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Offline darinputman

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Hickory selfbows
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:03:55 pm »
Made a couple over the past week or so. First is 67" 50#@28" recurve. This was my first recurve out of hickory a nice little bow.

Offline darinputman

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 06:09:42 pm »
Second is 66"49#@28", also seems to shoot well.

Offline HedgeHunter

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 06:10:08 pm »
Thats cool. Tiny little static curves. Well done, good shape on the bows.

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Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 06:14:16 pm »
Nice looking bows nice job , Hickory is a great bow wood !
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Offline Hamish

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 06:17:35 pm »
Nice work, you've been busy.

What method did you use for reflexing, steam, dry heat, etc?

Offline darinputman

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 06:45:45 pm »
Thanks all, I've tried the big curves on osage, not for me. I boiled the tips for the curves and used the fire hardening process over a bed of coals clamped to a caul for the reflex.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 11:50:13 pm »
Looks like you done good!  Keep up the fine work!
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 02:29:45 am »
Nice work :) Great tiller.
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Offline Ryan Yoon (ryoon4690)

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 06:30:19 am »
Good job on those. I love hickory. I like the elliptical tiller on those!

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 06:55:41 am »
How did they do through your chronograph?

Offline darinputman

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 08:03:31 am »
Eric the recurve has settled in at 160-161 this morning, I got a couple coats of massey finish left to go on longbow so didn't put a string back on it yet.

Online George Tsoukalas

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 08:14:40 am »
Very nice. Tiller is excellent. Jawge
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 09:03:28 am »
Nice looking hickory bows.
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Offline darinputman

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 09:13:08 am »
Thanks for comments, George I just listen to what the gizmo tells me as far as tiller goes. My biggest decisions are  usually how stiff to leave the tips and if the fades are moving enough. The gizmo has been a tremendous help in training my eyes what proper tiller should look like.

Offline bownarra

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Re: Hickory selfbows
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 12:14:55 pm »
Very nice bows. The unbraced says it all. Is the form you use over the fire narrow?