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Offline Danzn Bar

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Hackberry Molly (Finished Pictures Added)
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:18:39 pm »
Hey Guys,
Working on a Hackberry Molly ....One of the limbs has a pretty big knot in it with a lot of soft punky wood.  I've dug out the bad wood. and have it to short brace and pulling about 10", Heat treated it and it's ready for full brace. 
Question for you guys......need some ideas
What would you do with the knot hole?   Leave it?  Fill it, with what and when.  I'm leaning towards filling it but want something special/different.  It's got osage tip overlays, might plug it with osage?......What do you guys think?
Thanks
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Offline DC

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 08:42:49 pm »
I would lean toward leaving it open. I like holes. If you fill it with Osage would you drill it out and put in a round plug? I have this gut feeling that a natural shaped hole would be stronger than one that was drilled but my gut has been wrong many times. Someone(Simon maybe) did one with turquoise powder and epoxy that looked real nice. Kind of like an ear ring on a biker.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 09:00:47 pm »
I was kinda thinking like D.C. Said. I've never done it but some turquoise dust would probably look good.
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Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 09:18:18 pm »
Recently I used some charcoal powder in epoxy, I really like the look of black plugged hole

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 09:33:25 pm »
Osage dust and 5 min epoxy would be my filler. but a peep site is always nice!

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 05:45:39 am »
Id leave it be, for the cool factor. I don't believe it would change anything if you left it or filled it, just appearance.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:16:02 am »
PD is probably right about it not making a functional difference so it depends who the bow is for. Crushing up a substance and mixing it with epoxy could be a nice way to personalize the bow for someone.  (=)
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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 08:48:28 am »
Nice wood choice for a levered type bow I'd say being heat treated.I like the empty type hole look!!
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 06:32:31 pm »
I agree no functional difference just appearance.
DC, I'd fill it with osage dust and epoxy.
Yep Goat I've use epoxy and charcoal dust all the time, even with my arrows for faux pine pitch.
Leaning towards cleaning it up a bit more and leaving it as is......
But, the recipient has not responded....:)
Thanks Ed ...have always want to do one......After seeing a short recurve stixanstones did out of hackberry and a few hackberry's I've done I think it is the most underrated bow wood around.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 06:35:30 pm »
osage and epoxy,, (SH)

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 07:43:02 pm »
Here's a few more progress pics to date......
Got a lot more work to do on this one.
But wanting to recurve the levers after getting the tiller almost done to about 25". Finishing the tiller to have the leavers working just a bit.  of course this is with heat treating this guy every step of the way. Hackberry loves the heat treat.............
Shooting for 50# at 26" ..but as we all know the best laid plans are bound to be destroyed by nature....
Oh I'm also planning on feathering backing the working limbs on this one if it stays together "{finger crossing}".......:)
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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2017, 07:51:11 pm »
Sweet proflies so far DB.Cool plans for this one too.I think hackberry is underrated too.I've seen some nice ones Jon W has done too out of that wood.
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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 07:57:41 pm »
Gonna be sweet Dbar, guess we know whose not getting it. I'm sure whoever it's going to is gonna love it.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2017, 08:07:45 pm »
Ed,
Appreciate the comments, I really enjoy your bows and knowledge to different posts....JonW's last static was very nice, but it seems to me to be a locust and Elm guy to me. ??? ;)  I've said a few times I'd like to meet that guy...:)

BJ only if it stays together...:)
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Re: Hackberry Molly
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 08:10:47 pm »
I like the empty look myself Bill, hackberry molly should sling some arras😉
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