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Around the Campfire / Re: Recent non-bow work
« Last post by Trapper Rob on Today at 04:17:15 pm »
Rick about how long does it take you to carve a stock? That's some amazing work. Really like the way you made it look like the base of a antler.
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Around the Campfire / Re: Recent non-bow work
« Last post by half eye on Today at 04:03:48 pm »
critters didn't showw too well so here are a few more
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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by DC on Today at 03:59:34 pm »
I leave them overnight if I can stand it. I've weighed them right after heating and then again the next day and noticed no weight difference. I do try and arrange my day so that heat treating is done in the late day so it's easier to leave overnight.
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Around the Campfire / Re: Recent non-bow work
« Last post by half eye on Today at 03:53:09 pm »
Thank you all so much for the nice compliments. The small tools for stock carving keep debris down enough I can do it indoors without making my wife mad about a mess. (no heat in the shed) anyway since most of these were for friends I did a lot of pics like a "how to" to keep them in the loop while the carving was going on.
    I said that so if anyone is interested I can send them sets of pics via email. Dont want to take up PA space with non bow stuff. This stuff is real easy to do once ya see it done. These examples are all on very old well used stocks so some design changes needed to be done. Adding a couple more to show some animals that a friend wanted on the butt stock
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Ed I believe that's probably what I'm using to. I got what Van Dykes calls Lutan kit. I think it's aluminum but not sure. It looks like that. With this kit you pickle in water with salt and safety acid to lower ph level between 1 and 2 for at least 72 hours. If I understand right you just massage in the pickling salt and don't use a pickling bath right?
Thanks
Bjrogg
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Around the Campfire / Re: Recent non-bow work
« Last post by Stoker on Today at 03:27:08 pm »
Wow that's some nice craving.
Thanks Leroy
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Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by Pappy on Today at 03:20:51 pm »
Final area clean and ready, straighten some shims and put the bow Jigs back in place and the shop should be ready to mess up again. :) Hope yall had a good one also. Life is Good. ;) :)
 Pappy
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Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by Pappy on Today at 03:18:01 pm »
The new roof showed up, now to get it in place, project for this week if the weather holds, Also got the bow building area all cleaned up and ready for the party to begin. :) :)
 Pappy
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Primitive Skills / Re: Life is good
« Last post by Pappy on Today at 03:15:48 pm »
Got my bone pile area an straightened up and also made a pendant from a deer center skull I found in the pile, waste not want not. ;) :) :) I love them things, most folks don't have a clue what they are. ;)
 Pappy
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Bows / Re: How long to stabilize moisture content after heat treating
« Last post by PatM on Today at 03:15:02 pm »
The concern is that you may have dried the back out to a degree that will put the wood in a state of lowered tension strength.

 A little patience goes a long way, even if it actually wasn't needed.
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