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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 4foruglenncoco, Dec 16, 2013.
A buddy of mine gave me this, what is it?
Really hard to guess--some kind of fruit wood maybe, like cherry or plum(or apricot or peach etc).
Looks like a winner from here
Sounds like a cool friend.
I'd guess black oak based on what I can tell of the bark texture, but the pic is blurry and without leaves or a good look at the grain it's hard to tell.
I think I have something similar in my woodstack(mine is not black oak, it doesn't grow in ger)
I was thinking cherry
REALLY looks like elm. Lots of it where I live, so I'm pretty sure.
looks like california live oak to me, are you in cali by chance?
You really need to post the fork's point of origin, as well as some leaves if possible. And more pictures couldn't hurt either...
... that said I believe I can narrow your search some. After much careful and extensive research I have concluded that this particular specimen belongs to the Plantae kingdom.
Keep in mind that this was given to me so I have no extras it is also red where the grain is, and yes dolomite I live in California
Dolo and I are on the same path- Black oak and Cali-Oak are pretty much synonymous. From here, I'd suggest that you dry it (if it is in need of such) and start working the wood. How it responds to your cutting, carving and rasping will tell you much about how useful it is. If it accepts your working without gouging or tearing then you probably have oak or something comparable in hardness and thus a good slingshot. If not, then well, now you know.