Help me identify these forks!

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Mixerman, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    I harvested these 2 forks from my backyard this morning.
    Both dead on the ground as I won't cut from living trees. I have no clue how to identify them. I downloaded a trees of NH app but with no leaves I'm having a tough time. Anyone know? I think I want to start with the wide forked monster, can't wait to start grinding away! :)
     

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  2. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    not sure about the first but the second appears to be pine or cedar, too soft for safe slingy useage. Always be very careful with dead wood.
     

  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Just a guess !!!

    1. Beech (rind) / oak (the wood)- not sure
    2. American sycamore ?
    3. Fir (or alike)

    hard to tell from a photo..

    Greetings, good success!

    Be
     
  4. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Actually both of those look to be in the Poplar/aspen family to me.

    Fairly soft wood overall, I'd keep the forks pretty big for structural strength.
     
  5. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    both pieces look to me like either pinus or douglas

    how does the wood smell?
     
  6. G_Y

    G_Y aiming the less

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    Two experts, three beliefs... minimum. :D
     
  7. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    poplar bark usually comes of in strings, it makes great material for rope making
     
  8. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    Smell

    They definitely smell different. The 1st is very fragrant with a Christmas tree type smell, while the 2nd is more of a cedar type smell.
     
  9. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    then its most likely pine species, looks like you have Douglas or spruce growing on the back-ground, is it not from those trees?
     
  10. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    Yes, the background is where I harvested the forks. I'll have to get a better look at the surrounding trees, as I went a bit deeper than you can see. Are these trees not suitable for slingys?
     
  11. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    im sure you can make a nice slingshot from them, the outside of the wood seems like it started rotting, but the core seem solid
     
  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    First one looks like a Rambone to me, second is a Moorhammer!!!
    My opinion... :D
     
  13. SimpleShot

    SimpleShot Everything Slingshots!

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    The two upper photos look very much like an oak variety, based on the end grain pattern and wood texture beneath the bark. No clue on the bottom photos.
     
  14. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    Thanks for chiming in Nathan, looking forward to my order that shipped today :)
     
  15. Tilia

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    you could be wright on the oak, the cross cut made me think of that to, thats why i asked the smell