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Offline Okie

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 11:36:00 pm »
Great job Dana. :) :)

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Offline venisonburger

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008, 11:43:14 pm »
Looks like a meat maker. I have an osage in the works also for this year, should have it done in time, I went a little heavy on the recurves  and ended up having to file some string grooves but other than that she's coming along. I really like the tips you did on yours.
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Offline Keenan

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2008, 01:03:36 am »
Exceptional bow Dana. Profile and tiller are great and your for skins look like you've been doing them for years. Congratulations. Now get out there and Cristen that bow.

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2008, 05:54:23 am »
Great looking bow Dana,You know how I like snaky osage and skins,you done them
proud.Good job.  :)
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Offline DanaM

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2008, 07:20:23 am »
Thanks for the kind words guys :)
The grip is some unknown type of cordage I found at the thrift store, its much more even than wally world hemp.
Auggie the bow is nameless as it hasn't earned a name yet ;)
As for the tiller being off the bottom took a little more set than the top limb, maybe I'm being overly critical eh
Eddie no I don't have yella fever, osage is easier to work than most white woods as long as the grain is followed.
Its great wood but its not magical :o
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2008, 07:44:56 am »

nice bow, dana! - looks like a bit more of a bend mid upper limb wouldn't hurt; but as usual: it's always hard to tell from the photo!
tips are really nice, too!
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Offline GregB

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2008, 08:33:39 am »
Mighty fine lookin' bow you made yerself there Dana! Those tips are pretty! :)
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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2008, 10:14:31 am »
Good looking bow, Dana- Hope to see red stain on the next pics of it you post.  :)
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Offline The Burnt Hill Archer

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2008, 10:46:58 am »
very nice man! and it looks like your shoulders comming allong too.

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Offline DanaM

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2008, 11:03:59 am »
Thanks frank, the limbs could have bent a little more but I was actually going for a very stiff outer third, the handle bends, ya can't
see it in the picture but you can feel it when shooting :)

Thanks Greg

Thanks Steve and ya I hope to draw some blood with it come the 1st

Thanks Phil, don't notice the shoulder hurting because my back is killing me ;) :-\ >:(
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Offline burn em up chuck

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2008, 11:13:29 am »
nice bow!!!

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Offline tom sawyer

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2008, 11:25:22 am »
Very nice work, those bendy handle bows are great hunters.

I don't know about osage working like butter, maybe butter right out of the freezer.  Was the wood seasoned?
Lennie
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Offline DanaM

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2008, 11:59:17 am »
Lennie this was made from the stave I traded from you, it was reduced in May and spent a couple of weeks in the hot box before tillering.
I found osage to be very easy to scrape compared to maple and elm. Maybe its the oils in the wood ???
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2008, 12:17:35 pm »
Awesome, Dana. Excellent job. I am glad you looked at the tiller from both sides which is what you have to do for these character bows. I'm struck by some of your comments though so I'm going to comment on them.

" Although the tiller is not perfect it shoots hard and fast
and the set is minimal overall I'm very pleased with the outcome."

We somehow got this idea that a tiller has to be visually perfect. That's not always the only indicator of a good tiller. The Lord gave us 5 senses. Why not use most or all of them when tillering? The bowyer that tillers only with his eyes is missing quite a bit.

I'm pleased with the outcome too. Jawge
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Offline tom sawyer

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2008, 12:48:58 pm »
I wondered, I knew we made a trade but I couldn't remember if it was for osage.  I knew I got the backstrap tendons for my part.  Glad you put the stave to good use.
Lennie
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