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OTT Natural Slingshot In Ash Wood "Pocket Stinger"

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Quercusuber, May 22, 2020.

By Quercusuber on May 22, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  1. Quercusuber

    Quercusuber Veteran Member

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    Hello Slingshot Community friends
    Here's my latest carving, an OTT slingshot from an ash tree fork (Fraxinus excelsior)
    It was finished with linseed oil and beeswax. This design had some more modifications than I was thinking of. The slingshot is supposed to be held sideways thumb-support style of shooting. This one is for a trade with a forum member, I hope he likes it ;)
    Thanks for watching
    Q

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Quercusuber, May 22, 2020.

    1. remnar

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      Great looking slingshot! Nice work! :tu::)
       
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    2. Flipgun

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      If he doesn't: It means he don't know whats good. 1st Class. :tu:
       
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      Turned out well, looks 1st class.
       
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    4. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      THANK YOU very much, remnar, for your feedback!!
      I'm glad you've liked it :)
      Cheers ...Q
      LOL!!! Actually, he's a HUGE slingshot craftsman! It is an honour and great luck to be trading with him. Many thanks!!!! Q
      Thank you SO MUCH, Mr. Muz!!!
      Cheers ...Q
       
    5. Stream scoundrel

      Stream scoundrel New Member

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      Beautiful piece man great curves and looks super comfy to hold!
       
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    6. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      Thank you so much for your feedback, my friend!!
      So it seems, although I had not yet the opportunity of shooting with it. Was banded just for the photos, but will be in action tomorrow, I think :)
      Cheers ...Q
       
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    7. luk

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      It looks like a fun shooter, ash wood is very nice to carve and very durable even more than oak. Great work
       
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    8. Quercusuber

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      Many thanks, my friend!!
      I'm glad you've liked it :tu::tu:
      Cheers ...Q
       
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    9. luk

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      it's nice that you managed to get a natural ash fork, unfortunately only beeches around me;)
       
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    10. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      And might I ask you were do you live, sir?
       
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      Pomerania, Poland - In general, the area is characterized by Fago-Quercetum oak and beech forests, Betulo-Quercetum birch and oak forests, and in the coastal zone Pinus sylvestris - Empetro nigri-Pinetum. But in the suburban area where I live with precious trees, I only have beeches, maybe some chestnut, linden, solitary oaks, ashes and clusters mixed with pine trees :)
       
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    12. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      I see what you mean. Also fruit trees do great frames, because generally they have a very tight grain and plenty of "Y" shaped forks.
      When you happen to carve one, do show us your work ;)
      Cheers ...Q
       
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    13. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      I always marvel at the definition of lines you achieve in carvings.
      A great job as always.
       
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    14. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      THANK YOU so much, Muchas gracias!!
      Most of the work it is on the passage of one grit to another, of sandpaper. Until 320grit, you keep sanding all the lines you've made with the carving tools. Beyond that grit, you can begin sanding everything. The result will be clear lines, but smooth contours.
      But I keep on learning...Many forks ended up in the trash bin :D
      Cheers ...Q
       
    15. SLING-N-SHOT

      SLING-N-SHOT Well-Known Member

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      Beautiful Q,loving the lines on this one.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
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      Many thanks, my friend!!!!
      Ash is a very pleasant material to work with, very pliable yet strong.
      Best regards ...Q
       
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      Its beautiful. It looks like it would make great companion. What did yo get in return for the trade?
       
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    18. nsfc

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      I hope you didnt trade anything less than a million dollars for it.;)
       
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    19. Quercusuber

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      THANKS for the feedback, my friend!!
      I've received another slingshot, made of wood and composite materials. It hasn't arrived yet ;)
      It will be properly reviewed.
      Cheers ...Q
       
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