Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

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Mike62
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Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Post by Mike62 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:49 pm

SenecaLaker wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:18 pm
That would be nice, thinking Osage Orange would be pretty also. I have a piece from a broken long bow around here somewhere. I'll have to find it.
Osage orange leads me to Black Locust. I've got two pieces of birdseye maple that have been earmarked for blocks; I guess I should get to it...
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Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Post by swellcat » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:38 pm

Amazing, anticipatory progression. I was going to suggest Osage Orange as the runner up (or co-winner) for Official Spinning-Block Wood of Texas. It's the only wood I know denser than mesquite: it is HEAVY and was used by American Indians for war clubs, in addition to bows, as referenced by the French name, bois d'arc, bow wood. Freshly-exposed heartwood is bright yellow, but it moves markedly to brown.

The color in Osage Orange is water-soluble and can thus be used as a dye.
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Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Post by wsbailey » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:59 pm

Another good wood might be persimmon. It's in the ebony family and use to be used for golf clubs.
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Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Post by daringduffer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:07 pm

I do look forward to see all those blocks!

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Re: Clark's Spinning Block vs The Dubber

Post by wsbailey » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:33 pm

One of the rarest woods is bog oak.

http://www.antiquesage.com/bog-oak-rarest-wood-world/
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