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Offline Wulamoc

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 06:42:09 pm »
lookin' good!!!
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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2008, 04:25:09 am »
Supremo- Made in the USA :)Its kinda short but that makes it easier to manage.

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 01:42:14 am »
50#@18"not braced yet.

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Offline adb

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 10:39:57 am »
Hey, PK
Looking good. Take off some more on the inner limbs, until you're about 35-40# @ 20" with the long string, and then brace it. The quicker you get it to brace (low brace!!), the better.

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 11:12:37 am »
Okeedokee :)

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 11:25:57 am »
I didn't think I would have a question on my own build along but, is there an advantage to have a String center off center to the side that I will be shooting from,seems my stave had more moisture in it untill after loosing wood now its off center about a 1/4 inch.The bend is in the middle of the bow in the hande,the handle is 1" wideth.PK

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 01:03:18 pm »
1/4" off center? I wouldn't worry about it, especially now. You can always tweak the nocks at the end, to line up the string.

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2008, 01:19:42 pm »
And then I noticed a big twist in the limb, Glad I have a doorway and a strong Towel holder.I think I better let this set aside for a while and see whats happenin with the moisture content.

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Offline DanaM

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2008, 01:27:50 pm »
PK I hate to say I told ya but didn't I mention to let it dry some more ;) 8)
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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 02:36:48 pm »
Dana (Santa)You sure did. I put it in a temp controlled closet and kept weighing it every day for 2 weeks or more, seemed to be The same but evidently not ,All is good, I am pretty good at getting wood to do what I want. Know is to see if the wood with Rebels. :)
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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 04:42:17 pm »
40/50#@20" got the twist out.PK

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Offline DanaM

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 06:48:22 pm »
Looking good Phil
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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 07:21:52 pm »
Very interesting :). Man that's looking good, and going qiuck..
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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2008, 01:08:57 am »
50@26"  (Corrected typo)I have to admit I just had a panic attack from the excitement,A few more adjustments to the pins so I can use a stringer.Little handle work,The owl feather a coat of shelac then Spay it with spar Varnish,Hope its Warmer this weekend. I noticed that every Holmgaard is different. :) The Cam shot is getting more of the belly than direct side.
Thanks for the compliments,Holmgaards are definitely a challenge.

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Offline DanaM

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Re: Amatuer Holmgaard self bow
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2008, 07:32:34 am »
PK how about a side profile unbraced pic?
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