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Offline willie

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Re: Help please
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2020, 05:21:40 pm »
if you can get osage,,, go with that,,
for sure the best in the long haul, alternatives suggested to start tillering next month.

Offline del

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Re: Help please
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2020, 06:56:55 pm »
I have a red oak board bow glued up for about 3 months now.  I guess I will start getting it ready to make some firewood!  LOL
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: Help please
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2020, 07:00:15 pm »
I am still making my first bow(hickory stave) and dense wood is tough to start with. If you have multiple options I would start with an easier to carve wood like elm. Learning how to best use the hand tools has been a journey all by itself for me and would be easier with lighter wood
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Offline willie

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2020, 07:26:37 pm »
allyn,

did you work the hickory green? if by hand tools you mean a drawknife or spokeshave? green is by far easier and good for reduction before drying. rasps/files need dry though.

Offline Allyn T

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Re: Help please
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2020, 08:08:02 pm »
Willie I started about 2 months after I split the log with draw knife and hatchet, even used a chain saw to rip part of it. The rest has been with rasp and file. The stave was about 8 or 10 inches thick to start with and I didn't really understand how much I was gonna be taking off. I have a much better understanding now lol
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