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Bows / Re: Looking at the tiller on a wonky bow
« Last post by Nasr on Today at 03:17:39 am »
Thatís a really smart idea it really help you focus on the tiller.
Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by Pappy on Today at 03:13:24 am »
Wished you did also Chris and you would be welcome. I have been trying to shoot the practice range every morning for the last few weeks, have missed a few day but seem to be getting closer to being ready for deer season. Shot yesterday morning and then went out and moved a stand, looks good, close to the bean field and a persimmon tree loaded with in 15 yards, that is always a plus. ;) I plan on shooting this morning early and then moving another stand, got about 10 to put up over the next few weeks depending on the white Oak/red oak and persimmon crop, looks to be somewhat scattered this year which is a good thing, just takes some boot work. I have so many on my farm that when they all produce mass crops it makes it hard to hunt,usually much better when they are scattered. Also this is Margaret Ann Wednesday ;) :) :) :) so I better get at it. :)
Bows / Re: Am I wasting my time
« Last post by Nasr on Today at 03:11:08 am »
I like your idea of making a core lam out of it del I am thinking maybe white oak back purple hart core and ipe belly. Probably a power lam out of something else maybe jatoba if I can find some laying around here.
Bows / Re: Looking at the tiller on a wonky bow
« Last post by NicAzana on Today at 03:04:35 am »
This is a really neat idea, Del. I've been drawing straight lines down the side of the bow to analyse on the computer, but this also works for staves with a lot of dips, reflex etc. I'' definitely try that in the future. I guess you can have a stack of cards handy and then stick then on with power tack or some such..
Primitive Skills / Re: The Iowan Path
« Last post by Pappy on Today at 03:01:20 am »
Very nice work John, you have been busy. :)
Bows / Looking at the tiller on a wonky bow
« Last post by Del the cat on Today at 02:16:40 am »
Just for the fun of it, I stuck pieces of card all along the bow limb, trimmed to give a straight edge in an attempt to see the tiller better.
I did a short video where you see it unstrung, braced and flexing to full draw.
Here's a still from the vid with ellipses added.
The red ellipse on the lower limb is wider than the yellow one showing the left limb is a bit stiffer, which is ok. It does show a slight stiff spot in the middle of that left limb where the red line just touches the cards.
Bows / Re: Stack weight
« Last post by Stick Bender on Today at 12:48:49 am »
Don did you get a better string angle as result of the D/R ? My guess is you did !!!
Bows / Re: Am I wasting my time
« Last post by Del the cat on August 20, 2019, 10:33:58 pm »
It makes a pretty core wood in a tri lam...
Bows / Re: Am I wasting my time
« Last post by bownarra on August 20, 2019, 09:49:02 pm »
Yes the colour is not permanent, it turns to browny/grey.
It is possible to make a belly from it but there are many better choices.
Flintknapping / Re: flint ridge hook
« Last post by 1442 on August 20, 2019, 09:14:50 pm »
finished hook
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