I present my latest hand carved natural slingshot in yew wood (Taxus baccata), the "Opus III"
    With this slingshot, I've finished my series of giveaway slingshots. This fork was given to me by Monkeyboab (Rob), who asked me if I could make him a natural slingshot. Together came another fork for me to carve a slingshot for myself (Unfortunately, this other fork cracked whilst being carved).
    This wood is simply amazing!! This time, I only polished and applied some beeswax to the finished slingshot. The sheer beauty of this yew piece didn't need any further finishing technique to enhance it.
    Tested it today with very good results.
    Many thanks to Monkeyboab for the opportunity to work on this incredible piece of natural wood!!
    Hope you like it!!!
    Cheers ...Q
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  2. bigdh2000

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    Outstanding as always my friend.
     
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  3. Quercusuber

    Quercusuber Well-Known Member

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    Thank you SO MUCH, Bigdh2000!!!
    You're very kind!!! :)
    Best regards ...Q
     
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  4. Devils son in law

    Devils son in law Veteran Member

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    Yet another beauty, Mr. Q!! :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Quercusuber

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    Thank you so much, my friend, for your nice reply!!!!!
    Hope everything's fine!!!
    Cheers ...Q
     
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  6. Ifab2501

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    Love the grains! As always, crazy nice carving skills!!
     
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  7. Bugsbrew

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    Very nice Mr. Q! You are a fine craftsman.
     
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  8. Sanch

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    Fantabulous!!!!!
     
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  9. babycow

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    Amazing. I could stare at this slingshot all day.
     
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  10. Mr Muz

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    Love the look of yew nattys, that looks sweet.
     
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  11. thehappyhippy

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    I have been !
     
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  12. HillBilly-Budda

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    aaaahhhhhhhhh exquisite
     
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  13. Monkeyboab

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    Amazing Q thank you so so much it is beautiful :) I'll send you another fork to carve for yourself thats a shame one broke :( Got plenty more Yew I can get and should be able to dry it out quicker with the better weather hopefully on the way. So much better looking at the pictures on the big screen rather than on my phone :D
     
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  14. Quercusuber

    Quercusuber Well-Known Member

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    My dear friends!!!!!!!
    "YEW" ARE AMAZING!!!!!
    Thank you so much for liking my work. Your feedback is simply unbelievable!!!!
    Couldn't go on with this addictive hobby without your support!!!
    @Bugsbrew , @Sanch , @babycow , @Mr Muz , @thehappyhippy and @HillBilly-Budda , THANK you so much for your AMAZING replies!!!!!
    My friend @Monkeyboab , I'm so glad you've liked it!!!!! It is all yours now!!
    As I said, there's no need to bother with sending me another fork (unless you want to couple this one with a natural yew PFS, for example!!! :D ) Thank you so much for your kindness!!!!
    Cheers ....Q
     
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  15. Sanch

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    @Monkeyboab you lucky dog!!! and an offer for a PFS in yew to boot!!! Wow!! @Quercusuber amazing work one day I will have one of those gorgeous frames or 2!! I am very curious to know what tools you are carving these with!!! Can you please send pictures of them?
     
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  16. Monkeyboab

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    I know I sure am :D I know that is a very kind offer for the pfs but I want to see him carve a nice one in Yew for himself :)
     
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  17. Emitto

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    Gorgeous!
     
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  18. Quercusuber

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    Thank you so much for your nice reply, Emitto!!
    Cheers ...Q
     
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  19. Pawpawsailor

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    Q you did an amazing job with the yew... It is one of my favorite woods. Absolutely beautiful!
     
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  20. Martin J C

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    That's stunning, awesome work
     
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