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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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« 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. 

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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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« 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.

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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!