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.
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 5:47 PM