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Title: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 01, 2019, 04:32:33 AM
What happened to 2018?

Time sure flies the older I get.

Nothing changed here at my place.

Darn 1 year old puppy got us up at 3:45 am.

She's so happy in the morning that ya just can't get mad at her.

Wishing you guys a happy new year and a great 2019.

Roy
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: jsweka on January 01, 2019, 07:00:57 AM
Happy New Year!

I was up early and had planned to head out hunting, but it’s so damn windy I decided to stay in and enjoy my coffee. Winds are supposed to die down later, so maybe I’ll head out this afternoon.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 01, 2019, 09:02:02 AM
After an evening bringing in the New Year with some friends I was happily unconscious to the world when my phone woke me..... going to have to shoot that phone.  :archer2:

Happy New Year Y'all
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 01, 2019, 09:10:18 AM
Sure wish I had that #:)

LOL
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 01, 2019, 09:20:11 AM
I went to bed as usual and sure nuff, it was here when I woke up!! LOL
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Dannon on January 01, 2019, 09:32:06 AM
Happy new year everyone! Like Kenny I was in bed at 9:00 and at midnight my 4 year old woke me to tell me there was a lot of bangs outside! Headed to Bass Pro this morning with the family. Got to return my Christmas from my wife, gonna see what I can find there as far as traditional hunting goes. Maybe some arrows or broad heads.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 01, 2019, 09:41:17 AM
Well I aint did nothing yet but Ima fixin to for little bit in the shop.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Wolftrail on January 01, 2019, 12:09:08 PM
What happened to 2018?

Time sure flies the older I get.

Nothing changed here at my place.

Darn 1 year old puppy got us up at 3:45 am.

She's so happy in the morning that ya just can't get mad at her.

Wishing you guys a happy new year and a great 2019.

Roy

No building yet have a half built bow sitting in the closet for the last 7 weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 01, 2019, 12:31:01 PM
Grabbed a osage bow off the wall and some wood arrows & shot about 100 Arrows stump shooting today had fun first shots of 2019 Happy new year to everybody !

 
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 01, 2019, 01:13:56 PM
Happy new year everyone! Like Kenny I was in bed at 9:00 and at midnight my 4 year old woke me to tell me there was a lot of bangs outside! Headed to Bass Pro this morning with the family. Got to return my Christmas from my wife, gonna see what I can find there as far as traditional hunting goes. Maybe some arrows or broad heads.

I was proud of Renee this year. She said, and I quote: " Let's just get one thing to have under the tree for each other since we buy what we want most times "   

The new grandbaby came out great on gifts too... LOL
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: BrushWolf on January 01, 2019, 03:39:23 PM
Got up early and glued up a limb for a special bow. Should be out trying to fill my last doe tag. Deer have been winning on every outing for the last two months. I think there cheating somehow lol

Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 01, 2019, 04:03:21 PM
Deer have been winning on every outing for the last two months. I think there cheating somehow lol
I know the feeling.

Was really hopin we’d have some snow and colder temps by now.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: wood carver 2 on January 01, 2019, 05:33:47 PM
Happy new year everyone!
I spent the day learning to stitch leather for a non archery project.
 Dave.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: BrushWolf on January 01, 2019, 07:17:07 PM
Well the deer stayed safe this evening. I managed to find a riser in this block. With the practice righty ruffed out the lefty is next.  :goldtooth:

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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: BrushWolf on January 01, 2019, 07:20:01 PM


Was really hopin we’d have some snow and colder temps by now.
My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Flem on January 01, 2019, 09:37:44 PM
I did squat today. Had a food hangover.
I love all the bow pics in this forum
What happened to 2018?

 

Darn 1 year old puppy got us up at 3:45 am.

She's so happy in the morning that ya just can't get mad at her.



, but I want to see some Puppy pics!
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 02, 2019, 05:15:38 AM
Candy

Labrador

Creme Brulee color.

She should have horns as crazy as she is..

LOL

Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 02, 2019, 11:38:41 AM
I did a dry run on the new form. A very frustrating thing to see so many gaps. So, I started making a new take down form based on the same bow, they are more fun anyway.


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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 02, 2019, 03:56:34 PM
Where were the gaps?
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 02, 2019, 04:24:42 PM
Above and below the riser, I didn't get any pics of them. The limbs look good, I just need to work the riser more. It was just one of those mornings that I was better off to work on something else.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 02, 2019, 04:42:44 PM
Jameson morning?

LOL
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 02, 2019, 06:06:40 PM
LOL, No, but it could be a Jameson evening now that you bring it up.


I did get the limb form done today, so if Jameson be kind to me tonight I hope to grind a couple of tapers in the morning and get the first limb in the easy bake.

Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Flem on January 02, 2019, 09:04:27 PM
That Candy has a sweet face, anybody would be a sucker for her! Dog like that will keep you in shape.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 03, 2019, 01:52:12 PM
Bun one is quietly napping at 165°.


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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 07:52:13 AM
Stained and sealed a dozen spruce woodies yesterday.

Charcoal gray alcohol based aniline dye.

3 coats of gasket lacquer through a dipper.

(http://i.imgur.com/xUZbknu.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xUZbknu)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Buemaker on January 04, 2019, 08:11:03 AM
Next time your wife does the laundry she will find out and you are in trouble. I know because I stole 20 pins. ;)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 09:02:24 AM
Drove around a couple sections this morn , saw 56 deer and a yote. Slow morning...  :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: BrushWolf on January 04, 2019, 01:05:07 PM
Drove around a couple sections this morn , saw 56 deer and a yote. Slow morning...  :goldtooth:

 Wow I can honestly say I haven’t seen 56 deer in a drive in years. Not sure I’ve even seen that many in the last two months of hunting and driving. I must be doing something wrong. (Slow morn, :saywhat:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 01:42:21 PM
He prolly was driving around in a circle and counted them a couple times:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 01:52:06 PM
Nope, if I think I've seen em before (I do travel a mile of it twice) I don';t count them again... :)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: David Flanrey on January 04, 2019, 02:47:03 PM
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Cut and sanded some vineers, roughed out a couple risers and located and cleaned up my sleds.

This was actually what I did Tuesday the 1st.  Just getting around to posting.  My new year resolution was to make more bows in 2019.  I only made two in 2018.  New biz has been kicking my tale.


Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 02:51:49 PM
Nice to see you back at it, David..

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: David Flanrey on January 04, 2019, 03:27:57 PM
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 03:53:05 PM
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3 guesses ....


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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: David Flanrey on January 04, 2019, 04:01:01 PM
And the first two don't count!!!

Get em Kenny.  Im going after a big fat doe in the morning.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 04:25:52 PM
This is round two with a longnecked wretch . Just had 17 turkeys go by at 30ish yds...

Good luck David!
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 04:28:36 PM
Renee kicked ya out?

Yer dating a squirrel?

A little mouse skeered ya?
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 04, 2019, 04:45:03 PM
I see your using the lucky bow  :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Wolftrail on January 04, 2019, 04:47:45 PM
Stained and sealed a dozen spruce woodies yesterday.

Charcoal gray alcohol based aniline dye.

3 coats of gasket lacquer through a dipper.

(http://i.imgur.com/xUZbknu.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xUZbknu)

How ya like using spruce.   I switched over to Hemlock; was using Cedar and Doug Fir before and there is no looking back I think Hemlock rules.  I  get straighter shafts and half of the 28 I made close to same spine and they dont break as easy.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 05:08:17 PM
Got the shafts from fujimo and they are really awesome.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 08:27:21 PM
Right on all three Roy... -- … -... -- .. :laughing:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 04, 2019, 08:38:33 PM
When you said you got an ASAT leafy suit I thought it would be more than just a handkerchief.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 08:53:33 PM
Didn’t have all of it on, forgot my headset so I used that one. Seems pretty bright colors. Gonna try it on the ground ...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2019, 08:55:12 PM
I have a jacket like that.

Gonna sell it now.................

 :laughing: :bigsmyl: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 04, 2019, 09:11:47 PM
Give ya $10 shipped...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 04, 2019, 09:20:03 PM
I’ll give ya $10 and come pick it up :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Garman on January 05, 2019, 01:20:04 PM
Put tip overlays on, I hope to get sanded tommorow and string grooves cut. Then spray monday. Also have another youth bow in the oven slow baking.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 06, 2019, 02:21:06 PM
Popped another out of the form & cleaned it up this morning & Sous vide cooking some 2" thick prime NY steaks going to sear them with the heat gun when done medium rare !

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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Shredd on January 06, 2019, 07:38:45 PM
Just ordered some Glass from some guy called Kenny...  Hope it's the good stuff...     :pray:   :goldtooth:

 FH...  Is that the carbon one??  Looking forward to seeing what changes in performance it makes...  Or was it .030" glass that you were using??
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 07, 2019, 05:07:28 AM
 Its a 60 in. Carbon under .040 glass got a good vibe on this one , I got to give ol Kenny a call here for glass to soon !
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: fujimo on January 07, 2019, 03:14:16 PM
kenny, i swear by the asat suits, i have been using mine for nigh on 12 years now, with great success. the older it gets the better it works- unlike me of course :bigsmyl:
i have used it in the thorn scrub of  south africa a lot, also in the grass lands of Alberta and the brush and scrub of the foothills of the Rockies, and now out here in the bright green temperate rain forest of the PNW coast.
i am sure a ghillie suit might be the only thing better- but they are hot, heavy and stinky.
you just need to wash the asats 4 or 5 times before you use them, take some of that bright colour out, and soften and quieten them a bit- although they are already quiet as it is.

i always chuckle at all the green camo's as its not the colours that matter, but rather the patterns and the tones, with my asat suit on( grey/ beige/brown) i have had a small hawk land on my head while ground hunting in a mass of bright green coniferous foliage here in the PNW.
its quite incredible gear really.


shafts are looking great Roy :wavey:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 07, 2019, 04:54:51 PM
That sounds great Wayne. A little warm but I’m trying it where I killed the buck a week or so ago this eve...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 10, 2019, 05:38:07 PM
This will be my this years donation to KTBA Tyler shoot. All the proceeds go to the KY. high school archery program. Chances will be available at the KY. Tradfest and up until the shoot in Aug. of this year. I got the riser block glued up and veneers ready to grind.
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 10, 2019, 05:53:57 PM
That's really cool Mike , where ya get the block ? What is it ?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 10, 2019, 07:07:10 PM
Dang that is sharp, Mike..
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 11, 2019, 09:19:24 AM
I went to a local lumber guy and told him I need some hard maple. I got this slab and could see the ambrosia but ruff sawn the stripes did not show. I sliced it in 4 inch wide pieces for drying and seen the stripes. After air drying I stabilized it with cactus juice and blue dye. I have more of this but not stabilized yet. Maple takes enough juice on that it does not float and about doubles the weight. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    This one is mine.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 09:49:10 AM
Maple is so pretty...

Very nice, Mike..

 :thumbsup:

If that had been pink, Ole Kenny would of scarfed it up:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 11, 2019, 11:11:44 AM
Hey , pink is great!!  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Garman on January 11, 2019, 11:50:27 AM
I consider completely finished yesterday, I have been shooting it and for a newbie like me it shoots good ( I can keep almost all 6-8 arrows in a clay pigeon at 15 yards when I am concentrating). It is 58lbs at 28", it has purple heart tip overlays, lavender die colored leather grip, I stitched it open on the front. The brace appears best aboout 6-1/4" -6-3/8". The actual grip of the riser is a bit big, but I will see if I reconfigure later. It is a hard maple, purple heart, walnut riser. The limbs go black glass, maple, boo, osage tapers and clear. This is my first laminate build and only my second bow build. Thanks for all the help guys and gals, especially Kenny. Roy I am sorry I did not take your advice and go all pink. :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 11, 2019, 12:37:27 PM
Good looking bow and gal you got there ,I dont think she releases yet about your addication but she will know soon enough  :laughing:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 01:02:01 PM
Good thing ya didn't pink it up or else ole Kenny would be driving up there to get it off ya:)

Not too shabby for your first bow.

 :thumbsup:

And sounds like good shooting too..

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After you select your picture from your PC or phone, just to the right of the little window where the picture name appears, click ( Insert Attachment 1 ). That will make the picture full size in your post.












Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Garman on January 11, 2019, 01:34:38 PM
Thanks Roy and I will try to remember to do next time with pics. My wife is truly a saint, I am a hardcore hunter, even more hardcore predator trapper  before numbers and prices crashed, now this. BUT May-September I am solely hers and the boys. I incorporate the boys in alot of my hobbies. Life is good!
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 11, 2019, 01:41:41 PM
Got home early today and decided to lay out the maple core for a composite LB with water buffolo belly, sinew back had this pristine stave in side for 2 years cutting out the front view and thining the last 7 in to 5/8 x 9/16 before steam bending the hooks & making a suprise dinner of pork blade roast with crainberry apple glaze sause , wild rice & asparagus for the wife, got the recepe from Roy  :laughing:

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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 02:38:15 PM
Good deal with the kids, Gary..

Get them and momma shooting stickbows too....

Well Chef Ritchie..

I just put together a fresh green bean casserole with fresh mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup and a dash of soy sauce garnished with fried onions and black pepper.

So top that son:)

Then there's ole timer Kenny gonna have fresh backstraps in the smoker tonight.

Think we need to make a road trip to see his shop:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 11, 2019, 02:40:37 PM
I have been working on my limbs a bit. I am a bit concerned about the tips, they will be slightly over 3/8" at the nock. Is that too narrow or can I get by with it? I may end up piking them anyway, once I got bolted on the riser my length measurements got wonky some where. I may end up with a 61" bow instead of 60", I'll have to stare at it later and see if I can figure out what I did.

Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 11, 2019, 02:54:50 PM
Yea but mine is organic Paleo & gluten free  :) I wish I still had a smoker sounds delicious , doing a venison leg roast this week end sous vide yum wraped in bacon and garlic , Skeats looking forward to seeing that one when you get it straitened out !
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
Lonnie it should be fine...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 11, 2019, 03:22:50 PM
Fixin to cut a brand new bow in half..... :scared:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on January 11, 2019, 03:28:17 PM
Fixin to cut a brand new bow in half..... :scared:

Takin' up the slight of hand arts Kenny?
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 03:38:24 PM
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Fixin to cut a brand new bow in half....

Been there done that:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 11, 2019, 03:44:47 PM
This one will hopefully fit back together if I can get it apart...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 11, 2019, 03:54:38 PM
ya fixin to do the sleeve wrap??  One thing about them ifin they dont come apart you still have a one piece  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: kennym on January 11, 2019, 04:27:52 PM
YUP !!  :o
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 11, 2019, 05:38:50 PM
Didn't happen wifout pichers.....

Chust sayen...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 11, 2019, 07:19:41 PM
They are kinda slopy when you wrap them maybe a big piece of card board on the floor.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 11, 2019, 07:59:00 PM
Thought that would be in order..
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2019, 08:06:00 AM
And put a little pink dye in your resin then if it dont come apart you can say someone else was involved also
 :laughing: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 12, 2019, 08:16:35 AM
 :laughing:

Seriously tho, have you dyed the resin? And if so with what?

won't be pink tho….
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2019, 08:28:52 AM
Yes I have dyed it. With Trans Tint from Woodcrafters. Big Jim sells a powder to. Never tried it but am bettin Rit would work. Use it to stain lams a lot.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 12, 2019, 08:36:40 AM
Hey Mike so smooth on is good with Rit dyed lams ?
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2019, 08:53:51 AM
Yes with denatured alcohol and let them dry overnite.
.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 09:03:29 AM
You want the aniline dye that is alcohol soluble, not water soluble!

Water raises the grain, alcohol doesn't and it dries in about 10 seconds and can be blended in very easily. 

Woodworker carries the aniline dye.

Give the link below about 15 seconds to load.

https://woodworker.com/alcohol-soluble-brt-yellow-golden-oak-aniline-dye-mssu-845-541.asp?search=aniline%20dye&searchmode=2
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 12, 2019, 09:42:17 AM
Ok good deal got some Ideas down the line Thanks !
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 12, 2019, 10:00:30 AM
I wonder if you could get it to do a camo pattern ? Working the first real storm ⛈ in Chicago we have had so far wish I was home bow making  :biglaugh:

Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2019, 11:45:48 AM
I have done camo of sorts by blotting aboo with a sponge using three colors. We got about 3 in. here last nite  :tongue:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Flem on January 12, 2019, 11:53:20 AM
Forwardhandle, you running a plow or de-icer?
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 12, 2019, 12:33:55 PM
Both , chloride slurry all the traffic helps to !  :laugh:
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Post by: kennym on January 12, 2019, 12:38:50 PM
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Still snowin here , they say 3-5” more


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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Forwardhandle on January 12, 2019, 12:48:26 PM
I can clear that in 2 passes I will just keep heading south  :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 12:50:20 PM
You kin go twack ah deer now:)
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 12, 2019, 12:53:08 PM
Just started here couple hours ago. Saying 2-4”. Not as much as I was hopin for, but I’ll take it.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: kennym on January 12, 2019, 12:55:38 PM
Wife's dog got high centered on porch, had to hook mine up to pull her back to house... :laughing:

Brad, wish I could send you half of ours!!

And Ritchie, you better head more west than south!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 12, 2019, 01:02:33 PM
Wife's dog got high centered on porch, had to hook mine up to pull her back to house... :laughing:

Brad, wish I could send you half of ours!!

I had to read that a couple times to fully understand (sometimes I’m a little slow)
Then I got a mental pic of how dogs normally get “hooked up” :biglaugh:

And I’d love a few more inches to do some spot and stalk hunting with the snow camo.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 01:15:46 PM
Nice here so we went to a 3D shoot.

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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 12, 2019, 01:20:31 PM
Nice here so we went to a 3D shoot.



I’m calling BS on that one :laughing:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 01:22:44 PM
I would never spread BS.

Just ask Kenny!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Bvas on January 12, 2019, 01:27:42 PM
I agree, you don’t spread BS.

You tend to dump it in HUGE piles :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on January 12, 2019, 01:32:13 PM
Still laughing over the hooked up dogs!

Roy don’t start nuthin...  ...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 01:35:31 PM
Nope, not touching dog possibilities:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 12, 2019, 02:37:02 PM
I got my Cactus Juice today and fixin to stabilize some riser material.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 02:39:04 PM
You go, Lonnie..
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Post by: Shredd on January 12, 2019, 04:04:15 PM
Whatcha Stabling, Skeats???


   Got a bow partly finish sanded today...  42#  -  410gr.  -  186fps   -  28"...  Also shot a 3" group with 6 out of 8 arrows at 20yds with it...   Seems to be a good shooter...
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 12, 2019, 05:03:21 PM
Spalted Maple. I have been sitting on it for a while and finally got around to buying some resin.
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Post by: Shredd on January 12, 2019, 06:41:55 PM
Maybe try a little pigment in it...
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Post by: kennym on January 12, 2019, 06:59:47 PM
"I have been sitting on it for a while"

That may have stained it... :laughing:
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Post by: monterey on January 12, 2019, 07:29:52 PM
Kin tell you guys are snowed in.  Now yer trying to snow the rest of us. :)

Got about four inches of wet snow through the night.  That's the most so far for my locality but the mountains are getting a lot this year.

Denver is the new Phoenix. :saywhat:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 07:53:01 PM
"I have been sitting on it for a while"

That may have stained it... :laughing:

LMAO

Shreddy said pigment, not  ********:)

Just back from granddaughters birthday party, nice 2 hour drive in the snow at night....
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Post by: Bvas on January 12, 2019, 09:15:50 PM

Just back from granddaughters birthday party, nice 2 hour drive in the snow at night....
Storm must’ve blew in quick. Y’all were shooting in shorts and T-shirt’s this mornin :dunno: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2019, 09:18:41 PM
Yup...

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Post by: Dannon on January 13, 2019, 09:46:46 PM
Well I had a piece of rough cut cypress laying around so I thought I’d build a display for my turkey beards. Ran out of cypress just short of a door! :banghead:
One more door, the back and two pieces of glass for the doors and it’ll be done.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 14, 2019, 04:56:45 AM
Very nice I like it  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dannon on January 14, 2019, 09:08:11 PM
Cooked some burgers and steaks on the grill while watching my 4 year old sling some arrows this evening.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 14, 2019, 09:14:43 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bigsmyl: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dannon on January 14, 2019, 09:19:52 PM
Gotta start them young Roy!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 14, 2019, 09:23:48 PM
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Post by: monterey on January 15, 2019, 11:34:57 AM
Too cold in the shop.  I scaled these blades a couple months ago and im making sheaths for them.

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These look more like fish than sheaths but they're getting there.

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Post by: skeaterbait on January 15, 2019, 06:37:13 PM
I finally got the limbs profiled, the riser pads cut and hardware mounted. The bow is coming in about 6-8lbs more than I wanted (approx. 50lbs and was hoping for 42-45). I am not unhappy with the tiller but at the same time I feel the mid limbs could be working a bit more. Thoughts?


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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 15, 2019, 06:48:12 PM
Looks real nice, Lonnie.

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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 15, 2019, 06:51:28 PM
Looks good to me Skeats  :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 15, 2019, 06:52:52 PM
Thank you fellas.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 15, 2019, 07:11:26 PM
Got my glass bow all done.

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Post by: kennym on January 15, 2019, 07:22:25 PM
Looks good, look at the whole bow and not just one limb.

If you need to lose weight ( bow) and want more bend midlimb trap it in the midlimb and feather it out to both fades and tips ...
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Post by: kennym on January 15, 2019, 07:23:14 PM
Nice Roy!! , you cast that riser too?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 15, 2019, 07:25:08 PM
Nope, that's my old 1993 Martin Pantera compound riser.

A machinist buddy warfed it to accept ILF limbs.
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Post by: kennym on January 15, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
Bet it’s a shooter!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 15, 2019, 07:31:41 PM
Shore nuff is:)

Purty too...
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 15, 2019, 07:59:17 PM
Looks good, look at the whole bow and not just one limb.

If you need to lose weight ( bow) and want more bend midlimb trap it in the midlimb and feather it out to both fades and tips ...

Thanks Kenny. I will trust the collective knowledge on the tiller but will give trapping a try. I have never done that nor read much about it so any tips or instruction is most welcome.
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Post by: kennym on January 15, 2019, 08:33:43 PM
Study your limbs at full draw and see where YOU want the more bend to be. Taper trapping  away from where where you want the bend back to a rectangular limb. I generally mark 1/8" in from edge and take that off being sure to not make a sharp edge on other side of limb, that will ding easier. So I leave the glass and a bit of wood lam still square to face on the narrow side. When you round the glass you will get close to the wood lam anyway.


I made a jig for my disc sander to get started but it is easy to get too deep. I would use a light rasp and files then a sanding block to do the first one or two.


Keep these pics and overlay the new ones on them if you are techy enough to see the change and plan the next one...

Or send it to Roy and tell him what you want, he likes sniffin glass. :biglaugh:
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 15, 2019, 08:59:48 PM
I am guessing to leave the bend the same I just trap the entire length of the limb?
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Post by: kennym on January 15, 2019, 09:01:39 PM
Yep, I stay off the tips a little because I trap the back and don't want in the nock grooves.  I stay off the fades a bit cause I don't like a bow that bends hard right off the fades... :)
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Post by: Wolftrail on January 15, 2019, 09:07:02 PM
Got my glass bow all done.


Looks beautiful.  Ya got any specs.  Hopefully it wont give ya any shock.  I hear some custom bows twang worse than an old untuned guitar.    :o
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Post by: Shredd on January 15, 2019, 10:06:23 PM
Nice Roy!! , you cast that riser too?

  Do you do metal casting, Roy??
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Post by: Shredd on January 15, 2019, 10:11:00 PM
Damn Lonnie...  Whatcha got going on there??  Looks pretty cool...  Love to see a DFC on that sucker...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 16, 2019, 05:35:30 AM
That's the riser from my old compound,  Shreddy.

It was too sharp to be hanging in the basement collecting dust.

A buddy converted it into an ILF rig in his machine shop.

I put 31# limbs on it for a 3D bow.

I'm getting too old for heavier weight bows.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 16, 2019, 09:42:35 AM
Damn Lonnie...  Whatcha got going on there??  Looks pretty cool...  Love to see a DFC on that sucker...

