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Title: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2021, 07:25:31 PM
Going after an unsightly willow in the cabin yard. Homage to our good friend @123maxbars (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=15380)  ;) :)

Find the beauty of a dying Willow - YouTube (https://youtu.be/rj8wk72eMsQ)
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: thecfarm on September 25, 2021, 08:24:04 PM
Was that picture of the deer recent? Spots and all.
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2021, 08:39:48 PM
Yea! He was here again tonight. Huge fawn with full spotage. Really weird
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 26, 2021, 07:32:02 AM
Was it willow we was taught to make whistles in the spring time where the bark slips easily over the stem wood where you cut the notches/canals for air flow? Seems to me something like that in 'Boys Life' magazine. ;D
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: Magicman on September 26, 2021, 08:33:40 AM
We used Persimmon to make whistles.
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 26, 2021, 12:32:18 PM
   We used river cane for whistles. Already hollow. Elderberry should work well too.

Jeff,

  You must not have many beavers nearby. They would be glad to have that willow. Willow seems to be the preferred beaver chow.
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: Jeff on September 26, 2021, 01:01:19 PM
Here it would be aspen.
Title: Re: Whittiing on a Willow
Post by: Resonator on September 26, 2021, 01:27:38 PM
Roy Underhill on his show back in the day made his whistle's from willow, and as I recall he said they would only work until the bark would dry out.