Best wood for natural forks?

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  1. 3bears

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    Hi everyone!<br><br>I'm just wondering what others here use for 'natural' fork slingshots? here in Wales most of the woodland is purposely planted Pine, and is unsuitable for making slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> once in a while though you do come to an area where there is a fair bit of hard wood, I'd like to know what are the 'better' woods to use.<br><br>cheers!
     
  2. slingshotmaniac

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    Here are some examples:<br>Dogwood (lat.Cornus mas)<br>Hazelwood (lat.Corylus avellana)<br>Lilacwood (lat.Syringa-Vulgaris) <br>Maplewood (lat.Acer campestre) <br>Walnut (lat.Juglans regia) <br>Chestnut (lat.Castanea sativa) <br>Oak (lat.Quercus)<br>Plane tree (lat.Platanaceae)<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Armin
     

  3. 3bears

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    thanks for that I know where I can find Hazel, oak and chestnut! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i have used only a few naturals, even though i have a huge collection drying at the moment, but dogwood is , by far, the hardest wood i have ever worked on.. i love it.
     
  5. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">dogwood is , by far, the hardest wood i have ever worked on.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>it's damned had to find here lol but I will be sure to keep my eyes open for some!</span>
     
  6. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i had a couple people send me some forks to work on ( thanks ted and nathan)<br>i have never seen any dogwood around where i live
     
  7. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i have never seen any dogwood around where i live</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>where are you from? the UK? Europe?</span>
     
  8. 3bears

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    you're luck not to be stuck over here in the land of sheep then lol!<br><br><img src="http://www.concepttshirts.co.uk/tees/funny-sheep.gif" border="0" alt="">
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    nothing wrong with sheep lol
     
  10. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">nothing wrong with sheep lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>so my friend Medwyn keeps telling me.... lol</span>
     
  11. Cuthbert Allgood

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    uhoh! thats a scary thought.
     
  12. 3bears

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    once you know ' hen Meds's ' you understand things a lot better lol
     
  13. Cuthbert Allgood

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    and i have no idea what you mean.. lol
     
  14. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">and i have no idea what you mean.. lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>trust me it's better that you don't lol</span>
     
  15. VARG

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    Talking of sheep, Ewe is an excellent wood for naturals, my farther has made some from Irish ewe, very very strong wood.
     
  16. baianatunada

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    Here in bahia we got the Jararand√°, but is a pre-extinct tree, so we can't cut to make anything.
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>baianotunado wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Here in bahia we got the Jararand√°, but is a pre-extinct tree, so we can't cut to make anything.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> would be really nice to get some forks from them when a heavy wind comes and knocks some off <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
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  18. Ak_KiDD

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    i like ironwood ..when wet or dry it tears up saw blades, also i like beach, and black walnut.