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Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by chamookman on Today at 12:06:01 am »
Take care of that foot Pappy ! Bob
Bows / Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Last post by Mo_coon-catcher on August 19, 2018, 11:24:19 pm »
I got it pulled back to 24 with a brace of 5.5. At the moment there is about 1 set, so still retains about 1.5 reflex. I went ahead and glued on some walnut overlays. Im the morning when I get in Im going to reheat treat, as I only gave it enough heat to hold the reflex while shaping it out. I gave a few shots at about 20 and it felt quick. Still some more draw length to go and potentially more stiff after a good heat treat.

I know with straight limb bows there is a negligible difference in draw weight between long string and brace. But when I braved the recurve I could draw it much further for the same weight. About 5 further. Any idea why unless the string angle with the recurves makes that big of difference.

Bows / Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Last post by Mo_coon-catcher on August 19, 2018, 08:35:08 pm »
Beautiful bows guys!
Ive finally started to tiller on that black locust recurve. Here is the first flex on the long string. I have a LONG way to go. Its pulling weight at about 10, if that. And barely flexing the limbs to get there. Its starting with 2.5 reflex at the nocks. ~3 at the tips. I bent the hooks with a combo of steam to get the heat deep and dry heat to bump the heat up a smidge to make it bend easier, then deflected the fades with dry heat to bring the tips to about 1 reflex then reflexes midlimb to bring them back to where they started. I sort of feel like I wasted time with the whole deflex/reflex thing, but its fun to do and looks neat. So this bow is starting as a mild deflex/reflex with hooks. Im going to long string it back to about 20 then brace it and see where it sits. Hopefully be morning.

Bows / Re: MoJam Molly 2018
« Last post by Hawkdancer on August 19, 2018, 08:28:22 pm »
Patrick, I know what you mean!  Luckily, my bows were in the SUV, and the windows were up!  My shoes went squish for 2 days, though!  Finally dried them out Friday!  Got over 200 arrows through the hickory, still have to do the handle grip, and the decorating, and sealing finish.  Will post when it is finalized.  Btw, I am interested in the Meare Heath design, is that a "molle" type design?  Thanks,
Bows / Re: How do I bent Black Locusts?
« Last post by Mo_coon-catcher on August 19, 2018, 08:27:54 pm »
Im about to start posting some more on a black locust recurve in the bow trade thread. I used a mixture of dry heat and steam on this one. Its starting with 2.5 reflex. I just started to flex it and am hoping to have it braced before I quit in the morning.

ABO / Revilla Arrowhead - Abo Only
« Last post by JackCrafty on August 19, 2018, 08:07:21 pm »
Bows / Re: My first osage bow is done!
« Last post by burchett.donald on August 19, 2018, 07:18:56 pm »
              Don't think he took it that way, but you are correct...You don't want sinew or rawhide to get wet! It will come apart or stretch severely if not sealed correctly...I use a pitch, wax and a fat mixture...In a down pour or a long rain I will simply unstring...Wet rawhide is very weak, I learned the hard way...
Around the Campfire / Re: Paul Smith AKA: GUTSHOT (UPDATE)
« Last post by Balsatech on August 19, 2018, 06:35:37 pm »
Talked with Paul today, he is home and resting.
English Warbow / Re: Splice for 125# war bow
« Last post by Taxus brevifolia on August 19, 2018, 06:20:52 pm »
I bet it's a sweet xylophone
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