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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2008, 07:10:54 pm »
Also I forgot to mention that I left the handle section full width as you said Pat B. It was a lot of help thanks mate.
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2008, 07:11:59 pm »
oops ::)

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2008, 07:13:15 pm »
Now I will remove the handle section and begin the tillering.
Hoping to get 80lbs @ 3 feet
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2008, 07:21:22 pm »
Ladies and gentlemen.  I'm a saddened to tell you this, but at exactly 2:05pm tuesday the 19th of febuary. Our star Mr.Birch stave had a tragic collision with a mouthy skinhead and broke his limb. The skin was quicly escort off the premesis with some harsh words.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2008, 07:30:45 pm »
...well..

um....the show must go on..



THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BOOTBOY: In the 65" long bow...featuring BIRCH STAVE!!

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2008, 01:37:02 pm »
um....actually...lets just remove this horrible build a long completely the last remains of the bow broke. I think its actually basswood. And that it was haunted by a spirit of poor craftsmanship. haha
This never happened.....
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2008, 06:09:42 pm »
Nice try.  Do over.  Looking forward to it.
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2008, 07:20:43 pm »
Honorable attempt bootboy! Sorry to see it crashed on ya - grab some other hard wood in your area and giver another shot :).
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2008, 07:56:04 pm »
Sorry to see this is over dang it was just getting good ;D
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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2008, 09:47:20 am »
Eh. can you do? if they break they break. Start over, work slower, and more carefully.
Stay tuned for the sequel.

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2008, 03:02:33 pm »
Too bad it broke, it was really funny to follow the buildalong.

Is the hacksaw technique faster, easier and more precise compared to using an axe + rasp

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Re: The amazing adventures of bootboy : The 7 Foot Longbow Build-a-long
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2008, 06:55:20 pm »
thanks mate. It was fun to make it.
Yes I think that in the  case with a 3" diameter log of birch or basswood whatever this was the hacksaw was indeed the fastest most precise tool for the job.
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