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Offline tom sawyer

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2007, 06:40:34 pm »
Yes my long string is a really heavy linen string that is extra long, and I use the timber hitch on one side.  That better mimics the string angles you get on drqawing by short string, but even then you'll find your outer third of limbs will look a lot bendierwhen you go to the short string.  I don't usually even pull the bow on the first stringing or two, just run a straightedge down the bely, make a few marks and let it down.
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2007, 08:16:10 am »
That is the way I do it also Lennie.I make my tillering string just long enough to tie
 the timber hitch,and as soon as I get it to a shot brace I do,It really has made a different since I started doing it that way as far and the tiller and hitting the weight I want.One of the
guys in the club last night  had one on the tillering stick while I was working on Hillbilly's
and I wasn't watching him.He had a long string and though he had a hinge on one limb and
a flat area in the other.He kept on and by the time I saw what he was doing it was to late.
I could brace it very easy by hand ,It looked a lot better braced but the weight was gone.I just
get the worst spots out and then brace it.I know some folks use the long string way out and if it works for them,thats fine but for me I want it braced as soon as I can get a string on it and then go to the tiller board. :)
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2007, 11:45:56 am »
It is a shame. You don't want to be doing any recurving with dry heat, reflexing yes but no recurves.  Looking good so far
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2007, 12:30:39 pm »
LOL, Dana. I said that.
"If you ain't breakin' you ain't makin'!"
I also say,
"If it ain't broke don't fix it!"
But I didn't originate that quote.
Someone once wrote that more than 2 inches of set is excessive. Consequently, beginners are devastated when they get 2.25 inches of set.
If you're happy with the bow enjoy it. Jawge
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2007, 12:49:13 pm »
You are right Jawge,it just kills me to here someone tell someone that is just getting started that the bow is no good or they didn't do a good job because they had a little set,They shoot just fine
and maybe even better with a little set. :)
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2007, 02:19:22 pm »
Set hapens !  :P
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2007, 03:12:33 pm »
ryan, i'll have to remember that  ;D

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2007, 06:34:27 pm »
Geez guys,, is there ever a day when a fella doesn't learn anything??? Thanks for the info, very appreciated!
Mark, yes I won't be doin the dry heat recurves again! lol
I steamed in shallow curves yesterday and it went so slick, so easy, thats the way it should be you can just tell!  ;D
Tom and Pappy, its tidbits of info like that, that is just so priceless to a newbie ;D Before I got this computer I did all my tillering with that long string, no info, no problem  ;D but somehow I new it wasn't right, now that its pointed out, well heck its clear as a bell the there is way different forces acting on those limbs,,,, none so blind as those who cannot see,, suitable phrase there I believe.  ;D
Jawge, indeed a good quote, but I wish it wasn't so apt sometimes,,, ;D
Ryan, one day we'll meet and then you can teach me the secrets of your success and I'll get the drinks,,, one day,, ;) 8)
set happens indeed Dusty... ;D ;D
Thanks again for the unselfish sharing of ideas!!  You folks are a class act!! ;) :)

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2007, 01:51:54 pm »
Hello once again all!   Got some time at home waiting for this spring blizzard to end and put a bit more work into the"little bow"

Changing to a short string made a big difference in tiller profile and I redid the tiller to proper! Thanks again folks!  ;D

Its got some set, bout 1.5" but not too bad considering all she's been thru. lol

Stained it with leather dye and did some design on the limbs, now getting ready to complete the finish,,, handle

I'll post a few more when she's done.... :)  pretty funky lookin   lol ;D  ::)

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2007, 02:07:39 pm »
Looking good, I like the design on the back. Pretty wild looking.

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2007, 03:27:29 pm »
That's looking real snazzy. good job on the decoration.
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2007, 06:10:29 pm »
really nice.  i like those two colors together.

Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2007, 06:36:26 pm »
LOL, Dana. I said that.
"If you ain't breakin' you ain't makin'!"
I also say,
"If it ain't broke don't fix it!"
But I didn't originate that quote.
Someone once wrote that more than 2 inches of set is excessive. Consequently, beginners are devastated when they get 2.25 inches of set.
If you're happy with the bow enjoy it. Jawge
My philosophy has alway been "fix it till it's broken"  ;)

tpoof, that is a cool design.  Nice and striking.  Justin
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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2007, 07:13:47 pm »
She's looking good.   Pat
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Toasted Elm
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2007, 07:32:57 pm »
Saaaweeet!...I like that design a lot! That bow is a looker....

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