what kind of wood is this

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Arturo Borquez, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Hello guys and gals, got this in the shop, does somebody knows this wood, would be appropriate ? ... 15mm thick, feels harder than pine to razor's edge ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    I guess

    Hi Arturo!

    I think it is Eukalyptus..

    no guarantees- is it rather light/ medium weight?- then I might be right!


    Skol,

    Be
     

  3. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Remeber Jacarandá for me......... beautifull one, Mr. Arturo! PFS building disease got you hard!:D
    But usually its all eucalyptus indeed!
     
  4. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    the grain reminds me of american hickory though i doubt it is. looks like a few pfs struggling to shed the opressive duty of being a cutting board.
     
  5. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    yep

    dry humor is best,dolo :) :) :)

    (meaning: noone could have said that more precisely !!!)
     
  6. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    It looks like some wood I've seen in Australia so I agree with the others that it is eucalyptus
     
  7. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    I was thinking hickory too, but that's just my limited knowledge. Either way, it looks like several slingshots in the making!
     
  8. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Hi Arturo,
    i can only say, it´s wood. ;)
    Cheers
    Peter
     
  9. thegreyfox

    thegreyfox Junior Member

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    hmmm.....

    Walnut? I've worked a lot with walnut wood and this looks familiar, but it's hard to tell. I'm not a wood expert.
     
  10. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    thanks guys I will give it a try, a PFS of course, I believe it will not be critical with minimum forks ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I can' t tell but as you said, low and small forks( PFS) can stand a lot of pulling weight.
    Can' t wait to see the cutting board boardcut you' ll make out of it ;)