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Offline superdav95

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2024, 07:07:45 pm »
Nice!   
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2024, 07:16:02 pm »
Firewoodís first shot
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2024, 12:08:20 pm »
My brother took a few pictures

First firewood

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2024, 12:10:56 pm »
Then kindlings profiles.

Top limb outers a little stiff yet , but very narrow and wiggly there. I could probably fuss with it but this might be good enough for kindling

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2024, 12:39:30 am »
awesome work Bj.  what was the draw on the firewood?   Profile looks dang good.  you made short work of those!
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2024, 09:28:54 am »
Thank You Dave.

I didnít get either one sanded yet but firewood was 30@25 on my scales.

Certainly not the best shooting bow Iíve ever made but not bad for firewood.

I didnít put kindling on my scales yet.

One thing this experiment showed is that kindling is to narrow for her width. Sheís not very fast.

Iím pretty sure I could get the same draw length and weight with her shortened up about six inches. Still fun to shoot. Just donít think she performs as well as she should.

I hope everyone gets a chance to try some of these things out. It would be worth it all to get someone to gain the skill and confidence that can be gained by playing with scrap wood.

Thanks for watching everyone.

I might have another lesson or two but class is probably going to take a little break for now.

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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2024, 10:19:56 am »
Those look great, BJ.  It's always fortifying to see something worthless made into something beautiful.  Reminds me that there's hope for all of us.   :)
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2024, 08:07:25 am »
Those look great, BJ.  It's always fortifying to see something worthless made into something beautiful.  Reminds me that there's hope for all of us.   :)

Thanks WB.

Yes maybe we just need to dig a little deeper to find it.


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Re: Starting Small (finished Firewood pictures)
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2024, 01:55:25 pm »
Been busy farming lately but I did manage to finish my firewood and get a few pictures.

Not to bad of a shooter for a piece of firewood

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Re: Starting Small (finished Firewood pictures)
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2024, 01:58:36 pm »
I put a water buffalo horn arrow shelf extension on too.

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Re: Starting Small (finished Firewood pictures)
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2024, 02:00:36 pm »
Profiles
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Re: Starting Small (finished Firewood pictures)
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2024, 02:03:46 pm »
Sorry I didnít have anyone to get a nice full draw outside picture
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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2024, 02:10:12 pm »
I straighten out the second little billet and prep it for splicing



Nice work ! I am starting the similar project - black locust billets joined to form the the bow...

But I wonder If W splice is really necessary ?  In asiatic bows the V splice is used and shows that it is strong enough.
And there is a lot easier to make really nice fit V splice than W splice I guess ... and fit it everything  :OK


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Re: Starting Small
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2024, 02:18:44 pm »
I straighten out the second little billet and prep it for splicing



Nice work ! I am starting the similar project - black locust billets joined to form the the bow...

But I wonder If W splice is really necessary ?  In asiatic bows the V splice is used and shows that it is strong enough.
And there is a lot easier to make really nice fit V splice than W splice I guess ... and fit it everything  :OK

gorazd I honestly donít have a lot of experience with splicing. Iíve only done a handful.

I think just a v would work fine. I think the idea of the w is more glue line but a nice fitting v is still a good bit of glue line.

I think longer joint is easier to fit than a shorter one too.

Good luck with your black locust

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Re: Starting Small (finished Firewood pictures)
« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2024, 11:40:57 pm »
They look great to me Brian. Iíve been busy building a shed for my wife and havenít had time to work on anything else lately but, Iím getting close with having it finished. Hopefully Iíll get back to doing something fun soon. Love this thread. Definitely got me to thinking about some of the staves I had given up on. Thanks for sharing it.