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OTT "Grover" deadwood Monterey Pine natty

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Oct 12, 2020.

By Lord Of Crows on Oct 12, 2020 at 6:04 PM
  1. Lord Of Crows

    Lord Of Crows Active Member

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    Hey Y'all. It's been several months since I've whittled down a slingshot and I was itching to do so. I moved to Monterey California back in June and have been enjoying the new scenery and in particular the natural beauty of the area minus the smoke from all the devastating forest fires. However, going along with the absurdities of our 2020 rollercoaster, I've fallen in love with the Monterey Pine which is only found naturally in the vicinity. I picked up this deadwood fork on one of my rambles and I got to it with axe and rasp (and a bit of 150 and 220 sandpaper). It has some pleasant color bands and spalting. A little bit of crotch figure in the fork was also a nice surprise. I've worked with deadwood pine before and it is a bit porous in the lighter parts of the rings but this natty was solid and a harder wood to work on than you'd figure. I didn't bother with much of a finish except for rubbing it down with some "Sno-Seal" wax. I call this one "Grover".

    Happy Trails!



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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Oct 12, 2020.

    1. bottlecap

      bottlecap Member

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      Very cool looking fork,...I never would have guessed pine of any sort. Nice job!

      Tim
       
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    2. SLING-N-SHOT

      SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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      I second bottlecaps comment, very nice and I too wouldn’t have guessed Pine


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    3. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      That's nice!! Almost all the forks I pick up are from a special area or when I'm doing something fun. That way they seem to have more meaning.
       
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    4. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Well-Known Member

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      Love it! The size looks great in the hand.

      I'm temporarily working near Modesto. Noticed there are lots of pine/cedar looking trees here. Might take a closer look at them while I'm here.
       
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    5. AdamvVS

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      Good wealthy looking frame
       
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    6. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Nice find, and great work!
       
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    7. Lord Of Crows

      Lord Of Crows Active Member

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      Dang it! You guys are both right. I did some work on another Monterey pine branch this weekend and this natty here is NOT Monterey pine but rather Eucalyptus tree. I was fooled because the branch was underneath a pine but was actually from a fallen Eucalyptus from across the trail.

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