Yeah... Another wood

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 4foruglenncoco, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Any ideas I found it, it was completely dry when I found it ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1390627117.292558.jpg
    It's extremely hard, my scroll saw has a lot if trouble with it, and I don't want to risk breaking my saw so how should I cut it, completely tore my coping saw blade apart
     
  2. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Put a fresh blade on and take your time. Patience, Slingmaking gives One Padwan.
     

  3. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    What a chunker! Larger size skip tooth blades may help too but like Flipgun said, take it easy and let the saw work.
     
  4. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    But does anyone know what wood it is
     
  5. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    No idea here... Google it!..JK But it may help to look back to your source.
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Looking at the bark and the wood colour and reading your info about it being very hard, there is a chance this is a beech fork, but without any other information like how the leaves look it is hard to say.

    A hard wood can be cut going slowly, and using a larger size skip tooth blade like mentioned by Flipgun and Ravensbull.

    Have fun working with it!

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  7. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    No idea what kinda wood that is, do you have a better pic of the bark or maybe some leaves?
     
  8. Shamus03

    Shamus03 New Member

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    Maybe use a power sander or a large grinder? You could probably use a thick dremel after cutting a rough shape out.
     
  9. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    I don't own any of those except for the grinder but I don't have a cutting wheel
     
  10. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    You can try making straight relief cuts. Come in straight from the side with about 1/4" gap in between cuts. Then try cutting the shape of the SS. Good luck.
     

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  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    4" angle grinder with a flapper disc (pearl disc, tiger paw, whatever you want to call the damn thing). Watch the excess wood go bye bye!
     
  12. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    How big is your angle grinder? If it's a 4 1/2" I can send you a dew wheels with your sling
     
  13. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    I suspect that this fork is a Box Elder, but without more of the bark or a better grain pattern to view it's hard to nail down.

    -Wild Bill
     
  14. PaulPawx3

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    Not really sure what all types of trees grow in SoCal, but you sure have a nice piece of whatever it is. Just use what you have to use and do it like eating an elephant, one bite at a time:D no hurry. Looks like you have a real good start on it already. Keep up the good work.
     
  15. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Yeah this wood tore my scroll saw blade apart, and this is a brand new blade ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1390760637.779865.jpg