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Offline nsherve

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rings bigger on one end
« on: January 01, 2019, 06:57:19 am »
The rings are quite a bit bigger on one end of this stave. Does have any effect? Should one be on the high end of the bow? Osage, by the way...

Offline Pat B

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 07:01:03 am »
Some folks build their bows the way the stave was oriented in the tree. Wider growth rings generally means lower on the tree so that would be the bottom. That said, your goal is to have both limbs bend evenly and together so the ring size doesn't really matter. Good tiller does.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 10:01:17 am »
what Pat said,,, )W(

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 01:48:33 pm »
That is why I like billets, I can flip them around and have the same grain on each end.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 02:06:08 pm »
Do not be surprised if the thicker growth rings make that limb more thick than the thinner growth rings. Thicker growth rings are less dense usualy. Been my experience anyway. Arvin
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Offline Chief RID

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 01:55:40 am »
Good info. I have seen it but not thought about it. We are so technically primitive.

Offline BowEd

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Re: rings bigger on one end
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 03:00:00 am »
The tiller will rule the day on your bow.I never really ever pay attention to the ring thickness comparison top to bottom much.
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