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#1 Panth

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:06 AM


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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 - 08:39 AM

wood you say? call me crazy, but I don't think that would good for slingshots at all... have you put any thought into a firetruck? they're becoming quite popular..tmp_16418-Reznik08-1352210732.jpg

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:44 AM

wood you say? call me crazy, but I don't think that would good for slingshots at all... have you put any thought into a firetruck? they're becoming quite popular..attachicon.giftmp_16418-Reznik08-1352210732.jpg

Your a trip hp

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

Panth, Beautiful wood, what kind of tree? -CD



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

How big are the pieces you bought? It's hard to tell perspective based on your pic.

Also, knowing what type of wood it is, will help you determine if it's safe for Slingshots. You could always use it as scales on a Ply or Aluminum cored frame.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:15 PM

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.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

Brucered I have taken a couple of pics so you can see roughly the size.

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.

Either way, it looks like a nice piece.

Edited by brucered, 17 June 2017 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:42 PM

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That should give you some idea of size Brucered, My name is Joe by the way.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

Yes, now we're talking. I thought they were 6-8" each and maybe 2" thick. Those are HUGE!

Nice pickup.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

Thank you Bruce.



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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 



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:01 AM

LOL those pics with the tape measurer make it look like a slice of pumpkin pie

#13 Panth

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:50 AM

Hahaha yeah.

#14 Panth

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:55 AM

You woodnt want to eat it.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:15 AM

I think Acacia is a close relative to Koa. Should be plenty hard. 

The great challenge may be planning the resawing to make the strongest grain available for your template!

What a wonderful problem to have!



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:03 AM

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.

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.

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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

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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 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:52 AM

My youngest daughter is Acacia Mae. -CD



#20 Panth

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:35 AM

Thanks guys for you're replies, RHTWIST tried to send you message, Maybe your inbox full?






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