The writer for the German "Gear" magazine visited yesterday.
The task was to do a photo workshop how to make your own slingshot from a natural fork, starting from scratch.
I picked up some chunky forks some days back, but then we settled for a quite ugly one from a dead dogwood tree I harvested on August 1, 2011.
So I turned it into a nice, albeit small frame while he took lots of pics. I used hand tools only.
The finishing is somewhat less perfect than usual, simply because we didn't have enough time (we only had a few hours total). But the slingshot came out rather nice!
We then let a few steel balls fly. He had his own one when he was a boy (didn't we all?), so he was hitting the target in no time.
I gave him the slingshot as a present, together with some 15mm steel balls. I hope he enjoys it - I am carefully optimistic though :)