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Bows / Re: how do I prepare bamboo to make it flat, to glue it?
« Last post by Del the cat on Today at 04:49:42 am »
Here's a post from my blog showing how I do it.
It can help to take off any excess from the edges with a band saw first, similar to cuts 1 & 2 in this sketch (which was to illustrate chopping out the belly from a half log, but hopefully you get the idea)
https://bowyersdiary.blogspot.com/2014/11/bamboo-backing-build-along.html
Del
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Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by chamookman on Today at 04:46:29 am »
Wow - the 3-D Course looks amazing  (A) !Wish I could be there this Year - thanks as always Pappy  (=) - Bob.
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Bows / Re: Twisted elderberry question
« Last post by bownarra on Today at 03:04:31 am »
It is almost always twisted....that and the groups of pin knots are what you need to avoid.
Often its best to get billets and splice them.
It won't straighten very well either.....
Probably firewood.
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Bows / Re: Python bow.
« Last post by bownarra on Today at 02:59:25 am »
Very nicely done :)
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Bows / Re: Ideal bow Langth
« Last post by Hawkdancer on Today at 01:42:31 am »
Depends a bit on your height, too.  Start long, you can always pike the limbs.
Hawkdancer
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Bows / Re: Old Man's Holmegaard replica bow
« Last post by Hawkdancer on Today at 01:38:26 am »
I'm with Gifford!  I would like to try a Holmegaard one of these days - anybody got a Wych elm stave? :BB (lol)
Hawkdancer
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Bows / Re: Python bow.
« Last post by Sagebrush on Today at 12:54:41 am »
So clean and dare I say elegant.  Strong work.
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Bows / Re: how do I prepare bamboo to make it flat, to glue it?
« Last post by Osip on Today at 12:34:26 am »
some coarse sandpaper stuck to a very flat board.

ah, genius
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Bows / Re: how do I prepare bamboo to make it flat, to glue it?
« Last post by Kidder on Today at 12:18:42 am »
The easiest method involves the use of power tools. I trace on the profile of the belly onto the bamboo and then cut it out on the bandsaw. I then flip it on its side and cut the thickness profile down a ways.  I then use a belt sander to thin it and flatten it. Not the most primitive methods, and I know it can be done with hand tools, but I donít have the patience for that, especially when the power tools are staring at me.
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Bows / Re: Python bow.
« Last post by Deerhunter21 on April 18, 2021, 11:47:10 pm »
That looks awesome! very clean and finished, and the snake skins look really good!
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