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Offline Deerhunter21

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Did I do it right this time?
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:15:49 pm »
Iíve been real sick recently so I havenít been able to make many bows. Today though I decided to go out and heat treat a bow Iím making for a trade. I really hope I got the color right this time! I cranked the heat up and it was only a 45 min heat instead of hour thirty min heat
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Offline RyanY

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Re: Did I do it right this time?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 08:32:38 pm »
Color isnít the whole story but that looks pretty good to me.  :OK

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: Did I do it right this time?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 04:42:16 pm »
The time seems more reasonable

Offline Pat B

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Re: Did I do it right this time?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 05:42:27 pm »
That looks pretty good to me, Russell but each type of wood darkens at different rates and temps. If this is hickory it can be darker but you can heat treat it again later in the process.
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Re: Did I do it right this time?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 01:10:31 pm »
Thanks guys!

Pat, this is white oak if that helps
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Did I do it right this time?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2021, 02:31:36 pm »
If I remember correctly white oak should darken a bit more but It's been a while since I made a white oak bow.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC