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OTT Big oak natural

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by KawKan, Aug 6, 2020.

By KawKan on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:52 PM
  1. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Just finished this oak natty. Compared to most of my builds, this one is huge: 4-¼ inches wide and 6 inches long. But that size works well for butterfly shooting for me.
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    Most of the curve was grown into the fork, although I did emphasize it a bit. The bump at the butt end was originally a side branch. It adds a little visual interest. So do the light colored stripes at the butt. I have no clue what caused them.
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    There are holes filled with epoxy and wood, holes filled with superglue and sanding dust all over the place. The radial cracks in the butt were sealed with superglue. Most of the shaping was done with a rasp. The finish is BLO, wiped on again and again and again. That oak was thirsty!
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    I banded it up with Simple-Shot black and it shoots really well for me.
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by KawKan, Aug 6, 2020.

    1. Clint

      Clint Veteran Member

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      Mighty fine work
       
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    2. Stankard757

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      Now that is one purdy SS! What kind of oak is it ours are a lot paler around here.
       
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    3. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Thanks, @Clint!
      I love those natural forks!
       
    4. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Thanks!
      I think I collected this one from a local lawn refuse dump. So, I didn't have a lot of clues, but the leaves were pretty small, so I thinking it was a Chinquapin.
       
    5. bottlecap

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      Love this one, looks great! Thanks for sharing. That dark heartwood adds a real nice visual.
       
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    6. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Well-Known Member

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      Ray, that is beautiful. I think we need a "Classic Ray shoots new slingshot" video.

      Is this one a can crusher or paper puncher? :cool:
       
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    7. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Fantastic Ray, beautiful piece of kit right there


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
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    8. Cruiser

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      Sexy beautiful
       
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    9. Bimbo

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      @KawKan that is a beautiful looking fork, and i bet it is a blast to shoot with!! Just curious about the bands, what size bands are you using and what ammo are you shooting with?
      They seem kinda thin, but i really cant tell...
       
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    10. Big Ron

      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Another great looking piece of awesome coming from Mr.K:drool::drool::drool: i rate it a solid 3 drools;)
       
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    11. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Thanks, @Bimbo! You have a good eye!
      I do cut my butterfly bands pretty thin. In this case, 1/2-inch by 1/4-inch by 14 inches for a 56-inch draw. Mostly I shoot 3/8-inch steel. I think the performance is the same as provided by a cut of 1-inch by 1/2-inch by 7 inches for a 28-inch draw, with half the draw weight. I do favor the 2:1 taper ratio, and a 4:1 stretch ratio - always in search of the happy place where performance and longevity meet!
       
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    12. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      Very nice workmanship!
       
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    13. Bishop

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      That looks good Mr Ray
       
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    14. Mi'kmaq Warrior

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      That's a beauty...hats off man!!

      Sent from my SM-A705W using Tapatalk
       
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    15. blueshot45

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      Good work !!!
       
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