Dang Rich, why did you go and say that, now I get.... errrrr, have to build a hooter shooter so I can make a chart.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: Shredd on January 16, 2019, 09:42:43 AM
  Oh...  I have done a little sand casting and I entertain the idea of casting a riser...
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Post by: Shredd on January 16, 2019, 09:44:48 AM
Damn Lonnie...  Whatcha got going on there??  Looks pretty cool...  Love to see a DFC on that sucker...

Dang Rich, why did you go and say that, now I get.... errrrr, have to build a hooter shooter so I can make a chart.  :goldtooth:

   With performance comes responsiblity...    ;)   :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: BMorv on January 17, 2019, 03:23:07 PM
Lesson for today, if you don't want a 2x4 pine riser make sure you put enough tape not to glue your support to your bow... :knothead:

Finally got it pried off and cleaned up


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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 17, 2019, 03:29:58 PM
That's different!
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Post by: BMorv on January 17, 2019, 03:36:51 PM
Don't get any i-deers Roy, it's IPE !
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 17, 2019, 03:45:52 PM
So that's why I started itchen up a little bit ago?:)

Ya ever think about gluing 3 or 4 full length thinner belly lams together to get that bend ya want at the riser?

Ya could do away with the splice all together...
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Post by: BMorv on January 17, 2019, 03:48:24 PM
So that's why I started itchen up a little bit ago?:)

LOL.  Just messing with ya.  I only work with the stuff outside now after hearing what it did to you. 

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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 17, 2019, 03:49:35 PM
LOL

There will never be IPE in my shop again.
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Post by: BMorv on January 17, 2019, 03:58:55 PM
So that's why I started itchen up a little bit ago?:)

Ya ever think about gluing 3 or 4 full length thinner belly lams together to get that bend ya want at the riser?

Ya could do away with the splice all together...

Yeah, I have thought about doing that exact thing quite a bit.  But I'm not setup to taper a full length piece. 
And I would probably need 4 lams with ipe as it doesn't bend even at thin dimensions. 
And that splice doesn't take much time.  It looks more complicated than it is. 

You think the lams would bend enough to give me this much deflex?

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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 17, 2019, 04:13:16 PM
Yes and the arc / bend would be a  really smooth transition.

1/8th thick lams would bend really well, even 3/16th thick I'd bet.

Two thicker lams here bend decent and that's not much bend.

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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 17, 2019, 05:44:31 PM
I'm liking your angular design there Ben !  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on January 18, 2019, 11:36:22 PM
Whatcha got going on there Ben...  I have been entertaining the idea of having some small recurves at the tips...

   Stuff is going on around here...  Got some lights so that I don't have to wait on the sun to get right...

   Modified my thickness sander...  It does not have a feed belt and the friction was an issue with lams on a sled...  The sled would stop and the lams would slide...  So I installed some rollers under the feed rollers and shortened my granite table to just under the drum...  Added some table extensions made out of plywood...  Seems to work great...  What a pain in the a$$ though...  Everything has to line up just right...

   I swear...  I think I spend more time making jigs, modifying and tweaking tools than building bows...

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Post by: kennym on January 19, 2019, 04:13:40 PM
Finished a recurve form, glued up a riser blank, milled all the lams and scarfed together . May glue a bow tomorrow pm
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 19, 2019, 05:02:44 PM
Shreddy that's a dumb sander if I ever seen one.
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Post by: Bvas on January 19, 2019, 06:41:07 PM
Sat in the rain waiting on deer. So far our “blizzard” is a bust. Rain rain and more rain.
Three more weeks(or a buck on the ground) before I think about starting a bow.
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Post by: Bvas on January 19, 2019, 06:50:11 PM
Shredd, is that a homemade thickness sander? 

I have been thinking of building one. But thinking of having the drum do the traveling and the table be adjustable. Then I could have an infinit amount of adjustment in taper. I just haven’t come up with a durable/reliable/affordable track system.
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Post by: Shredd on January 19, 2019, 07:18:52 PM
   Geez thanks Roy...    :laughing:

  I will put this sander up against any sander out there for consistency and accuracy...  Being there is no belt it operates like a bench planer...   The wood rides between a solid granite table and the drum...  A belt can have inconsistencies...  Some guys wonder why their bows are 5# over or under weight...   Inconsistencies  along the laminations could be one of the factors why they are missing their mark...  Especially when you are reading the butt of your lam and the middle of your lam is 3-5 thou off its begins to add up...

   Bvas...  This is an older Wood Master sander...  You can make one but it would be a lot easier and probably cheaper in the long run to buy one...
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Post by: Shredd on January 19, 2019, 07:38:39 PM
  Hey Bvas...  Do you have an Edge Sander??  Because if you do, you can make a jig to sand laminations...
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Post by: Bvas on January 19, 2019, 07:52:01 PM
No Shredd. I’m tool poor.

I have a drill press that I use as a spindle and a hand held belt sander. These get me by. But as I build more bows, I want more toys.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 19, 2019, 08:07:44 PM
Can you use taper sleds thru it? Mine has a feed belt and stiffness of the sleds seems to get rid of incosistencies
. I kinda like to check my lams from one end to the other to just to be sure.
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Post by: Shredd on January 19, 2019, 08:12:06 PM
  Good point Stic...  Yes I can run sleds through it...  That's why I did the modification...
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Post by: Shredd on January 19, 2019, 08:15:01 PM
  Bvas...  Look for a used Harbor Freight 6 x 48 sander and turn it on it's side...  Works great...
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 20, 2019, 04:02:11 PM
Damn Lonnie...  Whatcha got going on there??  Looks pretty cool...  Love to see a DFC on that sucker...

Here is the DFC, to the best of my understanding on how to do it. Just measure draw weight at each interval and chart it? I didn't go past 30" because I didn't like the string angle and I was skeered.

Now maybe someone can explain why we do this?


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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 20, 2019, 04:09:02 PM
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Now maybe someone can explain why we do this?

I think to look professional?

I duno:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 20, 2019, 04:18:53 PM
It got a rise there on the bottom end and kinda smooths out then starts picking back up around 28 in. Thats good. Ya do it to check how smooth it is.and Bottom end loading is good for performance. If the string angle was getting close to 90 % then she was gonna start stacking. Tip wedges would help that. I am not up on the stored energy part of it though.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 20, 2019, 04:36:31 PM
No complaints on speed. Off the draw board I put three shots with a 498 grain arrow at 28"@50.5 lbs. I got a 176, 176 and 174.

The next set of limbs I have planned to try tip wedges and see what that does.
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Post by: monterey on January 20, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
Nice DFC and good numbers.  Looking forward to seeing it with tip wedges.
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Post by: Shredd on January 22, 2019, 12:58:37 PM
  What a Steal....   Craftsman 10" saw...  10 quick clamps and a self centering dowel jig...  All for $90...    :shaka:

   I should be in jail...   :goldtooth:

   That 10" saw is a solid saw...  Great for cutting out risers...

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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 22, 2019, 01:04:26 PM
I guess it's ok..

Better than that dumb sander...

 :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Ay1Steaksauce on January 22, 2019, 03:11:00 PM
Been working on a new bow, third one ever and went fancy with some recurve. Thoroughly regretting flipping the tips so early as I've no clue how to tiller it now. Advice? It's at 24" 28lbs. 58" osage selfbow. I'm shooting for 40-50lbs at 30 but well aware that at this point I'll probably need to cut off an inch or two to get that.       
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 22, 2019, 03:33:22 PM
Tiller actually looks very nice.

But I see the edges of the limbs are square.

Get those edges rounded over before tillering.

Rasp facets in then sand a bit.

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Post by: Ay1Steaksauce on January 22, 2019, 05:38:33 PM
Heard some notsonice crackling when I pulled it back a bit more. Hopefully rounding the edges a bit like you suggest will help a bit. If not, I got some firewood at least.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 22, 2019, 06:49:10 PM
Take a cotton ball and run it up and down the limbs and see if any splinters snag it.
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Post by: monterey on January 23, 2019, 01:02:08 AM
Take a cotton ball and run it up and down the limbs and see if any splinters snag it.

Roy and cotton balls!  Why does that seem like a natural fit? :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 23, 2019, 04:51:07 AM
LOL now yer gonna get those 2 old Missouri and Indiana guys all excited.
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Post by: zhangkeyang on January 23, 2019, 06:14:03 AM
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 23, 2019, 06:45:07 AM
A lot of good bow work going on here none for me playing with the Chicago ice my 70 yr old plow partner wasnt as fortunate I avoided it & he walked away without a scratch we both went to waly world for new shorts  :o  :cheesy:





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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 23, 2019, 06:50:03 AM
Glad you guys are ok, Ritchie..
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 23, 2019, 07:20:58 AM
Uh oh, shorts are off the highway....


Good to hear that everyone is well.
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Post by: kennym on January 23, 2019, 08:45:25 AM
Rich, that saw is worth $80 so I'll give ya $10 for the clamps and you can keep the dowel jig as profit.... :biglaugh:

Roy, what 2 MO guys? Thought I was the only one... :)

Ritchie, were both you guys in the truck?  Man , glad you're OK , you can get new shorts!!  Snow ain't bad but ice is miserable to drive/slide on!!  :o
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 23, 2019, 09:18:29 AM
Nope I was not in his truck , I was in my own truck he is lucky for sure me 2 going play the lotery this week end  :cheesy: we had 9 tons of salt on both trucks he says he thinks he is retiring this year...lol
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Post by: Flem on January 23, 2019, 12:03:08 PM
Ouch! Guess even plows can loose traction. Looks like he slid out on that 90 degree corner.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 23, 2019, 01:55:35 PM
That's a pretty small work area, but I can see where it would heat up quick  :banghead: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Pat B on January 23, 2019, 02:32:02 PM
Is that a Momma Bear. I've been heating with one for over 40 years. Great wood stoves.
 A1, tiller looks good. Make the right limb the bottom. It's a bit stiffer than the left. You tiller recurves just like any other bow.
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Post by: Flem on January 23, 2019, 05:00:19 PM
That's a pretty small work area, but I can see where it would heat up quick  :banghead: :bigsmyl:
Been working cold for too long, wanted a sauna like experience :biglaugh:
Pat, that is a Momma Bear and your right it is a great stove.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 23, 2019, 05:09:14 PM
While waiting for some epoxy to set and some finish to dry I was looking for something to keep me from having to clean up my area and it hit me, I built a draw board to make a DFC, so let's do it for another bow. This one is the KennyM design that I built. With the new bow scale I found out it's actually pulling 3 lbs more than I originally thought. Man do I feel strong now  :readit: I stopped at 31" when I noticed the arrow (on there for a safety catch) was about to fall off the back side of the shelf.

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Post by: Shredd on January 23, 2019, 05:21:54 PM
Now I know where to get some free rock salt...  Wait I live in Florida...  We only need sun tan lotion...  :)

   Glad you guys are alright...

  Roy You better quit picking on my Sander Or I will have to come up there and send one of your bows through it and make sawdust out of it...    :biglaugh:

  Yeah Kenny...  Them clamps were a deal at about $3 a piece...

   Skeats...  What is the brace height on that bow???  If it is about 7 "  You should get a reading at 9" of draw for your DFC...  It would show more of the bottom end of the curve...
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Post by: kennym on January 23, 2019, 05:24:06 PM
Looks good Lonnie! Which design? :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 23, 2019, 05:38:03 PM
The 62" original. I wish I had done the modified but I didn't know any better.

Brace is about 6-3/4" if I recall correctly.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 23, 2019, 05:49:14 PM
Flem You will be more motivated with the heat makes it much easier I have 2 , 220v barn heaters in my shop usually work in a T shirt in winter ! Lonnie you been busy lately ,Shreedy I know where you can get all you want bring a shovel  :cheesy:
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Post by: BMN on January 24, 2019, 01:29:02 PM
chased a ring on an osage stave I've had laying around the shop.
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Post by: Wolftrail on January 24, 2019, 01:46:02 PM
Thats sweet I wish I Had that laying around my shop.
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Post by: Pat B on January 24, 2019, 01:47:47 PM
Looks like a fun project. Nice stave with nice rings and plenty of character. Looking forward to your progress.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 24, 2019, 02:46:33 PM
Awesome stave...
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Post by: Buemaker on January 24, 2019, 05:46:17 PM
Nice rings an stave.
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Post by: Bvas on January 24, 2019, 07:13:37 PM
I shot under a monster eight point :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 24, 2019, 07:16:15 PM
Ah crap, sorry dude.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 24, 2019, 09:26:38 PM
If that's him he is a good'n.
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Post by: kennym on January 24, 2019, 09:38:09 PM
Dang it!!
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Post by: Bvas on January 24, 2019, 09:52:16 PM
If that's him he is a good'n.
Yea. That’s him. I believe he is 6.5 or 7.5 years old. Has tremendous mass.
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Post by: Flem on January 25, 2019, 10:19:21 AM
Thats  one nice looking 4 point, regionally speaking of course. :biglaugh:
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Post by: kennym on January 25, 2019, 12:55:13 PM
Put underlays on the hooker , hoping to keep some string control without cutting too deep a groove in the glass.  Tapered them .001 per inch with the thick end toward tips.  .070 at thick end , then feathered the other end last 1/2" or so.

If you draw by hand, it is hard to not torque the limbs when letting down. Still haven't shot her, but checked weight at 43. 34 @ 28"
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2019, 01:31:23 PM
Starting to sound like it may benefit from a longer riser. :dunno:
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Post by: kennym on January 25, 2019, 01:38:26 PM
I like that part but I think the hooks need reshaped or something . I’m just gonna send it to pa maybe
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 25, 2019, 02:10:29 PM
Send it, always wanted to grind on a glass bow:)
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Post by: Wolftrail on January 25, 2019, 04:06:08 PM
Bvas sorry to see about that miss.  Nice animal.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2019, 04:36:18 PM
Been working on this KTBA Tyler Roberts bow. Bacote veneers and blue stable maple with a little ambrosia burl. Came out 41@28 62 in. ready for top coats.

(https://i.imgur.com/gJqMaQc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xoWC6Hw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H9qCzTM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XEMICHW.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 25, 2019, 05:26:16 PM
Sweet..
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 25, 2019, 05:44:51 PM
I glued up a one piece that I have been tinkering with, it's the virgin run for a new form I made. The dry run looked pretty good except for one spot, but some shims took care of that. It's too bad I focused so hard on that area that I didn't see the gap on back of the bow. There was no light shining on the dry run so I am in hopes when I shave this down to 1.25" that gap will go away. :pray:

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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2019, 10:13:50 PM
If that is full of glue it will just look ugly but proly be ok.
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Post by: Fishinglink on January 26, 2019, 07:16:13 AM
Heading to the Kalamazoo expo in a couple hours. Getting some supplies for bow swap and hope to find a bow for my daughter. Will be a good bonding day for us. Hope everyone survives the polar vortex this week.


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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 08:09:33 AM
Have fun, Cody.

I gotta cut and split some more wood today for the wood burner:)

Don't like the -2 forecast, but it will prolly be a lot colder than that up your way..
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 26, 2019, 08:43:33 AM
I woke up this morning to a deflated air hose in the form, I guess I will have to check my plugs. The good news is, in spite of my screw ups and the air hose, with narrowing the bow to 1.25" (which is my target anyway) the glue lines went from total humiliation to just an embarrassment.

No matter, the bow is really just a test of the form anyway and so far I am please with it. I am going to re-do the riser plan for future, which may change the form over to topless, not sure on that yet.


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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 08:59:58 AM
Doesn't look bad, Lonnie.
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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2019, 09:07:42 AM
"I gotta cut and split some more wood today for the wood burner:)"


So you're workin on a bow today?  :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 09:16:05 AM
Ya know somepin McKenzie, Ya better hope I don't get your name in the bow swap...

Just bought some pink paint yesterday, just incase I do:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 26, 2019, 09:24:29 AM
"I gotta cut and split some more wood today for the wood burner:)"


So you're workin on a bow today?  :laughing: :laughing:

 :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :thumbsup: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 26, 2019, 09:25:05 AM
Doesn't look bad, Lonnie.

Thank you sir.
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Post by: Bvas on January 26, 2019, 09:26:06 AM
"I gotta cut and split some more wood today for the wood burner:)"


So you're workin on a bow today?  :laughing: :laughing:
:biglaugh: :laughing: :biglaugh: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 10:16:34 AM
Yunzs are all smarty pants today..

 :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2019, 10:36:55 AM
Never pass a chance!!  :biglaugh:
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 26, 2019, 10:56:11 AM
I thought it was never pass a bathroom?
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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2019, 11:00:01 AM
That's considered a chance!
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Post by: goobersan on January 26, 2019, 11:02:41 AM
I'm sure both are true but Roy wouldn't dare tee-up for another shot like that  :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 01:18:01 PM
 :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 01:26:43 PM
This could be for someone, but don't know who yet..

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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2019, 01:31:20 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 02:28:19 PM
And the firewood smarty pants:)

Nice dry Oak...

Can't beat that pile for $10.00's....

And there's more covered up behind the split wood.

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Post by: Shredd on January 26, 2019, 04:29:28 PM
  More like 'Firebark'...    :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2019, 04:35:10 PM
Better than a dumb shoemaker sander that chokes on poplar wood:)
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Post by: Boobacker on January 26, 2019, 04:48:12 PM
Good one Kenny  :shaka: He was in bow shop today. Lol
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Post by: monterey on January 26, 2019, 07:33:06 PM
"I gotta cut and split some more wood today for the wood burner:)"


So you're workin on a bow today?  :laughing: :laughing:

LMAO.   :)
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Post by: Boobacker on January 26, 2019, 09:26:00 PM
Better watch Mike ure going 2 get on that list of Roy's.
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Post by: Flem on January 26, 2019, 10:11:28 PM
Hell, I would love to have that pile of "firebark" All I have here is Pine.
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Post by: Shredd on January 26, 2019, 11:07:41 PM
Better than a dumb shoemaker sander that chokes on poplar wood:)

   Watch out now...  Ol' Bessy,'s got a temper...  She's contemplating on coming up there and tillering one of your bows for you, and it aint gonna be pretty...     :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 27, 2019, 04:16:20 AM
I understand that Shreddy, ole bessy hasn't done your bows any favors.

Now I see why you go by Shred.

 :laughing:
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Post by: Shredd on January 27, 2019, 10:28:11 AM
 :goldtooth:
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Post by: BrushWolf on January 27, 2019, 06:47:14 PM
It’s looking like you guys have been busy. I had my whole day planned out but didn’t make any of it. Busted butt yesterday building a limb and a riser for a new bow. Had planned on building the other limb today and bolting them on tomorrow. But instead was up all night with the flu. It really put a damper on bow building.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 09:37:21 AM
Got some base coats on this riser. 7 here today and tomorrow. Then 50-60 for the weekend. I call it body shock
 :scared: :scared:
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Post by: Buemaker on January 30, 2019, 09:38:34 AM
Looking good that riser.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 09:40:14 AM
Nice Mike, whad ya put on it?

9 here and windy....
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Post by: Buemaker on January 30, 2019, 09:43:19 AM
Bloodwood.  :banghead: pieces 2x3 that have been drying in my heated shop for ten years. When I cut them up and plane and joint them in 2x1 sizes they bend and twist. Still tension in the wood after so many years. :banghead:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 09:54:47 AM
Roy that is gloss Buff hide from Jim. It will get the 320 grit then one wet coat and a few matte coats of Krystal dull. top coats.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 09:59:14 AM
Bue I have found bloodwood to be fairly stable.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 10:02:15 AM
Ok Mike.

Bue I cut a 2 x 2 piece of maple last week that has been in my dry shop for 6 years.

As I was cutting it, water was running out the end.

Craziest thing I ever seen.
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Post by: goobersan on January 30, 2019, 10:23:38 AM
-21 and windy
bought a bandsaw blade and organizing the shop
looking for a solid circle jig for risers on the bandsaw
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 10:45:35 AM
Holy crap Josh I would die there.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 30, 2019, 11:43:15 AM
-24 deg & 30 mph winds here this morning for the Chicago rescue crew ! Crazy cold !

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Post by: kennym on January 30, 2019, 11:47:22 AM
- 49 here and....no wait, that's 49 days til spring!!  Bring it, if it ain't bow season it just as well be 70*


At least my bro is happy, he loves him some ice fishin...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 12:51:47 PM
Roy that musta been Water Maple   :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 02:32:05 PM
 :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
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Post by: goobersan on January 30, 2019, 02:55:52 PM
-24 deg & 30 mph winds here this morning for the Chicago rescue crew ! Crazy cold !



Thanks to you all  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 03:09:34 PM
That's a motley looking crew..

Surprised there hain't no chicago chili dog juice running down their chins:)

Be safe out there Ritchie..
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 30, 2019, 06:36:13 PM
Mötley or not we had a lot of happy customers today  :bigsmyl: and more tomorrow , I'm more in the mood for some chili relleno  :tongue:
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Post by: kennym on January 30, 2019, 06:37:26 PM
I finished a bow form to go to CO and started a bow blank going to WA.

Stayed in shop, it got up to -3 today!!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 07:25:23 PM
I stayed in the house and kept the wood burner fired up.

1 degree here and supposed to go lower.

I'd rather have 2 feet of snow and 32 degrees than these 1 degree temps.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 07:34:26 PM
Staying around 6 tonite And a warm up to 25 tomorrow and slow rise tomorrow nite up into 50 for the weekend. CRAZY   :o
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2019, 07:41:20 PM
Got the limbs in to warm up today.
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Post by: monterey on January 30, 2019, 07:48:05 PM
50 deg and sunny here...yet there's an odd bite to the wind???

When does the big rodent make it's advisory?
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Post by: goobersan on January 30, 2019, 07:58:07 PM
Lookin REAL sharp Mike  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 30, 2019, 08:50:52 PM
Nice Mike.
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Post by: kennym on January 30, 2019, 09:44:35 PM
50 deg and sunny here...yet there's an odd bite to the wind???

When does the big rodent make it's advisory?

There's always 6 more weeks of winter no matter what the pig says... LOL   Feb 2 is his big day.
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Post by: Minnesota Bill on January 31, 2019, 06:06:11 AM
Yesterday our day started at -29 and warmed to a balmy temp of -17. Wind chills of up to -60.
Temp at this time is -30 but high of 0 later, much less wind. Had to replace my wife's car battery outside lastnight, just starting to feel my fingers again.
I complain but then watch the news and feel fortunate to live in Southern Minnesota, our northwest part of the state was much colder. Our forcast for this weekend is 40s with some rain.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 31, 2019, 07:24:26 AM
You can have that, Bill.

It's zero here and I don't like it:)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on January 31, 2019, 07:25:01 AM
Thats a sweet looking bow you got there Mike love the blue !
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Post by: Kopper1013 on January 31, 2019, 07:45:42 AM
Well yesterday (January 30th) our flock was completed with the birth of my baby daughter Elsie Ann...
She was brought into this world to join her sister and brother at 4:47pm weighing in at a mighty 8lbs 2oz and 20”.
I tried like hell posting a picture last night but for whatever reason it’s not allowing me. Everyone is doing great (except for dad, they make dads sleep on a medieval torcher rack, but I’m not allowed to complain :biglaugh: I think it’s payback)

Now I just gotta figure out how to get these girls to hunt! :pray:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on January 31, 2019, 07:58:45 AM
Congrats..

If you took the pictures with a cell phone, most likely the phones camera is set to take huge pictures, and they time out loading here.

Go into the camera settings and choose a much lower picture size and that should work for ya.
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Post by: skeaterbait on January 31, 2019, 08:40:33 AM
That is awesome Greg, I am happy for you and your family. Congratulations!!!!!
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Post by: goobersan on January 31, 2019, 09:25:07 AM
Congrats Greg  :thumbsup:

and welcome to zone defense  :help:
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Post by: monterey on January 31, 2019, 07:25:34 PM
Two girls.  Not gonna be economical! :)

Congratulations!
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Post by: Bvas on January 31, 2019, 07:44:32 PM
I froze my arse off in a tree stand.
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Post by: goobersan on January 31, 2019, 09:07:28 PM
kept my arse warm and put a new brain in the easy bake
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Post by: kennym on January 31, 2019, 09:34:28 PM
Put my arse in the shop and didn’t let it out!!
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Post by: 504state on February 01, 2019, 01:12:08 AM
Ripped a 2 by 1 by 68 “ piece of ipe to 1/8 With table saw. Going to flatten more on a belt sander and attempt to fix an under weight Bamboo backed Osage I made a while back by gluing it on the belly and up the risers.
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 01, 2019, 07:17:14 AM
I still have some work to do on the finish but I figured it was close enough to post a pic or two.


