Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Commodus" - Carved from Karelyan Birch

The shop where I buy my exotic wood added a piece of imperfect birch to my shipment, for free.

I decided to make a slingshot from it, what else! It is carved from one piece. Finihed it in oil to highlight the grain. I think it came out pretty good!

The fork is narrow, but that is hardly relevant, as my stickshot clearly demonstrated.

I named it "Commodus", because it reminds me on the wooden sword from "Gladiator". You know, the old gladiatar got it from Cesar as a sign that he was released from slavedom.


  1. It's very beautiful!
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