What wood is good for slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by stej, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. stej

    stej New Member

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    Hi, could anybody please tell me what type of wood is suitable for home-made slingshots and what wood is too soft, cracks easily etc.? My slingshot is made from walnut tree and I'm a little bit afraid that it will crack at the bands and snaps me into the face.<br><br>Also I would like to experiment with wood, so some links would be great too.
     
  2. pasquale

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    I think walnut wood is good for slingshots. You can use most of the natural forks, because they are all strong.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Walnut is good, also beech, oak, dogwood, olive, platan?(dont know if this is an english word, in dutch is is plataan), and so on
     
  4. stej

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    I found this post: <a href="http://slingshotforum.com/topic/2822-types-of-wood/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotforum.com/topic/2822-types-of-wood/</a><br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Walnut is good, also beech, oak, dogwood, olive, platan?(dont know if this is an english word, in dutch is is plataan), and so on</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Everybody mentions dogwood, but I can not find anything like that in my country..</span>
     
  5. Glaiceana

    Glaiceana Junior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I found this post: <a href="http://slingshotforum.com/topic/2822-types-of-wood/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotforum.com/topic/2822-types-of-wood/</a><br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Walnut is good, also beech, oak, dogwood, olive, platan?(dont know if this is an english word, in dutch is is plataan), and so on</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Everybody mentions dogwood, but I can not find anything like that in my country..</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Its possible that dogwood has a different name in your country. Heres the wiki page on dog woods, theres a lot of species within this class, so I won't be surprised if theres a few different names in several languages. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_%28genus%29" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_%28genus%29</a></span>
     
  6. stej

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Glaiceana wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>Its possible that dogwood has a different name in your country. Heres the wiki page on dog woods, theres a lot of species within this class, so I won't be surprised if theres a few different names in several languages. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_%28genus%29" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_%28genus%29</a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I found <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=15&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/17/72/96/22/cornus10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> (from <a href="https://www.google.cz/search?q=Cornus+sanguinea&hl=cs&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=q8lHUJnzKpHMswaw6YCYBg&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=713" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">google search</a> which looks like a bush. I would expected that dogwood is a tree (because the dogwood is so hard and dense). Anyway, I didn't noticed such bush nearby so I'll try to find some.. </span>