I paid 2$ for a couple of lumps of the wood, Hope its okay for slingshot making ? When I get to have it sawed into strips. Get a nice chopping board out of them too, Any ideas guys and girls. Thnx for looking.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:27 AM
Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:15 PM
Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:20 PM
I saw those, but there is nothing to put them in to perspective. A hand or ruler would show size comparison. They could be 4' or 4" for all I know.
Brucered I have taken a couple of pics so you can see roughly the size.
Edited by brucered, 17 June 2017 - 08:21 PM.
Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:02 PM
I love my band saw, but I would have to first fire up the chain saw! I believe it would be good to establish the grain flow, as where the chuncks were situated on the tree and template your slingshots, top to bottom on the vertical grain pattern. I know there are some
cases, such as root or burl that this would not be as important. I think I am a bit out of my element here as I have only carved tree forks, crotch cuts and multi-ply board cuts. These have all been from non-exotic woods.
It is so funny as I remember when you first posted and were looking for good forks and wood, man you found some!-CD
Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:01 AM
Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:55 AM
Edited by Panth, 18 June 2017 - 04:57 AM.
Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:03 AM
that is the best, if most inaccurate burn anybody has ever laid on me.. No, I won't be constructive, probably not ever. I've tried. I'm just the guy riding the elephant in the room. serious though, I'm stoked to see what you come up with,, perhaps with a small few pieces stabilized you could keep bark sections, live edge style or something, if the tree was close to home you'll always have that memory when you travel past.
Dear HP, You crack me up hahaha,I'm sure one day you will be constructive . RHTWIST thank you, It is a beautiful wood. Acacia Raintree, Hope it will be ok for Slingshots. Brucered I have taken a couple of pics so you can see roughly the size.
Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:58 PM
Before you cut into any piece of wood one needs to study it carefully, think about it and "become one with the wood." It's a Zen kind of thing. Let the wood spirit talk too you. The wood will tell you how it wants to be handled, what it can do and what it can't. Hmmmmmmmmmm Hmmmmmmmmm
Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:36 PM
Panth, find the grain line, use a hatchet or wedge and split off a 2" / 50 mm hunk and have at it. -CD
Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:35 AM
Thanks guys for you're replies, RHTWIST tried to send you message, Maybe your inbox full?