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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 01, 2019, 07:20:05 AM
Very nice, Lonnie.
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 01, 2019, 07:23:41 AM
Thanks Roy.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 01, 2019, 07:40:37 AM
Looking good and nice offset I-beam, the way it should be.
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 01, 2019, 07:54:24 AM
Looking good and nice offset I-beam, the way it should be.

Thanks.
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Post by: kennym on February 01, 2019, 08:03:59 AM
Nice work Lonnie!!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on February 01, 2019, 08:58:20 AM
Looking good there Brudder...
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Post by: monterey on February 01, 2019, 09:32:22 AM
Looking good and nice offset I-beam, the way it should be.

Oh!  I figured it got out of whack when he glued it up using an old car bumper for a pressure plate. :)
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 01, 2019, 09:40:59 AM
Looking good and nice offset I-beam, the way it should be.

Oh!  I figured it got out of whack when he glued it up using an old car bumper for a pressure plate. :)

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Post by: Garman on February 01, 2019, 10:14:38 AM
looks good skeater
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 01, 2019, 10:52:03 AM
Like those limb butt overlays. That car had some steel in it.
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Post by: BrushWolf on February 01, 2019, 01:37:31 PM
I still have some work to do on the finish but I figured it was close enough to post a pic or two.







Nice good looking stick.
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Post by: Bvas on February 01, 2019, 02:02:13 PM
Sharp looking stick Lonnie.
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Post by: monterey on February 01, 2019, 02:02:39 PM
I aspire to build one of those take em down bows someday.  Just like that except the I beam where it belongs.

Don't go building any railroad tressels Skeat. :)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 01, 2019, 03:12:32 PM
Looks great there Lonnie  :thumbsup:
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Post by: goobersan on February 01, 2019, 04:58:34 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Great Work Lonnie !
Got me thinkin of a use for some cocobolo
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Post by: Flem on February 03, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
I modified my P.O.S. bandsaw. It only had 6" of resaw capacity, which was fine most of the time.
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Whoopie!
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 03, 2019, 12:30:47 PM
Dang Lig, you have more ambition than I do. About 4-5 inches is all I typically resaw and try not to go that much.
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Post by: Flem on February 03, 2019, 12:36:25 PM
Dang Lig, you have more ambition than I do. About 4-5 inches is all I typically resaw and try not to go that much.
Me too, but I have some small logs and slabs that need a bit more height.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 03, 2019, 04:23:22 PM
Nice mod the extra size bed is as much of a plus as the the extra re saw height in my book  :thumbsup:
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Post by: goobersan on February 03, 2019, 05:08:08 PM
squared up the bandsaw and sander. Made ASL riser template. Thinkin about this cherry / yellowheart I-beam for the riser.
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Post by: Flem on February 03, 2019, 09:36:01 PM
squared up the bandsaw and sander. Made ASL riser template. Thinkin about this cherry / yellowheart I-beam for the riser.

:thumbsup:
Thats a nice looking combo for sure.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 04, 2019, 01:54:09 PM
What the heck is going on?

-5 degrees a few days ago and now it 68 degrees here.

Have the windows open letting the fresh air flow through..
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Post by: Bvas on February 04, 2019, 03:24:59 PM
I hear ya Roy. But I’m not complaining. Other than rain, supposed to be decent all week. Then the bottom falls out this weekend again.

Deer season is over, bring on the warm weather :laughing:
Now I need to get to figuring what I need for bow builds so I can get an order in to Kenny 
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Post by: kennym on February 04, 2019, 05:07:40 PM
Ha 53 here this morn , 2 hours later it was 16 where I was...
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Post by: BrushWolf on February 04, 2019, 05:18:19 PM
Got some limbs put on her today. Missed weight by a 1 1/2 pretty please with it.
It’s all macasser ebony and black phenolic. Got a lot of sanding to do along with limb tips.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 04, 2019, 08:26:01 PM
Nice, Mike.
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Post by: kennym on February 04, 2019, 09:19:11 PM
Sweet!! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 04, 2019, 10:36:11 PM
Me like Mac Ebony   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on February 05, 2019, 08:04:24 AM
Nice work being done all around.
BrushWolf is that some kind of Carbon laminate on the back of the limbs without any glass?
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Post by: kennym on February 06, 2019, 01:42:45 PM
Added to my bandsaw so I can saw one pc forms without a WWF event(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/af9f141df8f9cae2809a096f33f06b8a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/8bf2ee4ba586b044e63ade51e8ffe5f5.jpg)


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Post by: skeaterbait on February 06, 2019, 02:00:14 PM
Nice Kenny. I wish I had room to do that but my saw is on wheels so SWMBO can park in the garage.
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Post by: Bvas on February 06, 2019, 02:12:30 PM
Nice Kenny. I wish I had room to do that but my saw is on wheels so SWMBO can park in the garage.
:biglaugh: I had to look that one up.
I know the feeling. I built a 3.5 car garage and the wife’s car is the only one in it.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 06, 2019, 02:55:34 PM
Ole Timer, yer gonna need noculars to see the other end:)
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Post by: Garman on February 06, 2019, 04:10:12 PM
I decided I do not need a bigger workspace...I just need a friend with a bigger work space and equipment. :pray:
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Post by: BrushWolf on February 06, 2019, 04:49:31 PM
Nice work being done all around.
BrushWolf is that some kind of Carbon laminate on the back of the limbs without any glass?

Sure is.
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Post by: BrushWolf on February 06, 2019, 04:51:03 PM
Looking like your ready to pump out the forms now. Kenny
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Post by: kennym on February 06, 2019, 05:17:35 PM
Second one this week , Roy the cutting is on my end not out there... lol
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 06, 2019, 05:39:42 PM
Looks good there Kenny I like a big bed on a bandsaw makes a big difference on long stuff once you got one you will never go back !
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 06, 2019, 08:57:18 PM
Quote
Roy the cutting is on my end not out there...

Well excuse me all the way to the end of the Mongolian Tulip Patch...

 :bigsmyl: :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on February 06, 2019, 09:46:27 PM
 :biglaugh:
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Post by: Flem on February 07, 2019, 11:31:00 AM
 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] Thats one big table, now I really have big saw envy! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 07, 2019, 12:49:57 PM
Did ja drill those holes in the guide plate ole boy?

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Post by: TomKatt on February 07, 2019, 12:53:44 PM
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Post by: kennym on February 07, 2019, 01:37:29 PM
Did ja drill those holes in the guide plate ole boy?



Nope factory...  You fletch that crooked arra??
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 07, 2019, 01:38:19 PM
Did ja drill those holes in the guide plate ole boy?



Nope factory...  You fletch that crooked arra??

That is a representation of paradox.
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Post by: BMorv on February 07, 2019, 02:34:26 PM
Did ja drill those holes in the guide plate ole boy?



Nope factory...  You fletch that crooked arra??

 :).  Did the factory have to remind you to tension the blade too?

Sorry Kenny, I'm back on team Roy after the witch face incident.  :laugh:

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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 07, 2019, 02:58:20 PM
 :coffee:  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 07, 2019, 03:26:07 PM
Dats a flu-flew arra son...

I's ah wunderen, as short as ya is, hows ya gonna reach cross all dat plywood?

Ya gots yerself one of dem little frilly pink steppy stools didn't yah?

You tell him, Mr. Ben...

 :laughing: :bigsmyl: :laughing:
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Post by: Flem on February 07, 2019, 03:54:41 PM

"That is a representation of paradox"

Seems to be a lot of that around here.  ;)
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Post by: kennym on February 07, 2019, 04:48:27 PM
May have to get a pink whippin stick!!  :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 07, 2019, 06:31:09 PM
Bring it on big boy:)
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Post by: wood carver 2 on February 07, 2019, 06:59:14 PM
I thought that arrow was for shooting around corners.😜
Dave.
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Post by: kennym on February 07, 2019, 07:14:02 PM
I’m using it for a walk-in stick on this ice right now. Get back to ya in spring... :laughing:
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2019, 05:02:35 AM
Workshop this morning after two hours of moving snow. Started at seven so my better half could get out to work. More snow to come to night, if this keep coming I’ll be seeing you all in June. That global warming must have missed our small lot.
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 08, 2019, 06:32:51 AM
Workshop this morning after two hours of moving snow. Started at seven so my better half could get out to work. More snow to come to night, if this keep coming I’ll be seeing you all in June. That global warming must have missed our small lot.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/00D551A0-A26F-440C-936E-FC6EEAAC70D3_zpsqsmdflrc.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/00D551A0-A26F-440C-936E-FC6EEAAC70D3_zpsqsmdflrc.jpeg.html)

Bue I envy your shop and your snow (yeah, I said it). It seems that here in Missouri we get cold, ice and a teaser of snow occasionally, but we really don't get good snows anymore.
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2019, 11:55:50 AM
Lonnie, you should be up this way, a couple weeks back we had about 20" snow in around 10 days. Then we had 2 good days and it melted and flooded a bunch, now about 3/8" of ice on everything.

I'll take some warm weather now please!! :biglaugh:
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Post by: Shredd on February 08, 2019, 12:09:18 PM
Milling some Southern Red Cedar...  Curious as to what kind of veneers I will get out of this...
   
   Sure smells good around here...

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Post by: skeaterbait on February 08, 2019, 01:52:08 PM
Lonnie, you should be up this way, a couple weeks back we had about 20" snow in around 10 days. Then we had 2 good days and it melted and flooded a bunch, now about 3/8" of ice on everything.

I'll take some warm weather now please!! :biglaugh:

We had a good snow but it was only about 6-8" and as you said, gone in a couple of days.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 08, 2019, 02:13:06 PM
Buddy's 68 inch trilam out of form. He has a 31" draw.

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Post by: Flem on February 08, 2019, 02:20:17 PM
Milling some Southern Red Cedar...  Curious as to what kind of veneers I will get out of this...
   
   Sure smells good around here...




Thats some pretty wood you got there, Shredd
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 08, 2019, 03:59:40 PM
Osage billets Z spliced.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 08, 2019, 09:12:42 PM
Finished this one the other day, just needs stained and sealed.

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Post by: goobersan on February 08, 2019, 09:32:04 PM
No hard feelings old timer............ but I think there's a tad too much curve in the belly. Try 60 or 70 grit
 :laughing: :laughing:       :wavey:
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Post by: Bvas on February 08, 2019, 09:58:01 PM
Roy, as much as I enjoy giving you grief.....you build a nice looking bow :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 08, 2019, 10:35:22 PM
goober you got the arrow color right.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Shredd on February 08, 2019, 11:01:48 PM
Where can I git me some of that 70 grit??     :)
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Post by: Buemaker on February 09, 2019, 04:10:37 AM
Nice looking bow Roy. We who have a few years on our backs are allowed a small curve above the belt, I have one. :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 09, 2019, 04:26:01 AM
 :laughing: :wavey:
Thanks guys, you too boobersan.
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Post by: Flem on February 09, 2019, 09:19:24 AM
Finished this one the other day, just needs stained and sealed.




I'm trying to figure out whats on the shelf thats pissing you off :o
Other than that, your bow has a beautiful profile, a guy could become infatuated with a Bow like that.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 09, 2019, 09:51:31 AM
I got a picture of goobersan on the shelf:)

Thanks Flem.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 09, 2019, 09:54:12 AM
That thing is bending very nice. Got a good string angle to. how far you drawing it there?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 09, 2019, 10:09:35 AM
27"
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Post by: goobersan on February 09, 2019, 10:35:01 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: BMorv on February 09, 2019, 10:46:53 AM
I like that bend !

Go team Pink!
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2019, 12:27:53 PM
Yep, you can tell an old buck by the saggy back and belly, don't ask how I know.... :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 09, 2019, 02:47:53 PM
How do you know?

 :archer2: :dunno: :campfire:

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Post by: kennym on February 10, 2019, 08:07:08 PM
Told ya not to ask, but you could figger it out if you look that last pic over... :biglaugh:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 10, 2019, 08:36:56 PM
 :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 10, 2019, 08:55:20 PM
Quote
Told ya not to ask, but you could figger it out if you look that last pic over...

Ah the last picture? I see now:)

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Post by: kennym on February 10, 2019, 08:58:18 PM
I lost weight and shirt is too big...  :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 10, 2019, 09:00:52 PM
Ya spect me ta beliveve dat?

 :biglaugh:
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Post by: kennym on February 10, 2019, 09:37:05 PM
Nah... :biglaugh:
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Post by: OkKeith on February 10, 2019, 09:47:21 PM
That's a great looking NINJA bow Kenny! The birds will never know what hit 'em.
OkKeith
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Post by: Garman on February 11, 2019, 10:05:05 AM
Well this past weekend I got some laminations ground down, I also got some walnut tapers ground...thanks to a taper board I bought from Kenny. Everything is ready to be glued up this next weekend. The belly-->back goes like this:
clear glass
red grandis
bamboo
walnut taper
clear
Hope to have it come in around 40lbs

I am quite proud that 1/2 my tools are home made, and see to items made from them.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 11, 2019, 10:47:45 AM
Gary, the rule is, it didn't happen without pictures:)
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Post by: Garman on February 11, 2019, 10:55:06 AM
Will try to get u some tonight.
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Post by: Garman on February 11, 2019, 11:11:09 AM
here is one of my homemade spindle sander, nothing fancy, I was going to fancy it up but then it worked good and was at a good 90 deg. I decided not to mess with it.
Please bear with me having pic issues


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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 11, 2019, 11:21:33 AM
If you are taking the pictures with a cell phone, go into the camera setting and choose the lowest setting listed.
That should fix ya up.
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Post by: goobersan on February 11, 2019, 12:07:54 PM
You can also send them to your email and resize/upload from there. That's what I typically do when i'm home
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Post by: Garman on February 11, 2019, 12:16:49 PM
You can also send them to your email and resize/upload from there. That's what I typically do when i'm home
I thought I did that I will have to piddle more with some of this.
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Post by: Bvas on February 11, 2019, 08:08:39 PM
Cold and rainy, but I snuck out to sear some backstraps on the grill.  Then brought them in and finished them up with some sautéed onions.
Then washed them down with a little home brew.
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Post by: kennym on February 11, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
Looks good Brad!!

I glued up a bocote/bocote with red elm core bow blank I need to get out.  64" modified. Gonna be nice...
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Post by: goobersan on February 11, 2019, 08:36:11 PM
Looks great Bvas  :thumbsup: :campfire:
Porter out stout ?
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 11, 2019, 08:40:12 PM
I have made a lot of homebrew, I even liked one or two of them. The rest other people got to like. I decided making bows and knives was more my thing.
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Post by: Bvas on February 11, 2019, 08:58:37 PM
Raspberry mead
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Post by: BrushWolf on February 11, 2019, 10:07:01 PM





Now that looks yummy.
It was nasty outside for sure today but managed to get my new blind bow ready for finish.
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Post by: Shredd on February 11, 2019, 10:27:37 PM
Raspberry mead

  Your killin' me...  Sounds Tasty...

      A few years back I was too young to buy it so I figure I would make it...  I made a few batches and about half were tasty and the rest tasted like crap...  After a while i figured I would get straight to the point and skip the quality BS...  I invented a direct method of achieving a potent and staggering result...   I invented Chit Wine...  A secret recipe of raisins, sugar, yeast and water...  *After I got done stringing my bow... I would wait for a very cold winter day...  I would take this fermented concoction of Chit Wine and put it in a beer keg with copper tubing coming from it and light a fire under it...  I think you all know the rest of the story...  That was some high octane chit...


* Had to put that in there so this post doesn't get taken off the forum...    ;) :laugh:
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Post by: monterey on February 11, 2019, 11:18:18 PM
Rich, I was expecting an explosive ending. :)
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Post by: ztontonz on February 15, 2019, 02:50:07 AM
Hi there
Finally got around calibrating some proper super lams. Had to rebuild a sled all over again to get the tapper I was aiming for (0,005 and 0,003 at the other end ).

Everything going well I should be able to glue all this up this weekend.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 15, 2019, 09:33:00 AM
Sounds neat. Like to see how you build the sled.
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Post by: Wolftrail on February 15, 2019, 10:02:56 AM
Lonnie, you should be up this way, a couple weeks back we had about 20" snow in around 10 days. Then we had 2 good days and it melted and flooded a bunch, now about 3/8" of ice on everything.

I'll take some warm weather now please!! :biglaugh:
:tongue:
We had 22" in about 36 hours.  :tongue:  this is not a race to see who got more or when I just cant shovel due to health issues.  I watch other family members shovel, feeling guilty.
Great meal by the way Bvas.
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Post by: ztontonz on February 15, 2019, 10:36:27 AM
Sounds neat. Like to see how you build the sled.
As I did like the first time but used two pieces of thicker marine plywood (15mm) 2” wide and I glued shims in between (thickness gauge) every 4” with cyano. I can post a picture later.
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Post by: ztontonz on February 17, 2019, 02:05:38 PM
Here are 2 pictures of the super lam sled
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Post by: Garman on February 17, 2019, 02:36:08 PM
I baked the current bow yesterday and am doing some cutting and profiling today, I will try to get some pics later. It is red grandis under clear glass and I can tell ya it is very pretty.
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Post by: Shredd on February 17, 2019, 04:30:36 PM
  Looking forward to the pics Garman...   Cool looking sled you got there Tonz...

   I am pushing the limits of my bow design today...  I am working on the riser for a Target/3-D Reflex/Deflex bow...  I am gonna make the limbs longer than my standard 64" ntn bow...  Shooting for 66" to 68" ntn... The riser is 21" and tried to keep the ramps as short as possible for extra weight but hopefully will still fit in the form...  (Having a topless form would be good right about now)..  I am using Jatoba for the riser wood...  Man that stuff is like working with a rock...  Hard, Dense and Brittle...  I am entertaining the idea of making some ornaments out of lead that can be screwed on to the back of the riser to add weight as stabilizers...  Shooting to come in around 37# draw...

   I guess the way to go would be to make a three piece take down to get a heavy riser...
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Post by: kennym on February 17, 2019, 04:40:28 PM
Cleaned shop and glued up another bow blank…  :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 17, 2019, 05:08:02 PM
It was such a nice warm 26 degree day today that I went to a 3D shoot at the club.

Made a trilam for a buddy and this is his first shot with it.

He wanted to see it before I stained and sealed it.

He loved it.



https://www.youtube.com/embed/rjNOCvAWtA0
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 17, 2019, 05:16:51 PM
That is a sweet bow Roy, could make a fella jealous.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 17, 2019, 05:16:53 PM
Also met a fellow trad gang member for the first time.

He shot the bow too.

Scot50275, he goes by.

(http://i.imgur.com/UFUzTTX.jpg) (https://imgur.com/UFUzTTX)
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 17, 2019, 05:18:09 PM
Yep, even in someone else's hands it still looks good. :clapper:
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Post by: Flem on February 17, 2019, 05:19:32 PM
Foot fault.
That one has a beautiful profile, and I don't mean the dude drawing it!
Though I'm sure he's O.K.
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Post by: Shredd on February 17, 2019, 05:24:03 PM
Looks nice Roy...  How long is it ntn??
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 17, 2019, 05:32:41 PM
62"
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 17, 2019, 08:08:51 PM
Looks good Roy.
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Post by: scot52075 on February 20, 2019, 06:24:29 PM
Fun to shoot and silent!!!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 20, 2019, 06:32:24 PM
Hey Scot..

Good to see ya here.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 21, 2019, 07:04:54 AM
Got a package from Kenny today, Smooth On, Linen Micarta and two taper sleds.
Arrived safely, thanks. :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 21, 2019, 07:11:43 AM
Nice, Bue.

You make rugs too?
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Post by: goobersan on February 21, 2019, 07:44:41 AM
 :dunno:

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Post by: Buemaker on February 21, 2019, 08:02:15 AM
My better half makes rugs on an Oppstad vev. It is a standing loom, the oldest form that we know, been in use for thousands of years.
Too complicated for me, I stick to wood.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 21, 2019, 08:14:32 AM
Looks pretty cool.
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Post by: kennym on February 21, 2019, 08:55:49 AM
Good deal Bue, I was wondering about that yesterday!

Rugs look way harder than bows to me!
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Post by: Garman on February 21, 2019, 09:47:08 AM
There was a gentleman that used to live across from my parents, he was 90+ years old, I would come home 2-3am in the morning from running my coon hounds and he would be up working on his loom I swear the guy never slept. He made grandfather clocks, rugs, candy, about anything you could dream of he did.
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Post by: Flem on February 21, 2019, 10:11:51 AM
There was a gentleman that used to live across from my parents, he was 90+ years old, I would come home 2-3am in the morning from running my coon hounds and he would be up working on his loom I swear the guy never slept. He made grandfather clocks, rugs, candy, about anything you could dream of he did.

Habits born from long winters no doubt.
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Post by: Garman on February 21, 2019, 10:37:01 AM
I am sure, I am sure! :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 21, 2019, 11:04:18 AM
Hey Bue, have her make up a Pink rug..

Kenny's birthday is coming up and I wanna get him something he will use:)
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Post by: kennym on February 21, 2019, 11:52:57 AM
She will have plenty of time!  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 23, 2019, 06:40:35 PM
I stabilized  a piece of Maple 17x3.5x1.5 let it soak for three days. When I lifted the weight it did not float. I cured it and got the excess stuff off I weighed it before and after. It gained 1.5 lb. The black dye just kinda colored it. Maybe needs doubled up on the dye.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 23, 2019, 06:54:10 PM
Cool beans, Mike.

Where ya get the scale with a smiley face?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 23, 2019, 09:33:57 PM
I got the scale at one of the big shoots. If I think about I still have the box can see what brand it is.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 24, 2019, 02:48:42 AM
I know..

I have the same one:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 24, 2019, 05:45:47 AM
I have the happy scale too, got mine at Cabelas.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on February 24, 2019, 08:02:56 AM
I’m pretty sure that you can get them from Amazon. I have one too.
Dave.
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Post by: monterey on February 24, 2019, 01:34:16 PM
Would that scale retain the reading when you let off if used as a bow scale?

Ready to lose the luggage scale! :)
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Post by: goobersan on February 24, 2019, 01:54:00 PM
If not a digital fish scale does.
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Post by: JWheel on February 24, 2019, 03:02:53 PM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GO2OWA6/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

got this one on amazon...it does indeed hold the measurement after a couple seconds of play time
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Post by: kennym on February 24, 2019, 05:42:44 PM
My Cabela's scale is black and has different buttons but I bet same guts... sposed to hold for a sec to get right weight.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 24, 2019, 06:05:39 PM
I bought mine here.
http://www.lancasterarchery.com/x-spot-digital-portable-hanging-bow-scale.html?cmp=cel&trigger=ac
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Post by: Bvas on February 24, 2019, 06:45:16 PM
Got mine off the big auction site.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 24, 2019, 07:00:36 PM
Had Mrs. Santa bring me one...
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Post by: monterey on February 25, 2019, 11:31:03 AM
jwheel, I like the look of that one.  Gonna check a few more out as well.  I'm guessing all those smile face ones are the same?
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Post by: Flem on February 26, 2019, 03:59:33 PM
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Post by: Garman on February 27, 2019, 07:47:24 PM
Here is what I got done last weekend
42lbs@28
65 1/2"
Whitetail antler tip overlays
Clear glass, red grandis, bamboo core, walnut taper, green glass
Riser is red grandis, Osage, black walnut

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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 27, 2019, 07:55:45 PM
Nice... :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on February 28, 2019, 04:17:28 AM
Where is the bow?  ;)
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Post by: Garman on February 28, 2019, 05:00:41 PM
Where is the bow?  ;)
No doubt alot of junk there.lol

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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 02, 2019, 09:58:47 AM
Got my sight window more narrow and got the riser back overlays glued up thanks to Kennys exspedited shipping got the material here by the week end !

