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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 4foruglenncoco, Nov 22, 2013.
What wood is this?
I don't know where it was collected, but it kinda looks like a type of Eucalyptus. Where was it found?
Species=Wood. Genera=Stick. Evolved Form=Slingshot.
Wild bill, I went over a friends house and picked it up from the pile of wood he was getting rid of
That really doesn't help. Can you at least tell me what country and/or state it was found in? Perhaps the hemisphere at least? Since it was in a wood pile I can't expect you to know the leaf type but certain types of trees grow in certain regions on the planet. Without knowing where on the planet this wood was found it makes it that much harder to figure out the species.
Heh. He's being elusive about where it's from but it does look like Eucalyptus- which is a very soft and oily wood. If that's what it is then it wouldn't be very ideal for a slingy- Koala's like to eat it but that's about all it's good for.
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It's Eucalyptus. Those are almost like weeds in Southern California- they're everywhere and useless.
Is it sting enough for a carved slingshot
It is NOT sycamore, it is Eucalyptus. Sycamore does not grow in Southern California- it's too dry. Eucalyptus is all over SoCal and the bark on that fork is most definitely Euk. Eucalyptus is an oily, soft wood that was planted in SoCal back in the 'teens by the orange farmers as a wind block for their orchards. It's gone rampant since then and is a pest tree to many.
Eucalyptus is probably not a good choice for a slingshot as it is a soft, brittle wood that wouldn't handle too much stress.
Hey thanks a lot for your input