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Re: Osage character static recurve follow along. ***update page 2
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2019, 06:40:39 pm »
Thanks Don.
Well, I was gonna start the sinew tomorrow, but I went ahead and started this evening.  Got my courses laid down, and then wrapped it.  Gonna pick it up in the morning.
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« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2019, 05:46:53 am »
The first unwrapping....it was midnight last night once I got it wrapped and heated up, so I let it set overnight and unwrapped this morning.  Wrapping came off no problem....Not nearly as pretty as Pat's, but I can see progress.  Got it rewrapped and heated back up.  It's cooling now.
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« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2019, 06:05:46 am »
Bob, for your next layer of sinew soak it as usual and then take a razor blade and scrape it both sides on a cutting board before you lay it down.  It comes out flat, white, and removes all of the little bits of junk. It will make a nice smooth surface and your overlaps will mate beautifully.

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« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2019, 06:21:19 am »
Thanks for the tip.  I will certainly try that on the next one. as this one has all that's going on it...I think.
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Re: Osage character static recurve follow along. ***update page 2
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2019, 01:47:04 pm »
You better be combing that sinew out on the bow or so help me bob!
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« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2019, 02:02:18 pm »
Bryce. I watched your sinew along sometime back and it was good. Iím trying Pats method, so no combing. This is my first solo sinew job. Did a few assists some years back. We shall see what happens. Itís all wrapped up in Vet Wrap right now.
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« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2019, 02:15:35 pm »
Itís coming along nice. I really liking the look.
You didnít have issues getting the cloth off? It sticks every time for me so I switched back to ace bandages. Maybe Iím not waiting long enough to remove the wrapping.
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« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2019, 03:03:01 pm »
Thanks Eric. Mine came right off. No problem.
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Re: Osage character static recurve follow along. ***update page 2
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2019, 05:50:42 pm »
Bryce. I watched your sinew along sometime back and it was good. Iím trying Pats method, so no combing. This is my first solo sinew job. Did a few assists some years back. We shall see what happens. Itís all wrapped up in Vet Wrap right now.

Oh I donít do it like that all the time, was just a Ďbasicsí for layin sinew. But you can still comb it out when you do it that way. Trust me it makes a difference.
I soak my sinews in warm glue for a few minutes comb it down. Once itís tacky I wrap it both ways so itís even squeezing out as much moisture as necessary without starving it of the proper amount of glue.
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« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2019, 05:39:06 pm »
Thanks for the help Bryce.
Quick update...had to do major surgery on the sinew job. Sinew started lifting in several spots. Not completely sure why. Probably something I did, but I have reglued it and it appears to be holding. I will check it in a few days and make an assessment then.
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« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2019, 08:13:46 pm »
Gotta love problem solving! Looking forward to the final
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« Reply #86 on: May 22, 2019, 05:11:54 am »
Checked the sinew ďreglueĒ this morning. Looks like it is solid as a rock now. I have decided to add one more course down the middle and crown it a bit more. I have heated in 5 1/2 inches of reflex and pulled in another 1/2 inch. The string is getting a bit slack so itís pulling in more as it dries. Itís not pretty but Iím liking the way itís looking now. I will get a picture up this weekend.
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« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2019, 11:26:41 am »
OK ,got the final course of sinew down the middle last night.  It's setting at 6 1/2 inches of reflex,so 1 inch is pulled in.  I have it setting in the dappled shade with a breeze blowing on it.  Everything looks solid now.
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« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2019, 12:24:35 pm »
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Re: Osage character static recurve follow along. ***update page 2
« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2019, 01:22:10 pm »
  That looks good Bob, glad it's all holding now...Here in S.C. I keep mine inside in the Summer in the AC to dry...The humidity which is good thing for first stage of sinewing is off the chain here, slows the gel time...We are Subtropical at times...Looks like that back is well protected Sir...This will be a performer when your done...I like your patient approach...
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;