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Arrows / Re: Some medieval style tournament arrows
« Last post by Ruddy Darter on Today at 05:40:04 am »
Thank you bjrogg,
 I cut in the horn inserts first thing this morning and glued in with rabbit skin glue, I found these clothes pegs do the trick clamping, and I read rabbit skin glue is self clamping to a degree on its own during the drying process.
 The weather is great here and I hope you are all enjoying the summer season   (-S ,all the best,
Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by chamookman on Today at 04:51:30 am »
Skins came out good I think - nice lookin' Bow ! Pups growing like a weed - thanks as always -  (=) Bob.
Bows / Re: BowED
« Last post by bassman211 on Today at 01:36:47 am »
Willie....No. I remove wood from the belly. No limb has become so thin that I thought would be a problem so far. The hickory bow was from a split, and not much was left for width. I didn't heat treat the belly, or try to iron out the limbs. It looks like it is negative tiller, but at full draw the limbs are balanced. I just wanted to try to get a bow out of it. It turned out much better than I thought it would. I made a bow from the wider part of the stave, and sinew backed it. It ended up with an inch of reflex. I haven't chronied that one yet, but I will soon just to compare it to the split.
Arrows / Re: Some medieval style tournament arrows
« Last post by bjrogg on June 23, 2024, 10:44:29 pm »
Beautiful arrows Ruddy. I really like them

Primitive Skills / Re: First bow drill fire
« Last post by Muskyman on June 23, 2024, 09:15:26 pm »
Never tried it but might have to one day. Done plenty of flint and steel. Be kinda cool to see if I can.
Around the Campfire / Re: ALONE is back!
« Last post by Muskyman on June 23, 2024, 09:04:00 pm »
Kinda felt bad for the guy that missed the big bull moose, twice. Talk about a huge letdown. Canít see getting many opportunities like that.🫎
Bows / Re: Negative tiller question
« Last post by Muskyman on June 23, 2024, 08:57:14 pm »
So far this bow has not taken any set at all. During tillering and shooting the longest itís been strung is about a hour. When I took the string off it went right back to its unstrung shape. As best I could tell anyway. Iíve put about 100 arrows through it and it seems to keep its original shape.
Itís my trade bow and I have pictures on the junior trade bow thread on here right after unstringing it. Itís my best bow yet, and Iím gonna miss it.
Bows / Re: Negative tiller question
« Last post by Hamish on June 23, 2024, 08:42:07 pm »
Pretty much agree with Will. As long as one limb isn't taking significantly more set than the other when unstrung.

Arrows / Re: Some medieval style tournament arrows
« Last post by Ruddy Darter on June 23, 2024, 08:32:18 pm »
Thanks Pappy, I really like the goose feathers, I found the smaller primaries match the peacock feathers better in regards to rigidity, so i collect them all, the smallest are definitely great for light weight arrows for lower poundage bows, aiming to make some of those for people. I got four more aspen shafts rounded and the rear taper put on, I'll do my best to have them ready for the Sunday tournament, I did watch a Clay Hayes YouTube vid on putting tapers on and I use this method (although I make the tapers a little longer and use a shooting board), a very helpful video.
I also seen some vids of earth pigment powders added to rabbit skin glue, may play around with that for sealing in the bindings, some creative colour schemes come to mind.
Bows / Re: BowED
« Last post by willie on June 23, 2024, 08:23:49 pm »
Arvin... the 2 hickories are 63, and 64 inches nock to nock with slimmer design. The 2 Osage bows are  63, and 64 nock to nock with a 1/4 inch wider profile through the length of the bows. 18 ounces mass weight with the 2 sinew backed Osage, and the 2 hickory bows 16,  and 17 ounces. Tomorrow I am going to test them again to see if I get the same readings. ??? Some thing seems off to me.

if your osage bows are slightly wider than the same in hickory, then its possible the osage ones are slightly overbuilt in the sense they coulld have theoretically been narrower and thicker (on account of the fact that osage is supposed to be able to bend further than hickory, all other things being equall, or  said another way, slightly thicker and bend the same distance).   
if taking early set while tillering out those bows told you to take more off the belly, then that piece of osage was not as good as hickory.
if you find your self retillering stronger bows to lesser poundages as you get older, do you reduce widths to reduce weight?
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