Of all the things that bring us sheer childlike joy—the yo-yo, the jump rope, the tree swing—the slingshot is tops. Stuffed in a back pocket and taken for a hike, it leads to endless amusement and mischief. I fell back in love with slingshots while adventuring on camping trips and bicycle tours. To kill time, my buddies and I would shoot cans, bottles, and bodies of water. Being a crafty sort of person, I thought I’d try making a few unique slingshots for myself. I got a little carried away—as I often do—and as you can see, I now make a slew of wooden slingshots along with other classic wooden toys and home goods.