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OTT "Samhain" Deadwood Monterey Pine Natty

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Nov 4, 2020.

By Lord Of Crows on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  1. Lord Of Crows

    Lord Of Crows Active Member

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    Hey Y'all. Last month I posted some photos of a homemade natty I called "Grover" but I mistakenly thought I had made it from a deadwood Monterey Pine natural fork. It was actually made from a Eucalyptus tree branch... so oops! :fp: However, I did manage to find an actual deadwood Monterey Pine fork recently and I worked it down into an OTT slingshot. Here is a video I made called "Adventures in Slingshot Building: Monterey Pine" with a series of video clips I took in between the steps I used to shape it. I think the resulting wood has some nice character with the typical knots you get in pine, blue staining from pine beetle infestation, crotch figure, and quilting along one side which I was pleasantly surprised to see. I like the smell of pine so it was good to work on in that sense as well. The woodcraft was done over Halloween weekend so I called this one "Samhain". Happy Trails!



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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Nov 4, 2020.

    1. Flipgun

      Flipgun Veteran Member

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      Nice and chunky with a flat curved face. Looks Great!
       
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    2. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      That's a great fork!
      I salute your dedication to using locally sourced wood for your builds.
      Looking forward to the next one!
       
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    3. Lord Of Crows

      Lord Of Crows Active Member

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      I like 'em THICC, as they say on the internets. :D
       
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    5. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      Great looking natural slingshot. Nice shape and nice grain.

      Enjoyed the video too!
       
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    6. bottlecap

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      Nice job all around. I've seen the lightweight microplanes but have never used one. I may have to add that one to my carving bucket as well. Thanks!
       
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    7. Royleonard

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      Great looking trees and slingshot,video and music also,really enjoyed it all including the crows in the background cawing their approval.
       
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