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THE SLINGSHOT
By: Joe Mayfield


Did you ever shoot a slingshot when you were a kid? Have you forgotten how much fun they would bring? Usually around the age of eight or nine most boys learn how to make, and shoot, a slingshot.

My first slingshot was made from a forked limb, hickory I believe, and used strips of rubber from an automobile tire inner tube for the power source. (About 18 inch's long, and one half inch wide) One end of the rubber strip was placed over one of the two wood forks, and while holding in place with one hand, use the other hand to wrap a strong cord type string around that fork, tie the string into a knot, then do the same with the other fork.