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Offline DC

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« Reply #285 on: June 03, 2018, 05:12:51 pm »
You were going to tell us how to match the riser to the bow next time, hint, hint ;D ;D ;D
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Offline hoosierf

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« Reply #286 on: June 06, 2018, 06:29:29 am »
Howdy fellas,  still mulling the birch and letting the sinew do its thing so I started this linen backed Osage. I call it a timber bow instead of a stave bow or board bow because it came from a sweet barn timber my dad found in IN.

So far shes 63 NTN, 1 5/8 wide, tiger wood handle overlay, Wisconsin whitetail tip overlays with a linen back. Its a true quartersawn piece and i think its gonna be a dandy. I love this one so its probably the one that goes to my victim.

Right now its 51# @ 28 .  I have not shot it yet but tillering is nearly done. I gonna do an experiment with heat treating. I know the draw weight so Ill put a light toast on it and see how much the weight increases.

Pics are right after it came off the tree. She arrow straight after a few mins so i think the heat treat will be good for it.

Offline hoosierf

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« Reply #287 on: June 09, 2018, 04:36:02 pm »
Light to medium toast. Picked up 5#. Shes now 56# @28 and safe to 29 or 30. Pics soon starting to finish sand and make a string. 

Offline M2A

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« Reply #288 on: June 09, 2018, 05:08:34 pm »
Looks good Hoosierf. Looking forward to seeing it all finished up. 

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #289 on: June 12, 2018, 12:06:16 pm »
I got a little further in the ERC elb. The horn has horn has been shaped and nocks cut. I havent messed with thes style nocks much. But I think theyll turn out ok. Everything has been rough sanded. Its been pulled to 50# at 25 before gluing Im the nocks and sanding. I just need to shoot it in now and see where it ends up at 27-28. Once Ive shot and found the arrow pass, Ill probably insert a piece of horn for a more durable arrow pass.

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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #290 on: June 12, 2018, 09:00:05 pm »
I still have to shoot it. But heres how its looking at the moment. Pulling 50# at 27.

Offline hoosierf

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« Reply #291 on: June 13, 2018, 03:57:00 am »
Lookin good. I have ERC envy. Now i gotta try it again. Last one i tried was sinewed and only about 62 long but over 2 wide. Pow.

Offline Swampman

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« Reply #292 on: June 13, 2018, 04:22:25 am »
That does look good Kyle.  Looks like it will be a fun one to shoot.

Offline M2A

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« Reply #293 on: June 17, 2018, 06:35:42 pm »
That ERC is gonna look great all prettied up with them horn nocks.

I been plugging along using every chance I have to work on my bow. Progress has been slow but continue to move forward. Need to make a string and have 1 more inch of tillering before I try to run some arrows through it. Don't have a good pic of tip overlays atm but made them form tulip wood and water buffalo horn. Still have a little work to do final shaping the lower nock.

I got some good ideas on how to dressing it up but don't want to go out of order, need to make sure I do my best on the bend 1st.
IMG_1897 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr

       

Offline hoosierf

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« Reply #294 on: June 18, 2018, 02:56:18 am »
Looks great mike.

Offline Swampman

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« Reply #295 on: June 18, 2018, 02:05:49 pm »
I think that bend is looking pretty good Mike.

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #296 on: June 22, 2018, 05:14:03 pm »
  Looks excellent Mike...Nice balanced even bend...I know that front profile is awesome also...
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline Morgan

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« Reply #297 on: June 22, 2018, 06:05:47 pm »
Men, yalls Progress is looking awesome!

Offline M2A

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« Reply #298 on: June 24, 2018, 06:34:56 pm »
Thanks guys.

Got the last inch of tillering finished. I have to say...a 5 second video from a phone camera does wonders for me to see how the limbs are bending. String is made, and gave it a workout this weekend(100 shots). So far so good. Im very happy with how it shoots. Unbraced profile looks good still and should be fine. Need to run some more arrows through it but don't think I will need to make any adjustments at this point.

Had to include, in pics below, some pictures showing the tip overlays. I just kinda winged it but will be refining this shape in future bows. Also below is a picture including some of what I need to finish things up. Going to try cherry bark for the handle and have some dogbane I cut this winter for making some cordage. Going to leave it at that for now. May be a while before I can get it all together.

Mike
   IMG_1904 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr
   IMG_1905 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr
IMG_1906 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr
IMG_1907 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr
IMG_1914 by Mike Allridge, on Flickr

Offline Morgan

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« Reply #299 on: June 24, 2018, 06:45:10 pm »
She looks great mike!