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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by One eye Dan, Oct 30, 2020.

By One eye Dan on Oct 30, 2020 at 11:11 PM
  1. One eye Dan

    One eye Dan New Member

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    Is Locust a good wood for a first frame? Is it hard to work with? Just spitballin, any thoughts, advice or suggestions?
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by One eye Dan, Oct 30, 2020.

    1. Clint

      Clint Veteran Member

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      What’s u making ?
       
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    2. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      I'm not familiar with Locust wood here on the southeast coast.
      https://www.wood-database.com/black-locust/

      Sounds like a good choice if you have good sharp woodworking tools. However, the only way to tell if it is good for a slingshot is to send it to me after you make it. I'll shoot it and let you know how good it is! :D
       
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    3. Royleonard

      Royleonard Well-Known Member

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      Yes it’s a very hard wood after it’s seasoned,dry when wet not so good!
       
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    4. Rayshot

      Rayshot Active Member Vendor

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      I have used black locust and find it just fine for SS. But if you are doing a SS from a board, they can be dangerous. Worth using a core of some type. Unseen fractures have lead to SS failures and wood that comes back to the face or eye with a pointy edge is to be taken seriously.

      I have experienced a SS made from a board break on me. Thankfully it was not at full draw. Also, saw the result on someones face after the fork from a SS made from a board let go at full draw.
       
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    5. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      If your just starting just find you a nice Y an dig in !
       
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    6. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      I agree, I've made frames from Black Locust forks and they are plenty strong enough. If it's a board cut, I couldn't say for sure.
       
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    7. One eye Dan

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    8. Bishop

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      Honey locust is a good wood has all kinds of color in it if you can get past the protection it has
       
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    9. One eye Dan

      One eye Dan New Member

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      Ouch!!!!!!
       
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    10. One eye Dan

      One eye Dan New Member

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      Well,,,,,, I'm making a slingshot.
      LOL, JK.. I probably will make mule..
       
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    11. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      The Mule is a favorite of many people here on the forum. Great frame to get into the game with. Just an FYI, a lot of people found the full size template to be just a little large for the hand. If you have big hands, no problem. Lots of people find that resized to 95% feels a lot more comfortable. I have big paws myself and enjoy the 95% version.

      If you can, post some pictures of your progress. We love looking at pictures! :cool:
       
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    12. KawKan

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      Here's an example of colorful Honey Locust.
      Locust1.JPG
       
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    13. bottlecap

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      Here's one I made recently with Black Locust, it was like granite and the sapwood tends to feather a little bit, but it comes around after some 220 work. I loved it and will def be using it for more forks. Good luck!
      newblacklocust.JPG
      Tim
       
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