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Hi,

Every time I search for some decent exotic hardwoods it is only available in pen blanks which are too small, or bowl blanks, which look ok, but not sure it they are suitable. I thought bowl blanks would have end grain, but they seem to be side grain as far as I can tell. Anyone use the bowl blanks as a source of exotic hard woods to make sling shots? and if so what is your success?

Thank!

Baz
 

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Yeah, and the guys who make the spoons and stuff prolly feel the same when they see a knife handle or slingshot made with it.
 

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I have about a grand's worth of collected wood blanks suitable for knife handles and only one or two pieces suitable for slingshots.
 

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Yeah, and the guys who make the spoons and stuff prolly feel the same when they see a knife handle or slingshot made with it.
all a matter of perspective, in the end the best use is the one where it is most treasured and kept

ive also noticed bowl blanks and they seem a good source, depending on the wood grain, if theyre just trunk slices its not so idea but if theyre parts of planks then they would be great, i guess just have a look at the grain on the item in question, but generally if its square its probably a plank cut while if its round its more likely a trunk slice. also the type of tree and its trunk thickness is worth considering
 

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be careful with carved bowl blanks...they have quite a bit of moisture in them. Once you start slicing into them they can crack and cheque very easily.
 
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