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revisiting an old pasion

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by fcortez559, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. fcortez559

    fcortez559 New Member

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    hello my name is Fernando I'm 47 and been into slingshots and especially always trying to make my own.... been a while since I last made one (years) but ive got the interest full blast now with internet and all that didn't exist before....just made a few, most suck, really rusty. but just ordered the tbg And some tube bands, love it.... 16324644654582048931081610982115.jpg 16324645332474524812152872952046.jpg
     
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    Hello Fernando,
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome from Houston.
     
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    Hello an welcome from ohio
     
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    Welcome to the Forum!
    Those both look like good shooters to me!
    What is the wood on the dark one you carved? Did it also start as a tree fork?
     
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    Welcome from Michigan
     
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    Welcome to the community,hello from Florida,and there is nothing wrong with those shooters i think you did a job pretty well for not making one in years that natural forked branch you skinned the bark off of will probably last you a very long time just wipe it down with a 50-50 mix of mineral oil and bees wax,or spray clear coat on it a couple coat using a green scrubber point like people scrub pots and pans,just let it dry and scuff it up between coats,all the best to you and yours:)
     
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    hello, yeah the dark one was actually a peach tree in my front yard, i cut it down and ripped one of the logs lengthwise to get a board, then drew out the shape and used a jig saw and knife to carve it..... the dark color comes from torching the wood first with propane them Danish wood finish..... i use the leather from my old Justin boots and tie everything up with green vinyl tape...
     
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    thanks for the advice, I will try the mineral oil and beeswax I just got the self healing mat and rotary cutter for the flatbands and I make my own ammo from clay I get out here by a river....oh yea and the skinned fork is from an almond tree... we got lots of those out here in California. good wood.... thanks for the tips again
     
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