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Title: New tillering tool
Post by: chuck on December 14, 2006, 10:22:11 pm
Guys i thought I would share this with yall. I have a 6'' X 1'' peice of wood. I drilled a hole in the middle and inserted a short pencil with the tip barley sticking out. As you slide it up and down the limbs you  can see the high and low spots. I have done two bows that way and it cuts back on the hinges. I saw this on a site a while back and if you hadn't tryed this it works good. Good luck hope I helped someone Chuck
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: DBernier on December 15, 2006, 05:05:18 am
Great idea Chuck and a heck of a lot cheeper than my Vernier.  :o  It works real good.

Dick bernier
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Pappy on December 15, 2006, 07:19:11 am
Chuck I seen the same thing on Trad gang,Eric Krewson a boyer from Alabama put it on a thread.
I have been meaning on trying it but clean forgot about it,glad you brought it up.I am going to give it a try.
   Pappy
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: El Destructo on January 01, 2007, 08:03:36 pm
I must be addle Brained...cause I cant picture this at all....can you draw me a Picture...or take one????  I am serious...I am way visual when it come to understanding...I have to see!!!
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: chuck on January 03, 2007, 08:17:39 pm
I wil try to find the web site where the tool is pictured. Chuck
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: stiknstring on January 05, 2007, 09:53:27 am
Here is a link to what I think you are talking about....

http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000075

Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Shakes.602 on February 07, 2007, 05:25:31 am
  I doubt very seriously if Erik will mind. Unless he hit the Patent Office and didnt TELL anyone!!
           By the way, I am a "Newbie" on this Forum, but I like it Already!! I read the Magazine Cover to Cover!!
                            Just a Howdy from Me!
                                  Shakes.602
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: 726whk on February 13, 2007, 04:03:34 pm
I like it........nice and simple...right up my alley. I'll have to try that.
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: stiknstring on February 19, 2007, 04:09:45 pm
Just tried it on a flat bellied pyramid bow....worked awesome.  A big thanks to Eric Krewson for that idea.

Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Eric Krewson on June 13, 2007, 02:27:36 pm
The tool really works better than anything else out there. Make them, share them and spread the word.
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Pappy on June 21, 2007, 04:39:20 am
Yes it dose Eric,I have used it now and thanks for the one you gave me at the Classic,I
had ment to make one and just never took the time,now I don't have to.Thanks. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: adb on June 26, 2007, 09:32:20 am
New tillering tool? This is not new. Dean Torges calls it a walkie-talkie stick. This has been around for a LONG time.
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: nugget on June 26, 2007, 12:49:08 pm
Wow so simple yet so effective.Never thought of it , but i will try it out 2morro
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Eric Krewson on February 02, 2008, 12:12:08 pm
Dean's walkie talkie has a screw in it. When you run it up the limb you watch the gap between the screw and the bow limb then go back and scrape where the gap closes. With this tool it marks exactly where you need to remove wood, you don't even have to look at the gap when you run it up the limb, very quick and precise. Dean has a pencil marking tillering tool on his website but it is more complicated to make than this one and not as easily adjustable. I sent Dean a link to the the tutorial on this tool and he thanked me 
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Loki on February 02, 2008, 02:32:20 pm
I got mine from a Company in Germany,the screw alter's the depth of the 'pencil'.It work's great!
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/AnLoki/Bowmaking/Tillermass38.jpg)
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: BigWapiti on February 02, 2008, 05:42:51 pm
So this is used on a braced bow?  or full drawn?  or?

Seen it before, but keep forgetting to try it.
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: Eric Krewson on February 20, 2008, 02:05:50 pm
I use mine from a slight bend on the long string to the short string up to about 20" draw and everyhting in between.
Title: Re: New tillering tool
Post by: El Destructo on February 20, 2008, 06:45:47 pm
I got mine from a Company in Germany,the screw alter's the depth of the 'pencil'.It work's great!
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj7/AnLoki/Bowmaking/Tillermass38.jpg)


Name Loki.....and Where did you get it??? Looks like a good quality piece to add tto my collection