honeysuckle forks

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Tilia, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    on my round through the forest i came across these
    i think they have potential, not sure yet if i leave them as original as possible, or carve them en hope the stress in the wood produced some nice grain

    open for input

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  2. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    I would probably leave the smaller one as is and only removed bark and sanded.
     

  3. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Man those are nice... wish I had wood like that here
     
  4. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    thanks its some what of a lucky find..

    btw its actually alder buckthorn, the honeysuckle made the twist but i removed it so the title isn't really accurate
     
  5. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Be very interesting to see how these turn out, good find!
     
  6. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I like those! Are they strong?
     
  7. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    they are way strong, its a hard wood
    the thinnest arm is a inch across were i cut is so it will be 1,5-2 inch wher the bands will come, i cant break it by hand the way it is now
     
  8. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Nice find! Maybe you can leave the bark partially. Leave nature in charge and only shape the fork where it's actually needed. If it's not working you will be able to remove it totally afterwards.

    May I ask what kind of folding saw you use? Simple curiosity :)

    Again, lucky you are :D
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  9. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Yes, I am very curious to see the finished shooters ;)

    Greetings to everyone,

    Be
     
  10. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    its a simple garden pruning saw from Wolf Garten
    its nothing special, just does the job