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Postby Boss Hog » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:16 pm

My grandaddy use to make these for me in the fall of the year I think.
I cant remember what kind of tree he made theem out of. I know it was a time of the year when the bark wood turn a lose . Does anybody know what kind of tree it was and when you can make them.
I am the oldest one in the family now. and nobody left to ask.
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Postby George Willer » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:29 pm

Willow, I think.
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Postby Dan England » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:09 am

I have seen them being made but has probably been 60 years ago. I agree with George on willow and think that the bark slips off the wood when the sap is rising in the spring season. Dan

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Postby Jeff Silvey » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:51 am

I don't think I'm as old as the other gents. But I remember something as to a willow tree.
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Postby Boss Hog » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:50 am

Thanks guys
I believe willow is it. You know this stuuf need to be writting donw for generations to come. Before it is lost forever.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:20 pm

I hadn't thought about them in years. I used to make my own, but they never worked as good as Dad's
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Postby Boss Hog » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:41 pm

THANKS Carl :D :D :D :D

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Postby Russ Leggitt » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:49 pm

Carl,

You are the man!!

Thanks, I have not seen one of these in 5-+ years when my great
uncle made then for me.

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Postby phantom » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:29 am

we used to make them from hackberry. pop used the wood for saddle stirups.
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