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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2024, 07:54:20 am »
I'll take one half if you like ;)  ;D ::) ???
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2024, 09:45:54 am »
Nice straight looking piece of wood there Pat. I wasnít aware you could use a sap ring for the back on a sapling. Now Iíve got to ask how long will you have to dry it before you can make your bow.

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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2024, 10:22:01 am »
Pat.  Have you considered a semi hollow limb build?  I think it could be a good candidate for this with higher crown worked down to one of those fatter heartwood rings.  Fwiw
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2024, 01:05:28 pm »
Dave, I've never tried a HLD. I'll have to think about it.
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2024, 02:30:23 pm »
After the pole sat in the basement for a week I went down today and cut it to 6" then sawed it in half lengthwise. You can see from the pics that there is already tension in the halves. I sealed the ends of both halves and bound them back together. I added spacers between the halves but there was so much tension that some of the spacers fell out but the air space is still there. Now the waiting begins. I'd like to give these halves at least 2 months to at lease fry some before I start on a bow. Here are a few pics...




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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2024, 03:44:48 pm »
Iím watching this pretty closely Pat. I might have a sapling I can harvest thatís similar to yours. At least the guy said I could have it. Havenít talked with him for awhile but I think itíll happen. Iím guessing you sawed it into with a bandsaw?

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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2024, 06:36:41 pm »
Yes, I used my bandsaw to saw it in half. I was sure there wasn't and twist to it so it should be good to go.
 There was an article in an old PA magazine called "Limbows" by Dane Snodgrass. It was about a guy named Sonny Imens(sp?) that built bows similar to these. That's where I got the idea for these bows. I got to see a few of Sonny's bows and know a few people that have them and they are quite impressive.
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2024, 12:28:33 am »
should be cool to watch this build.  drying time will drive us nuts but good things come to those who wait they say. 8)
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2024, 04:07:57 pm »
Pretty cool seeing bows made by the guy who planted the trees, Pat. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2024, 07:51:37 pm »
Very interested in how this turns out. Thanks for posting Pat.

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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2024, 09:47:08 pm »
Nice start, love them limb bows, I knew Sonny and he built some beautiful bow most all from limbs, he was a great guy to boot.  :)
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Re: Possible new bow start
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2024, 11:50:52 pm »
I got to meet Sonny years ago at Friendship, Ind. and saw a few of his bows then. Sonny's LImbows got me interested in these bows and they work amazingly well.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC