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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #120 on: May 23, 2022, 02:24:21 pm »
So in bending the curves i lifted a splinter that went pretty deep. I'm not going to be sending out a bow that is less than the best I can do so...  I'm going with a sinew back osage bow. The bow is about 55in long and will have just a thin layer of sinew on it

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #121 on: May 23, 2022, 11:08:01 pm »
Well I found my way out of the swamp.  I had a couple of injuries that sidelined me for a bit. A shoulder issue that I have Bern dealing with for 3 years got worse and then I cut myself on my left hand.  It was deep and I had stitches. When I got the stitches out it split back open right away.  It finally healed up enough so I could get in my shop tonight.

I scraped on the black locust stave until I got just a bit of movement but I have a lot more scraping to go yet.  I will get a picture up once I get it bending more.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #122 on: May 24, 2022, 12:50:16 am »
Lookin good jake.  Should be a sweet little bow. 

Swamp man.   Glad to hear your back in the shop.  Stay healthy. 
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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #123 on: May 25, 2022, 01:15:14 pm »
Hi everyone, sorry I've had to drop off the forum for a while, got a ton of stuff going on at the mo.  Got a week off work coming up so should be able to post some progress before too long.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #124 on: May 25, 2022, 05:10:25 pm »
finally able to get back to work on bows without my back feeling like its going to collapse. so hopefully tomorrow and friday i will be getting my vine maple bow done for my recipient.  im definitely hoping he will like it. Thank you for stickin around with me about this. its been pretty rough.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #125 on: May 26, 2022, 07:29:32 pm »
So I got my bow sinew backed. I did 2 thin layers. Will post a picture in the next couple days.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #126 on: May 27, 2022, 07:30:40 am »
I worked on the black locust stave a bit last night.  On floor tiller I have a bit of movement now.  This will be a fun one to tame. There is a lot of natural reflex. There is 4 inches of reflex in one limb and 7 1/2 inches in the other.  I will have to remove some reflex from the one limb to get them evened up.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #127 on: May 27, 2022, 09:10:24 am »
Looking good
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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #128 on: May 29, 2022, 03:21:15 pm »
I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to do for the handle, so nice and simple veggy tan stitched on wet so it’ll shrink dry to the bow and shouldn’t budge at all. I always like how a handle wrap seems to finish out a bow. I’ll make a string and get it out soon. Oh and I finally got around to picking up a can of satin lacquer to give a quick shot of to knock out the sheen.

Kyle

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #129 on: May 29, 2022, 03:48:10 pm »
Lookin good
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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #130 on: May 31, 2022, 05:35:10 pm »
Here's the sinew job! It's already starting to pull into reflex!

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #131 on: June 02, 2022, 10:24:54 am »
Lovely work, stunning bows . I am a long way behind you! I have finished rebuilding the wall blown down in the storms we had in early Spring so I have finally been able to get some time in the ‘shop. My bow is roughed out oversize at 2” wide and 35mm thick at the fades but next up is to reduce sapwood by about 4mm.  At the moment the tips only move 1 inch if I press all my weight down, so plenty of room for manoeuvre.  Will post more once the sapwood is cleaned up

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #132 on: June 19, 2022, 06:06:28 pm »
Well, Love Island is back on the box and that means my womenfolk are actually sending me to the workshop!!  My yew bow is down to 30mm in the centre and 20mm tips. If I lean really hard on the centre then it’ll bend about an inch.  Time to carve some temporary nocks and get it on a long string

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #133 on: June 19, 2022, 11:25:48 pm »
Nice.  I love an excuse to be sent to the shop!   Love to see some pics
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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #134 on: June 29, 2022, 07:56:18 am »
I made a little progress on the black locust bow this past weekend.  I evened the limbs up so hopefully the reflex will be more manageable.  After I did that I had to do some steaming to line the tips up.  I still have some adjustments to make as things aren't lined up to my liking yet.