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#1 romanljc

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:01 PM


Found this 1 1/2 plank in my garage
Decided to make slingshot out of looks like will have a nice Finnish when it's done .
Anyone have a clue as to wood type of wood it is ?20170316_165624.jpg 20170316_165624.jpg 20170316_170413.jpg 20170316_171857.jpg 20170316_172736.jpg

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:13 PM

I would not band and shoot this slingshot. The way the grain is running it will break very easy and a piece of the fork will come flying toward your face. This is why most makers use a core of some kind when making board cut slingshots.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

I would not band and shoot this slingshot. The way the grain is running it will break very easy and a piece of the fork will come flying toward your face. This is why most makers use a core of some kind when making board cut slingshots.

Thanks but have stood on this wood and im 275ib

1 1/2 inch thick
The strength is not a issue

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

Does not look safe to me either. As for wood type, I can't help you.

Lay it on its side and stand on a fork tip. I'd be surprised if it didn't snap like a twig.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

Found this 1 1/2 plank in my garage
Decided to make slingshot out of looks like will have a nice Finnish when it's done .
Anyone have a clue as to wood type of wood it is ?attachicon.gif20170316_165624.jpgattachicon.gif20170316_165624.jpgattachicon.gif20170316_170413.jpgattachicon.gif20170316_171857.jpg



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

All it takes is one fork hit.

#7 romanljc

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

All it takes is one fork hit.


I have tested it out already it don't break .

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Thats Pine ( Oregon maybe )... Its a softwood so like the others say - use with extreme care - or don't...


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

Or may be I will use a aluminum core just to make sure

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

Thats Pine ( Oregon maybe )... Its a softwood so like the others say - use with extreme care - or don't...

Thats Pine ( Oregon maybe )... Its a softwood so like the others say - use with extreme care - or don't...


Yea I think I'm going to layer it to HDPE High Density Polyethylene just i
Use the wood on the handle maybe

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

Core is a good idea. It'll probably have a tendency to dent and mark easily especially between the grain. I'd probably want to do a CA finish on it once your were done...

 

Its not a wood I'd choose to make a SS from to be honest. then again it could get a weathered look pretty quickly which could be cool.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Yep, that's pine. Very soft

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Think I will cut it in half
And sandwich that on a HDPE High Density Polyethylene core

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:04 PM

Thats Pine ( Oregon maybe )... Its a softwood so like the others say - use with extreme care - or don't...

I'm going to take you guys advice and layer something stronger for the core.
Especially if you guys think its pine .

Edited by romanljc, 16 March 2017 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

Looks like pine.  I have to agree with everyone else.  It's a really nice shape but I wouldn't shoot it either. 

Cut a six inch chunk of board, support in on each side - not on each end -  and stand on it.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

Looks like pine.  I have to agree with everyone else.  It's a really nice shape but I wouldn't shoot it either. 
Cut a six inch chunk of board, support in on each side - not on each end -  and stand on it.


Thanks but I will just use something stronger for the core and just use that wood for the handle part maybe .

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

Coring it is a great idea.  The shape is really nice.  Drawing that grain out with a good finish will make for a really fine looking hunter.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

Coring it is a great idea.  The shape is really nice.  Drawing that grain out with a good finish will make for a really fine looking hunter.
winnie

Yea that's what I'm thinking this wood with that grain will really look nice all polished up. Just need to core it with something stronger

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:57 PM

That's pine! Don't do it! No matter how strong a wood is perceived, there is always a weakness. I had a customer break a solid hickory board cut that had good grain. I no longer make solid board cuts for this reason, I always have some sort of lamination.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:08 PM

Coring it is a great idea.  The shape is really nice.  Drawing that grain out with a good finish will make for a really fine looking hunter.
winnie

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Decided to do this to that frame
Any tips on best way to glue and pin this together

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