Saturday, January 1, 2011

Antler and Multiplex

I still have lots of antler left from my ebay purchase. No good forks anymore, so I had to take a different route.

Made the most simple, yet very effective frame, simply by sawing a few parts off and mounting them on a piece of 12 mm multiplex.

I used a dark brown finishing oil so the wood matches the antler.

Full length steel screws go through both the handle and the fork arms, I secured them with epoxy so they don't come loose and closed the holes with epoxy clay.

Antler gives a wonderful grip. The only thing I did is to file in a groove for my thumb, other than that it is perfect.

This is a very comfortable slingshot, and very strong. I put on three layers of TB Gold per side.

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