note to self...leave saw at home

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Tilia, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    i wanted to look for some more honeysuckle forks, but they were hunting today in that forest, so i good not go in.... well good, but i would not be very wise:eek:

    so i went to a other piece of forest and found some forks
    i am a bit bored with just a simple fork so i found some freaks that would make some interesting slingz again...

    but i really must leave my saw at home else i will have a house full of raw forks and have to carve slingz the next ten years :rolleyes:

    maybee some moorehammers?
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    and we just have to see what these will be:confused:
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    they are all hazel from the same bush
     
  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Second photo, 1st fork - has to be a slingshot called either Quasimodo or The Elephant Man, especially if you could find a way to leave those distorted pieces in place, but still make a workable slingshot. The two on top would be really nice for a moorhammer style. I'm in a similar position. I have a growing collection of natural forks and nowhere near the time to work on them. I can only turn out 1-2 a month at this point, and that's pushing it.
     

  3. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    yep, and then the last one in the second photo....a braced slingshot ! Either make a hole in the bottom part for the arm to go through if its big enough , or make a nice braided paracord brace at the end to slip your arm through, boom.
     
  4. 4foruglenncoco

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    If u don't want any I'll take some off your hands :) can't find decent forks here in SoCal especially when in the city :(
     
  5. Tilia

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    i can send some forks, but shipping from the netherlands to the us isnt cheap and will be your cost....
    better find someone in the us
     
  6. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    the branch on the bottom is not big, so a brace wont work
    but ill make something out of it...
     
  7. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    did a bit of work on Quasimodo (or the bell ringer)
    removed the bark and the exact length of the branches, and i dont think i will do much more, just sand and oil

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  8. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Surely you meant NEVER leave saw at home? ;)

    That fork looks like a big scar, Quasimodo is a perfect name. Looks....well not pretty but definitely interesting :)
     
  9. 4foruglenncoco

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    Are you up for a trade or a slingy for 2 forks ;)
     
  10. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    That's a nice wood! what is it?
     
  11. Flipgun

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    I will be doing more naturals this year. My fence is full of forks, I have them piled in chairs on the patio, my car boot is full of forks and there is a bunch in the back seat. Saw is under the front seat all of the time. You never know when you are going to find, "The One!"
     
  12. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    That looks really nice Tilia! That turned out even better than I thought. Can't wait to see the final finished piece.
     
  13. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Those are indeed some very interesting forks!
     
  14. Tilia

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    it is hazel bush (Corylus avellana), they all came from the same bush

    i only pealed the bark of what reveals the structure of the wood as is
    its something that isnt done much, because its not so easy to get just the bark of without damaging the toplayer of wood
     
  15. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    ah...yes... but for you its more than just a hobby...
    like your work btw flipgun:cool:
     
  16. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    That wood looks great. I love the wrinkles in the top layer of wood.

    Is that the same hazel that nice ammo-shaped nuts grow on?
     
  17. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    I second this, the first thing I thought when I saw it is braced slingshot. Grab it and see where you want it on your arm, (I think if you make it most of the way to your elbow that would be cool because it would be like a tonfa/baton slingshot) then just carve like you normally would. Add the brace at the end
     
  18. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    @Tilia
    ah...yes... but for you its more than just a hobby...
    like your work btw flipgun

    Actually it is. I told someone once that, " I was a man of varied, intense and transient interests." But as Lady Flipgun commented the other day, "This obsession seems to be lasting longer than the others. Maybe because you are not doing it alone."
    That is what a community is about

    Thank you for liking my work.
     
  19. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    damned.. still haven't learned to leave it at home

    so i came home with these, top is cherry, others are hazel

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  20. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    Oh my, those forks are amazing! The twisted one will turn out really great, I can feel it! But lumpy on the right would maybe be a good palm swell...