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Offline DC

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Re: 1st bow, Board bow.
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2015, 12:53:23 am »
A farriers rasp is worth it's weight in gold to a bowyer. I got one a while back and can't believe I actually survived without one this long.

It wasn't that expensive. Man that thing can hog off wood. It was a little sharp in the handle but some sanding fixed that .... And wearing gloves .... You can really put some force into one of them, a lot more than your hands are gonna take without protection.

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Offline arachnid

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Re: 1st bow, Board bow.
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2015, 01:08:12 am »
I use s sharp spokshave a bench plane to rough out the profile, and from there I use my heavy scraper for tillering.

LittleBen gave me a strong will to buy a farrier's rasp... Is it used just for roughing up the profile or can you tiller the bow with it (takes off too much wood?)?

Offline bubby

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Re: 1st bow, Board bow.
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2015, 12:27:12 pm »
I just use it to rough in the bow and take off heavy wood, all my tillering is with a scraper
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