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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2008, 11:47:32 am »
This is going to be good. How wide are you making it?
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2008, 04:24:17 pm »
Thanks pat I'll keep that In mind.

Thanks for all the comments thus far.
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2008, 08:10:31 am »
Looking foward to the adventure  :o ;D
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2008, 06:46:45 pm »
Ah yes, back on track. Before he takes the stage, here we see Birch, In make-up having his lines laid out for him. From center to tip, he tapers 1 1/4" to a half inch. 3 and a half feet. The taper begins about 13 1/2" from his tip. the last portion on Mr. Stave's grain was troublesome and hard to follow though was easy finished with a short ruler the straighten up the ends.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 06:47:19 pm »
Here is a better view of the tapered tip layout.
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 06:48:40 pm »
oops here

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 06:51:31 pm »
Just got a chance to look at this - aught to be interesting!
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 06:53:37 pm »
After his make-up has been applied, Mr.Hack Saw gives Birch a helping hand to remove alot of baggage before his preformance.. By making a series of small cuts up to the outline of the bow; its made easy to remove a large amount of wood quickly and acurately.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 06:54:28 pm »
Here is the what it should look something like before you begin to chisel
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008, 06:56:36 pm »
dang I always hit post before the photos up hehe .

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Soo I've made sure to make the cuts close enough together, that tare away will be minimized.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2008, 06:59:17 pm »
After all the cuts were made to Mr.stave. I began working with 2' chisel and the more then famous, PERSUADER! and with the bevelled edge of the chisel held toward the stave you pretty well could just use hand force. The size of the saw cuts I made, make this like brushing dirt off your arm.
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2008, 07:00:13 pm »
did it again. ugh!

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2008, 07:02:02 pm »
Annnd just chisel off the bulk

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2008, 07:04:04 pm »
Be careful when Coming up to knots or other trouble spots, again making small enough cuts with the hacksaw then carefull chiselling you can get through it easily.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2008, 07:06:40 pm »
Ah yes, and now a much slimmer Brich stave will begin to take the stage. Here he is after some help from make up and friends.
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