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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 04, 2019, 06:12:04 PM
Got some blue wood. plans are for a two piece on this one
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 04, 2019, 06:17:11 PM
Im liking that blue wood  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bowjunkie on March 04, 2019, 07:07:43 PM
I've been building a workbench the last few weeks. Got the sides of the drawers cut, routed, and fit up today. The top will be a 8' long chunk of bowling alley. It's going to weigh over 500 lbs when it's done, before I put the three vises on it  :thumbsup:

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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 04, 2019, 07:12:05 PM
Looks very nice and solid, Jeff...
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Post by: Bowjunkie on March 04, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
Yeah, it's gonna be a beast.
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Post by: kennym on March 04, 2019, 07:58:29 PM
That will be a sweet bench!!

I made some angle cut pink lady spectra lams today !!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 04, 2019, 08:02:29 PM
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I made some angle cut pink lady spectra lams today !!

Better not be the one coming here:)
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Post by: Shredd on March 04, 2019, 10:56:28 PM
Nice Bench Junkie...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 05, 2019, 02:35:51 PM
Who is gonna move it around for ya, old man?

 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 05, 2019, 04:12:50 PM
Yeah maybe needs wheels on it.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Bowjunkie on March 05, 2019, 06:22:09 PM
I already have heavy duty casters to put on it.  :thumbsup: I want to be able to move it to the middle of the shop sometimes, and it will be the same height as the table saw so I can use it to support material being cut.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 05, 2019, 06:23:45 PM
Maybe a motor, tranny, and rear end would help too:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 05, 2019, 07:38:48 PM
Hey I seen a motor in one of these threads and big ole pipe wrench you could adjust everything up with,  :laughing: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 08, 2019, 05:54:52 PM
This bow had a rough life from the start but it's finally done(ish). I had to piece together scraps to get the riser. The accents are off center and you can clearly see a glue line where I added a block of wood to get it wide enough to make the riser. Then my assistant (who looks a LOT like me) taped the wrong side of one of the pieces of glass. Of course he didn’t tell me that until after it was glued up and cooked, so off came the glass. I got it cleaned up and glued it back on correctly but found a fair size place that didn’t glue well. So I got that opened a bit and filled it with CA (it was in the riser area) and clamped it good. I put both overlays and underlays on it to stiffen the tips a bit. Both are probably longer that needed but I learned what I needed to know for the next one.

After all that, it came in lighter than planned so it became a 58” bow instead of 60” to regain some weight. To top it all off it had to settle for the bottom end of a rattle can of finish. This may have to be my PLF model (Poor Little Fella).

But not all is lost since it was really a test run of the new form I made a while back. At the end of the day it lives and actually shoots pretty nice. I am not completely sold on the tiller but considering its hard luck story, it is what it is. Draw weight is around 33-35# at 28”, I still need to put it on the draw board and find out exactly.


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Post by: skeaterbait on March 08, 2019, 05:56:32 PM
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Post by: Flem on March 08, 2019, 06:05:19 PM
That looks just dandy skeater :thumbsup:
You could always gift it to somebody if you don't keep it. There's someone, somewhere who would be tickled to have it.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 08, 2019, 06:05:23 PM
It's ok, Lonnie.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 08, 2019, 06:12:51 PM
I really enjoyed your build story and how you over came your obstacles a mark of a true bowyer & still ended up with a shooter  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on March 08, 2019, 06:42:08 PM
   Good Story...  The best thing is that you powered on through and you learned a few things...  The full draw looks good...
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 08, 2019, 07:14:36 PM
Thanks guys. I hope someday to be considered a real bowyer  :readit:
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Post by: Bvas on March 08, 2019, 07:24:55 PM
Lonnie, after reading everything you went thru on that build........I’m more prone to call ya a magician than a bowyer :biglaugh:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 08, 2019, 07:36:23 PM
Lonnie, after reading everything you went thru on that build........I’m more prone to call ya a magician than a bowyer :biglaugh:

Well I sure enough can make money disappear.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 08, 2019, 07:49:04 PM
Thanks guys. I hope someday to be considered a real bowyer.

Ya I hope ya do too someday, Lonnie:)
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Post by: goobersan on March 08, 2019, 08:10:48 PM
That's a long way for just an okay bow Lonnie  :archer:


Actually I like it alot. Kuddos for not giving up  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on March 08, 2019, 08:44:22 PM
Thanks guys. I hope someday to be considered a real bowyer.

Ya I hope ya do too someday, Lonnie:)
Dang Roy. I’m beginning to think those lightning strikes were meant for you, but keep missing and hittin your bows.  :wavey:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 08, 2019, 08:48:11 PM
Just messen wif horn hat:)

 :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on March 08, 2019, 08:50:20 PM
Just messen wif horn hat:)

 :laughing:
Ya better be careful. Ya mess with the horn, ya get the bull. Or something like that :laughing:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 08, 2019, 09:01:45 PM
Just messen wif horn hat:)

 :laughing:
Ya better be careful. Ya mess with the horn, ya get the bull. Or something like that :laughing:

Most of the bull you get from me is followed by another word
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Post by: goobersan on March 08, 2019, 11:32:17 PM
oney  ???
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Post by: Fishinglink on March 09, 2019, 03:44:37 PM
Went on my first bonafide rabbit hunt today. My friend’s beagle was struggling but pushed 3 to us pretty early on. Finally connected on the third. Then we walked and did some brush kicking and managed to kick up a few more. Came home with 4, so it was a good day.
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Post by: kennym on March 09, 2019, 04:05:46 PM
Found some turkey broadheads in my outdoors room...

Then put new line on a couple crappie rods...
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Post by: Bvas on March 09, 2019, 04:12:46 PM
Mmmmm crappie.

How y’all pernounce it. Craw pee  or  crap ee? :dunno:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 09, 2019, 04:30:50 PM
crap ee
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Post by: Bvas on March 09, 2019, 04:31:55 PM
crap ee
Than craw pee must be right :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 09, 2019, 04:47:16 PM
 :saywhat:
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Post by: Flem on March 09, 2019, 04:54:52 PM
Whats "new like"? Some kind of fishing mojo?

  Ahh! Typo, took me awhile to figure that one out. All the regional lingo slinging got me discombobulated
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Post by: kennym on March 09, 2019, 05:55:04 PM
Fixed it thanks!
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Post by: Eric Krewson on March 10, 2019, 09:04:43 AM
In N Alabama it is croppe.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 10, 2019, 02:05:03 PM
Today I got the Osage belly lams and cedar core lams prepped for a bow for ME:)

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Found a few pieces of black ebony the other day too:)

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Post by: BMorv on March 10, 2019, 02:33:09 PM
Those lams look very clean.  I’ve been wanting to try cedar for a core.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 10, 2019, 05:03:11 PM
Cedar isn't a real strong wood but makes a nice bow.

You just need to make the belly lam a little thicker to compensate for the cedar.

I cut those lams out of a cedar stave I had laying around the shop.

Looks like it's time to change the tablecloth on the workbench:)

Shop sure smells good:)
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Post by: Flem on March 10, 2019, 08:04:05 PM
Like those colors. What cha been smokin? 
Never used eastern red, sapwood is ok to use?
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Post by: BMorv on March 10, 2019, 08:51:03 PM
So Roy you cut most of your lams from staves?  What do you do if the split is curvy? 
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 10, 2019, 08:52:13 PM
Doesn't matter in a core lam.
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Post by: Pat B on March 10, 2019, 08:54:02 PM
ERC sapwood makes good selfbows so I imagine it would be fine for a core.
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Post by: BMorv on March 10, 2019, 08:54:21 PM
What about the belly, like for your Osage?
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Post by: BMorv on March 10, 2019, 08:57:59 PM
I cut a nice hackberry tree today.  Got it split and sealed.

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Post by: Flem on March 10, 2019, 09:09:07 PM
Only ERC I've seen up close was in a closet.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 10, 2019, 09:24:26 PM
Flem...

I'm not gonna say nuffen:)
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Post by: wood carver 2 on March 10, 2019, 09:28:37 PM
It’s so hard to not say anything!!!😆😆😆
Dave.
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Post by: goobersan on March 10, 2019, 09:29:45 PM
Well................ ole Flem is out of that closet now  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Flem on March 10, 2019, 09:49:40 PM
It's OK, I got one of them fancy laptops with the lighted keyboards.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 11, 2019, 04:31:44 AM
Ben, curvy log splits become risers.

Unless I can get a straight 36 inch section out of it.

You could use cedar for a belly lam I would guess, never done it though.

Maybe bowjunkie will chime in here.

I know self bows have been made from cedar staves.
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Post by: BMorv on March 11, 2019, 09:20:56 AM
Thanks Roy.  Now that I have a real bandsaw I've been thinking about the best way to cut lams and backings from logs that I've cut.  It seems your way is a good one since you are pretty close to following the grain if you take your cuts from a split stave, like cutting smaller pieces from a quarter of a pie. 
None split quarter sawn wood doesn't necessarily follow the grain even though the growth rings look nice and parallel. 
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 11, 2019, 09:26:34 AM
Not all Osage split staves are lam worthy.

Just depends on the tree is all.

But the less quality lams can be used for core lams.

An osage, osage, boo trilam is a sweet shooter...
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 06:45:42 PM
Had a company call me and offer a hell of a job opp, so I went and talked to the man today. I about have to take them up on it...
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Post by: Flem on March 12, 2019, 06:48:23 PM
Had a company call me and offer a hell of a job opp, so I went and talked to the man today. I about have to take them up on it...

Do tell?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 12, 2019, 06:49:18 PM
Happy for ya bro.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 12, 2019, 06:50:07 PM
Had a company call me and offer a hell of a job opp, so I went and talked to the man today. I about have to take them up on it...

If'n it wuz thuh gubmint donte fall fer it, it's a trap.
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 06:55:38 PM
No gubmint , a local construction company. They made a good offer (for this area) ...
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Post by: Bvas on March 12, 2019, 07:08:52 PM
Kenny you change more than Roy changes underwear :biglaugh:
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 07:14:10 PM
That ain't often enough I figure...
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Post by: Bvas on March 12, 2019, 07:24:58 PM
Well hopefully it’s more money and less work....and has benefits
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 12, 2019, 07:27:46 PM
Roys unders are proly pink   :laughing: :biglaugh: :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 07:29:00 PM
Way more of both ...
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Post by: Bvas on March 12, 2019, 07:32:39 PM
Way more of both ...

Wish ya the best bud, whatever ya decide.

Just hope it doesn’t mean closing the wood shop :saywhat: :pray:
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Post by: Bvas on March 12, 2019, 07:37:58 PM
I went after work to help support my taxidermists bad habits....whatever they are.
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 07:38:34 PM
Not gonna close but may be a little slower getting orders shipped .
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Post by: kennym on March 12, 2019, 07:39:12 PM
Nice one Brad, looks great!
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 12, 2019, 07:47:54 PM
Well hopefully it’s more money and less work....and has benefits
. Congrats !
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 12, 2019, 07:51:37 PM
Nice buck.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 12, 2019, 10:10:56 PM
That is a good looking mount.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 13, 2019, 05:05:25 AM
Good looking there Brad bet that one cost some $$$$
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Post by: Flem on March 13, 2019, 10:24:32 AM
Thats a handsome mount you got there. Any idea how old he was?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 13, 2019, 01:09:30 PM
I'll guess 4.5...
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Post by: Bvas on March 13, 2019, 01:16:03 PM
Thats a handsome mount you got there. Any idea how old he was?
Only have trail cam pics of him this year and last year. But I’d say either 4.5 or 5.5.
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Post by: Flem on March 14, 2019, 02:10:34 PM
Trying to get my shop (storage unit :j) cleaned up, so I can move around without having to sidestep and hop over everything. Was culling some lumber and found some stuff I forgot I had.
Got some African Mahogany, Osage slats, Purple Heart, and I don't even remember what the wide plank is!
Thought it might be Cherry, but its not. Its hard and heavy. Something tropical maybe. Going to have to run it through the planer. The Mahogany has beautiful ribbon graining, never used it for lams. Anybody ever made a bow out of it?
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Post by: BMorv on March 14, 2019, 02:21:10 PM
Sad day for me.  Had to put my little buddy down.  Not gonna be the same without him.  Gonna be some lonely in my shop....
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 14, 2019, 02:26:53 PM
That sucks Ben been there ☹️
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Post by: Buemaker on March 14, 2019, 02:41:32 PM
I am sorry about the loss of your buddy.
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Post by: Flem on March 14, 2019, 02:42:06 PM
So sorry. Thats the saddest feeling I've ever known. Always fall in love with the critters.
Got a buddy who calls me Elly May Clampett.
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 14, 2019, 03:45:09 PM
I am sure sorry about your buddy.
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Post by: Shredd on March 14, 2019, 03:52:59 PM
Damn Bro...   Never know what to say about things like that...  Feeling sad for the loss of your buddy...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 14, 2019, 04:21:32 PM
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: BMorv on March 14, 2019, 04:24:39 PM
Thanks guys.  Sorry to bring the mood down.  I'm not on social media or anything like that, just felt I needed a little support from some people who probably understand what I'm going through.  You try and prepare yourself for this, but you are never ready to let go.  He was a special friend.  Gonna miss you buddy. 
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Post by: Fishinglink on March 14, 2019, 04:53:38 PM
Sorry to hear that Ben.


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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 14, 2019, 05:18:24 PM
Ben, so sorry for your loss.

I've been there many times and I know how empty you feel at this time.
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Post by: kennym on March 14, 2019, 06:06:29 PM
Sorry to hear this ,Ben...
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Post by: Bvas on March 14, 2019, 06:59:45 PM
Sorry to hear that Ben. Really stinks when ya gotta make that decision.
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Post by: Shredd on March 14, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
Thanks guys.  Sorry to bring the mood down.  I'm not on social media or anything like that, just felt I needed a little support from some people who probably understand what I'm going through.  You try and prepare yourself for this, but you are never ready to let go.  He was a special friend.  Gonna miss you buddy.


   Just to reassure you...  You picked the right place...  We are all feeling for you Bro...  I and most of us know how hard it is to lose your best friend... 
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Post by: goobersan on March 14, 2019, 08:35:03 PM
X2
Feel your pain Ben, you certainly have friends to count on here
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Post by: 4 point on March 14, 2019, 09:08:16 PM
That sucks Ben, my lab is getting up there in years and I'm dreading the day I have to make the decision.
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Post by: BMorv on March 15, 2019, 09:38:24 AM
Thank you all for the support.  It really helped.  This website has a great group of guys. 
I feel much better today.  One day removed from the loss and I can focus a little more on the life he had and how he made the lives of the people around him better, mine especially.  Jack was the 1st dog I owned, and even a day after the loss, I can say that it's worth going through this.  Dogs are great and they can teach us a lot about how we should treat the people in our lives. 
Can't say enough how much I appreciate it.  Yes, he was just a "dog", but if you've had that special relationship with a pet you understand what they bring to your life. 
Thanks again. 
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 15, 2019, 09:48:55 AM
 :thumbsup: :bigsmyl: :wavey:

My late bird dog and a bird on my other shoulder, LOL.

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Post by: BMorv on March 15, 2019, 09:53:19 AM
Minus seeing you with your shirt off, those are awesome pics Roy  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 15, 2019, 10:02:48 AM
Fuggered that would get ya all excited:)

And the new puppy a year ago.

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Post by: BMorv on March 15, 2019, 10:40:59 AM
The new pup is almost too cute for you Roy.  Luckily the dog won't judge you  :)

Little dude could fly....this was about 2 years ago
https://youtu.be/TjJCaED-_-U
https://youtu.be/CTechBxPSRA
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Post by: Pat B on March 15, 2019, 11:29:33 AM
Sorry for your loss, Ben. I've buried 4 dogs and a cat in the 29 years we've lived here. Each one was special, each one has remained fond memories for my wife and I. You'll never find a truer friend than a dog, especially a rescued dog.
 The cat(Lawrence) helped raise everyone of the dogs. He was the boss and liver 25 years.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 15, 2019, 11:39:01 AM
He could fly that's for sure, I did the same with Phes on our quad.
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Post by: Kopper1013 on March 16, 2019, 09:44:07 AM
Truly mans best friend!! I’ve lost quite a few in my 34 years of life. It never gets easier and you’ll never replace each one you lose. But you can start making memories and a new relationship when you’re ready. I can’t imagine not having one (or 3 :goldtooth:) in my house at a time.
Sorry for your loss it will get easier
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Post by: knuklhed on March 16, 2019, 09:58:38 AM
Sorry for your loss. Kopper put into words what I was thinking, you will be able to add to the memories, when you are ready, without ever taking anything away from the past.
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Post by: kennym on March 17, 2019, 02:11:01 PM
Roy, you wearing a collar too, man?  :}
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 17, 2019, 02:15:40 PM
Nope....

 :wavey:
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Post by: kennym on March 17, 2019, 03:48:55 PM
Lol
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 17, 2019, 09:02:49 PM
I took a break from building and went to a 3d shoot. Not a huge trad gathering but I took 2nd out of 8 or 10 folks. Could have had 1st but my hoodie string wrapped up in my bow string and gave me that 1 extra 0 that put me 3 points under 1st. Such is life.

I also picked up some materials from KennyM who was kind enough to drive 20 or 30 minutes (a special trip mind you) to meet me and let me save on shipping. There just ain't enough good things to be said about him.
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Post by: Bvas on March 17, 2019, 09:37:34 PM
Took my daughter to her first NASP state bow shoot. Her school(middle school) ended up taking third place. She ended up placing 129 outa 337 for middle school girls.

Couldn’t agree more Lonnie!!
I doubt Kenny would meet me halfway to save shipping :laughing:  But I will say every order I’ve received has exceeded my expectations.

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Post by: monterey on March 17, 2019, 11:40:43 PM
Too bad about that hoodie strap Skeat.  That only happens to me when I'm lined up on game!😉 

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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 18, 2019, 04:18:01 AM
That sucks Lonnie.

I shot a 30 target trad only 3D yesterday too.

My hip did good but after 20 targets I was limping like ole Festus. LOL

Cool on Kenny's delivery.

Can't think of a better dude than ole pap pap.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 18, 2019, 08:06:41 AM
Dog gone hoodie strings. Ripped a button off on time shootin at a coon. Arrow still went right under his belly rared up and growled like a bear  :scared:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 18, 2019, 11:51:49 AM
I shot my specs off once...

String got caught behind the corner of the frame.

That was exciting...
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Post by: BMorv on March 22, 2019, 11:00:17 AM
Split a nice ERC log.  Will try some with boo backing. 
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 22, 2019, 11:04:52 AM
Bet that smells good:)

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: BMorv on March 22, 2019, 11:13:43 AM
My shop smells like grammy's house  :).  I love it.
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Post by: Pat B on March 22, 2019, 11:14:56 AM
Too bad ERC doesn't hold that beautiful color.
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Post by: Macatawa on March 22, 2019, 11:59:35 AM
that's purdy wood!
 :archer2:
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Post by: monterey on March 22, 2019, 02:26:51 PM
I never saw it fresh cut before.   That color is beautiful.
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Post by: BMorv on March 22, 2019, 02:38:50 PM
It was a cool experience when the log finally split in 2.  It flopped open and at first you see the depth of the purple color, then your hit with a rush of that wonderful aroma.  Sensory overload for a few seconds. 
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Post by: Flem on March 22, 2019, 08:34:30 PM
That really is beautiful. Did you harvest that yourself?
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Post by: BMorv on March 22, 2019, 09:36:21 PM
It was in my Dad’s yard and he had to cut it down.  I told him to put it on the side for me.  It’s been in his shed for almost a year now.
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 11:02:57 AM
Got this one finish sanded and oiled. Posting a few pictures.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/40A732BE-A65E-474B-963E-CF916E82CC5A_zpsqynmk15r.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/40A732BE-A65E-474B-963E-CF916E82CC5A_zpsqynmk15r.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 11:03:48 AM
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/692C1631-052C-4E31-8593-15723FE40CB3_zpsclbotzc2.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/692C1631-052C-4E31-8593-15723FE40CB3_zpsclbotzc2.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 11:05:02 AM
Tips from some offcuts I had.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/FAF9E8F6-D30B-424B-8BBF-24F958044505_zpsxkzuzvrv.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/FAF9E8F6-D30B-424B-8BBF-24F958044505_zpsxkzuzvrv.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 11:05:51 AM
Braced.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/C98362FD-AB51-41E4-9927-590E6331750E_zps7h76rudu.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/C98362FD-AB51-41E4-9927-590E6331750E_zps7h76rudu.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 11:07:08 AM
At 28, very light bow 35 pounds.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/B0CC79AA-0C10-4116-9841-AA7A82391406_zpsuwtih08k.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/B0CC79AA-0C10-4116-9841-AA7A82391406_zpsuwtih08k.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Flem on March 23, 2019, 11:10:48 AM
Bue thats really nice looking :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 23, 2019, 11:20:55 AM
Looks nice, Bue.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 23, 2019, 01:21:36 PM
Oooo Bue That is a beauty.
I got another under pressure. An Osage riser with stringy bubinga veneers
. Gonna be another two piece.
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 02:45:03 PM
Thanks, Osage and Bubinga should be a great combo.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 23, 2019, 03:56:08 PM
Stickypops, didn't happen wifout pichers...
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 23, 2019, 04:06:17 PM
Sweet looking bend there Bue  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on March 23, 2019, 04:30:46 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on March 23, 2019, 06:49:39 PM
Worked on a sanding jig for riser today...  Something I should have done a while ago...  Gonna make things a little easier...

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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 23, 2019, 07:14:01 PM
Nice...
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2019, 07:16:03 PM
Jigs are always usefull
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Post by: Bvas on March 24, 2019, 12:31:16 PM
Spending some time today looking for overlay material. Doin it the right way, in the woods........Roy.  :biglaugh:

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Post by: jsweka on March 24, 2019, 02:33:18 PM
This weekend I got to work on a forward riser ASL for a friend in Texas I got to know last June at Bear Quest. Osage riser and lams with green glass.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 24, 2019, 03:28:31 PM
I got this one out of the form. A peek at the stringy bubinga.

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Post by: Flem on March 24, 2019, 03:47:18 PM
Nice to see a ASL, I was starting to feel lonely :goldtooth:

Mr. Stic, that going to be a looker :thumbsup:
Whats that big, massive structure underneath your blank?
 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 24, 2019, 05:58:24 PM
You talking about my purple pole vise stand? With a Cummins KV-12 damper base.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 24, 2019, 06:14:20 PM
It otta be pink:)
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Post by: Flem on March 24, 2019, 06:46:47 PM
You talking about my purple pole vise stand? With a Cummins KV-12 damper base.  :bigsmyl:

Just noticed the purple thing, I'm surprised its heavy enough :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 24, 2019, 07:37:46 PM
Roy I like purple better   :biglaugh: 
Yeah pretty heavy. Thats the form under the bow there just still got tape and plastic wrap hanging on it.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 26, 2019, 06:40:29 PM
Got another ready to wrap.
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Post by: Fishinglink on March 26, 2019, 06:56:57 PM
Looking good stic.  Is there a hidden I-beam or just relying on the Osage?


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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 26, 2019, 07:01:29 PM
Nice looking peace of hedge your using there Mike  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on March 26, 2019, 07:07:23 PM
Looking good. Where do you get the material you use for the wrapping?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 26, 2019, 07:14:32 PM
It has a 1/4 G 10. Visable in the tenon on the belly side. Bue Big Jim has the stuff or US composites.
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Post by: Flem on March 26, 2019, 08:36:18 PM
Damn Stic, your prolific. :thumbsup:
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Post by: scrub-buster on March 26, 2019, 11:45:15 PM
Today I finished getting everything ready for a weekend bow gathering of some good friends.  There should be 8 guys showing up.  I've got some moving targets and other fun stuff planned.  I'll share some pictures next week.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 27, 2019, 11:44:01 AM
Sounds like a great time, Clint.

Wished we lived closer together....

