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Offline Pat B

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Start of an osage ALB
« on: January 24, 2021, 03:12:11 pm »
I got this stave from the Tenn. Classic 2 years ago. Maybe from Clint but I don't remember. I removed the bark and sapwood a few weeks ago but was waiting for new bandsaw blades before I proceeded. The blades came in a few days ago so I started reducing the stave to look like a bow.
Here are a few end grain pics first...




here the stave has been reduced to 2" wide. You will see some prop twist. I may try to build the bow without heat correction but I'll just have to see.


this is what I use to mark out the center line. It is similar to a Gizmo with some changes. The dowels ride along the sides of the stave.


I cock the tool one way and draw the line...


then cock it the other way and draw the line. Where the line doubles I split the difference. This does a pretty good job of determining the center line.

Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Zugul

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 03:16:33 pm »
that's a very ingineous solution, I think I'm going to steal your idea  :D

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 03:19:38 pm »
looking great, nice stave for sure,, :)

Offline Pat B

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 03:20:56 pm »
Next I mark out the center, lengthwise and center my 4" handle there. This bow will have 4" fades as well so I mark them also...


I make these marks all around the stave for reference. This is one side. The back is at the top...


and finally I cut out the side profile and handle. I have cut the limbs at 3/4" their full length. This will allow me to find a good back ring. There is one thicker one a few rings down that I will try for.

Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 04:18:40 pm »
Will be following this one close.

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 05:03:21 pm »
yes I think the natural reflex is gonna shoot great

Offline Allyn T

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 05:10:09 pm »
Looks good pat I'm excited to see how it goes. Like your centerline tool
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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 08:54:37 pm »
Im watching Pat.  (-P
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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2021, 09:05:12 pm »
I'll be following with interest.

Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2021, 09:13:50 pm »
Seems like common sense isn't very common any more...

Offline Pat B

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 09:25:15 pm »
Allyn, the centering tool was my first attempt at a tillering Gizmo when Eric first came out with it. Then I had the thought about making a centering tool. I can remove the pencil, flip the block over, reinstall the pencil and use it as a Gizmo. my only change for the centering tool would be to make it longer so it would accept a larger stave. I don't remember where I got the idea for the centering tool.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 04:38:57 am »
Interesting idea with the centering tool. Definitely following your build. Thanks for doing it.
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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2021, 08:08:00 am »
Allyn, the centering tool was my first attempt at a tillering Gizmo when Eric first came out with it. Then I had the thought about making a centering tool. I can remove the pencil, flip the block over, reinstall the pencil and use it as a Gizmo. my only change for the centering tool would be to make it longer so it would accept a larger stave. I don't remember where I got the idea for the centering tool.
The idea came from your brain pat ;)
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Offline Parnell

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Re: Start of an osage ALB
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2021, 08:40:06 am »
Get it, Pat!  Get it!

Glad to watch you work!
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