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This triple fork was part of a huge dead limb that I cut out of the main Plum tree last year. After the ECST I was inspired to "Cut into it".Actually, since I returned home from the ECST I have built three new pieces.

I roughed it in with my little Echo. This Plum is real hard. I started at 11 am and finished shaping and sanding until 10pm when I placed it in an oil bath. Can't wait to see the results.

I cut the blank form the heart wood right at the forks and it has some real pretty grains.

After the oil bath and a few 1000 rounds It will get a CA Glue finish.

Bill













 

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Now that's some pretty wood! You're pretty good with that little Echo.
 

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I never would have put a chainsaw high on my list of tools for making slingshots .... but you have given me cause to reconsider! That is a really lovely piece.

Cheers ..... Charles
 

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Bill, A GREAT looking piece!! Does this qualify as a "natural" or a "boardcut"??!!! You have mad talent with that chainsaw,ole pal!! Remind me to tell ya the story of my brother in law who climbed a ladder tilted across a tree limb , carrying up a live chainsaw, to cut said limb; he's still getting rehab for hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder damage during the fall (luckily the chainsaw shut down in mid-air!!)!! FORTUNATELY YOU really look to be a MASTER with that particular power tool!
 

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This is a fantastic topic , I was going to create a new topic on the cutting of large timber . My father past me a hulking great piece of oak I belive about 20" diameter that I was unsure how to cut, now from this topic I have my direction .
 

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WOW!!!! Rhodo, you did it up Bud! Willy, that is an awesome frame! You have not fallen far from the "Nathan Tree" with that kind of talent! Flatband
 

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Man, it turned out great, nice job!
 
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