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Offline M2A

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« Reply #210 on: May 20, 2019, 10:09:24 pm »
Well.....my elm piece went down over the weekend. Thought I'd heat treat handle area then put to the cull just to get a bit of reflex to the that area. Did it in hand to keep heat from wrapping and getting trapped against the back, though that would be a good conservative  move on my part. Guessing I over dried the wood then added stress to it? Pulled fibers apart with little pressure, should have reflexed it on the cull. Regardless that piece is toast. Not too happy about that but moving on.

Been eyeing up my original plan A. If I recall its 64"ttt Osage. Its got a few issues but think I can make it work. Its already at floor tiller stage. More to come on that piece in next few weeks.

Also been rounding up some more supplies for that locust bow. Think I have a real good plan my victim would really like. Just hope I can pull it off. That's all I got for now.
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« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2019, 04:49:16 am »
Mike, I did the exact same thing with my black locust bow over the weekend.  I had been fighting the tiller on this bow and I finally had it mostly evened out.  I was giving one final light heat treat and was simply putting light pressure on the limb with my hand to add a little reflex and it popped.  The crack is on the belly and in my experience it will still make a bow but not one I would give to anyone else.  I set that one aside and started working on a sliver of osage.  I will have to see what I can do with that.


Offline Bayou Ben

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« Reply #212 on: May 21, 2019, 06:40:12 am »
Finally getting my butt in gear.plan A ,bamboo backed yellow heart 5 curve.

This should be interesting.... :OK

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« Reply #213 on: May 22, 2019, 04:55:07 am »
My back is nearly fixed, hoping to make some chips fly by middle of next week

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #214 on: May 22, 2019, 05:11:37 am »
 Mike, I think that locust is a jewel...NA all the way...Love the paint, can't wait to see it posted up...
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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;

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« Reply #215 on: May 22, 2019, 05:14:25 am »
 Bush, looking forward to a 5 curve here...
 
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 bushboy

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« Reply #216 on: May 22, 2019, 07:01:12 pm »
I'm at  a remote work camp,so not really set up for lam bows
.anyways glued it up this evening,may have lost the 5 curve profile .we will see?my rubber bands where limited.however I used good 2 part epoxy.
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.

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« Reply #217 on: May 23, 2019, 12:36:07 pm »
Letting my sinew cure and the honey locust draw weight may not hit my target. Itís at about 39# at the moment. Weíll see in a week.  So, I started on the white ash stave which was on my list next anyway. Bark removed and stave split, but cambium remains. Long way to go yet.

Offline burchett.donald

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« Reply #218 on: May 24, 2019, 05:00:35 am »
  I like that judicious bark removal...Nothing wrong with a bit of cambium, sanding finish will be beautiful...Nice looking back hoosierf...
                     Don
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 hoosierf

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« Reply #219 on: May 24, 2019, 06:38:08 am »
Good to know.  Never left it on except for birch and I always expected it to pop off which it did. Iíll try to keep it.

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« Reply #220 on: May 24, 2019, 01:57:18 pm »
  hoosierf,
               It probably will pop off, I meant to "compliment" your taking the bark off with no violations, you done a great job...I have left some cambium before in the deep grooves of wood such as a Hickory back but usually it will eventually feather up in areas...I think on the Ash I would try and remove it if it were mine...Looking good man
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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;

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« Reply #221 on: May 25, 2019, 07:05:15 am »
 Thanks very much for the advice Don.

Offline Swampman

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« Reply #222 on: May 25, 2019, 07:24:34 pm »
Posting some pictures for Mafort.  Osage and hickory.










Offline High-Desert

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« Reply #223 on: May 26, 2019, 11:08:25 am »
Itís so awesome seeing these bows come along.

I finally got the tip overlays glued on and shaped. A little piece of African Black wood to contrast the white VM. Now to sanding and a little tiller touch up.
Eric

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« Reply #224 on: May 26, 2019, 12:15:15 pm »
Thatís going to be a beautiful bow high desert. Iíd love to see pictures of it