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Offline Parnell

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Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« on: November 09, 2019, 02:51:34 pm »
Calling this done.  The stave had just a little twist and kick out around the handle which you can see.  I was fussing at the end with the tiller because the top limb looked flat.  Itís not my favorite tiller but it does shoot great.  66Ē tip to tip, 5Ē handle with 2Ē fades.  Just wanted to see if I liked that, but for me, the extra inch is unnecessary really.  60# at 27Ē.  Itís feeling great with a 7.5Ē brace height.
Also, it holds an inch of reflex when unstrung.
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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 02:52:19 pm »
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 02:56:48 pm »
Woo that'cool, love the blend into the fades :)
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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 03:17:32 pm »
Nice looking bow. I'm curious what prompted the hollow limb with that particular stave. From what I can see the back looks pretty flat. I'm only asking because every hld bow I've seen has the belly contour matching the crown of the back.  :)
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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 03:32:15 pm »
Honestly Weylin, just for fun and try something different.  I tillered the bow by trapping the back.  After having done this I do feel that this design is for what you are describing and I doubt Iíll look to pursue this again for flat backed staves.  But, itís a quick bow and Iím pleased...canít measure the precise speed, maybe at Eddieís next time I go up there.

Thanks Del!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 04:02:49 pm »
Excellent bow with beautiful tiller, Steve. Well done.  :OK   8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Will B

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 06:13:00 pm »
 Thatís a really beautiful bow!  Love the handle and fades. Thanks for posting!!

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 09:02:27 pm »
That is beautiful!   Thanks for sharing.

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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 11:47:51 pm »
Nice bow bet it's fast, could you crono it?
as Weylin mentioned: is the hld going along with the crown, or are the edges already thicker than the middle? IMO hld already helps on slightly crowned backs - throughout the more even thickness it helps to spread the forces over the whole width.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 01:31:45 pm »
B2W- no it was a regular flat backed stave that I tillered by trapping.  I donít have a chrono, myself.  Maybe Santa Claus can get that on his list as Iíve been a fairly good boy this year.  I wonít estimate, but I donít notice much speed difference compared to the same arrow shot with my 50# glass bow.  But thatís neither here nor there.

Pat, Will, WB, thanks guys.
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Offline bassman

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 01:51:04 pm »
Nice one. Good work. I like it. Unique.

Offline Woodely

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 04:37:28 pm »
That's one of the better Hollowed limb bows I have seen.  Excellent bend and finish.
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Offline Weylin

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2019, 07:51:28 pm »
Honestly Weylin, just for fun and try something different.  I tillered the bow by trapping the back.  After having done this I do feel that this design is for what you are describing and I doubt Iíll look to pursue this again for flat backed staves.  But, itís a quick bow and Iím pleased...canít measure the precise speed, maybe at Eddieís next time I go up there.

Thanks Del!

Gotcha. It's always worth playing around with ideas. Looks like you got a nice bow out of it.
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2019, 09:09:38 pm »
I really like it! great job!

just a quick question but what does trapping the back mean?
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Re: Hollowed limb Osage finished.
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 09:37:30 am »
Nice one, Steve-O!
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.