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What is this fork?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Devils son in law, Jan 25, 2021.

By Devils son in law on Jan 25, 2021 at 8:48 AM
  1. Devils son in law

    Devils son in law Veteran Member

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    I pulled this fork out of the pile assuming it was another Oak fork, the bark looked like Oak.
    After peeling the bark, I soon realized there wasn't much for grain but the colors were very cool and unique.
    I hope someone can tell me what it is so I can go get a few dozen more!!
     

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Devils son in law, Jan 25, 2021.

    1. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      I'm in Northern Michigan, if that helps narrow it down.
       
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    2. william wallace

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      It has the colouring of yew
       
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    3. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      That's what it reminds me of William!! I'm not ruling that out although the bark was nothing like Yew/Cedar and I usually don't even look around coniferous trees for forks.
       
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    4. Jack0106

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      Yew bark is flakey

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    5. Palmettoflyer

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      Oak and Sweetgum look almost identical on the outside, but the inside looks grain free to be Sweetgum. The natty I sent you a few months ago was Sweetgum. Also don't know if you have SG in MI.
       
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      If you were on this side of the Mason-Dixon I would say that it looks like Crape Myrtle.
       
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    7. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Darn it!!! No Sweet Gum or Crepe Myrtle in these here parts! :fp:
       
    8. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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      Spalted maple possibly?

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      In Portugal, there's only one tree that has a similar bark to oak, yet it is not oak.
      It is the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior). By the pictures, it could be ash, but not too similar to those I've worked. Got some unique colour strains.The second photo presents an "eye" that also appears in the superficial layers of ash.
      Well, can't know for sure...
      Best regards ...Q
       
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    10. The preacher

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      I don't have any idea as to what it is, but I really like it. Hope you find out what it is.

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    11. SLING-N-SHOT

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      That’s gorgeous Jake, no idea what it is though


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      White cedar or horn beam
       
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      Looks a lot like the Crepe Myrtle we have in NC. But not in Michigan I don't think.
       
    14. Slinging Steel

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      Possibly Sycamore?
       
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    15. Slinging Steel

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      First guess would be Sycamore and second guess would be River birch.
       

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