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Wood Species?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, May 5, 2021.

By The preacher on May 5, 2021 at 2:53 PM
  1. The preacher

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    Does anyone have an idea of what species of wood this is?[​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, May 5, 2021.

    1. Palmettoflyer

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      Need a few more clues? Is that flooring, or paneling? First impression without knowing anything more than large fast growing growth pattern, is looks like clear Pine or Fir without knots. Looks like wood in a door panel?
       
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    2. The preacher

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      It was cut from a 1"x6" board, I know for sure it's not pine or fur, it has a natural reddish light brown color.

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    3. Palmettoflyer

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      Red oak, is the next guess. Especially if it is heavy and dense.
       
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      Stained ash
       
    5. Palmettoflyer

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      At this point, it is 100% mystery wood. Only thing that you can do is make a frame with it and enjoy!
       
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    6. KawKan

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      I'm guessing walnut.
       
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    7. The preacher

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      No, I know for sure it's not walnut, it's kind of a strange piece of wood. It works like mahogany, but the grain is what gets me.


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    8. MakoPat

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      Is that redwood... like California redwood.
       

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    9. The preacher

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      That is a very good possibility.

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      If it is will be light like the cedar that box stores sell and dusty qhen sawn.
       
    11. The preacher

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      I remembered who gave it to me, so I ask him and he said it is red wood. It was leftover from a swing project he did.

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      Redwood does not have those open pores and is very soft. If it's redwood and you make a fork out of it you 're going to get a black eye;).

      It's stained ash
       
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      I don't really think it's redwood either, it's not all that soft. I cut it down to 1/4" thick and it's pretty tough.
      I've worked with wood for years, I do know it's not any kind of oak or walnut.
      It's plenty strong enough to make a slingshot out of especially with a baltic birch plywood core.

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