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Offline cowboy

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008, 09:30:16 pm »
Will be interesting to see how it turns out piper, I haven't tried a board yet.
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Offline ballista

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 10:47:35 pm »
i got a big board of osage, it was 4x8x1 about, i cut two 1.7's outta it, but the one i made into a bow cracked in 3 places, so dont take any advise from me :-\ ;) it was also heavily recurved, and had some natural reflex. -jimmy
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Offline osagedon

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 10:53:38 pm »
Islandpiper,  Thats a nice looking osage board.  I'm a novice but I think there are some bows in that board.  I build mostly bamboo backed bows and really love osage boards.  I like to cut my boards/staves to the length I want the bow if the wood is fairly clean.  I just don't like the extra step of splicing if I can help it.   Don

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Offline islandpiper

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 11:00:59 pm »
My wife says I need more exercise.   Carrying that big honkin' Osage plank was pretty good exercise I think.   I may have to go out more often and buy more wood.   Try that on your wives, guys, and see how it goes over.  heh heh heh

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Offline recurve shooter

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008, 03:04:30 pm »
me and a budie spent a day cuttin down with an ax and packing 15 foot long foot thick logs back to the pond to make a raft. could barly move the next day. and to make it all better, we just got up and went to football practice.  :'(
lets just shoot it

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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008, 09:42:56 pm »
  Piper,  I'd cut the hickory  3/16"  or an 1/8". Just de-grease the Osage before you glue it. Some use soap, acetone, lacquer thinner. I use oven cleaner or bug and tar remover for cars.
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Re: Bought a bunch of Osage
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008, 02:47:25 pm »
that osage is some tuff stuff man. i caint wait to see what piper dose with it.
lets just shoot it