So many forks!!!

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by beaverIII73, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Has anyone used Puplar for a slingshoot? Now the the leaves have have fallen from the trees (poplar) in my yard I seen forks everwhere. I'm dieing to make a natural and just wondering any has used poplar.
     

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Hello Beaver! I have used poplar before in board cut slingshots. It is rather soft and lightweight, but it has a nice, warm feel in the hands and it has a beautiful, subtle grain. I would suggest choosing a good thick fork to work with, and give it a strong pull-test (essentially try and break it) and then carve a masterpiece and share with us here!
     

  3. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    poplar wood, nice and light weight, light of colour
    still pretty strong when dry, and verry easy to carve

    im sure you can built a lot of slings from that tree
     
  4. beaverIII73

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    There are accually three big poplar trees in the yard, even better.
     
  5. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Poplar is popular.

    -Wild Bill
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    hey you have a "gold ore" there !
     
  7. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    So I had to go into work today ( I work on the Ohio River ) and saw some trees we fell in the beging of the summer and found this beauty.
     

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  8. Arturo Borquez

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    nice, looks promising !
    Cheers
    Arturo