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Offline Buckeye Guy

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once in a lifetime opportunity
« on: September 25, 2017, 05:41:35 pm »
I have no clue where to even start
This tuff is so rare around here and way over my head in price that I have not even dreamed of touching a peice but do to the kind hearted Primitive Archery family here I am with this and no clue what to do
71 inches long 2 inches wide does not appear to follow the crown or grain
help will be appreciated very much
not sure where we are going but here we go
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Offline Buckeye Guy

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 05:42:59 pm »
More pics
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Offline Buckeye Guy

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 05:44:36 pm »
Woops same one twice
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Offline penderbender

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 06:12:55 pm »
First off good score. And second what kind of bow do you want? I wouldn't worry about the back not following the crown. Make a nice elb( not the Victorian kind) but more full compass warbow style. Only whatever weight your comfortable with. Have fun and don't be scared of it! Cheers- Brendan

Offline Buckeye Guy

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 03:59:26 pm »
Do I just peel the bark off and go ?
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Offline penderbender

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 05:32:43 pm »
I would just let it come off as it starts bending. Most should pop off when floor tillering. It'll give you a clean back. Plus protect the back for asking as it's there. Cheers- Brendan

Offline mikekeswick

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 11:47:41 pm »
It looks like it will need a fair bit of straightening. Remove the deflex and sideways bend at the same time.

Offline Del the cat

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 05:17:12 am »
What the others have said.
Leave the bark...
The deflex is ok if you are thinking really heavy warbow say 120# it will make early brace a bit easier and can always be taken out near the end when there is less wood to bend.
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Offline High-Desert

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 07:23:15 am »
Just a warning about leavinghe bark on....you will scare yourself many times as the bark makes that scary popping sound as it loosens.
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Offline DC

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 08:13:29 am »
Small sections of the bark will not pop off usually. I scrape the outer bark off with a draw knife and then spritz the inner bark with water. It softens quickly. Wait a few minutes and then scrub with a stiff plastic brush. It will all come off and leave you with a pristine back.
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Offline ScottS

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 09:20:54 am »
Don't look at it funny cause it dings and scratches far too easy! Make sure your vise is padded as you get closer to final dimensions. It's not Osage, but you can still make a fair bow with it.

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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 10:56:20 am »
Like ScottS says, it ain't osage, but it should make a bow!  LOL!
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Offline Buckeye Guy

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 04:40:54 pm »
Thanks folks
now the big decision warbow or a nice comfortable shooter
Anyway  anybody have a chart of how wide vs poundage for elb
I have not done a ELB and no clue how much wood it takes
feel like a total newbe with this project
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Offline mikekeswick

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 11:42:00 pm »
1 inch will give a nice bow around 50 - 60 lb. As a starting point dimension.

Offline Del the cat

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Re: once in a lifetime opportunity
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 10:55:09 am »
I usually rough out about 30mm wide for normal weight bows and 42mm wide for warbows.
That allows some wriggle room to end up with the 1" that Mike suggests in the previous post.
This post from my blog details my rough out dimensions.
Note, if you are rough from a 1/4 log it can easily move a bit as wood is removed, so it makes sense to rough down in stages.
https://bowyersdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/roughing-out-figures-and-technique.html
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