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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 15th, 2021 at 5:27pm

Title: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 15th, 2021 at 5:27pm
Well, the trees we’re getting too close to the roof, so I trimmed them back…

Now I have a walking stick, a club, and a slingshot to build. All live oak.

… as if I need more projects 🙄

I guess I just can’t help myself :)

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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 15th, 2021 at 7:42pm
Very frustrating.  Every time a piece of wood is picked up, it's always "This would make a great..."  ;D

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jul 17th, 2021 at 7:59am
Lol nice collection.

My dad's the same, he's incapable of walking past a bit of wood that would make a thumb stick.

We've usually got a half dozen or so hanging out in the porch.

The tallest one is a hoopak David made some years back when we went to the fauld crater with sling Badger

The rest are my dad's current thumbstick collection:-)
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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Morphy on Jul 19th, 2021 at 10:34pm
Theres a type of club I read about years ago that supposedly the Native Americans would use. They would find a young sapling of a hardwood, fast growing tree and essentially tie it in a knot. The tiny sapling would continue growing and the wood would form a solid club head. Then it would be cut off and ready for use.

Osage would be a great wood to try this with. Its fast growing and very dense. I would not want to get hit by a solid piece of Osage... A burl would also be interesting to try.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 21st, 2021 at 7:07am
The root bulb is made of very hard wood and has an usable shape to make the side hitting.
My example is made with holly.
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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 22nd, 2021 at 6:12am
https://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/otm28va_b.gif

to illustrate my precedent post.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 22nd, 2021 at 6:24am
https://www.coutellerie-dieppoise.com/3786-cannes-et-batons-baton-breton-penn-bazh-druidique.html

Another example in Bretagne, France
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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Kick on Jul 26th, 2021 at 2:37pm
I would want a nice club. Something like a shillelagh (What's amazing is that I spelled that right FIRST TIME, no Googling or anything. A miracle!)

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jul 27th, 2021 at 6:49am
I went through a phase of turning clubs some years back.
Vaguely remember sending one off to somewhere exotic in an exchange of some kind.
That was a short, easily concealed club.

Turns out I sent one to tint and one to someone else.
Don't appear to be any pictorial records of either on the forum.

I do remember that one of them was going to be used to fend off packs of wild dogs on the person's route to work.
And needed to be easily concealable.
Vague feeling the person was in Singapore.
Do you get packs of wild dogs in Hong Kong ?


We're probably going back to 2005 or 6, maybe earlier.

I'll have to go through the photo archives on the forum backups.
The pictures must have been part of what we lost on the forum upgrade

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 3rd, 2021 at 6:18pm
Update… the forks are not totally finished, but I did some basic function testing today. Mountain laurel seeds make great slingshot ammo.
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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by TOMBELAINE on Aug 4th, 2021 at 3:57am
My father when he was child, hunted the birds in the courtyard of the house with a slingshot.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Oct 5th, 2021 at 7:09pm
Progress on the long stick now too. It needs more sanding and finishing, but the majority of the shaping is done.
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Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Kick on Oct 7th, 2021 at 6:37am
That looks really nice.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Morphy on Oct 7th, 2021 at 9:05am
Theres some legit stuff on this thread. That walking stick is cool as hell NOOC. Tomb, that club is sweet my man. What holly is that? Is it stained that color? I would love a short Osage club with a root bulb head.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Morphy on Oct 7th, 2021 at 9:06am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 17th, 2021 at 7:59am:
Lol nice collection.

My dad's the same, he's incapable of walking past a bit of wood that would make a thumb stick.

We've usually got a half dozen or so hanging out in the porch.

The tallest one is a hoopak David made some years back when we went to the fauld crater with sling Badger

The rest are my dad's current thumbstick collection:-)


What are those CA? Cherry wood saplings?

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 7th, 2021 at 2:56pm
Agreed, that's looking really good NOOC.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Caldou on Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:26am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 5th, 2021 at 7:09pm:
Progress on the long stick now too. It needs more sanding and finishing, but the majority of the shaping is done.

You could try shaping the top like a ram head, it already gets quite the look, with the horns and all !

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 5th, 2021 at 11:09am

Morphy wrote on Oct 7th, 2021 at 9:05am:
Tomb, that club is sweet my man. What holly is that? Is it stained that color?


Sorry Morphy, I didn't see your post.
The holly doesn't return vibrations to the arm during a shock. This protects the arm joints.
The colour is obtained with a tinting wax. I like the result.

Title: Re: Finish one errand… create three new projects
Post by Morphy on Nov 7th, 2021 at 7:28pm

TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 5th, 2021 at 11:09am:

Morphy wrote on Oct 7th, 2021 at 9:05am:
Tomb, that club is sweet my man. What holly is that? Is it stained that color?


Sorry Morphy, I didn't see your post.
The holly doesn't return vibrations to the arm during a shock. This protects the arm joints.
The colour is obtained with a tinting wax. I like the result.


I can see why. Its beautiful.  :D

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