Pearly boy coming over?
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Post by: BMorv on March 27, 2019, 01:33:26 PM
Interested in these moving targets.  Sounds fun
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 27, 2019, 02:11:12 PM
Parts and pieces and the mess.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 27, 2019, 02:52:51 PM
Someday I will get what it takes to try that out. A pleasure to watch Mike.
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Post by: BMorv on March 27, 2019, 04:01:20 PM
Yes, thanks for sharing this process.  Even with the videos online, it really helped to see up close pictures of the process. 
I like the yellow on this bow Mike.  Is that osage?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 27, 2019, 07:41:26 PM
Thanks yes osage.
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Post by: scrub-buster on March 28, 2019, 07:07:23 AM
Sounds like a great time, Clint.

Wished we lived closer together....

Pearly boy coming over?

Yes.  I'll give him a thumpin' for you if you want.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 28, 2019, 07:09:44 AM
Yup, smack him up along side the head for me:)

 :bigsmyl:

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Post by: skeaterbait on March 28, 2019, 07:52:20 AM
Would you look at that, I have officially run my mouth 1000 times on TradGang.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 28, 2019, 08:12:43 AM
Ya, we know.

Sigh..

 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 28, 2019, 08:51:45 AM
Gotta have sum fun.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 28, 2019, 09:01:25 AM
Yeah, I kinda put that out there for Roy, it's been quiet around here since Kenny got a job.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 28, 2019, 09:03:41 AM
Jobs are over rated.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 28, 2019, 09:18:30 AM
Retirement rocks:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 28, 2019, 09:26:45 AM
Well if I ever get adopted to a wealthy family I will give it a try.  :pray:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 28, 2019, 03:50:02 PM
You adopted-------------- horn hat and all-- :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on March 28, 2019, 05:17:23 PM
I’m not makin fun of the horn hat anymore. I think it improves his looks :thumbsup:
C’mon, did ya see the full draw pic Skeater posted  :o
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 28, 2019, 05:29:01 PM
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I’m not makin fun of the horn hat anymore.
C’mon, did ya see the full draw pic Skeater posted

Yup I almost went blind from the bright light:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 28, 2019, 05:39:54 PM
It's a solar panel boys, gets me all charged up for the Mrs.
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Post by: Bvas on March 28, 2019, 05:49:27 PM
You might have overcharged. Looks like your battery pack swelled up :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 28, 2019, 05:58:23 PM
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It's a solar panel boys, gets me all charged up for the Mrs.

Why, so ya can out run her when she is pissed??:)
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 28, 2019, 07:58:00 PM
LOL, this body don't run
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 01:01:36 PM
Yeah, I kinda put that out there for Roy, it's been quiet around here since Kenny got a job.


LOL , sorry guys, I'll try to get back to stirring things up as soon as I get used to this dang workin stuff again.

Bout killed me the first week , but week number two  wasn't as number two...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 29, 2019, 01:31:45 PM
Kenny you keep my SS going  :bigsmyl:

Got another apart.
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 29, 2019, 01:53:35 PM
I got another one in the form. I am trying out the super lam so I hope I don't overshoot the draw weight, this is for SWMBO until she can decide what wood combo she likes or until she decides she likes being an archery widow more than joining in.
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 04:31:53 PM
This s l should only give you two lbs.

Is that WMTHHG?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 29, 2019, 04:48:13 PM
I am really getting confused with al these capitol letters  :dunno:
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 04:55:33 PM
WOMAN MARRIED TO HORNY HAT GUY !!
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Post by: TradBowyer on March 29, 2019, 05:00:14 PM
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 29, 2019, 05:11:04 PM
         :laughing:       Makin me hungry there Trad.
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 29, 2019, 05:26:23 PM
WOMAN MARRIED TO HORNY HAT GUY !!

Yeah but she calls me a dirty old man.
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Post by: Flem on March 29, 2019, 06:07:18 PM
I started slicing up some old mill work that was in the burn pile at a Victorian remodel, I was working on some years ago. Turned out to be some nice Walnut. I have quite a bit of the stuff. Cant believe they were going to burn the stuff :nono:
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I also discovered why my trade bow came out so much weaker than expected. The plank on the far right, that I thought was Walnut, isn't. It's Butternut! Rookie move :banghead:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 29, 2019, 06:15:07 PM
Kids, huh....

 :laughing: :wavey:
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 07:29:15 PM
That is nice walnut Roy! Would look good under clear gla… oh yeah, I fergot… Never mind...

I glued up a nice bow blank for a wedding gift , grenadillo riser with osage accent curves, cherry veneers, and red elm cores.  Also had to make a run to town to get my gal a birthday present .
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 29, 2019, 07:38:30 PM
Well make yerself ah bow wif it bro...
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Post by: Flem on March 29, 2019, 07:44:38 PM
That is nice walnut Roy! Would look good under clear gla… oh yeah, I fergot… Never mind...

I glued up a nice bow blank for a wedding gift , grenadillo riser with osage accent curves, cherry veneers, and red elm cores.  Also had to make a run to town to get my gal a birthday present .

Roy, do I need to gift you some Walnut? :wavey:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 29, 2019, 07:54:39 PM
Nope, I just sent Kenny some.

But thanks for the offer.
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 08:03:14 PM
Dang if that is Victorian walnut I’ll have to do sumpin royal with it!!
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Post by: Flem on March 29, 2019, 08:10:00 PM
I can't figure out if there is general confusion going on, or you guys are messing with me. :shaka:
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 08:19:07 PM
It has to be general confusion Flem
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Post by: Flem on March 29, 2019, 08:21:25 PM
Sounds like I need to gift you some Antique Walnut, Kenny :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 29, 2019, 08:42:32 PM
Gotta be confusion cause we might not do that on purpose intentionally just sayen ya know flemmy....  Well I wouldn't think we woods accidentally do nuffen like that to an older fellar.

So this is special walnut?

Hmm, lemme think now...
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 08:51:26 PM
Man I have too much walnut now !! I love the look of it but it’s not used a lot in glass bow builds I guess... 
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Post by: Bvas on March 29, 2019, 08:55:08 PM
Man I have too much walnut now !! I love the look of it but it’s not used a lot in glass bow builds I guess...
Depends on who you talk to :goldtooth:
Love using it for lams and riser accents.
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Post by: kennym on March 29, 2019, 09:49:06 PM
Maybe I should say as a general rule. There’s a few odd dudes who like it. ;)

I have one of the original test bows that I killed a lot of critters with and it was all walnut lams and black glass which I promptly painted with flat black and gray.
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Post by: Bvas on March 29, 2019, 10:20:04 PM
Maybe I should say as a general rule. There’s a few odd dudes who like it. ;)
I’ve been called worse :laughing:
I think more guys would like it if they gave it a try.   I like mixing it with other woods in the lam stack. I think walnut gives a softer feel with no loss in performance. Also love the contrast in color on the limb edges when mixed with light wood like maple.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 30, 2019, 04:25:27 AM
Yup, odd wuz ah good choice there.

 :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on March 30, 2019, 06:39:16 AM
Hey I like walnut too, so I guess I'm a bit odd too... :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 30, 2019, 06:51:36 AM
YES:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 30, 2019, 08:06:07 AM
Well walnut edge grain is a good core. It soaks a bit more glue to. And if I could get it to take more juice it be good in risers and deeper brown. Odd No    :nono:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 09:29:37 AM
I took the bow off the form this morning, got it cleaned up and the profile laid out. I ended up about a half a string off center at the handle but I blame poor lighting, inferior tools, bad eye sight etc. I complained to my union rep about everything but the eye sight, in effort to upgrade the working conditions. She told me, and I quote, "Suck it up buttercup. Due to administrative cut backs there is no budget for upgrades".


Sigh!



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Post by: kennym on March 30, 2019, 10:10:02 AM
Stay on the inferior tooling, maybe you can get a new toy out of it. She seemed pretty nice when I met her!
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Post by: buddyb on March 30, 2019, 10:19:18 AM
Hey guys, if anyone is gifting walnut I'm not too proud to take some of it off your hands  :goldtooth:
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 11:04:26 AM
I may get one anyway Kenny, I had to cut this shorter than planned so it may be a bit strong. But, it's a good opportunity to learn how to trap.

Canary wood ain't half bad.

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Post by: Flem on March 30, 2019, 11:13:39 AM
I like that Canary wood. :thumbsup:
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Post by: kennym on March 30, 2019, 11:24:32 AM
This one for the boss then?
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 11:26:42 AM
That's the plan. I don't expect her to ever really shoot but she expressed an interest so I will feed that as much as I can.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 30, 2019, 01:11:11 PM
Lonnie, she may surprise you.

But ya gotta make it fun.

Print out a picture of yourself and let her shoot at that..

Hell, send me one too. >>>----------->

 :laughing:


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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 01:57:36 PM
Ah that just hurts Roy, can't I even get concentric circles on my dot?
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 02:01:24 PM
It's been a fairly productive day. I got the bow out of the form, shaped, tillered, tip overlays on and rough shaped and now I have the handle overlay glued and back in the oven.

Which brings the next question; I dropped the temp in the oven from 165° (where I baked the bow) to 150°, is that enough or should I lower it more?

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Post by: Buemaker on March 30, 2019, 02:15:18 PM
Looking good Skeater, is that small Jet sander accurate side to side?
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 02:21:50 PM
It's a couple or three thousand off. It used to be closer but I guess it moved a bit. But that is from one side to the far opposite. For lams, even side by side, it's pretty accurate.
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Post by: kennym on March 30, 2019, 04:19:47 PM
Even if she don’t shoot it much , chicks dig men who make weaponry ... ;)
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 05:17:49 PM
Even if she don’t shoot it much , chicks dig men who make weaponry ... ;)

I wish I would have known that when I was single. I have guns, knives, hawks, axe's, bows, sticks, rocks....
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 30, 2019, 07:00:24 PM
Lonnie about 80-90 degrees overnite will cure the overlays.
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Post by: Bvas on March 30, 2019, 08:04:09 PM
Looks good Skeater.
Why’d ya have to cut it short?
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 30, 2019, 08:29:56 PM
Not sure when but the lams for the belly shifted about an inch or so, or I simply placed them wrong. I was worried that it might affect the super lam but it tillered ok.
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 31, 2019, 02:03:55 PM
I am completely sold on the super lam now. I love what it did to the profile, both braced and drawn. The bow came 1 pound over target at 36#@28 and it shoots great and is throwing an untuned 392 grain arrow at 158fps.



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Post by: skeaterbait on March 31, 2019, 02:06:04 PM
Looks like I could tweak that bottom limb for just slightly more bend overall.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 31, 2019, 02:30:23 PM
Nice, Lonnie..
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Post by: ztontonz on March 31, 2019, 03:16:44 PM
Last night I finally had everything ready to spray finish on the bow. Got 2 coats on it. Today after sanding it with 1000 grit I sprayed 2 more coats
I like it  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: goobersan on March 31, 2019, 03:58:08 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: JWheel on March 31, 2019, 04:22:27 PM
Hey Skeater nice bow! I'm getting ready to glue up a bow and going to try the power lam thing. If you don't mind divulging...what was the butt thickness and taper on your PL?
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Post by: skeaterbait on March 31, 2019, 04:33:12 PM
I used a super lam sled I got from Kenny. He provided instructions on it and I promptly ignored them. :dunno: Not that his instructions aren't correct, I just started with my lam too thin so I stopped grinding before it was completely tapered end to end. So what I ended up with was part of the lam was parallel. From the butt (.079") it was parallel for about 12" or so, then it has a .001" taper. Then as it got back to the tip wedge I had about 4"-5" of parallel there as well.

Bear in mind that with the 12" on the butt end I cut some off because my tip wedge was about where I wanted it. This gave me about 8" of butt end parallel that went on the form, which happened to be right at the end of my riser so it worked out ok.

Next time I will start with a thicker lam to grind.  :thumbsup:

Yeah, I know, way more story than you asked for.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: JWheel on March 31, 2019, 05:40:11 PM
More is always better!...thanks :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on March 31, 2019, 07:23:07 PM
Last night I finally had everything ready to spray finish on the bow. Got 2 coats on it. Today after sanding it with 1000 grit I sprayed 2 more coats
I like it  :bigsmyl:

Looks sharp! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on March 31, 2019, 08:47:37 PM
Looks like it turned out great Sam :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on March 31, 2019, 08:56:39 PM
Really sharp, Sam.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 01, 2019, 08:16:29 AM
Starting today getting stuff ready to go to KY Tradfest. A great event. If you are in the area this weekend Fri. Sat. Sun stop in. Harradsburg Ky. Check the thread over on Powwow.
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Post by: JWheel on April 02, 2019, 09:17:03 PM
Got ready for glue up...my third (hopefully successful) bow. Had a riser I cut out of a previous failed attempt and added some to it. The stack goes: clear glass, walnut, bamboo, my understanding of a power lam, riser, stable kor, bamboo, maple, clear glass. I modified my form with a center pin to keep alignment and going topless with her this time...I like the idea so I guess we'll see how it goes!

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Post by: Flem on April 02, 2019, 09:34:55 PM
Looks good :thumbsup:
I got to say, your a thrill seeker doing that in the kids playroom :scared:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 02, 2019, 09:41:20 PM
You for sure need the power lam or go thinner on those fades. Like that riser though.
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Post by: JWheel on April 02, 2019, 10:50:23 PM
Looks good :thumbsup:
I got to say, your a thrill seeker doing that in the kids playroom :scared:

HAHAHA!...Ya they've been harassing me to get the garage cleaned up so they can play :big laugh:

Thanks for the advice Stic...I think I will thin out the fades a little. One of my other attempts failed (delaminated) on the riser side of the fade...probably due to too much pivot at the stiff fade when worked.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 03, 2019, 05:49:46 AM
Looks nice...
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Post by: ztontonz on April 03, 2019, 09:20:52 AM
Looking good! That is quite curvy form you have here. What’s your target in term of bow length?
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Post by: JWheel on April 03, 2019, 11:20:33 AM
My first bow out of that form was 54" 60#@28...shoots about 178fps (10+gpp carbon arrow)...the curve makes it quite a hassle to keep everything straight while pressing so Imma try the topless/center pin and see how it goes. This time round I'm shootin for 58-60" to get a little more forward load on the limbs with PL=faster...IDK...hahaha (that's my theory).
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Post by: Buemaker on April 03, 2019, 04:29:36 PM
Well, I finally did it. I have some nice wood on the shelves that I bought many years ago and have never used. I don’t know, just kind of felt good that I knew they were there, nuts perhaps.
To night I finally took them to the jointer and nature’s beauty came shining out. The two 2x4 in the middle is Cocobolo and one of them is outstanding I think. The one laying crosswise I know is Bocote, the two on the sides I bought many years ago as a Rosewood, but they look more like Bocote, don’t you think?
I guess I have to use them now.
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Post by: Flem on April 03, 2019, 04:42:20 PM
Nice lumber Bue!  Good investment too. I recently discovered how much exotic wood appreciates in value.
That Cocobolo sells for $46.BF here locally :o
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 03, 2019, 04:59:03 PM
Oh my what nice wood Bue.
I got a hurry up finish on this to go to Tradfest. 62 54@28.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 03, 2019, 05:11:09 PM
Looking good.
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Post by: Flem on April 03, 2019, 05:39:13 PM
My Chinese bandsaw tension rod finally seized today. Soft steel! So since I had to dismantle the thing, I thought it would be a good time to replace the rubber tires with some urethane ones I bought a while ago. That was a good move, it must have reduced the vibration by 70%. Also had to arrange a temp tension rod/nut set-up. Lucky for me I had some  3/8" stainless all thread and a stainless t-nut. Was able to crank the tension way past anything I could get with the stock set-up. Put a 3/4" blade on and put it to the test.
Very happy, never been able to slice so thin before. I promptly ordered some 10mm acme rod w/nuts and a heavy spring.






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Post by: JWheel on April 03, 2019, 08:06:44 PM
Nice looking bow Stic...I think I'm gonna have to follow your lead and put urethane on mine saw too Flem!...I like the idea of les vibration :gold tooth:

I got the topless form laced up today. I used 1/2" oak dowel and 550 paracord...seemed to work great with 50-60psi...didnt hear any cracking during hose inflation so there she sits drying....

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Post by: Pat B on April 03, 2019, 08:38:04 PM
Hey, Flem, is that a bicycle powered band saw?   :laughing:
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Post by: Flem on April 03, 2019, 09:00:43 PM
Hey, Flem, is that a bicycle powered band saw?   :laughing:

I wish, it would probably have more power!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 03, 2019, 09:06:02 PM
That's the longest tension rod I ever did see:)

I fuggered Flem for a 3 wheel bicycle at his ripe ole age:)

 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 03, 2019, 10:00:15 PM
My tensioner also seized awhile back. Jet wanted to sell me the whole new thing slider and all. Got some grade 8 all thread and grade 8 square nut. then tapped out a piece of phenolic for a turning knob. $10 V. $40.
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Post by: Flem on April 03, 2019, 10:41:05 PM
That's the longest tension rod I ever did see:)

I fuggered Flem for a 3 wheel bicycle at his ripe ole age:)

 :laughing:

I saved my training wheels ;)

My tensioner also seized awhile back. Jet wanted to sell me the whole new thing slider and all. Got some grade 8 all thread and grade 8 square nut. then tapped out a piece of phenolic for a turning knob. $10 V. $40.

I heard that! No way was I going to spend $50 for a rod, nut and hand wheel.
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Post by: kennym on April 04, 2019, 07:33:54 AM
My tensioner also seized awhile back. Jet wanted to sell me the whole new thing slider and all. Got some grade 8 all thread and grade 8 square nut. then tapped out a piece of phenolic for a turning knob. $10 V. $40.

And here I thought I was a miser... LOL
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Post by: kennym on April 04, 2019, 07:34:33 AM
Oh, and I'm gonna get caught up on shop work today , raining in N MO ...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 04, 2019, 07:50:41 AM
Have oxygen and acetylene torches and a mig welder and off I go:)

Nothing like having all the big boy tools...

I heard stickypops squeaks when he walks:)
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Post by: kennym on April 04, 2019, 07:53:27 AM
You tryin a metal bow or building a form for glwass bows? :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 04, 2019, 08:04:35 AM
Ya.
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Post by: kennym on April 04, 2019, 09:18:33 AM
Top secret eh , must be the new gwassy one then? LOL
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 04, 2019, 09:21:45 AM
Could be:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 04, 2019, 10:14:27 AM
Needing an oil can  :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 04, 2019, 10:46:44 AM
Ah come on Stickypops, we all know that's Flem...

 :laughing:
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Post by: Flem on April 04, 2019, 11:20:52 AM
I was this guy;
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Post by: monterey on April 04, 2019, 01:54:51 PM
Needing an oil can  :laughing:


Well, this guy with his one singular tool is obviously a self bow guy.  Roy is a tri lam guy and uses an ax and a skilsaw and draws his electrical supply directly from nature.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 04, 2019, 02:05:13 PM
Manufacture my own natural gas too:)
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Post by: Buemaker on April 05, 2019, 08:55:29 AM
Fitting horns, takes time, has to be a perfect fit.
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on April 05, 2019, 09:34:46 AM
This is great stuff Bue, ELB is my favorite bow of all time. Especially the war bows... not that I can pull one.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: skeaterbait on April 05, 2019, 12:51:00 PM
I finally got the finish stage of the Canary wood bow. Not horrible if I do say so myself.









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Post by: ztontonz on April 05, 2019, 01:05:00 PM
Very nice indeed Skeater

Is that carbon on the nock?
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Post by: JWheel on April 05, 2019, 01:07:53 PM
Super nice bow Skeater...nice contrast in the accents
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Post by: JWheel on April 05, 2019, 01:13:50 PM
Pulled it off the form and got 'er cleaned up a bit....nuttin fancy but looks ok for inexpensive wood...







Thanks for the experienced advice to thin out the fades...I think it helped the glue lines in the end...And I really dig the center pin idea...no fuss with the stack shifting all over Sam Hill :goldtooth:
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Post by: skeaterbait on April 05, 2019, 01:22:05 PM
Very nice indeed Skeater

Is that carbon on the nock?

Thanks guys. No, it's phenolic. I keep spraying the end but it keeps getting that milky white to it. I may need more sanding time.
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Post by: skeaterbait on April 05, 2019, 01:23:33 PM
That looks good Jeff. I have been toying with the pin idea but have just never pulled the trigger.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 05, 2019, 02:46:10 PM
Looking goooood Skeater
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 05, 2019, 03:29:56 PM
Lonnie and Jeff, those are nice.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 05, 2019, 03:41:00 PM
Good idea with the center pin.
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Post by: JWheel on April 05, 2019, 03:46:40 PM
Thanks guys....Skeater I highly recommend the pin if you fight alignment at all like I do...My first bow I pressed in this form took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to keep straight (probably my rookie showing through) but the pin worked slick and cut my fuss time to nothing...Gotta say the topless form was slick too. I think my struggles in the past may be related to the radical curves...hard to keep things from slip slidin away...hahaha
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Post by: JWheel on April 05, 2019, 03:48:52 PM
Good idea with the center pin.

Thanks Bue...I'll likely stick to that method for every bow I make from now on :bigsmyl:
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Post by: ztontonz on April 05, 2019, 04:49:05 PM
It looks great Jeff!
I will be using a pin for sure for my next bow. The last one had the 2 super lams shifting to one side about 1” (and of course I only noticed that after glue up :knothead:)
What do you have in your stack? How much taper for these curves?
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Post by: Bvas on April 05, 2019, 05:13:10 PM
Both nice looking bows Jeff and Lonnie :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on April 05, 2019, 06:33:05 PM
Skeater, that bow looks great. Very stylish

Nothing cheap looking about that blank, Jeff :thumbsup:
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Post by: JWheel on April 06, 2019, 01:04:05 AM
Samuel, I posted the stack on pg 33 if ya wanna check it out...my 2 bamboo core lams are tapered 0.002/in each and I put my interpretation of the power lam between them with a strip of stable Kor. The first bow I did with this form was 54" but wore me out trying to keep it all aligned while pressing...(splicing all the lams with ea 40 before glue up greatly helped too) you will not regret using a pin :thumbsup:
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Post by: monterey on April 06, 2019, 02:13:54 PM
I think I remember Kenny talking about using a spring with the PIN. I'm going to try the pin with the next layup but going to use the pin Kenny talked about with the spring.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 06, 2019, 02:16:00 PM
Pin with a spring?
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Post by: kennym on April 06, 2019, 02:22:07 PM
That was on a td limb so the pin could compress to the thickness of the limb...
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Post by: Forwardhandle on April 06, 2019, 02:36:59 PM
Nice bows guys  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 06, 2019, 04:46:14 PM
Jeff that looks interesting.
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Post by: JWheel on April 06, 2019, 07:44:22 PM
Jeff that looks interesting.

what part, the form or the weird riser :biglaugh: :big laugh: I had to add wood to an old riser to get it to fit the form...hence the strange design :goldtooth:
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Post by: Eric Krewson on April 07, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
I bought a cheap hickory bow for $30 with a little string follow, well made but obviously left strung forever.

I like an occasional seemingly hopeless project to fool with.

Unstrung with string follow and after reflexing and toasting;
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Post by: Flem on April 07, 2019, 10:07:38 AM
Eric, did you steam that bow to straighten out the limbs?
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Post by: Eric Krewson on April 07, 2019, 10:14:25 AM
Nope, heat gun and one of my bow bending forms.
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Post by: monterey on April 07, 2019, 11:51:59 AM
Eric, do you bend it into the form and then heat or do you heat it as you bend it into the form.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on April 07, 2019, 12:36:51 PM
Heat as I bend into the form, I can feel the limb relax as it heats up, I don't force it.
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Post by: Bvas on April 07, 2019, 01:48:54 PM
“A little string follow”?????

