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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2024, 07:34:39 pm »
I really suggest if you are serious about building bows that you build a caul first. Youíll never regret it.

I put my little billet on my caul and use my heat gun .

Iím clamped it as I go. I like the bar clamps best but I use c clamps too.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2024, 07:42:35 pm »
Straightening
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2024, 07:45:27 pm »
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2024, 07:49:40 pm »
I got to much heat around the back I rushed it. Should have cleaned the fuzzy stuff off first and worked a larger area moving around more.

At least itís just kindling

I think it will work though

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2024, 07:55:03 pm »
I straighten out the second little billet and prep it for splicing
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2024, 08:04:18 pm »
Interesting. Those bows are often the most fun to make and shoot (if they work out)!
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2024, 08:54:35 pm »
Interesting stuff, Brian.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2024, 09:53:15 pm »
Interesting. Those bows are often the most fun to make and shoot (if they work out)!

I think so to Aksel. I always enjoy playing with these little guys.

Honestly I need more practice with my splicing skills to.

My first attempt the fit was good but the limb alignment wasnít.

Good thing itís just a piece of kindling.

I cut it off and tried again.
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2024, 09:55:17 pm »
Second attempt
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2024, 09:58:38 pm »
I think that might work. Iím going to have to build it up somehow itís thinner than limbs and it canít flex or it will fail

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2024, 10:04:30 pm »
Interesting stuff, Brian.  Thanks for sharing.

Keep watching Mr Badger. This piece of kindling still has much to teach us.

I hope you give it a try on your firewood.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2024, 10:10:30 pm »
Now I have plenty of length for my very narrow stave.

I really need to practice and use this skill more. If you master this skill you open yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities for wood and unbraced profiles to play with.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2024, 10:22:53 pm »
I think while the glue is drying Iíll practice with my two other pieces of firewood.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2024, 10:26:34 pm »
Itís not the prettiest splice Iíve ever made. Probably should have steamed it Iím sure I could have gotten it to fit better.

I think itíll work. I plan on building it up a little eventually.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2024, 10:42:45 pm »
Next I clean up the limbs and reduce them a bit. Then straighten the limbs one at a time

I leave the splice off the caul. I donít want to stress it or heat it.

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