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Making Naturals?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, Mar 7, 2021.

By The preacher on Mar 7, 2021 at 6:53 PM
  1. The preacher

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    When letting forks dry out do you take the bark off so they will dry faster?

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, Mar 7, 2021.

    1. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      I usually leave the bark on. Sometimes, that comes at a price because I miss the fact that some grub is in there eating away at my natty!
       
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    2. Fidencio León Burgos

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      I usually leave the bark on them and seal the cuts to prevent cracking of the wood.
       
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    3. The preacher

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      What do you use to seal the ends with?

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      Just adds extra character Lol

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    5. Stankard757

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      Ive always left bark on and Ill probably get yelled at by the ole guys but I've never sealed the ends. [emoji16]



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    6. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Well Mike, guess you and I both will get yelled at then, cuz I don’t seal my ends either.... I always just cut fork tips and handle long to allow any cracking / checking.


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    7. Mr Muz

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      I use candle wax, melt it in a pan and dip it in an inch. You can buy proper stuff for sealing end grain, it's known as end grain sealer but don't know if it has a proper name if that makes sense?
       
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    8. richnewm

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      Add me to that one too , cut long and toss it into the airing cupboard, check periodically, if it cracks it cracks [emoji849] ive done ok so far

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    9. Royleonard

      Royleonard Well-Known Member

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      Sealing the ends with wood glue works good.
       
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    10. Zippy

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      I also do it that way
       
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    11. eqreservoir

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      When I made them: I used to use old left over paint. Dip, Dry, Dip and Dry again. I also cut the forks long when I could.
       
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    12. The preacher

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      I did cut the forks extra long.

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    13. Zippy

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      They should be just fine then
       
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    14. Devils son in law

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      I leave the bark on too, most of my forks are from down and dry limbs so I usually don't seal em. If I'm not sure they're completely dry I'll cut them extra long.
       
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