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Offline Woodely

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2019, 04:47:42 pm »
Excellent job stoner.  Never seen it done that way.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2019, 07:19:57 am »
Stoner, very interesting splice!  How well does it hold up?  I assume it is a non-working handle?
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Offline Hamish

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2019, 03:19:56 pm »
Stoner, Great example of thinking outside the box. Looks like it would  be a good idea if you have short billets, and want to eke out a few extra inches for draw, that would get lost with a conventional splice.

Offline PaSteve

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2019, 05:50:50 pm »
John, that does look really nice. Great job.
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Offline Stoner

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2019, 06:07:02 pm »
Thanks guy's, It was just a brain fart idea. It is a non-bending handle and shoots great right or left handed. John

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2019, 06:20:59 am »
That looks sharp !! ( Why is it asking me to answer so many questions in order to post my comment? That's incredibly annoying, will it do this every time I post ? If so, I won't be posting)

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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2019, 08:35:06 am »
That goes away after a few posts. it's a security thing. Welcome aboard
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2019, 06:41:41 pm »
Shadowwalker, welcome aboard!  These folks have a wealth of knowledge to share!  Those security screens are sort of like an initiation! >:D
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Offline shadowwalker

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2019, 10:20:22 am »
Well, maybe I'll give it a shot. I do have a couple of bows almost ready to post. I have a hard time reading those letters I'm supposed to copy. Good thing I have the " listen" option.

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2019, 12:37:31 am »
@ Stoner: what a great idea, I really love the pattern on the back!

BTW:
I never use power tools for splicing, always Japanese saws. And I do similar like Eric Krewson. I made me a word doc with the pattern of the splice and copy this on adhesive paper. So it is simple to use, just watch the right direction with a piece of cord.
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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2019, 01:23:38 am »
That splice does look awesome Stoner. Beautiful bow.

I'm watching and learning from this post. I just picked up a ton of short Osage that will mostly be billets I'll have to either splice or make take downs. I'm probably going to be using hand tools to.

It could be two tons
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2019, 02:46:54 am »
I never thought of this before, always having plenty of wood to make bows as long as i wanted them to be. After the broken limb tip fix I posted I found that one could stretch a bow blank it they were willing to do the tedious work involved.


Offline Stoner

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2019, 05:44:14 am »
I just use a wood bow stretcher, kinda works like a stone stretcher. I once told a guy how to steam bend stone, I know he went home telling everyone. All the masons were on the ground in tears laughing.

Very nice laminating job on those tips Eric. John

Offline ohma2

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2019, 06:16:51 am »
Stoner thats a novel idea and it makes the back of the bow really pop.i sure wouldnt cover up that work.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2019, 08:44:14 am »
>:DMethinks, there is a bit of a leg puller involved with stone bending and wood stretching!  Similar to
Jackalope and Mugwump hunts!  (lol). Quite a bit of info about splices here, though!
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