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Offline Bayou Ben

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« Reply #180 on: May 03, 2019, 10:47:20 am »
Yeah I do.  So although it has interlocking grain and is much denser, do you find it behaves like white oak?


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« Reply #181 on: May 03, 2019, 11:07:34 am »
  Ben,
           I prefer Live Oak over White Oak when it comes to string follow...Seemed the Live Oak was more stubborn to bend or correct...It's density was probably the culprit, but I think that's why it has less string follow...Makes one of the toughest bendy's around...You won't break it...My opinion is they are different
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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 #182 on: May 03, 2019, 11:14:51 am »
You won't break it...

I wouldn't be 100% sure about that.   ;D 
Hopefully I can bend that twist out. 
Thanks for the advice. 

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« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2019, 09:47:42 am »
Here is my black locust getting closer to a bow.  It is fresh off a heat treatment and I put tip overlays on it.  The tip overlays are keys from an early 1900s piano.  I haven't cut string grooves in yet and I think I will take a little more mass off before I do that. 

I won't be able to do any more work on anything for at least the next week as I will be away for work for awhile.




Offline stuckinthemud

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« Reply #184 on: May 04, 2019, 09:51:02 am »
Really envious of the progress you guys are making, reckon it will be another week before I 'm match fit  >:(

Offline stuckinthemud

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« Reply #185 on: May 06, 2019, 08:46:33 am »
Ok,
So digging through my stash
I've shortlisted these 3 staves, all about 66" long. Left to right  a snaky piece of privet,
A nearly perfect length of blackthorn
And a hawthorn stave with a 90 degree heli twist .
I'm leaning toward the blackthorn but it could be  a little boring to work on. What do you all think?

Offline M2A

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« Reply #186 on: May 06, 2019, 04:54:27 pm »
That BL is coming along nice Mike. like the contrast of those overlays also.

Looking forward to see what you do with that live oak Ben.

I don't think that blackthorn is boring at all. Can't say I know anything about that wood but from what I can see in the picture it looks like that wood has some nice character to it. I think some very fine sanding and oil finish would make for a pretty piece.

Slow going for me right now. Hope to be back at it soon.
Mike   

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« Reply #187 on: May 08, 2019, 09:21:18 pm »
Honey Locust still in the hunt. Starting tillering and its out to 26 and holding its reflex at 45# at 26.  Plenty more work to do on it. 
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 09:24:26 pm by hoosierf »

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« Reply #188 on: May 08, 2019, 09:45:16 pm »
Love it! How thick are the limbs?

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« Reply #189 on: May 09, 2019, 03:24:12 am »
1/2 thick for most of its length including sinew and 1-7/8 wide for as long as the stave allowed. It will easily draw to 28 and its about 58 long. Im liking it for a hunting bow which is about all Ive been building lately. I like more the rugged style and my trade pard builds a more refined bow so Im going for something I doubt he has on his rack...I hope.  Hes in a dry climate so I think the sinew is a good choice.  This trade is fun. I look forward to it. Good way to get motivated in spring.

Offline jeffp51

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« Reply #190 on: May 09, 2019, 10:15:35 am »
Outer limbs still look really stiff

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« Reply #191 on: May 09, 2019, 02:08:34 pm »
  Yea, I winced when I looked but than remembered it was sinew backed and calmed down...Looks like a real speedster! Looks fast hoosierf...
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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 hoosierf

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« Reply #192 on: May 09, 2019, 03:27:04 pm »
Speed with semi-levers is the objective.

Offline M2A

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« Reply #193 on: May 15, 2019, 04:45:45 pm »
Good to see that sinew job doing well Hoosierf. Never used the stuff yet but have some in the shop for when inspiration strikes. Like watching your build progress.

Got some work done on a piece of red elm over the weekend. This piece has had its ups and downs for me. Got it to brace and adjusted the tiller and had things nice then added reflex to the tips then the other limb was too heavy. In hind sight, think I scraped through the original heat treatment on the limb and that made things flip flop on me. Unbraced, it still holds a small amount of reflex not counting the tips. Going to heat treat the limbs again and then try and to tiller out to full draw. I am no pro but seems to me heat treating changes elm more so than any other wood I have  worked with. Heat treating should put me in good shape as far as draw weight provided tiller stays close and that's my big question right now. Don't want to say anything too good or bad about it yet. Going to work this piece to a final outcome one way or another. The locust is done except for some cosmetics and writing so taking some chances to try and one up myself. 

IMG_2670 (2) by Mike Allridge, on Flickr
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« Reply #194 on: May 15, 2019, 05:51:36 pm »
Well its been a few weeks so I decided to take the Oregon Ash off the form; the sinew looks okay so Ill give it a bit longer then retiller. It was pulling right at #53 @ 26 so Im hoping to gain a bit of weight.
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