Made a Gemini for a friend from the US today, maybe the start of a new exciting project. His zodiac sign is Gemini, but that is just a coincidence!
In this case noble wood wasn't suitable, form was more important. I used Multiplex. Had to repair it on one spot as there was a huge void in that piece, but it worked fine. Shoots great!
Oiled in in linseed for the color and hardness, then coated it in four layers of polyurethane. This will last a long time for sure.
Banded it up with a single layered untapered target band (long lifetime) and a fairly strong double layered tapered hunting band.
Will send this out on Monday!