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Title: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 05:22:37 am
My buddy Rob, "Trapper rob" gave me these billets in the 2017 supply trade. They were narrow and only allowed me about 1.125" of width. So I made the bow long. Its 68" and pulls 50# @ 28". I did a long build along on the Leatherwall site if anybody wants to see that side of it.



Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 05:23:26 am
Last few.

Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Danzn Bar on March 13, 2018, 05:26:57 am
Mighty fine looking bow.
DBar
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Del the cat on March 13, 2018, 05:44:20 am
Very clean and stylish  :)
Del
PS ... unbraced pic?
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Post by: BowEd on March 13, 2018, 05:50:32 am
Nice clean work Chris.Handle work deserves a few second looks.Sure she's a sweet shooter.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 05:53:49 am
Very clean and stylish  :)
Del
PS ... unbraced pic?

Got me! I will add it to the second post. I must have missed it the first go-round.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Stick Bender on March 13, 2018, 06:00:42 am
 Very nice love your stagerd joint riser !
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Morgan on March 13, 2018, 06:02:23 am
Thatís a beauty! I really like it.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 06:16:38 am
Very nice love your stagerd joint riser !

Thanks, those are just hickory slats with a mostly even blend of heart and sap woods. I just flipped them in opposing directions to get the checkerboard deal.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: stixnstones on March 13, 2018, 06:19:42 am
Wow bud! That one really turned out sweet. That handle work is just too cool. Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: ksnow on March 13, 2018, 06:40:53 am
Very, very nice.  Love those RD curves.  I'll have to check out the build along.

Kyle
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: osage outlaw on March 13, 2018, 06:42:42 am
Very impressive work.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Pat B on March 13, 2018, 06:46:19 am
She's a real beauty, Pearlie. Very nice.   8)   :OK
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: MWirwicki on March 13, 2018, 06:51:15 am
Nice lookin' bow, Drums!  I like the handle work.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Will B on March 13, 2018, 07:19:31 am
That's a really nice looking bow.  I love the laminated handle and the bend awesome! 
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PaSteve on March 13, 2018, 07:35:18 am
Beautiful looking bow Pearly. Great detail work.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: simson on March 13, 2018, 09:41:41 am
Nice looking bow, Chris. I see you have concentrated the bend on a fairy short section - have you measured speed? That thing looks fast.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 10:09:16 am
I tillered it to bend until I hit the reflexed portion, which started a bit farther down the limbs than I wanted it to. With the bow being quite long I knew I could get away with it, so I left it. As far as speed, I have no way to test it. It feels as fast as any 50# bow I've made. It is very smooth on release. My bow hand doesn't feel much at all.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: gutpile on March 13, 2018, 10:11:42 am
profile of your bows are really sweet...gut
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Danzn Bar on March 13, 2018, 12:30:31 pm
I bet it pulls like a recurve and releases/shoots like a molly............
DBar
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 12:47:30 pm
Nice lookin' bow, Drums!  I like the handle work.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Likewise, my friend. Im sure this bow will be close by next time we see each other.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 13, 2018, 12:48:48 pm
Thanks for all the comments fellers, I appreciate it. I worked as hard on this bow as any I have in a very long time. It was started months ago and slowly crept to the finish line.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Springbuck on March 13, 2018, 01:11:11 pm
Excellent. 
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: JWMALONE on March 13, 2018, 01:16:19 pm
Excellent work. 
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Knoll on March 13, 2018, 01:32:59 pm
Always enjoy seeing your bow-makin' artistry, sir. Perfect!
That handle will certainly get 2nd, and 3rd, looks.
Congrats!
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: RyanR on March 13, 2018, 01:52:39 pm
Looks good Chris.
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Post by: Aaron H on March 13, 2018, 02:34:34 pm
Excellent work Chris.  That bend!
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Post by: Stringman on March 13, 2018, 03:09:45 pm
Very pretty! Prolly shoots like a dog.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: paulsemp on March 13, 2018, 05:33:15 pm
Got to handle this one last weekend and its very nice. Good job Chris
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Post by: rps3 on March 13, 2018, 06:50:02 pm
Looking good Chris. Makes me want to try a higher wrist grip.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: chamookman on March 13, 2018, 11:17:18 pm
Sweet - really like the handle  :OK ! Bob
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: bjrogg on March 14, 2018, 02:27:25 am
Very nice Pearl. That looks a lot like the profile of the one you text me pictures of a couple months back. See you both soon my friend not really looking like a early spring anymore but who knows.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: burchett.donald on March 14, 2018, 04:10:07 am
 Chris,
           Lovely bend...Looks fast and smooth as butter...Great craftsmanship...
                                                                                                                         Don



Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PNewton on March 14, 2018, 06:25:23 am
That finished up nice Chris. Awesome build-a-long.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Redhand on March 14, 2018, 06:28:40 am
Sweet looking bow!  It sure does look like a smooth shooter.   Congrats.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: redhillwoods on March 14, 2018, 06:33:12 am
That bow is amazing. My hat is off to you.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: wizardgoat on March 14, 2018, 03:57:38 pm
Beautiful bow Chris
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: upstatenybowyer on March 14, 2018, 04:36:04 pm
Wow Pearly, now that looks like one clean, snappy, and smooth-operating shooter. Between this one and Ed's you guys got me fired up.  (SH)
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: M2A on March 15, 2018, 05:38:49 am
Cool bow!. Looks like a very smooth shooter. And use of sap/hart wood is really a eye catcher.

I do have 1 question. You have circles centered on midline of limbs. Is this to determine limb width during rough  out  or to help with splicing? I looked a build along and don't remember seeing a reason. Maybe I missed it. Just wondering. Thanks Mike
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on March 15, 2018, 05:46:35 am
I find the natural center of each stave. Then use the circles to get perfect width tapers. I have a circle template that goes from 1/4" - 2". Once the circles are traced on I connect TDC of each to make for a perfect width layout.
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Marc St Louis on March 15, 2018, 08:44:17 am
Very nice bow
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: Selfbowman on March 15, 2018, 11:22:15 pm
Way to go Pearl I love it. Arvin
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: sieddy on March 16, 2018, 12:06:53 am
Lean and mean man!  8)
That's a great looking bow, the handle and tip overlays are fantastic!  :)
Title: Re: Osage billet RD
Post by: leonwood on March 16, 2018, 05:09:27 am
wow that is a beauty! Love the rd profile. Must be fast AND smooth! A rd selfbow is on my list and just looking at this one moved it up a few places!