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Title: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: Vgo750 on May 16, 2018, 07:07:13 pm
Hey guys, so I have this reflexes Osage stave.  It is 60” long.  I want to do a bendy and maybe reflex the tips a bit.  Here is my issue.  On one end I have some drying cracks.  Looks like the wood is “delaminating” if that makes sense.  Do I have any options here except to cut off the end until the separation is gone? If that is the case I think I can cut 2 or 3” off and still get 27” out of it if I do my part.
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Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: burchett.donald on May 17, 2018, 03:53:58 am
Vgo750,
             Cut that sucker! Take it to 55" That's more than enough for an Osage bendy @ 27...
                                                                                                                                          http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,57075.0.html



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Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: osage outlaw on May 17, 2018, 08:54:51 am
I don't think those are drying cracks.  It looks like it splintered when the tree was cut or split.  You need to cut that end off until you get to solid wood. 
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: Whiskeyjet on May 17, 2018, 02:07:24 pm
I agree. Cut that section off without question.
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: bushboy on May 17, 2018, 02:29:56 pm
I would just start reducings the tips until I had something to work with.i
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: bushboy on May 17, 2018, 03:37:36 pm
With that kind of reflex,I would try to make it even on a form.maybe a little d at the handle.it will be tough to break that one over to bend!
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: Weylin on May 17, 2018, 08:05:03 pm
I don't think those are drying cracks.  It looks like it splintered when the tree was cut or split.  You need to cut that end off until you get to solid wood.

Agreed. no choice but to get to solid wood. That stuff isn't usable.
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: Almosetx on May 17, 2018, 11:49:20 pm
I may be contacting you for more information on this issue. It is very interesting.
Title: Re: Need advice on Osage bendy layout please
Post by: Marc St Louis on May 18, 2018, 03:42:42 am
I also would work the splintered end down to see what you have in there.  If you start cutting then you may cut off more than you need to