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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #255 on: June 30, 2019, 06:11:55 am »
WOW!

Offline hoosierf

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #256 on: June 30, 2019, 06:36:51 am »
Mike, that set is plain awesome. Well done.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #257 on: June 30, 2019, 12:58:16 pm »
WOW that is amazing!
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Offline M2A

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« Reply #258 on: June 30, 2019, 09:10:27 pm »
Thanks guys, so glad ya'll like it. Looking forward to seeing all the other bows in the swap.
Mike

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #259 on: July 01, 2019, 04:39:19 am »
Wow! Been following this thread a bit and these kind of bows are what this trade is all about. Really awesome job Mike. That set is pure primitive bow porn!

Offline Bayou Ben

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« Reply #260 on: July 01, 2019, 12:39:38 pm »
That's awesome Mike! Tiller looks perfect and I love the complete set.  Someone is going to be very happy. 

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #261 on: July 01, 2019, 01:40:15 pm »
That is looking good hoosierf, and Kyle that small amount of set is impressive from such a short bow.  How wide is it again? 


As for me I'm working on another live oak but will have to let it sit in my dry box for a couple weeks.  In the meantime I'm looking to start another, let's call it plan C.  I have this really clean ERC and I was able to get a belly split from it.  I'm thinking boo backed bendy with the belly split.  But Iím open to suggestions or ideas?
I've never sinew backed a bow, and although I plan to, I don't want my 1st time to be with a trade bow. 

 
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Offline M2A

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #262 on: July 01, 2019, 08:51:48 pm »
Thanks Leon and Ben!

Ben, that's a killer looking piece of ERC. Never tried it for a bow before or boo backing for that matter. But I think that kinda build is right down you alley. Looking forward to see what you make from it. If it was me, I'd keep it simple with slight reflex, maybe add buffalo arrow pass or overlays and a naked handle.  Gonna be a pretty bow regardless and your shops going to smell great :)
Mike   

Offline silent sniper

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #263 on: July 02, 2019, 05:57:22 am »
Kyle and Mike, awesome job to the both of you! Those are some fine looking bows!
Congrats,
Taylor

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« Reply #264 on: July 02, 2019, 12:05:42 pm »
Erc is actually a juniper. It works really well with sinew. Also responds well to steam bending but youíve got to be really careful with the moisture content

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« Reply #265 on: July 07, 2019, 04:28:16 pm »
Well, Iím on to Plan C also.  Plan B is a yew backed with rawhide.  I lifted a splinter on the belly during heat-bending, and tillering out the resulting hinge made it underweight.  Iíll finish it later for somebody else.

Plan C is a hickory self bow from a recent harvest.  Since it was quite green, I reduced the stave and dried it in the attic.  With this heat wave, it stopped losing weight after 2 weeks.  In the meantime, I found a use for the hickory bark from the same tree, and made my recipient a quiver.  Got my bow shaped, straightened, untwisted, and flipped the tips.  So far it looks promising.





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« Reply #266 on: July 07, 2019, 04:33:48 pm »
  Hickory quiver and bow looking really nice...That will hide in the woods for sure...Is the bark on a frame?
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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up closed
« Reply #267 on: July 07, 2019, 04:36:47 pm »
Great use of the bark.  That quiver looks really nice. The Hickory bow has a very nice start too.

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« Reply #268 on: July 07, 2019, 07:27:07 pm »
Thanks, guys.

  Hickory quiver and bow looking really nice...That will hide in the woods for sure...Is the bark on a frame?

Don - Thereís no frame.  The bark came off the quartered logs in big slabs. As they dry, they naturally curl up.  I just clean up the edges with a circular saw and train it to dry into a cylinder using clamps.  Then I glue the seam, fit in a bottom, add some fur and an old belt.
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« Reply #269 on: July 07, 2019, 09:54:54 pm »
Nice job making use of that bark Tom! Great quiver. Bows looking good. Going to make a dandy set!
Mike