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Offline burn em up chuck

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 02:20:58 pm »
   gordon,
      very,very nice. keep them coming i find i'm starting to favor this type of bow myself.
     i need to ask you a question about vine maple. do i need to start another thread?,or could i do it here?

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 02:33:15 pm »
Thank you Joel. I had some extra time this month so I thought I would fill it with bow making.

Thank you Pete. I can't wait to see pics of your hickory bow!

Thank you Don. I agree with you completely - it's a shame when a beautiful bow is rendered less than that by poor photography. Especially when it is so easy today to take good photos.

Thank you Chuck. Feel free to ask questions on this thread. I'm happy to answer them.

Gordon

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 03:11:45 pm »
Nice simple design nicely done, Gordon.
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Offline burn em up chuck

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 04:58:57 pm »
 gordon,
       what is your prefered method of bending? dry heat? or steam?

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 05:37:48 pm »
Thank you Pat. There is something appealing about a simple design well executed.

Chuck, it depends on the reason I am bending and the wood. If we are talking about vine maple I use steam heat on the handle to correct string alignment issues. To remove twist and add light to moderate reflex I use dry heat. For more extreme reflex like recurving tips I would use steam followed by dry heat.
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2009, 10:20:23 pm »
      gordon,
            thank you for taking the time. it is vine maple,and it is extreme in the handle area. i'm not intentionly being vague i'm just not sure how to get where i want to be in reference to a bow i'm building for a friend.
            thank you again!

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2009, 10:22:10 pm »
Another sweet bow Gordon. I love the dye job.
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2009, 10:32:39 pm »
 That bow looks like a good shooter,Gordon. Is it the angle of the picture or is it a little flat on the upper limb in the full draw picture, about the last 2/3 of the limb?
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2009, 11:58:58 pm »
Chuck, don't try to remove reflex from vine maple. That's tension induced reflex and it will just come back again.

Thank you Okie.

Thank you Mullet. The upper limb looks flatter because it holds more reflex than the lower limb. You will see that better with this picture.

 
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2009, 04:46:40 am »

sharp bow! ...as usual!

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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2009, 06:09:17 am »
A real beauty. Especially these little bend tips.
I like this curves.
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2009, 12:08:07 pm »
Thank you Frank.

Thank you Cooper.
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Re: Vine Maple D-Bow
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2009, 05:35:32 pm »
I never get tired of looking at your bows. :)