Wasting Time

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by WildBill, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Due to the US holiday I have the next three days off. So I figured that since I have a knife, some rasps and nothing else to do, I'll try for another natural slingshot. I went foraging in the woods near my flat and found this fork. It's Ash, and I like how the base has something like a natural palm swell. It should be fine for a hammer grip, OTT shooter. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

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  2. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    there is some spalting going on in that wood...could be nice when finished..will see how it turns out
     

  3. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Aye. And since my cat's don't eat my homework (just the bands) I shouldn't have too many incidents.

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  4. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    now I am a lot interested in crafting I've read several times the word "spalted" (and didn't pay much attention) I cannot find it in the dictionary, what it is ? ... nice fork WildBill waiting to watch the outcome ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  5. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    'Spalted', or 'Spalting', is what happens to wood when fungus get into it. It usually happens to old, dry wood but can sometimes happen to live wood as well. Spalting affects the wood in a number of ways- causing 'white legions', darkened grains and other such affects. Woods with a spalting can be quite beautiful... like a well ripened cheese.

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  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    thanks WildBill, lol I've suspected something as stains, now I know what and why ...
    Cheers
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    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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  8. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Yeah I had trouble finding it too Arturo.... then i switched to german language and bingo :D


    wait..after I actually read WB post.. I am confused :D I guess its not german but really english ... :D

    WIKI : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalting