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Offline Swampman

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« Reply #330 on: July 31, 2018, 07:57:53 am »
That handle looks great Mike.  Very nice work.

Offline High-Desert

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« Reply #331 on: July 31, 2018, 10:04:10 am »
You guys are makin some good looking bows. I don't know what I was thinking in not doing it this year. This is so cool to see
Eric

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #332 on: August 01, 2018, 02:16:08 pm »
The main profile was bend and mildly heat treated in this black locust. One hook on this dude is bent just now. Tomorrow Iíll get the other side vent. Steamed for the foil and heat gun method for about 30 min then used dry heat to help it walk around the curve. It did crack and split a bit at one point. But te tip is still about 1/2Ē thick, so itíll come right out as I clean it up.  Hopefully itll shoot better than the first two.

Kyle

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #333 on: August 02, 2018, 06:12:11 am »
   Looking good Kyle...Hope the other hook works out...
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #334 on: August 02, 2018, 01:42:00 pm »
The first hook held and Iím working on ateaming the second while working on on my first cup of coffee.
Thanks don, Iím hoping this one goes well too. If not, it can easily become a short bendy handle. So I wonít cry too much

Kyle

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #335 on: August 02, 2018, 01:44:52 pm »
Well, I guess itíll be tonight when I can finish the other hook. While heating this one, the heat gun just made a loud pop, with a nice big spark and quit. SO now Iíve gotta pick up a new one when I go to town later.

Kyle

Offline tattoo dave

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« Reply #336 on: August 03, 2018, 03:36:30 pm »
My heat gun did the same thing last time I used it. So how long do you heat up a piece that thick? I usually do steam. Can't say I've tried the dry heat method.

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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #337 on: August 03, 2018, 07:53:48 pm »
Those tips are about 1/2Ē thick. Maybe a bit more. But under the foil is a wet paper towel that will boil and steam when hit with the heat gun. I let it steam that way for about 30 minutes before I clamped thenstave to the form. I follow up with the heat gun to keep the wood hot to itíll easily flow around the form. I oil the wood with olive or vegetable oil so it wonít soak up the water before the water gets hot. Iíve had a few check bad on me Because of water absorbsion.
I got the other side bent last night.  It went more smoothly than the first. The first hook had worse grain atructure for sharp bends so I did it first Incase it broke or didnít want to bend. But they both went well enough to use.

Kyle

Offline M2A

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« Reply #338 on: August 07, 2018, 09:43:56 pm »
Looking forward to seeing how thing turn out Kyle. I have yet to try recurving tips. Although I may have a stave with a ring chased that I may give it a go. Good luck on the build! :) mike




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« Reply #339 on: August 11, 2018, 08:35:21 am »
And finally the photos. Still have to sign it get final draw weight although i know itís in the mid upper 50ís maybe even 60.  Anyway sheís ready go to her new home.

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« Reply #340 on: August 11, 2018, 08:37:25 am »
Few more. I may have compressed them too much. Weíll see what yíall think.

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #341 on: August 11, 2018, 12:18:49 pm »
 hoosierf,
               Got to love that even bend man...Like them skins
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline Morgan

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« Reply #342 on: August 11, 2018, 12:39:33 pm »
Very nice Hoosier!

Offline hoosierf

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« Reply #343 on: August 11, 2018, 02:08:16 pm »
Iíll fix those pics tonight. The resolution is way too low.  At least on my phone it is.

Offline penderbender

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« Reply #344 on: August 11, 2018, 11:27:48 pm »
Nice looking bow Hoosier! I fitted/epoxied on horn nocks on my victims bow today. It's pulling about 80 pounds right now. I will get some pics up tomorrow after I shape them some. Cheers- Brendan