I thought it was braced!!
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Post by: Flem on April 07, 2019, 03:03:45 PM
I am fascinated with the whole bending thing. I know heat and steam achieve the same results by softening the lignin in the wood. I am wondering if one or the other is more effective or has longer lasting results?
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Post by: Pat B on April 07, 2019, 06:47:28 PM
Different woods are affected differently. Hickory needs steam for good bending like for recurves but for minor adjustments dry heat seems to work fine. Sometimes steam then dry heat is used to set the bend or correction.
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Post by: 4 point on April 07, 2019, 11:18:34 PM
Cut up some red cedar today. Had what I'd guess is an old deer rub on it that gave it some nice figure. Cut up one piece and got a nice 4"x4" block. Should make some nice veneers.
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Post by: Flem on April 07, 2019, 11:31:52 PM
Thats some pretty wood for sure!
Is it native to South Dakota?
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Post by: 4 point on April 07, 2019, 11:41:46 PM
Flem, not sure if its actually considered a native tree but its about the only tree that will grow in my area. I'm not totally sure its red cedar either, could be juniper. It was a dead tree.
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Post by: ztontonz on April 09, 2019, 10:39:32 AM
Glued up a new riser with a leftover piece of kingwood and some local locust
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Post by: goobersan on April 09, 2019, 01:26:25 PM
Looks GREAT  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on April 09, 2019, 04:51:48 PM
Stunning color in that cedar.
Kingwood looks good.
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Post by: Pat B on April 09, 2019, 11:01:46 PM
ERC is a juniper (Juniperus virginiana sp.) and that looks like ERC to me. The knots really make the grain for lams but not so good for selfbows.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on April 13, 2019, 12:13:18 PM
Went to the big box store to get form materials for the ASL form found this fairly strait glued up Brazilian pine got every thing to make the topless form for under $40 !  I'm making it 72" long just in case I want to make a 70" bow

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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 05:30:50 PM
Looking for a little advice from the pros....

I got knock groves filed in and tried to brace this bow after the tiller tree, which went fine, and my string wont stay on the belly side. What I mean is, the limb twists sideways and the string jumps around to the back of the bow. I had this problem once before and ended up cutting the riser out (I think this riser come to think of it). Anyway...I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if there is a cure besides the bandsaw...hahaha

My thumb is for size reference...



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Post by: Forwardhandle on April 13, 2019, 05:36:35 PM
If the string is touching the limbs you could try a higher brace height the more reflexed bows seem to like a higher brace at least for me if I try to low of brace I have the same isue you do !
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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 05:45:43 PM
Hmmm...I'll give that a try before I dismember it, Thanks! :biglaugh:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on April 13, 2019, 05:55:28 PM
The closer the string is to the tips the more the bow string has a tendency to flip , I usually brace my FHLB bows 7 1/4"- 7 1/2" from the deepest part of the handle works for me !
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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 06:11:18 PM
makes sense...thanks
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Post by: ztontonz on April 13, 2019, 06:15:55 PM
You might also want to try giving more angle to the string groove
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Post by: Bvas on April 13, 2019, 06:18:55 PM
You might also want to try giving more angle to the string groove
Exactly what I was thinking. I do open grooves on mine from 90 degrees to 30-35 degrees.
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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 06:20:24 PM
Thanks Samuel, that did cross my mind in a fleeting moment
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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 06:21:49 PM
Bvas...That looks more like the finished product on my other bows...guess I better get to filing...thanks
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Post by: JWheel on April 13, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
Well....I got a little anxious and filed out my knock groves and twisted my string about 10 turns :biglaugh:. They are still in the roughed out shape mind you but much more stable...I might even be brave enough to shoot an arrow soon :goldtooth: Thanks for saving my bow from the saw guys!




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Post by: Bvas on April 13, 2019, 10:10:18 PM
Just make sure the corner at red arrow is rounded and take the edge off the belly glass in the yellow section before ya shoot it.

Don’t want ya to cut the string on the first shot ;)
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Post by: TradBowyer on April 13, 2019, 10:26:40 PM
another way of doing string grooves for these types of designs is to only file the back of the overlay to start with. Then string the bow. The side grooves can then be marked against the string so you have a perfect groove to fit the string as it wants to lay along the limb. A larger diameter round file can be used to allow for a little wiggle room for the string. Not only does this way help in this way but I always seem to have trouble getting even string grooves on the side. Its much easier for me to file a nice straight line on the back of the overlay. Marking the side grooves after the bow is strung helps me in getting nice even side grooves.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 14, 2019, 08:38:27 AM
Hmmm why have I not thought of that  :dunno:  Good idea.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 09:33:29 AM
I do the same thing.
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Post by: Bvas on April 14, 2019, 09:40:45 AM
Anyone just putting top grooves on D/R bows? I’ve been wondering if a bow would be quieter with top groove only. Granted it is minimal, but there has got to be some string slap with side grooves.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 10:14:04 AM
Actually Brad, I've only been cutting the string groove across the back of the tip overlay for a couple years now.

Cutting them down the side of the limb tips doesn't seem to be useful to me.

Just cutting the back allows the string to ride where it wants to along the side.
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Post by: ztontonz on April 14, 2019, 11:13:51 AM
Actually Brad, I've only been cutting the string groove across the back of the tip overlay for a couple years now.

Cutting them down the side of the limb tips doesn't seem to be useful to me.

Just cutting the back allows the string to ride where it wants to along the side.

Hmmm, sounds very interesting. Would you have a picture showing that? Are you still profiling the side to avoid to much friction?
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Post by: Bvas on April 14, 2019, 12:03:31 PM
Roy, the only advantage I see to side grooves is they might save you if an overlay should come off.

Sam, that’s how I was thinking. File the top groove and make the belly side slightly narrower.
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Post by: JWheel on April 14, 2019, 12:43:33 PM
Thanks for all the good info guys!...Very helpful indeed!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 14, 2019, 12:49:02 PM
I built a hot rod bow that the tips were very narrow and only had back nocks. Seemed to work really well. Not sure how the public would react though. :dunno:
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Post by: ztontonz on April 14, 2019, 04:30:45 PM

Sam, that’s how I was thinking. File the top groove and make the belly side slightly narrower.

Thanks, that’s what I was thinking. I will probably try that on ghe next bow
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Post by: skeaterbait on April 14, 2019, 05:29:51 PM
I glued up a blank Friday and unveiled it today. I sure do like that Tamo Ash under BearPaw. A bit frustrated though, I did a few dry runs and had zero light showing anywhere but still ended up with marginal glue lines.

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Post by: monterey on April 14, 2019, 05:46:59 PM
Nice that your a perfectionist Skeater, but those glue lines are probably only going to be noticed by you! :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 05:49:14 PM
Lonnie, you have come a long way dude, your bows keep looking better and better.
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Post by: skeaterbait on April 14, 2019, 06:25:05 PM
Thank you Mike and Roy.
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Post by: kennym on April 14, 2019, 06:30:20 PM
A little trick is use dark wood on one side of the glue joint when you can. Prob couldn't there but a lot of times you can, the glue will look dark too...

And your bows are getting better each time, they look real good...

Other option if flat black spray paint... LOL I have a couple of those!!
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Post by: Bvas on April 14, 2019, 06:33:31 PM
Another trick is don’t zoom in and point the bad spots out.  :biglaugh:

Looking good Lonnie :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 06:44:51 PM
Nothing wrong with it, Lonnie.

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Post by: 4 point on April 14, 2019, 06:48:35 PM
Lonnie, everyone will be looking those veneers and will never notice the glue lines. That's gonna be sharp!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 07:02:58 PM
Ok maybe this is the right thread for the bow Kenny asked me to post.

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Post by: Bvas on April 14, 2019, 07:03:20 PM
Lonnie, I see one of the thicker glue joints starts right off your scarf(which is super tight :thumbsup:).
So I’m gonna assume you hand sanded the lams after scarfing together. A lot of the time, edges get sanded more than the center when hand sanding. This creates a center ridge on the lams so no light shines thru, but glue lines appear larger on edges.
But I agree with the others.....those lines aren’t bad.
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Post by: Bvas on April 14, 2019, 07:06:12 PM
How’d you feel about the top only grooves Kenny?

And still waiting on pics of your top only grooves Roy :)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 14, 2019, 07:11:40 PM
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 14, 2019, 08:50:10 PM
Roy you did not have to show us your cranial defect  :laughing:

Lonnie I see nothing wrong with those glue lines. On my scarf joints I have a short piece of phenolic maybe 12 in. at the center I have two layers of masking tape. I the run the scarfed lam thru the drum sander with the scarf joint over the masking tape The tape will give about 6-8 thousands . Go slow until the joint is cleaned up on both sides. Have had better glue lines now.
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Post by: kennym on April 14, 2019, 09:34:49 PM
Thanks Elroy!! Brad I think they will hold up if the overlay material is strong. These look like antler. You can make a really skinny tip this way and you have as much limb as with grooves so should be a tad faster too.
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Post by: JWheel on April 14, 2019, 11:53:42 PM
Lonnie, I see one of the thicker glue joints starts right off your scarf(which is super tight :thumbsup:).
So I’m gonna assume you hand sanded the lams after scarfing together. A lot of the time, edges get sanded more than the center when hand sanding. This creates a center ridge on the lams so no light shines thru, but glue lines appear larger on edges.
But I agree with the others.....those lines aren’t bad.


Agreed....my bows glue lines tend to get tighter towards the middle and look good once the bow has been shaped...once you get it shaped up i'll bet those visible lines get less noticeable....BTW looks great to me! I have a Bear Magnum that has glue lines on the riser like that ;)
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Post by: ztontonz on April 15, 2019, 01:54:53 AM
Ok maybe this is the right thread for the bow Kenny asked me to post.



That looks really sharp Roy! Is that a glass bow?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 15, 2019, 04:04:59 AM
Sam, I posted the picture for Kenny and yes it is glass.
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Post by: ztontonz on April 15, 2019, 07:18:48 AM
Sam, I posted the picture for Kenny and yes it is glass.

Thank you
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Post by: goobersan on April 15, 2019, 07:24:01 AM
No issues with premature string loop wear ? Looks a ton easier than filling the entire loop area
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 16, 2019, 09:30:51 PM
Done a little fletching today. Got some Big Jim Dark Timber 600s. Cut them 29 BOP. 26 in. draw @ 40 DARTS  2 fletch BTW
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Post by: Fishinglink on April 16, 2019, 10:04:31 PM
Those are sharp. Curious to hear a review on the arrows. At the price I may be ordering a few dozen.
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Post by: Bvas on April 16, 2019, 10:13:48 PM
I’ve been eyeing this shafts as well.
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Post by: JWheel on April 16, 2019, 10:16:38 PM
 :saywhat:.....might just order some right...now! Looks good!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 17, 2019, 07:43:42 AM
The big deal here to me is Jim did the research  and found a manufacture that could keep the price good for the working man.
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Post by: goobersan on April 17, 2019, 09:07:22 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Big Jim


2-fletch with helical ? Like to see those fly
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 17, 2019, 09:35:07 AM
Ya 2 fletch, ole crooked-stickypop can't count ta 3:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 17, 2019, 11:13:58 AM
 :biglaugh:  They fly great. Those might be cheap wraps ---they aint stayin stuck down good.
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Post by: monterey on April 17, 2019, 09:43:32 PM
Can these shafts be painted?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 18, 2019, 09:05:51 AM
Not sure about the paint. Maybe ask Big Jim. He has a thread on Pow Wow about them also.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 20, 2019, 10:54:03 AM
I got this fancy smacy drill jig a few years back. I have not been happy with the way it worked and hard to clamp the parts right. Sooo I modified it. Using one of the drill blocks and bolting it down to be able to drill from both sides keeping the same side down. then if the width is off a bit it is all to one side and can be trued up.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 20, 2019, 12:56:44 PM
Pretty cool, Mike.
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Post by: goobersan on April 20, 2019, 02:48:21 PM
I have so much to learn :banghead:

Looks great Mike  :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on April 20, 2019, 09:50:04 PM
Mike, with that jig do you have get pretty exact on width? or do you drill it then run it through the drum until it's even? I never seem to get my width exactly the same each time, that's part of why I keep hanging in with the self-centering. That and I be broke folk and can't afford to have one of those made.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 21, 2019, 07:48:36 AM
Yes my curve limbs are 1.625 and longbow 1.375. The block can be fliped depending on curve or longbow. I have a plywood sled for the limbs and run them thru the drum sander to width. Needs to be within a few thousands. If you drill the holes same side down on the riser (drill thru each side of the block) and orient the limbs the same then all the excess will be up and can be trued up.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 21, 2019, 08:11:30 AM
Mike, ya got this glass stuff down purty good ole timer:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 21, 2019, 08:32:23 AM
Thanx Roy ---
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Post by: kennym on April 21, 2019, 10:46:05 AM
Both of ya bein nice?? LOL
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 21, 2019, 02:27:01 PM
Dont reckon it will last long   :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 21, 2019, 02:52:39 PM
Always gotta be a guy coming in here wif his big pot stirring spoon...

Just trying to stir up dirt from the bottom!

I've turned over a new leaf in 2019, trying to be nice to old folks.

 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 21, 2019, 03:42:20 PM
I spect that leaf was poison ivy and you still gots itchy fingers.  :scared:
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Post by: goobersan on April 21, 2019, 05:38:06 PM
 :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 21, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
I gots me some Benadryl Itch Relief Cream.

Extra strength stuff.
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Post by: Flem on April 22, 2019, 06:23:07 PM
Finally got home and all my parts had arrived, so I put together my new tension rod assembly. Very happy :bigsmyl:
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Smooth and powerful. Roy suggested I silver braze the handle nut to the rod. Good advice, it might as well be welded on. I've got a spare heavy duty spring if anybody needs one.
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Post by: goobersan on April 22, 2019, 06:42:34 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 22, 2019, 07:09:04 PM
Good job big dog..

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Fishinglink on April 23, 2019, 08:47:11 PM
Got a care package from my coworker’s uncle of 4 turkey wings and 2 tail fans. So plucked the wings tonight and will get the fans dealt with tomorrow.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 27, 2019, 05:50:11 PM
Darn it.!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/e1aa0a11a6285d2ba614b0f25003fa49.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/985d40c5f4a69d56d807446d13965be8.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 27, 2019, 08:13:23 PM
Pretty good shooten Mr. Miller

And that's why I only shoot 3 arrows at a time.

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Post by: Pat B on April 27, 2019, 08:52:36 PM
That's the way to ruin a good arrow, Stik.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: 4 point on April 28, 2019, 09:46:19 PM
Did some tweaking on my one piece recurve this weekend. Glued up one with maple and red cedar with no stabil kore. It seems that the maple keeps the limbs just as stable as boo with stabil kore. I also took a inch off the length. I profiled and cut nocks at 60 inches then scaled it, then cut it back 59 inch and scaled it. I didn't gain any poundage to my surprise. It made the limbs a good bit more stabile and took out most of the hand shock. It always amazes me what small changes will do to a bow.   
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Post by: goobersan on April 28, 2019, 09:57:30 PM
Great looking bow Travis  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on April 28, 2019, 09:59:12 PM
Thats a real pretty bow Travis. You make that from the ERC you cut recently?
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Post by: 4 point on April 28, 2019, 10:12:23 PM
Yep Flem, the tree was dead when I cut it. It was down to 7 percent. The riser is a piece of a Black Walnut log I got from a friend last summer with some canary wood. The log has some beautiful crotch wood in it but it has a crack rite in the middle of the nicest part, still thinking on how to save it. Wasn't sure of the combo at first but I think it'll be nice after some finish. Only bad thing is I missed poundage by 10 pounds.   
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Post by: Shredd on April 28, 2019, 10:25:38 PM
Nice...  The limb looks like it is on fire...
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Post by: Bvas on April 28, 2019, 10:31:44 PM
The riser is a piece of a Black Walnut log I got from a friend last summer with some canary wood. The log has some beautiful crotch wood in it but it has a crack rite in the middle of the nicest part, still thinking on how to save it.

Run your belly glass thru the riser. Then you can use the crotcheood as a grip overlay. Then it is no structural for the most part.
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Post by: kennym on April 29, 2019, 08:11:02 AM
I like that one Travis!
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Post by: Buemaker on April 29, 2019, 08:52:57 AM
A goodlooking one for sure.
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Post by: canopyboy on April 29, 2019, 09:15:55 AM
I need to use some ERC in a bow. That looks awesome.
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Post by: BMorv on April 29, 2019, 09:50:22 AM
That ERC is beautiful Travis.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 29, 2019, 12:29:01 PM
Is that the same cedar you see growing along the hiways and fence rows? Most have an abundance of limbs.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 29, 2019, 12:32:03 PM
Nope, it grows in cedar chests:)

 :laughing:

 :wavey:
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Post by: Flem on April 29, 2019, 12:39:33 PM
Is that the same cedar you see growing along the hiways and fence rows? Most have an abundance of limbs.

I wish!  This is what grows on the side of the road out here in the nether regions;
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 29, 2019, 12:40:15 PM
Okay then Mr. smarty britches   :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 29, 2019, 12:51:36 PM
LOL

 :laughing:
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Post by: 4 point on April 29, 2019, 02:05:58 PM
Stic, It probably is. Rocky mountain Juniper and Eastern Red Cedar are a nuisance tree most places. In my area its one of the few trees that'll grow.

Flem, Is that sage brush or salt cedar? Also is that the crazies in the back ground?
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Post by: goobersan on April 29, 2019, 02:13:46 PM
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What's that ??
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Post by: Flem on April 29, 2019, 03:11:40 PM
It's sage brush, Travis. Not sure where it is, I took a screen shot of a Montana landscape. Kind of looks like the Big Hole to me.

Josh, I don't know what that stick is. Does not look like any measuring or property marker that I'm familiar with.
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Post by: monterey on April 29, 2019, 03:36:43 PM
Looks like a snake!

They say there are three distinct species of juniper in the Colorado Rockies.  Don't think I could tell them apart.

We have a pygmy sage that grows on the dry flats at about 9000'.  Only gets about 8 inches tall.  When you walk on it it seems to be the strongest smelling of all the sages.
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Post by: goobersan on April 29, 2019, 04:52:36 PM
I was thinking snake too and maybe thats why he had the pic
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Post by: Bvas on April 29, 2019, 08:51:02 PM
That snake sure has a flat head :biglaugh:

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Post by: Roy from Pa on April 29, 2019, 09:01:15 PM
That's Flems fancy pole.

He wuz ah pole vaulten high jumper in Hi-School.....
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Post by: goobersan on April 29, 2019, 09:04:03 PM
 :biglaugh:  nice catch Brad
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Post by: Flem on April 29, 2019, 09:09:36 PM
That's Flems fancy pole.

He wuz ah pole vaulten high jumper in Hi-School.....

I thought I hid that thing better! I could never jump in that Speedo they made me wear :scared:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 01, 2019, 07:57:33 AM
Well I am up---seems no one else is though  :dunno:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 08:05:23 AM
Been sitting here waiting on you to get yer butt out of bed, ole timer:)

Ya sitten there in yer fancy jammies drinken milk?

Ya take all your blood pressure pills too?

 :wavey:
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Post by: goobersan on May 01, 2019, 08:27:16 AM
Thought you old fellars do nothin but drink coffee at mcdougals  :wavey:

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 08:34:03 AM
No, that's what pipefitters do:)
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Post by: Flem on May 01, 2019, 08:42:16 AM
Looks like I'm up before any of you guys. (MST)
How come their are no women Bowyers here?  You guys scare them all off?
Whats McDougals?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 08:45:38 AM
There was a bunch here before you started posting:)

McDonalds....
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Post by: Flem on May 01, 2019, 08:51:13 AM
There was a bunch here before you started posting:)

McDonalds....

I thought the only place my picture was posted was at the P.O. :o
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 09:20:10 AM
Not so, as I've seen your picture posted at Disney World too:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 01, 2019, 11:20:42 AM
Done been to the bone crusher back now Coffee and my fancy jammie pants I save for WalMart shopping  :laughing:  We all know who poses with their bow in jammies.  :scared:
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Post by: goobersan on May 01, 2019, 11:32:20 AM
 :laughing: :campfire:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 01:32:14 PM
Yup we do know who poses with their bow jammies on.

Everytime my PC does a virus check, it throws up a red flag warning about that picher:)

 :laughing: :laughing: :bigsmyl: :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 01, 2019, 04:20:58 PM
I added a Big Jim Thunderchild to my stable today. 58 in. About 43 at my draw. Pretty sweet shooter. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190501/df3fd1fa10483acf91022e3ef7ed63a7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190501/dd8302a23c1fb73af18cf90d77d010a4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190501/867f779ae943b544a7c4415a073cf3b0.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 01, 2019, 04:38:56 PM
That's sharp, Mike.
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Post by: goobersan on May 01, 2019, 09:09:21 PM
Eh......... it's okay I guess
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Post by: skeaterbait on May 02, 2019, 02:43:52 AM
That's really nice Mike, I have been eyeballing those for a while now. Happy for ya.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 02, 2019, 07:03:39 AM
Going to build a guy a bow with the rain forest White birch
. Have never used it before. Does anyone know is it it more like a diamondwood or an actionwood ??
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Post by: monterey on May 02, 2019, 11:02:00 AM
Would like to see pictures of the Rainforest.

On my way out the door to pick up a sheet of plywood for some forms.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 02, 2019, 03:58:13 PM
Mike go on the Kustom King site and look under bow building supplies.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 02, 2019, 04:02:31 PM
here.
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Post by: Flem on May 02, 2019, 05:44:12 PM
Made me look. Ouch! 40-54 bones for one of those riser blocks :o
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 02, 2019, 06:03:06 PM
Yeah way over priced.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 02, 2019, 08:29:55 PM
Ah spend some of that SS $$$$$:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 02, 2019, 09:44:30 PM
 :saywhat:
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 03, 2019, 08:51:10 AM
I made carpenter bee traps.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 03, 2019, 09:30:16 AM
That's what I need to do also, have a bunch of them buggers here.
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Post by: Flem on May 03, 2019, 10:17:01 AM
Don't have carpenter bee's here. What's the problem with them?
I am assuming the trap is for killing them.
Aren't they natives and pollinators?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 03, 2019, 10:21:27 AM
They bore 1/2" wide holes in the wood on your house or sheds.

Not my house but sample picture.

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Post by: Flem on May 03, 2019, 10:25:30 AM
Oh, that would be a problem!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 03, 2019, 10:52:51 AM
Yup, especially if they found your bow wood pile:)
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Post by: monterey on May 03, 2019, 11:11:25 AM
Around here the woodpeckers put the holes in houses.  They go after anything that has internal gaps like T111.  They can hear the bugs in there.
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Post by: Flem on May 03, 2019, 11:38:01 AM
Same here Mike, Flickers put a hole in T1-11 that looks like a nest hole on one side and a shotgun blast on the other!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 03, 2019, 12:56:55 PM
I made some traps last year. They did not get but one bee. But his year they are doing good.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190503/b9b18f7eaac60a5ece407ef09ffc5b4f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190503/3a8c07573029dfc48a70ca5a5c792956.jpg)

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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 03, 2019, 01:18:27 PM
The bees don't just make a hole, they make a hole and take a right hand turn and may go several feet down a timber, then the woodpeckers go after the larva that the bee left in the tunnel and you end up with structurally compromised wood.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 03, 2019, 01:34:38 PM
You guys put any type of bait or attractant in the jar?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 03, 2019, 02:51:08 PM
Put you picture in there Roy then they for sure wanna get in and sting you  LOL

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 03, 2019, 02:58:25 PM
Making a new form My mom and pops hardware store been bought out. Used to get  plywood custom cut. Not now though. So at Menards they got these ACX handi panels. 2x4. They measure exactly .750 += .010. So.I got two of them.I cut mine in half. For bandsawing. So they work well.

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Post by: JWheel on May 03, 2019, 05:03:39 PM
Couple update pics after advice from y'all saved this one from the bandsaw when I was having trouble keeping the string on the belly of the bow when strung...THANKS AGAIN! It's shooting great! Hope ya like

got her all sanded and ready for wood grain filling or just finish...IDK yet









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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 03, 2019, 05:13:32 PM
Very nice.

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 03, 2019, 07:19:53 PM
That one has some nice colors.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 03, 2019, 07:39:09 PM
No bait, the bees curiosity brings them in.
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Post by: Flem on May 03, 2019, 07:50:16 PM
Nice Jeff! :thumbsup:
That one is very stylish and it's got some sexy curves
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Post by: Bvas on May 03, 2019, 09:14:58 PM
That looks great Jeff.
I would recommend grain filling. You’ve put this much work in the bow....why rush now?  If you haven’t yet, try grain filling with super glue. It is quick and easy sanding.
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Post by: JWheel on May 03, 2019, 10:52:27 PM
Thanks Guys!...I think I will try the super glue :shaka:
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Post by: monterey on May 03, 2019, 11:11:19 PM
I like the nocks.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 04, 2019, 07:36:22 PM
Forming today. Going for short bow long draw.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/72b4cf434b67f24b26a25d0e716914df.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on May 04, 2019, 07:39:53 PM
Looks like you could make yourself some Texas Longhorns with that form  ;)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 04, 2019, 08:15:46 PM
I give up...

