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Hazel

Hazel is a natural slingshot I made of Corylus Avellana. This wood is not typical for slingshots, but when a proper fork is found it is a nice medium to work with. Density is average and can be carved and rasped easily. Fibers are homogeneous  and gives a nice surface even at low grit sanding. This particular piece was dried for 4 months with oiled ends and bark on, but was laying for couple weeks outside before was collected. It was less symmetrical and needed some correction but was not forced too much.  Tips are perpendicular to follow natural  flow of prongs. Instantly became a likeable frame and it's proportions makes a comfortable natty for instinctive point and shoot method.

Seljan Natural Hazel

Seljan Natural Hazel

Seljan Natural Hazel

Seljan Natural Hazel

Seljan Hazel Natural Slingshot