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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2019, 09:11:26 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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I must be getting younger or something!  I sort read "I'm probably going to making tool handles, too"
I'll be glad to trade for some of the off cuts for tool and hawk handles and knife scales!  I think my new hawk would look real nice with an Osage handle!

Stoner,  is there a name for that type of splice?  Looks similar to what was defined to me once as a "Spanish Windlass" by a canoe maker.
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Offline DC

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2019, 10:04:46 am »
Stoner did you have a reason for doing it in that direction rather than turning the "V's" around and having a diamond shape in the middle.
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Offline Ryan Jacob

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2019, 09:12:01 pm »
DC

Thanks guy's, It was just a brain fart idea. It is a non-bending handle and shoots great right or left handed. John

According to Stoner, brainfart. Iím curious if itís any easier to make than the standard though.
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Offline Stoner

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2019, 11:54:56 pm »
I tried the diamond splice originally but it acted like a wedge and split the limb. I must have jammed it in too tight. That's when I thought about this design, no outward pressure. You can see it in the picture above the finished bow. John

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Splicing with handtools
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2019, 02:35:56 am »
I tried the diamond splice originally but it acted like a wedge and split the limb. I must have jammed it in too tight. That's when I thought about this design, no outward pressure. You can see it in the picture above the finished bow. John

I had the same problem with my fingers joints. It's my first attempt at splicing billets. Won't be my last. Still got a big pile of em.
Bjrogg

PS got that pickup load from frank processed down a little.
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