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Offline chamookman

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 11:17:18 pm »
Sweet - really like the handle  :OK ! Bob
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 02:27:25 am »
Very nice Pearl. That looks a lot like the profile of the one you text me pictures of a couple months back. See you both soon my friend not really looking like a early spring anymore but who knows.
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 04:10:07 am »
 Chris,
           Lovely bend...Looks fast and smooth as butter...Great craftsmanship...
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Offline PNewton

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2018, 06:25:23 am »
That finished up nice Chris. Awesome build-a-long.

Offline Redhand

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2018, 06:28:40 am »
Sweet looking bow!  It sure does look like a smooth shooter.   Congrats.
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Offline redhillwoods

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2018, 06:33:12 am »
That bow is amazing. My hat is off to you.

Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2018, 03:57:38 pm »
Beautiful bow Chris

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2018, 04:36:04 pm »
Wow Pearly, now that looks like one clean, snappy, and smooth-operating shooter. Between this one and Ed's you guys got me fired up.  (SH)
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Offline M2A

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2018, 05:38:49 am »
Cool bow!. Looks like a very smooth shooter. And use of sap/hart wood is really a eye catcher.

I do have 1 question. You have circles centered on midline of limbs. Is this to determine limb width during rough  out  or to help with splicing? I looked a build along and don't remember seeing a reason. Maybe I missed it. Just wondering. Thanks Mike

Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2018, 05:46:35 am »
I find the natural center of each stave. Then use the circles to get perfect width tapers. I have a circle template that goes from 1/4" - 2". Once the circles are traced on I connect TDC of each to make for a perfect width layout.
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2018, 08:44:17 am »
Very nice bow
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2018, 11:22:15 pm »
Way to go Pearl I love it. Arvin
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Offline sieddy

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2018, 12:06:53 am »
Lean and mean man!  8)
That's a great looking bow, the handle and tip overlays are fantastic!  :)
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Offline leonwood

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2018, 05:09:27 am »
wow that is a beauty! Love the rd profile. Must be fast AND smooth! A rd selfbow is on my list and just looking at this one moved it up a few places!