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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2020, 03:31:53 pm »
I cut my slats from this, it is freshly cut.


Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #91 on: August 11, 2020, 03:44:53 pm »
Eric how long do you season your bamboo? Just asking? Donít know anything about it. My knowledge is call Jaap.   ;). Here are pics of tip overlays. Also a pic of trap at mid limb.
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« Reply #92 on: August 11, 2020, 03:46:14 pm »
Pic
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2020, 03:47:29 pm »
Trap pic
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2020, 03:54:04 pm »
Ok way to hot to tiller so may start that in the morning. The tips and back are about ready for finish except at handle.
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #95 on: August 11, 2020, 04:16:01 pm »
One more pic for DC before it goes to the tiller tree.
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Offline willie

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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #96 on: August 11, 2020, 04:47:28 pm »
looking good
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #97 on: August 11, 2020, 05:42:35 pm »
Selfbowman your inbox is full ;)

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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #98 on: August 11, 2020, 07:26:59 pm »
Whatís in box??? Oh you mean my message box  :-\📦. I didnít know i was suppose  to look there. People from cedar breaks?  Probably some folks think I been ignoring them. That arrogant Texan. I just donít know or care about all this technology. But I do yíall. Iíll look and try to figure out how to address it. Arvin
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #99 on: August 12, 2020, 07:11:54 am »
After I cut the bamboo into 6' lengths I knock the internal nodes out with a hoe handle and let the bamboo dry until it turns tan. Letting it dry whole eliminates cupping and warping as it dries, with the nodes out you get a chimney effect and keep air moving through the trunk. if you don't knock out the nodes it will take months for the trunk to dry out, moisture will have to go out through the rind which is a very slow process.

After it turns tan I pop a chalk line on the trunk and run it through my bandsaw to reduce it to 2" wide slats. I use the bandsaw to remove as much of the belly as I can from each slat then give the slats a few passes through my jointer to reduce the belly to completely flat.

At this point I store it for future use.



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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #100 on: August 12, 2020, 07:33:45 am »
Got it to.brace. 45@23
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #101 on: August 12, 2020, 07:35:36 am »
Some set happing .
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« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2020, 07:59:34 am »
More off outter  limbs and a tad at the fades??weighs 25oz . Probably 2-1/2 oz in handle to be removed. Got to have my tacky shelf. Arvin
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2020, 08:08:09 am »
You guys wake up!!!
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Re: Bamboo backed selfbow
« Reply #104 on: August 12, 2020, 08:49:50 am »
After I cut the bamboo into 6' lengths I knock the internal nodes out with a hoe handle and let the bamboo dry until it turns tan. Letting it dry whole eliminates cupping and warping as it dries, with the nodes out you get a chimney effect and keep air moving through the trunk. if you don't knock out the nodes it will take months for the trunk to dry out, moisture will have to go out through the rind which is a very slow process.

After it turns tan I pop a chalk line on the trunk and run it through my bandsaw to reduce it to 2" wide slats. I use the bandsaw to remove as much of the belly as I can from each slat then give the slats a few passes through my jointer to reduce the belly to completely flat.

At this point I store it for future use.

Cool Eric thanks for sharing. If I only had bamboo growing somewhere.  Arvin
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 08:55:19 am by Selfbowman »
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