The Fork Hunt & Build Ideas

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by kohlqez, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    I went out to the my parents rental property today to do some landscaping with the old man. After our little excursion I collected the forks. My father of course could not understand the nature of my excitement so I decided to share the fruits of my first fork hunt with people who will understand. At least 3 are going to Bushmaster, but I was wondering if anyone had any build ideas for the rest.
    The darker 2 are mango, and the remaining 5 or 6 are Brazilian Red Pepper.
     

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  2. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    third one from the right is a very nice fork, will make a nice sling
     

  3. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Yea and its HUGE probably weighs 1- 2 pounds
     
  4. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I like the third from the left...imperfectly perfect!
     
  5. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    I could fall in love with those
    rounds of the lady third
    from the right - lovely!

    Please share the results!

    Greetings,

    Be
     
  6. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    I with the crowd here... Third from left looks the most interesting- though the second from the right also has some potential.

    -Wild Bill
     
  7. Brazilviking

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    Check this out!
     

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  8. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Something like that would work BV but I don't think the picture does it justice it's way big for that
     
  9. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Give them tome is what you should do. Just kidding. So Brazilian red pepper is that a tree or a bush.
     
  10. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I see lots of winners in that batch, but the single best thing you should do, seal the ends and give them a year. :)
     
  11. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    The bigger, the easier.
     
  12. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Rockslinger it's a tree and if you really do want one (and are in the USA) pm me. Most of this batch are taken but the Brazilian Red Pepper tree is a non-native species that grows incredibly fast. This trip was just to do a temporary fix I expect there will be much more soon.
    Ghosth I'll wait a year... as soon as I get a time machine. But really I don't have the patience for that, the microwave has been working fine for me so far and until that changes I don't think I'm going to mess with it. Besides I don't have space to keep them inside and if left outside they won't dry at all (South Florida humidity is no joke, not to mention the rain) I may try a method I saw earlier on the forum with salt bags wood shavings etc though.
     
  13. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Usually fast growing trees have soft wood, just letting U know
     
  14. Brazilviking

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    Besides the fast growth, brazilian red pepper wood is very hard and resistant, and usually don't crack during drying.
     
  15. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    And it's like a plague at my parent's rental property