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Offline bradsmith2010

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pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« on: September 15, 2022, 10:04:35 pm »
making a bow for a friend, barely bending now,, slightly narrow handle,, no heat treat,, just making as is,,
not trying to make it speedy,, just durable,, and accurate,,

Offline Pat B

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 11:31:22 pm »
Now, that's a bow! A big "KISS". Keep it simple, sir.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 07:46:07 pm »
thanks Pat,,good luck on your bow as well,, :)

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 01:19:32 pm »
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2022, 09:21:23 pm »
i got it shaped and bending a bit more will send pics tomorrow, its a nice piece of wood,, very rich color,,  :)

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2022, 12:14:30 am »
Looking forward to seeing your bow bend, Brad. 
I have a short mulberry stave I plan to work on this winter, Brad. I'll post pics when I do.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2022, 10:28:47 am »
Unless it is for really high draw weight, I would narrow the outer 1/3 almost to half of current width or at least make it pyramidal there, without reducing the thickness. Just a thought.

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2022, 02:41:16 am »
yes reducing as we speak,, (-S  its not even bending enough to string,,

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2022, 08:33:58 pm »
got it bending could almost string it today..the handle has some natural offset, I hope to use to my advantage,, :)

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2022, 11:54:31 pm »
...broad at the shoulders and narrow at the hips...everyone knew not to give no lip...to Big John!   :OK
Looks good, Brad. I love the shape.  8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2022, 12:54:27 pm »
thanks its coming along, beautiful wood, but I always say that,,  :)

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2022, 03:49:32 am »
nice layout and design! this one will be a quick shooter even if you didn't intend to  :)
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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2022, 07:29:06 am »
Looking good Brad, love that design.  ;)
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2022, 05:22:19 pm »
thanks Guys,, appreciate the support,, I am in the process of making the tips a bit more narrow,, and getting it to bend evenly,, easier said than done ,, but so far ok,, should get it strung next couple of days and will send pics,,the handle is narrow and a bit deep,, will send side profile too,, thanks for looking,, I am visualizing the new owner shooting a big hog,,,as I scrape rasp,,, (-S

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Re: pic for Pat,, osage barely bending 64 inch osage,,
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2022, 08:21:02 am »
How long is that bow Brad? What's the draw and weight you are going for?
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