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Whittiing on a Willow
« on: September 25, 2021, 07:25:31 PM »
Going after an unsightly willow in the cabin yard. Homage to our good friend @123maxbars  ;) :)

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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 08:24:04 PM »
Was that picture of the deer recent? Spots and all.
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2021, 08:39:48 PM »
Yea! He was here again tonight. Huge fawn with full spotage. Really weird
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 08:33:40 AM »
We used Persimmon to make whistles.
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 12:32:18 PM »
   We used river cane for whistles. Already hollow. Elderberry should work well too.

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  You must not have many beavers nearby. They would be glad to have that willow. Willow seems to be the preferred beaver chow.
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 01:01:19 PM »
Here it would be aspen.
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Re: Whittiing on a Willow
« Reply #7 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.
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