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Offline hoosierf

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #255 on: June 21, 2021, 09:43:46 pm »
Great looking bow Steve. 

Offline Swampman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #256 on: June 22, 2021, 08:45:55 am »
I started lay out on two black locust staves.  These are staves I cut in 2016 and I managed to get them dried with the sap wood intact.  These are really dense staves and I plan to build a sap wood backed BL bow.  I have made two other bows from this tree with the sap wood and they turned out great and really have a nice look with the contrast between the sap wood and heart wood.  One stave is 63 inches and there is 67 inches.  Hopefully both will work.  I will post some progress pictures soon.

Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #257 on: June 22, 2021, 11:18:15 am »
My trade bow is coming along. Still want to wait a little bit longer to start tillering to make sure its dry enough. I think I'm going to rawhide back the bow. I am trying to figure a way to incorporate this snapping turtle tail into the bow somehow. ;)

Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #258 on: June 22, 2021, 11:24:31 am »
Here's a couple pics

Offline TimothyR

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #259 on: June 23, 2021, 02:14:00 am »
Got 2 bows tillered out and ready for finish and shot in. One is bamboo backed padauk and the other is bamboo backed eastern red cedar with an oak core.  Padauk is 68" and the erc is 60" 
Freedom dies one compromise at a time. III%

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #260 on: June 23, 2021, 12:33:49 pm »
Brendan was he show up bow is headed your way. Check your messages.  Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #261 on: June 23, 2021, 02:56:29 pm »
Brendan was he show up bow is headed your way. Check your messages.  Arvin
Thanks Arvin - so far nobody is in...but nobody is out either!

Offline Mafort

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #262 on: June 25, 2021, 03:02:41 pm »
Wel the yrzi composite bow is built. However it need some serious tillering. It’s about 100lbs too heavy of course that’s my fault cause I left the horn about 3/8” thick. I didn’t expect the horn to provide this much resistance.

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #263 on: June 25, 2021, 03:03:38 pm »
Debating on birch bark or snake skin covering afterwards…. Or maybe some dyed rawhide…. Let me know what you guys think.

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #264 on: June 25, 2021, 06:00:53 pm »
Plodding along on my prototype,  this Scotch Broom is pretty amazing, there are 18 large knots but its drawing to 12 inches with no set. Lots of work left to do. Need to get the middles and outers moving properly and some twist removing.  I've gone slowly because the bend is all in the fades where cleaving left  a weak spot and I've been working hard at avoiding set there.  The limbs will need heat bending to balance them too, tips piking an inch and shaping, nocks to cut....


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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #265 on: June 29, 2021, 07:21:40 pm »
I got the rough out done on 1 of the black locust staves today.  If all goes well this stave will end up with about a 60 pound draw weight and show both the sap wood and heart wood throughout the bow. 

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #266 on: June 30, 2021, 06:53:33 pm »
That should be a beautiful bow

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #267 on: June 30, 2021, 09:43:32 pm »
Guys - the show up bow arrived from Arvin today...and I will say that it is certainly the nicest self bow I’ve ever put my hands on! Perfect lines, narrow tips, the grip is perfection! If this isn’t inspiration to get working on your own masterpiece, nothing will be! Not my place to even string it, yet alone shoot it, but it is mighty tempting! Many thanks Arvin, and I can’t wait to hold this drawing! I’ll probably video it and send a link of the drawing so that when I win it no one can cry foul! 😉

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #268 on: July 02, 2021, 11:41:17 am »
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High time I got back to work.  I messed up the tiller on the sinew bow and don't have enough weight to fix it, so I dug out this cherry board and will try an ALB.

Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #269 on: July 02, 2021, 05:09:51 pm »
Oh, baby, that's a fine bow Arvin made! so for the chance at that bow, you just have to be ready to ship by the deadline? which is like Oct 20 or something?
Why must we make simple things so complicated?