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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by Badger on Today at 02:25:45 pm »
  I go right back to work on the bow after it cools off also. I have never noticed any problems or surprises doing this.
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Around the Campfire / Re: A sailors song I wrote
« Last post by sleek on Today at 02:23:20 pm »
https://youtu.be/_QqsZ3yfM1w

I redid it and changed the lyrics some to make it flow better.

Drop the sheets, secure the rigging
Belay the lines, anchors aweigh
Let the sails unfurl and carry us away
To horizons 'fore us come what may

Forgotten by time but not by tide
Its an honor to have lived a sailors life
When you drink to the foam you drink to me
For i am every sailor lost to sea.

To be forgotten by time, but not by tide,
'Neath the waves my shipmates lie
They have sliped below and there they sleep
Honored to make their graves 'neath the deep

There are no tomb stones on the sea.
White caps and foam mark their memory.
When you drink to the foam, you drink to me
For I am every sailor lost to the sea.

Drop the sheets, secure the rigging
Belay the lines, anchors aweigh
Let the sails unfurl and carry us away
To the horizons 'fore us come what may
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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by Ippus on Today at 02:20:14 pm »
It's generally pretty dry here. I'm in Southeast Idaho, which is high and semi-arid (native flora is mostly sagebrush and juniper), about 4500 ft.
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Bows / Re: Selfbow - Dynamic (vs. static) recurves
« Last post by simk on Today at 02:16:44 pm »
Hi

Pat: the kind of wood is certainly important - i just saw simson reflex osage - just a little bit of reflex...nicely done http://primitive-bows.com/buildalong-from-bow-no-91-tree-toes/

Badger:
  I have never seen any advantages to a working recurve
1. It looks great and is cool 2. For a shorter bow you need reflex 3. I don't want any unnecessary weight (static recurves) on my tips

Marc: 1:0 for the europeans  ;D

Pat: Kerfing actually makes sense (but is associated with other difficulties) :BB

Willie: Right, Steaming and heat bending is not healthy for the wood.

maybe i'm wrong. Cheers

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Around the Campfire / Re: Recent non-bow work
« Last post by ---GUTSHOT---> on Today at 01:58:28 pm »
That is really nice Rich but the link Don posted those are awesome. I really like the ruffed grouse
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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by Pat B on Today at 01:58:23 pm »
Depends on your location. In humid areas like where I live I give a bow a few days before stressing. Whether or not it's necessary after getting that far on a bow I'd hate for it to blow because I was impatient. As you see, Jim has a different view. That's what makes the world go round.  ;)
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Bows / Re: Selfbow - Dynamic (vs. static) recurves
« Last post by PatM on Today at 01:53:57 pm »
Not sure what the connection is?
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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by Jim Davis on Today at 01:52:46 pm »
No doubt I'm in the minority ( I was born there and is seems like home:) but a soon as the wood has cooled, I start back to work on it. My thought is that the heat has only effected the belly, has hardened it and it will be in compression. Can't see how rehydrating will help that.

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Around the Campfire / Re: Pigs and guns
« Last post by ---GUTSHOT---> on Today at 01:51:26 pm »
PD- I would get on KY DEPT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE website there you can find out what they would need. There is also public camping on our government land with no cost. Just canít have any vehicle off maintained roads. If there interested I. Coming down let me know by PM and I can meet up with them and show them around.
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Flintknapping / Re: Full of PITH and Vinegar - 2018 trade!
« Last post by Parnell on Today at 01:50:27 pm »
Great Frank.  We are still going!
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