What's a fi r bow?

Ya otta clean up that shop b4 ya get hert or stuck in there ole timer...

And turn the darn exhaust fan on, yer gonna kilt yerself ole boy.
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Post by: monterey on May 04, 2019, 10:53:11 PM
I give up...

What's a fi r bow?

Ya otta clean up that shop b4 ya get hert or stuck in there ole timer...

Yeah, and what's with the cloud of smoke?  Get hit by lightning?  Apparently the odds of a lightning strike go way high when ya get old.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 05, 2019, 07:14:49 AM
Oh yeah I agree spring cleaning is in order. If I can get about three days rain free.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 05, 2019, 07:25:06 AM
Quote
If I can get about three days rain free.

Really..

I'm about ready to start building an Ark:)

Anyone have plans on how to lay one out?
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Post by: goobersan on May 05, 2019, 08:17:29 AM
May have found a solution to removing the oscillation from a  Rigid sander
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Post by: goobersan on May 05, 2019, 08:20:22 AM
Having trouble loading video. If this works today I'll post more
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 05, 2019, 08:35:08 AM
Check your PM, Josh..
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Post by: Flem on May 05, 2019, 08:49:35 AM
Thats a lot of grease in there! Looks strange, contaminated?
Now you got me curious about your mod!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 05, 2019, 09:20:29 AM
Looks like it has water in it...

Here is Josh video..

https://youtu.be/VEuIWnB3M_A
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Post by: goobersan on May 05, 2019, 11:10:43 AM
No to both. Just a very weird "snotty" type grease. So as the motor shaft spins the 3 prongs ride up and down 3 different ramps. That grease has some magic to it since the plastic doesn't wear away. Looks like regular plastic.
My "fix" is a piece of aquatherm pipe that's nearly lab grade plastic. Hoping the grease doesn't break it down.

Thanks Roy. For some reason I can't load video. Daughter using laptop for school  :banghead:

If this works I'll get that last bit of oscillation out.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 05, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
Josh is that the right video?
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Post by: goobersan on May 05, 2019, 11:14:04 AM
If it isn't me riding a unicorn holding a pink bow it's definitely the right video   :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 05, 2019, 11:14:44 AM
Youtube blocked that video of your pink skirt:)
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Post by: Flem on May 05, 2019, 11:59:43 AM
Looks like your still getting some oscillation?
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Post by: goobersan on May 05, 2019, 12:35:03 PM
Just a bit. Wasn't sure how it would work out. After the next couple bows I'll take it apart, check for wear, and make the piece of pipe an 1/8" longer.
So far it's doing fine. Got the fades sanded down. Not much of an issue with that little bit of oscillation
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 07, 2019, 07:37:50 PM
Ok been doing jigs today. They are a pain but better than fitting the riser every time. This on has a petite little 13 in.riser. .004 limb taper and lots of reflex.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/2ac9873a80962940efc0b575e3b306aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/046945d7accf26159e55c6649a3d69d3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/56bb26c9d2d8e888fcae730cc12520bd.jpg)

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Post by: kennym on May 07, 2019, 07:41:43 PM
Ok been doing logs today. They are a pain but better than fitting the riser every time. This on has a petite little 13 in.riser. .004 limb taper and lots of reflex.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/2ac9873a80962940efc0b575e3b306aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/046945d7accf26159e55c6649a3d69d3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/56bb26c9d2d8e888fcae730cc12520bd.jpg)

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Doing logs? What's that?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 07, 2019, 07:46:59 PM
Kenny, he prolly meant sawing logs, aka his afternooner nap..
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 07, 2019, 07:53:59 PM
Fat fingers JIGS

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Post by: kennym on May 07, 2019, 08:17:07 PM
LOL I meant what ya knew
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 08, 2019, 09:28:24 AM
I made Roy a gizmo out of fancy curly wood of some kind that he graciously donated to my St Jude Gizmo project. I used iron nitrate stain to bring out the curl like I do on a flintlock.

It still needs a few more coats of Tru-oil.



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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 08, 2019, 09:47:50 AM
Thanks Eric, that's sharp.

Was that from the piece of wood that had the round cut on the end?

I don't know what kind of wood it was.
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Post by: Pat B on May 08, 2019, 10:02:07 AM
Eric, there were a lot of Gizmo's around the bow shop at the Classic. They all got a lot of use.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 10:12:54 AM
That's a nice one. Be sure to send structions.so Elroy ain't scratin  his hair out. ;)

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Post by: JWheel on May 08, 2019, 12:27:00 PM
It's so cool and inspiring watching what all you guys are working on...I finally got this thing sprayed down...I think I'll stick with gloss on this one.

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Post by: kennym on May 08, 2019, 12:42:58 PM
Good on ya Eric!

Sweet, J!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 01:27:06 PM
liken that purple Jeff.
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Post by: Bvas on May 08, 2019, 01:39:02 PM
Looks nice Jeff.

Did you end up using super glue for grain filler?
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Post by: Buemaker on May 08, 2019, 02:09:40 PM
Stic, how shall I put it. When you send the jig with handle along the profiling bearing, do you start in the middle and go out to the fadeout and then flip the handle over, so you do not grind against the fadeout? Hope this makes sense.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 08, 2019, 04:24:07 PM
It was the lighter piece of wood that looked a bit like osage but was much softer, I think it might have been myrtle, just guessing.

I got on a flintlock site and made the same wood request and like Roy the guys really came through.

I donated a gizmo out of my last piece of good wood to an auction for the Alabama Children's Hospital a couple of weeks ago, it brought $40. With all this wood I can make more gizmos than ever before and donate them to St Jude, the Alabama Children's Hospital and Catch a Dream auctions as well.

I have plenty of wood!



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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 04:40:55 PM
Bue I use one end of the jig and flip it. That way both ends are the same and grinding center to fade.
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Post by: Flem on May 08, 2019, 06:21:25 PM
 This threads is moving right along!
Bow looks really sharp with that gloss finish, Jeff. Must look extra sweet in person. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 06:39:37 PM
Got the bow in and out today. A .004 taper. 13.5 riser.gonna be 58.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/8b1d3e00d9c1a8aabd8871f891530928.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/0337af6801be63394734476085df7d9f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/9b3220140ff35c3bbdfffda776aea830.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 08, 2019, 06:39:47 PM
Eric, it could have been Mulberry then.

Ya did good on the wood.

 :thumbsup:

Looks great,  Mike.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 06:43:05 PM
I meant 13.5 riser.

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Post by: Flem on May 08, 2019, 06:50:47 PM
That looks great Mike! Kind of retro cool, like a 50's Bear.
Whatever you are using for temp nocks, that's a brilliant idea, mind sharing?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 08, 2019, 08:50:02 PM
Flem those are just some old school tillering blocks. Mostly used for finding dynamic center on curves. I use them on longbows to find the strong limb after it is blanked out
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Post by: Shredd on May 08, 2019, 10:01:56 PM
Looking Slick, Stic...   If she bends good she looks like she could be pretty fast...
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Post by: JWheel on May 08, 2019, 10:45:06 PM
Looks nice Jeff.

Did you end up using super glue for grain filler?

It does look pretty good in person  ;) Thank you! I'm pretty happy with it...got a string made today and gonna shoot her a little more tomorrow maybe with the chrono...

I did end up using the super glue for grain filling and wasn't expecting the toxic fumes!...that stuff had my eyes watering and nose running :big laugh:  Next time there will be better ventilation for sure!
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Post by: JWheel on May 08, 2019, 10:46:48 PM
Diggin the profile Stic  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 09, 2019, 04:34:27 AM
Never was one to chase speed that much but I am thinking mid 180s.
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Post by: Buemaker on May 09, 2019, 08:19:53 AM
Looking good Stic. Is it a slight Thunderchild fever ?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 09, 2019, 08:32:39 AM
What chew talking about Bue ;)

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Post by: Flem on May 09, 2019, 09:09:21 AM
Mike, you made those tillering blocks sound so common place. I was searching all over to find any info on them and the only hit I got was on a defunct Pirates of Archery thread from 2008. Fortunately there was a pic at the end. Did you make yours out of aluminum also?
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Post by: Buemaker on May 09, 2019, 09:35:06 AM
I have these blocks also, made from steel. Like Stic says good for finding the strongest limb when bow blank is squared off exactly and before cutting any nocks. Other than that I do not use them any more.
Easy way to make them is epoxy together 3-4 large washers, cut a slot and drill a hole.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 09, 2019, 09:50:16 AM
You guys make the stronger limb the bottom limb?
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Post by: Flem on May 09, 2019, 10:56:20 AM
You guys make the stronger limb the bottom limb?
That seems to be the common reference. To me it's the stiffer limb, being shorter than the top one. I think if the limbs are timed and tillered correctly, they probably store about the same amount of energy.
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Post by: goobersan on May 09, 2019, 11:18:37 AM
The form I use sets top and bottom by design.  ASL's I set by stronger limb to bottom
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 09, 2019, 12:18:07 PM
What Bue said on how to make them. I bought mine a lot of years ago. I think the pic I posted is pretty close to actual size.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 09, 2019, 12:20:25 PM
If ya dont like the strong limb on the bottom turn it upside down  :laughing: :laughing:Elroy
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Post by: Flem on May 10, 2019, 11:03:32 AM
I'm not into gadgets, but I am curious. After seeing this thing all over the place, I decided I should make one and check it out. Thanks to the creator, Eric K.  Haven't used it yet, but if it works like everybody says, I'll be happy to save some time.
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on May 10, 2019, 11:09:41 AM
Did ya read the instructions on how to use it?

http://www.tradgang.com/tgsmf/index.php?topic=108906.0
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Post by: Flem on May 10, 2019, 11:15:34 AM
What!!! No video, I'll never figure it out. ;)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 10, 2019, 02:30:58 PM
Prolly not...
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 11, 2019, 09:14:52 AM
I had a very good video on youtube about making and using a gizmo. A couple of months ago youtube deleted it for some reason, they said it violated their guidelines, go figure.

Flem, your gizmo looks a little short, 6" seems to be the best length.
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Post by: kennym on May 11, 2019, 01:31:11 PM
I had a very good video on youtube about making and using a gizmo. A couple of months ago youtube deleted it for some reason, they said it violated their guidelines, go figure.

Flem, your gizmo looks a little short, 6" seems to be the best length.

Dang , making weapons?? LOL
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Post by: Eric Krewson on May 11, 2019, 02:13:15 PM
I found the word "gizmo" was registered, this could have been the problem.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 11, 2019, 03:53:02 PM
Ya Flem, your Gizmo is short...

  :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 11, 2019, 03:54:42 PM
 :biglaugh:
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Post by: Flem on May 11, 2019, 05:15:55 PM
Well......  My gizmo is 6", but the wood is soft ;)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 11, 2019, 06:47:34 PM
Knotty Pine?

Weeping Willow?
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Post by: Flem on May 11, 2019, 07:05:08 PM
Lodgepole :saywhat:
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Post by: hunting badger on May 12, 2019, 02:31:53 AM
Eric, would you mind, renaming it and putting it back up? If that's possible, I'm a glass bow guy but have been trying to learn how to made self bows.

Thanks
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 12, 2019, 07:05:31 AM
Knotty pine would be interesting specialy if the knots got that red translucent color in them be like having head lights on your Gizmo  :laughing:
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Post by: skeaterbait on May 13, 2019, 07:49:07 AM
Knotty Pine?

Weeping Willow?

Iron Wood?
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Post by: Flem on May 13, 2019, 08:36:24 AM
Knotty Pine?

Weeping Willow?

Iron Wood?

That wood be one formidable Gizmo!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 08:39:22 AM
You need a softer wood to be able to force the nut down into the drilled hole.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 13, 2019, 09:11:33 AM
Drill a bigger hole.

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Post by: Pat B on May 13, 2019, 09:25:02 AM
That's a brilliant idea, Mike. Whooda thunk it!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 09:25:47 AM
Yup Pat, Mike is pretty amazing, sometimes:)

Ya gotta leave it smaller so the edges of the nut have something to bite into.
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Post by: Pat B on May 13, 2019, 10:01:09 AM
A little glue will help that, Roy.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 10:09:03 AM
Nah, then it wouldn't be authentic:)
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Post by: Shredd on May 13, 2019, 10:18:58 AM
Gonna go check out a connection on some Sheoak today...  If it pans out it should put me over the top and I should have enough wood to last me a very long time unless I start selling the stuff...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 10:41:06 AM
Lookie what Eric sent me....

Thanks Eric, it's sharp...

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Post by: kennym on May 13, 2019, 10:46:57 AM
Nice one Eric! Elroy , if you put the pencil in the other way you could make a glass bow with big curves...;)

I glued up a 64” modified with a phenolic riser and black glass blank, have a twin to do next. Should be sharp !
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 10:50:21 AM
Didn't happen wifout pichers!
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Post by: kennym on May 13, 2019, 10:56:52 AM
Didn’t have shop camera and never touch my fone when there is glue going...
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Post by: kennym on May 13, 2019, 11:00:58 AM
Do have one I sent the blank buyer...

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 13, 2019, 12:45:02 PM
Dont confuse him Kenny lucky to get the pencil in that way.  :laughing:
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Post by: skeaterbait on May 13, 2019, 03:09:02 PM
You need a softer wood to be able to force the nut down into the drilled hole.

OOOOHHHHHHHH, I thought we were using metaphors.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 03:30:21 PM
Skeeterbait, I recognize the name....

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Post by: Flem on May 13, 2019, 03:35:57 PM
You need a softer wood to be able to force the nut down into the drilled hole.

OOOOHHHHHHHH, I thought we were using metaphors.

Don't you mean meteors?, blazing thru the darkness.
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Post by: skeaterbait on May 13, 2019, 07:52:29 PM
Skeeterbait, I recognize the name....



Skeaters been scarce lately. Building a new shed to replace the smaller one only to find out I have to pour a new pad too acuz the city thinks I need to have it 10' from the property line. So, not only learning how to build a shed, I am also learning how to dig for a pad, haul gravel for a pad, level a pad and soon, pour a pad and finish the surface. And then finish learning how to build a shed.

City life sucks.
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Post by: Bvas on May 13, 2019, 09:02:37 PM
No joke skeeter. That’s why I don’t live there.

Heck I built a 3-1/2 car garage. Took the county three years to find out and redo my property taxes.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 13, 2019, 09:17:15 PM
If it makes ya feel better skeeter, I'm getting ready for a 10 x 20 shed by the pond..

But all it does is rain.







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Post by: Bvas on May 13, 2019, 09:52:50 PM
If it makes ya feel better skeeter, I'm getting ready for a 10 x 20 shed by the pond..

But all it does is rain.




Roy, you finally building me a guest house :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on May 14, 2019, 03:42:27 AM
I like your pond Roy, any fish in there?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 14, 2019, 04:34:30 AM
LOL Brad.

Yes Bue, blue gills, crappie bass, and small mouth and large mouth bass.



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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 14, 2019, 06:28:20 AM
You should add carp for spring time bow fishing  :archer2:
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Post by: Flem on May 14, 2019, 08:36:54 AM
Thats a whole lot of green you got there Roy! Is it humid by chance?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 14, 2019, 08:42:34 AM
It's been raining for 40 days and 40 nights:(
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Post by: Buemaker on May 14, 2019, 09:33:55 AM
That must be the large mouth one, that is the one on the left. ;)
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Post by: Flem on May 14, 2019, 10:52:44 AM
Damn!  Those look good enough to eat. Actually I've never had fresh water Bass, how are they?
Looks like the dogs are ready to jump up and grab one :biglaugh:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 14, 2019, 03:55:49 PM
Naw Bue the big mouth is on the right wearin the hat.   :laughing: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 14, 2019, 04:50:38 PM
Stickypops, ya talken bout my wife?

LOL
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Post by: Flem on May 14, 2019, 06:56:29 PM
I scored off my local craigslist today  :shaka:. It's rare to find anything useful around here, got to look all the time.
You guy's won't believe this, but this was free! The woman just wanted it out of the house. Apparently her son had visions of making Bows, that were never realized. Oh well, I'll take it.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 14, 2019, 07:22:55 PM
Good job...
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Post by: Fishinglink on May 14, 2019, 07:39:20 PM
Dang Flem good find.


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Post by: Bvas on May 14, 2019, 11:34:21 PM
Looks like ya better get busy flem
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 15, 2019, 07:04:39 AM
Should have said camo hat Roy I would say your wife is special ta put up wif ya   :bigsmyl:


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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 15, 2019, 07:15:48 AM
LOL

Yes, she is very special..
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Post by: Buemaker on May 15, 2019, 05:42:16 PM
Very good bamboo catch.
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Post by: Flem on May 15, 2019, 07:53:48 PM
I forgot to mention the ad said, "must take all"  :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 16, 2019, 04:10:36 AM
Nice find Flem my BBH is one of my favorite natural material bows boo is tuff stuff !
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Post by: Shredd on May 16, 2019, 12:06:18 PM
Won't be needing any riser wood anytime soon...  Got them all ripped in half yesterday and ready for the bandsaw... 




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Post by: wood carver 2 on May 16, 2019, 04:33:39 PM
What kind of wood is that? You have to show us what it’s like on the inside! 🙂
Dave.
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Post by: Flem on May 16, 2019, 04:46:29 PM
Rich, is that the Sheoak?  I had never heard of it before your post about it. Native to Australia, but that don't look like it came from down under :bigsmyl:
Looks like pretty wood, at least on the wood database site pics.
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Post by: Shredd on May 16, 2019, 09:11:42 PM
Yes... It is Sheoak...  Here is a pic of a riser with some heartwood...  The wood varies in color... From blonde to browns and darker with red in it...

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Post by: wood carver 2 on May 16, 2019, 09:17:42 PM
Nice wood. Is it available at any wood supplier?
Dave.
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Post by: Shredd on May 16, 2019, 11:14:00 PM
I don't know...  Always harvested my own..
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Post by: goobersan on May 17, 2019, 08:36:07 AM
Sounds like a business deal could be made :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Pat B on May 17, 2019, 11:31:21 AM
I've never heard of sheoak. Is it a native tree? is it an oak?
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Post by: Shredd on May 17, 2019, 12:45:39 PM
It is from Australia...  Grows wild here in Florida...

  https://www.wood-database.com/sheoak/
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Post by: Pat B on May 17, 2019, 03:17:42 PM
Is it like Australian pine? I think it is cassarina too.
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Post by: Shredd on May 17, 2019, 04:01:47 PM
Yes...  That is what it is called also...  But it is not a true Pine...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 17, 2019, 04:07:36 PM
Here all this time I thought "Sheoak" was a girl oak tree.

I've lived a sheltered life I guess...

Duh:)
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Post by: Flem on May 17, 2019, 04:54:17 PM
Here all this time I thought "Sheoak" was a girl oak tree.

I've lived a sheltered life I guess...

Duh:)

She's a Shelia mate! Fake girly-man Oak.
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Post by: Pat B on May 17, 2019, 07:46:57 PM
Makes good selfbows too.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 18, 2019, 08:05:04 AM
It is pretty wood for a riser, with the red undertones it goes good with that glass you chose there Shreedy !
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 18, 2019, 08:26:17 AM
I got a big package from kenny it included these riser blocks the wildfire , its very cool, cant wait to try it & coffee got enough material hanging around to make about 50 bows just no time this summer !

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2019, 08:59:03 AM
Ok gonna make a 56 in.on the next one of these bows. Everything else being the same with the .004 taper limb 2 in. Shorter how much will I gain lbs.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/d1cfb0b7fe4987da62290de96d1a5490.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 18, 2019, 09:01:39 AM
5.5
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 18, 2019, 09:05:35 AM
Less reflex , less wedge 4 lb my guess 🙄
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2019, 09:26:12 AM
Roy you pretty close to what I was thinking 5.6   :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 18, 2019, 09:37:41 AM
Morning Stickypops, ya have yer cheerios and milk already this morning?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2019, 09:43:26 AM
Nah Rasin Bran and gunpowder.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2019, 09:45:34 AM
Doing a short recurve. For a youngin in WV (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/c3e10e7163e235c55692c0478df86be1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/79ddf498330a1e1d27fdee2541552cb4.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 18, 2019, 09:58:19 AM
Dang, he must have really big hands?:)
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Post by: kennym on May 18, 2019, 10:22:06 AM
I hate to agree with Elroy , so 5.51 if you are going from .003 to .004 taper. :)


Roy, that is a FORWARD handle...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 18, 2019, 10:29:58 AM
Biggest ferwerd handle I ever seen....
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Post by: Buemaker on May 18, 2019, 11:17:37 AM

Stick, is it a static?
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Post by: wood carver 2 on May 18, 2019, 05:28:01 PM
That’s nice. What are the woods?
Dave.
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Post by: kennym on May 18, 2019, 05:49:21 PM
Got the first phenolic riser 64" modified off the form and tillered. Weight is perfect , even tho I made a SWAG on the stack... Last one I built was BP glass with bocote veneers.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 18, 2019, 06:06:47 PM
Didn't happen wifout pichers.
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Post by: monterey on May 18, 2019, 11:08:03 PM
A£+46-(L*WD40)
‐------------------------------ = 4.97
 FM(bd'/ca+gm5)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 19, 2019, 07:15:37 AM
 :dunno: :help:
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Post by: Bvas on May 19, 2019, 07:40:48 AM
A£+46-(L*WD40)
‐------------------------------ = 4.97
 FM(bd'/ca+gm5)
What size can of WD40 are you using?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 19, 2019, 07:44:01 AM
The L* size dummy.

Kint ya read?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 19, 2019, 08:43:59 AM
Might have it figured out.
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Post by: kennym on May 19, 2019, 08:56:07 AM
Mike , when you make the first compound angle cut, if you don’t like the look, just change the blade angle a touch til you like the look. You got it goin on!
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 19, 2019, 09:08:36 AM
That's sweet looking Mike I like that combo  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 19, 2019, 09:13:00 AM
I dunno?

It could be ok:)
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Post by: kennym on May 19, 2019, 10:58:06 AM
Here ya go Elroy (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190519/b2cdc2cc6dad15fb1fee9878ffd13dd5.jpg)


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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 19, 2019, 12:22:40 PM
That fat riser is save the planet white birch $$ got to start that wide to accomadate the steep angle of 50 in. Bow. Not static but parallel limb.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 19, 2019, 12:45:08 PM
So Mike is that your SWAG on the 2 in. shorter bow? I am thinking the WD-40 may interfer with good adhesion  :saywhat:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 19, 2019, 01:44:29 PM
You gwass guys sure do whine a lot:)

 :wavey:

 :laughing:
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Post by: kennym on May 19, 2019, 02:02:20 PM
Huh?  Only had one lightning strike here in 20 some years...  :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 19, 2019, 02:19:31 PM
What's yer point there, Fuzzy?
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Post by: kennym on May 19, 2019, 02:35:47 PM
LOL
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Post by: kennym on May 20, 2019, 10:21:06 AM
Rain out so progress !(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190520/a473d6f94e2d21cec245f5f7e6b8cded.jpg)


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Post by: Buemaker on May 20, 2019, 11:51:21 AM
Twins look good.
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Post by: Bvas on May 20, 2019, 11:55:05 AM
Nice Kenny!

I bet they are heavy with those phenolic risers.
Will the pattern disappear in the phenolic once its finished?
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Post by: monterey on May 20, 2019, 12:01:25 PM
Looks like a bow ballet!
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Post by: Shredd on May 20, 2019, 12:06:34 PM
NICE...
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Post by: kennym on May 20, 2019, 02:58:57 PM
Thanks guys, the phenolic I’ve finished was smooth black, no lines. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190520/d75d70b15132246a0819d883486df351.jpg)
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Post by: JWheel on May 22, 2019, 03:45:08 PM
Looks nice Kenny!

I was just mindin' my own business shooting my latest bow and heard something hit the wall behind my target...Think I'll stick with antler from now on...the FF string was a little too much for the purple heart :dunno:

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Post by: Flem on May 22, 2019, 05:14:36 PM
That could have been tragic!
Seems like Purple Heart is dense and pretty, but not too much shear strength.
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Post by: Fishinglink on May 22, 2019, 08:04:40 PM
Looks nice Kenny!

