|Forum topic by TheWoodRaccoon||posted 02-12-2016 06:26 PM||863 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-12-2016 06:26 PM
I’ve been here for awhile, but i have yet to show anything i’ve made. I haven’t actually started or finished any projects recently, so i’d like to show some work i did in the past! These are handmade slingshots/catpults, basically the only type of woodworking project I’ve made, aside from a workbench, and some makeshift do-dads here and there. I got into making these when i found a forum dedicated to slingshots, founded by Jeorg Sprave on youtube. But i won’t talk about that too much, i don’t want to violate any rules here.:)
Slingshots can be made from almost any type of material, and even everyday objects. Wood and allumium, plywood, G10, carbon fiber, homemade HDPE boards, micarta, and even solid brass! Natural tree forks are a popular option too.
This one is called a “Conus”, a popular design by Arturo Borquez of Chile. I made this for him when i traded with him. Its made of Chestnut and Acacia flooring samples laminated together, with a deer antler palm swell. Finished with Tru-oil and paste wax:
Here is another popular design called “Chalice”. This one was also made for a trade!
Here is another i made for a trade, its a natural fork core with Rosewood, Acacia, and chestnut laminated.
Here are some HDPE chalices i made out of some homemade plating!
-- still trying to think of a clever signature......