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Mooching for natties

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by 10.1k, Oct 3, 2020.

By 10.1k on Oct 3, 2020 at 3:34 PM
  1. 10.1k

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    Been working across the south downs near hammerpot all week and got the chance to spend a day mooching in the gorgeous woods there. Found loads of fallen and fell trees with some fantastic forks, which are ready and nearly ready to be turned into beautiful catties.
    Im having a bit of trouble trying to identify one of the forks and was wondering if you guys might be able to help. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201003/dfb3b8631c3ba9170857d2a3ee3a9970.jpg[/IMG
    I thought it was a blackthorn, but it doesn't gave enough thorns on it. A pal has suggested it is a Hawthorne, but the bark looks nothing like it. Im stumped, (excuse the pun) all help appreciated .


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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by 10.1k, Oct 3, 2020.

    1. bottlecap

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      I can't see the pic. Black Locust maybe?
      Google says..."Black locust trees grow to between 40 and 100 ft. (12 – 30 m) with exceptional varieties reaching heights of 171 ft. (52 m). The sharp spines on black locusts are usually present on immature trees and grow at the base of each leaf. Different to honey locust trees, the sharp spikes are short and don’t grow in long branches around the tree."
       
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      Sry[​IMG]

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      SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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      That shiny bark looks like Cherry to me, but not sure if you have Cherry there ?


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      Cherry Plum perhaps?
       
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      We do have cherry here.
      Its still a bit water stained, but it will look nice when finished [​IMG]

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      Sometimes it's hard to tell with staining. Finish it up and let us know how hard it is and picture. I'm sure it's going to look bad ass.
       
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      Nice find!
      Since you are a really nice guy, and one who mooches and finishes natties, we are extending you the lifetime privilege of declaring forks, "unknown" or "mystery" wood.
      This privilege is not revocable, although we trust it will not be abused.
      In no case will "unknown" or "mystery" wood natties be subject to criticism for their hazy origins.
      Bad Ass Natties stand on their own merits!
       
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      Thank you sir, I assure you it will not be abused .
      Here are the rest we salvaged. I even got the kids involved stripping off the bark & they really enjoyed me drowning on about the types of trees and types of natural forks. [​IMG]

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      Sounds like a grand time!
      Certainly a great haul of natural forks!
       
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