found this wood ...

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Arturo Borquez, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Hello fellows, bitten by the build bug I got this piece, does someone knows what wood is it ? ... it's rather light and soft, I like the grain ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

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  2. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    anyway, giving it a chance ... a new baby just coming to life with my sculpting tool, only a couple of minutes and a lot of dust LOL !
    cheers !
     

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  3. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    you are getting the basic shape arturo:)
    as i can see the sling is going to have a very nice look after a bit of sanding:nice grain
    you are an inspiration for people with not a lot of tools
    so your bitten by the built bug
    i think lots of beautifull arturo slings are coming
    good luck:)

    Enes
     
  4. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    It's going to be really difficult to tell without seeing the tree and its bark and leaves
     
  5. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    looks oakish but I doubt oak grows in your neck of the woods.
     
  6. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    it indeed has a oakish look to it, but oak isnt light weight or is it soft

    short story...i dont have a clue :rolleyes:
     
  7. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    was a piece a neighbour gave me, he doesn't has a clue either ? anyway I'll give it a try, now in olive oil bath until tomorrow, when dried I will give a bees wax coating ... many thanks for your feedback guys ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

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  8. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Go Arturo! Looks like your really starting to bust 'em out now!
     
  9. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I swear it's oak, I just realized that in Mr. Arturo's experience oak may be soft and light.
     
  10. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    I know about wood!

    This IS wood!

    it´s from a tree!
    Which one is irrelevant!
    What I know is: This PFS
    will never miss!
    Yep!
    It´s wood! trust me

    Be

    :)
     
  11. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Yeah... it looks exactly like red oak. An extremely accurate piece of red oak.

    Edit- it might be Roble. Roble is Spanish for oak, but there is a tree in Southern Chile called Roble that is actually a type of beech but has a grain that is very oak-like. The wood, however, is softer and lighter in weight than oak.

    -Wild Bill
     
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  12. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    yes, checked with my "Pehuenche" friend (Picohio provider) told me that is a Pellin = Nothofagus obliqua ... hey friend you really know about woods given this species are from South hemisphere (Chile-Argentina) ... good wood !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  13. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    edit....
    nevermind...first need some coffee
     
  14. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    meanwhile the olive bath I am building this curvy PFS, Molle wood
    reference
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schinus_molle
    Cheers
    Arturo
    PS correction : the first wood is hazel ! (another piece is the Roble or Pellin)
     

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  15. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    wow...building a lot recently, Mr.Arturo!!!!