I was just mindin' my own business shooting my latest bow and heard something hit the wall behind my target...Think I'll stick with antler from now on...the FF string was a little too much for the purple heart :dunno:




Don’t take this the wrong way but that makes me feel a little better. I built a hickory bow and we spliced in Purple Heart tips to get rid of twist. 100 shots in and the lower tip came apart. I’ve wondered for 2 years what went wrong. Now seeing these failures around here I’m pretty sure it was the Purple Heart that failed. I was using B50 Flemish twist.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 22, 2019, 09:59:34 PM
Finally on the second set of limbs I got within guaranteed weight. Maybe the BO glass thing bit me. Anyhow got some done on it today.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190523/c58e9a9850c3c31cb9b0de0cf751c133.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190523/76759b0b156c20f4712990362d6a2184.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190523/b1c289f8643ef9b09eddf0cbfa10ebf2.jpg)

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Post by: Bvas on May 22, 2019, 11:05:24 PM
Stic, I’m assuming you meant BP glass. How much did you miss weight by?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 23, 2019, 06:41:13 AM
9 on the first set and 2 on the second set. The numbers I went off of on the first set worked for two other bows using Gordons. I also notice that when chamfering the bolt and dowell holes with a stone it seems there is more resin content in the BP. Hoping they get this corrected. Cause it is nice and clear.
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Post by: JWheel on May 23, 2019, 08:33:19 AM
Looks super cool Stic! gonna have to try one of those some day.

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Post by: JWheel on May 23, 2019, 08:35:48 AM
Ya purple heart lost my favor for anything structural from now on....I actually shot it one more time after the tip popped off not knowing what had happened...luckily the thicker phenolic piece held and the string didn't take any damage :biglaugh:


Don’t take this the wrong way but that makes me feel a little better. I built a hickory bow and we spliced in Purple Heart tips to get rid of twist. 100 shots in and the lower tip came apart. I’ve wondered for 2 years what went wrong. Now seeing these failures around here I’m pretty sure it was the Purple Heart that failed. I was using B50 Flemish twist.

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Post by: Flem on May 23, 2019, 09:15:57 AM
Stic, here is what I have found out about Bow laminates. Gordons is 70% resin, 30% fiber by weight.
Bearpaw is 75% fiber, 25% resin by weight. I have discovered thru experimenting that the compressive strength of the resin adds more draw "weight" than the tensile strength of the fiber does.
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Post by: monterey on May 23, 2019, 03:18:27 PM
Flem, that's interesting info there.
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Post by: kennym on May 23, 2019, 03:39:59 PM
Flem, that is interesting for sure!

My bows come in 5# light with BP compared to Gordons ..so far... I've heard the glass spine changes roll to roll on the BP but I haven't found that yet.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 23, 2019, 04:19:26 PM
Jeff looks like the top of that string groove may have been some of the problem also.Looks to have a hump in it.
Kenny could have been some human error involved to.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 23, 2019, 04:21:17 PM
I remember why I dont like bone now. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190523/d0dbe7d30fe2c79a16aad8569f88d746.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190523/f26aae37bc54477eedf18331240ca658.jpg)

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Post by: kennym on May 23, 2019, 04:22:35 PM
That is a terrible smell. And Elroy is gonna have fun with yer pic!:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 23, 2019, 04:24:34 PM
Yeah well we need entertainment around here.
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Post by: JWheel on May 23, 2019, 05:04:25 PM
Jeff looks like the top of that string groove may have been some of the problem also.Looks to have a hump in it.
Kenny could have been some human error involved to.  :bigsmyl:

No humps, but I can see how the pic suggests that...I think I just got my string grooves too narrow to start. Ground 'em off and added a little more phenolic and bone!...should do the trick :bigsmyl:

Super Cool Riser BTW Stic!

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Post by: Bvas on May 23, 2019, 08:03:40 PM
What kinda antler is that Mike? Sure is dark.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 23, 2019, 08:35:23 PM
Not sure what the antler is. I think it has been stabilized and color added.
Think that tip will work now.
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Post by: Garman on May 24, 2019, 12:50:56 PM
Looks nice Kenny!

I was just mindin' my own business shooting my latest bow and heard something hit the wall behind my target...Think I'll stick with antler from now on...the FF string was a little too much for the purple heart :dunno:

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Don’t take this the wrong way but that makes me feel a little better. I built a hickory bow and we spliced in Purple Heart tips to get rid of twist. 100 shots in and the lower tip came apart. I’ve wondered for 2 years what went wrong. Now seeing these failures around here I’m pretty sure it was the Purple Heart that failed. I was using B50 Flemish twist.

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I built my first laminate bow just last winter, used purpleheart on the tips, somewhere between 100-200 shots the top tip broke in 1/2. I will not use it again.
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Post by: ztontonz on May 24, 2019, 08:27:41 PM
I just relocated from France to CA with my work. I have been busy moving out and in with family in the last couple weeks.
Unfortunately I couldn’t bring my shop with me! It will probably a couple more weeks until I gather everything I need to start a new bow
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Post by: ztontonz on May 24, 2019, 08:29:26 PM
Doing a short recurve. For a youngin in WV (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/c3e10e7163e235c55692c0478df86be1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/79ddf498330a1e1d27fdee2541552cb4.jpg)

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Great looking bow!
How short is it?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 25, 2019, 07:27:12 AM
Feeling really down today.

Lost a very close friend yesterday.

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Post by: kennym on May 25, 2019, 07:58:51 AM
Sorry to hear, Roy.
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Post by: Flem on May 25, 2019, 08:20:13 AM
That tough to take, sorry Roy.
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Post by: Shredd on May 25, 2019, 09:56:13 AM
Sorry Buddy...
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Post by: goobersan on May 25, 2019, 10:18:56 AM
Sorry to hear that my friend.
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Post by: Fishinglink on May 25, 2019, 01:33:16 PM
Sorry to hear that Roy.


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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 27, 2019, 07:58:14 PM
I think I shaped the perfect grip today.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 27, 2019, 08:01:30 PM
I guess it's ok:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 27, 2019, 09:58:34 PM
More clear. tanks Roy.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190528/4f5ae2afd305d27d330a0c9bd56570ae.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190528/92c5300b61760bd186f6e49c6c5b346a.jpg)

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Post by: Shredd on May 27, 2019, 10:09:57 PM
  Stic....  Where did you get those accents??    :thumbsup:
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Post by: kennym on May 27, 2019, 10:10:14 PM
Whipped up a 58” FHLB blank for a customer over the weekend, 52@28 will finish out around 48@28(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190528/71b806a85a359e2d6f142a77b5dc23a8.jpg)

It is Osage riser with nat boo cores and spalted hackberry veneers, has yellow tape on it in this pic

BTW don’t buy 3m tape on big auction site that says 1.5” wide. It ain’t ...


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Post by: Bvas on May 27, 2019, 10:12:23 PM
Looks sweet Mike.

But perfect???? Looks like the apex on that shelf is about 1/16” too far forward :laughing: :biglaugh: :laughing:

Is that color streak natural, or is that tinted?
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 28, 2019, 04:08:25 AM
Good looking stick there Kenny & smooth looking handle Mike , I think Im going try the 58" next Kenny !
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 28, 2019, 06:31:30 AM
I have already adjusted the Apex. The accents are all maple. The grip part took on more black dye maybe a softer maple than the main riser section.  :dunno:
Kenny good lookin bow there and you find a lot of stuff on BA that aint quite what it sez.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 28, 2019, 07:16:00 AM
Heck, just make your bows narrower.

What's the big deal?

 :wavey:
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Post by: kennym on May 28, 2019, 07:56:21 AM
LOL I tried it on this one and it's OK but I didn't order 1.430 " wide tape.

 My bad...

Hey , that's the first time I said that !! What does it mean anyway?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 29, 2019, 06:54:49 AM
Could have been a brain whoops?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 29, 2019, 07:10:38 AM
Heeey I have that once in awhile  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 31, 2019, 03:45:43 PM
0k I got this 56 in.Lighting Stic done yesterday. I am liking the way it shoots.600s with 145 up front like darts.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/e302fa52ea76d74507f2d7c0be809aac.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/e8a62dd1d180cc86716d313b7b4cbdca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/16789955668f9469400958ed6322c080.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/a35cf0f1e704ee2b85099f526c299222.jpg)

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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 31, 2019, 05:11:03 PM
Nice looker Mike I really like that quiver on there !
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Post by: Buemaker on May 31, 2019, 05:34:01 PM
Nice Stic, any chance of a full draw pic?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 31, 2019, 05:39:41 PM
Cool bow ole fella.
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Post by: Shredd on May 31, 2019, 06:33:10 PM
 :shaka: :shaka:
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Post by: Bvas on May 31, 2019, 06:46:00 PM
I gotta wonder about anybody that shingles their driveway????

Looks good Mike :thumbsup:

Now back up to 10’ and show us how she does :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on May 31, 2019, 06:50:18 PM
10 feet back could be trouble:)

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Post by: Fishinglink on May 31, 2019, 07:53:24 PM
He shoulda put a stack of shingles there.


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Post by: Crooked Stic on May 31, 2019, 08:34:56 PM
That is before the backer board. Those bags need to be about twice as thick. They get shot thru in no time. Shingles make good driveway material. If you get them cut up they are like asphalt after awhile.
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Post by: bigbob2 on May 31, 2019, 11:07:07 PM
weather finally cleared enough for me to lay up this second FHLB . larned a heap. Mostly needing to put stops each end of form, and extend my side washers high enough to cover all the layup at riser. Back glass on this one slipped to one side even with cable ties in place. Had to narrow it about .250''. Weight came in at bottom of my target of 40# to 45# , right on 40# and 60'' ntn. riser wood is Tasmanian Blackwood and belly veneer is Camphor Laurel, mainly because I could get a full one piece lam out of a board and one less thing to worry about . I differ to most as instead of having a thin veneer I often incorporate the " veneer" as a lam. this one I just went with 3 lams including " veneer'' With the lower poundage bows I  think the tip wedge is essential, this one is 10'' , just to keep the tips off the string and maintain a reasonable brace height. Also  incorporated  the   power lam after "mark one"  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  destructed near the fade. They are such a great performing bow, I am sold on them Going to make another as soon as circumstances allow.
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Post by: bigbob2 on May 31, 2019, 11:10:00 PM
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 01, 2019, 05:34:21 AM
That one turned out beautiful Bob glad your getting the bugs worked out that riser wood has very cool grain !
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Post by: bigbob2 on June 01, 2019, 05:40:46 AM
Thanks Ritchie. I will have to make a few changes to my form mainly to keep every thing aligned properly but love these bows . 40# is a bit light for my preference but because I Will only be target popping it will be ok, Glad I put those wedges and power lam in too.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 06:31:59 AM
That turned out very nice, Bobby..

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Post by: bigbob2 on June 01, 2019, 06:34:51 AM
Thanks buddy, sorry to hear of your loss too mate. Take care.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 06:47:43 AM
Thanks.
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Post by: Shredd on June 01, 2019, 07:22:08 AM
Nice looking lines on the bow, Bob...   Do you have a full draw shot also??
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Post by: bigbob2 on June 01, 2019, 07:32:02 AM
Sorry Shred, got no one here to take the full draw shot anymore.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 08:13:33 AM
Ya have a timer setting on your camera?

It delays taking the picture after ya click the button.
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Post by: bigbob2 on June 01, 2019, 08:17:34 AM
Don’t know Roy would have to check it out and it’s bed time here almost 10.15pm. It is only a “ point and shoot” camera
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Post by: kennym on June 01, 2019, 09:27:39 AM
That's a sweet one Mr. Bob!!

I spent most of day yesterday getting to my skid loader after the water went down off hwy 36 (4 lane btw) and getting all the water out of it. It got flooded, luckily it only got in the engine and not the hydraulic reservoir or fuel.

Dropped the oil and water out of it and put in a mix of diesel, tranny fluid and engine oil  .  Believe it or not(I still don't hardly) it cranked right up. Ran it about a minute driving it out of the mud it was in , changed the oil again in engine and the chain cases , and moved it farther uphill.  Never assume the water won't get that high because you might get the torrential rains we've had lately...
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Post by: Pat B on June 01, 2019, 11:31:47 AM
You may need to run it a little longer, Kenny, at least until it comes to operating temps to be sure all the water and moisture is out. Lots of water coming down through the middle of the country.
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Post by: kennym on June 01, 2019, 12:06:47 PM
Yep, I'm gonna run it an hour when I bring it home and change oil again...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 01, 2019, 12:08:44 PM
Wow Bob very nice. Got this one done yesterday.47@26 50in.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/c5988d76fa90f5d5a2d781060e008d4e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/4cca117f443e10ee9d97f779a92877b4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/2cb2a7ee4c1b16e1e841162fb7f10699.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190601/d76fb9022badc64e77a3ee828a0362cb.jpg)

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Post by: Fishinglink on June 01, 2019, 12:18:17 PM
Wow mike. Good job.


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Post by: monterey on June 01, 2019, 12:25:20 PM
I like that riser wood and it goes nice with the lams too.  Is that a custom limb bolt wrench?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 12:27:01 PM
Not too bad there pops...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 01, 2019, 12:33:16 PM
Sight window cut out for the limb wrench. drilled a hole in it and routed for the 90 degree part with a dremel tool filled it with smooth on and put a cover on it.
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Post by: kennym on June 01, 2019, 12:35:41 PM
Thought it was a combo wrench/stabilizer. :)
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Post by: monterey on June 01, 2019, 12:37:39 PM
Yeah, if it was me I'd end up shooting the bow with the wrench stuck in the bolt! :tongue:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 12:39:33 PM
I thought it was an old timer assist gadget.
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Post by: monterey on June 01, 2019, 12:47:40 PM
I thought it was an old timer assist gadget.

Uh huh.  For old guys with soft hands.  Gonna have to make me one!
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Post by: Shredd on June 01, 2019, 01:21:03 PM
  You guys are all kickin' butt...  Bob...  Don't you have a tiller tree for taking a full draw pic??
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 01:31:45 PM
Hey Bob, have a kangaroo draw it back and you snap the picher.
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Post by: kennym on June 01, 2019, 02:12:17 PM
OTAG.  Nice!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 01, 2019, 02:57:19 PM
LOL on otag..
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 01, 2019, 03:22:20 PM
I can think of several things now days that need OTAGs  :bigsmyl: :help:
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Post by: bigbob2 on June 02, 2019, 12:00:26 AM
Lovely bow crooked stick. Nice work!. My tiller tree is horizontal on a bench with a grid placed on table top under bow, and drawn back with boat winch. This allows me to map limbs. I do have a straight tillering tree I use for self bows but it is under a mountain of debris somewhere . will have to dig it out.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 02, 2019, 09:22:46 AM
Hey I heard Elroy got a whole closet full of OTAGs    some of em Pink to.  :laughing:
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Post by: monterey on June 02, 2019, 04:52:22 PM
Lovely bow crooked stick. Nice work!. My tiller tree is horizontal on a bench with a grid placed on table top under bow, and drawn back with boat winch. This allows me to map limbs. I do have a straight tillering tree I use for self bows but it is under a mountain of debris somewhere . will have to dig it out.

I been thinking to make a tillering tree the same way.   The other option is to screw it to the fence.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on June 02, 2019, 08:23:06 PM
Good day today. Finally a nice sunny day. Got my swap bow done, then I glued up a hollow pine beam to make a carved fireplace mantel for a friend, then I poured black tinted epoxy into the cracks on a padauk coffee table that I’m making for another friend.
Afterwards, I mixed up a batch of honey-bourbon barbecue sauce for some chicken wings and barbecued some moose burgers.
Happy happy happy! 😁
Dave.
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Post by: goobersan on June 02, 2019, 08:26:15 PM
Sounds great Dave :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on June 03, 2019, 11:40:09 AM
  It's not about making bows but I thought I would share this amazing pic with you all...  If yah gotta remove the pic, let it sit on here a day or two so the guys can see it...   I think a lot would appreciate it...

   If you also notice she is riding without a saddle...

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Post by: Shredd on June 03, 2019, 11:50:50 AM
Or without reigns...
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Post by: Flem on June 03, 2019, 11:57:46 AM
You sure that's not photoshopped? Look at her legs and feet, they are hanging loose, no griping on the horse's flanks.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 03, 2019, 12:40:42 PM
Prolly used EA40):
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Post by: Flem on June 03, 2019, 01:00:58 PM
Prolly used EA40):

And the horse's name is chastity?
Or maybe she has velcro garments on
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Post by: Shredd on June 03, 2019, 04:02:22 PM
I looked at the photo again...  There is a shadow from her leg and the bow on the horse and her dress seems to be lying naturally on the horse in the right spot...   Looks legit to me...  Y'all just talkin'n cause she be puttin' you ta shame...   :biglaugh:
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Post by: Bvas on June 03, 2019, 04:12:56 PM
I looked at the photo again...  There is a shadow from her leg and the bow on the horse and her dress seems to be lying naturally on the horse in the right spot...   Looks legit to me...  Y'all just talkin'n cause she be puttin' you ta shame...   :biglaugh:
I just been holding biting my tongue.

I figured since this was in the “what ya did today” thread....the next pic was gonna be of you attempting to recreate the photo :biglaugh:
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Post by: goobersan on June 03, 2019, 04:59:19 PM
OMG - I'd pay good money to see the recreation  :laughing:
Gotta be a similar outfit (or pink chaps maybe?)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 03, 2019, 05:11:38 PM
I'll just behave myself:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 03, 2019, 05:44:32 PM
I gots an idea to but I dont think I will post it. :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on June 03, 2019, 06:07:01 PM
I'd volunteer to do the recreation, but I've been working my adductors and I might crush the horse.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 08, 2019, 01:38:24 PM
Hey ElRoy found you sumthin today.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/1ca8e0859e1fcd1c638d28c367b70ed3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/b95a45a320ab8e8b716a4ffc7ac975c9.jpg)

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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 08, 2019, 01:43:06 PM
He will love it  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Shredd on June 08, 2019, 01:57:11 PM
Carpentry starting to run slow...  Cleaning up shop...  Maybe start working on bows again...  It's been a while...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 08, 2019, 02:11:25 PM
Lmao
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 08, 2019, 03:25:39 PM
Got my quiever today and put it on pretty neat set up !

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Post by: elkhunter45 on June 08, 2019, 03:50:45 PM
I glued up the first bow that I have made in over 15 years. I did make a boo boo and got a split in the belly glass when I cut it so I had to make a change from a 70" ASL to a 68. I had to remove a lam so that it wouldn't be too heavy. I'm afraid it will be a tad light, but I can deal with that. If nothing else I can cut it to 66" to get a little more weight. I only draw 27" so that would still work. I was building it for my son who is 6'-5" and draws a lot longer than me so it looks like I will be building another one soon to fit him. 
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Post by: Flem on June 09, 2019, 12:03:08 AM
Stic, that's some ugly Sh!#
Now on the other hand, Ritchie that looks real nice. And thats from a guy who is not fond of bow quivers.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 09, 2019, 05:52:55 AM
That quiver made me relies if I make a 58" my 32" arrows are going to be longer then the bow , Im going to try it out, last year I was catching a lot of brush with the back quiever !
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 09, 2019, 06:45:49 AM
I guess it's ok:)
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Post by: Eric Krewson on June 09, 2019, 09:00:17 AM
Not archery related but I canned deer meat yesterday, mighty good stuff.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 09, 2019, 11:40:42 AM
Awesome Eric.

Do you season it somehow?
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Post by: kennym on June 09, 2019, 11:49:43 AM
Awesome is right!! Bro cans some, great on out of state hunts. A pack of instant mashed taters and throw the canned deer in and you eat in 5 minutes.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on June 09, 2019, 01:03:54 PM
Just a little onion, garlic salt and pepper.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 09, 2019, 04:15:30 PM
Thanks
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 09, 2019, 04:42:58 PM
Back from Cloverdale. Pretty slow there. Turn out seemed low to me.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 09, 2019, 05:04:27 PM
They prolly heard you were going:)

 :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on June 09, 2019, 06:40:42 PM
Pulled the first batch of honey frames off the hives today.
Should yield about 60# of honey.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 09, 2019, 10:17:35 PM
Yummy..
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Post by: 4 point on June 09, 2019, 11:17:35 PM
That looks great Eric, I love canned deer meet! It's versatile, you can put it in about anything.   
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 13, 2019, 09:01:13 PM
I dunno can seem to not keep frim doing simething different. I made two bows off the new form. Now decided I need to put the riser on the normal side. Why ? Thunk it will be easier to do a two piece that way.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/2e62540baba00823f8fb8413fc38d9d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/813a85e738ae7df33652b5e9c54d2871.jpg)

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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 14, 2019, 09:45:48 AM
The other side of the riser.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/64696c1b754fd5b1c49b4612af620b02.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on June 14, 2019, 11:40:05 PM
Put a new, pretty blue skateboard wheel on my belt grinder. Bearing went bad and the previous one melted! [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 04:40:49 AM
I guess it's ok, if ya like blue.

 :laughing:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 15, 2019, 06:31:39 AM
You guys have been doing some great stuff I have been watching from the road not much bow time for me but fletching up some reall stiff 2219s to test this morning !

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 06:39:50 AM
I see you are into weaving baskets too, Ritchie?

 :laughing:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 15, 2019, 06:48:16 AM
Yep learned it when I lived in the hippie commun  :goldtooth:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 07:18:18 AM
Ya need to make one for ole Stickypops, he's into them purty baskets:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 15, 2019, 08:19:25 AM
Flem that is a serious looking sander. Homemade? like to see it strung up. Ritchie
Me wants a pink striped basket just like you would make for Elroy  :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 08:52:25 AM
Just for you stickypops:)



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Post by: Shredd on June 15, 2019, 09:10:33 AM
Nice tool Flem...  How do you keep the belt aligned??
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Post by: Flem on June 15, 2019, 09:37:04 AM
Sure nuf' Stic, it's homemade. And it's funky, like James Brown made it!
Shredd, all the wheels except the drive wheel are slightly crowned and the tensioned wheel has a alignment screw for tracking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5aYrNpPfkQ&feature
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 10:38:45 AM
I've seen it all now..

Redneck contraption..

LOL

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 15, 2019, 11:21:10 AM
Very cool sander Flem , Mike you want the rain bow flag & pink bows like Elroys ??
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Post by: Shredd on June 15, 2019, 12:05:18 PM
SWEET..!!!!  You Da Man... 

  Don't mind Roy...  I think he just figured out what electricity is...
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Post by: goobersan on June 15, 2019, 12:44:55 PM
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 15, 2019, 02:05:23 PM
Gooberboy, how about I put a pink dress on yer swap bow picher?

LOL
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Post by: Fishinglink on June 15, 2019, 05:03:55 PM
Went to Compton for the first time. Got to meet and talk to Big Jim. Bought a couple small 3D targets and got 4 pieces of bamboo.

Pictures later maybe.


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Post by: goobersan on June 15, 2019, 06:53:45 PM
 :wavey:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 16, 2019, 07:23:00 AM
Yep Big Jim is a nice guy. And he will share his knowledge with you.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 20, 2019, 02:12:53 PM
Today was my lucky day.

Went and got the epidural steroid shot in my lower back.

Hope to heck it gives me some relief.

The lower back gets a workout when tillering a bow on the tree.
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Post by: Pat B on June 20, 2019, 02:35:32 PM
Hope it gives you some relief Roy.
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Post by: Shredd on June 20, 2019, 03:02:04 PM
Time to show you boys how it is done again...    :laugh:   It's been a while...

Zebra, Wenge and Padauk...         

Hope it the shot helps you Buddy...

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Post by: kennym on June 20, 2019, 03:10:39 PM
Hope it helps ya Elroy!!

That padauk will ruin a good sandpaper, eh?
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Post by: Flem on June 20, 2019, 04:02:04 PM
Damn Roy! I thought only pregnant women got them ;) Seriously though, I sure hope it kills the pain.
I'll be curious to hear how it works, I might be having one in the near future.

Shredd, looks like you got some kind of homemade sanding device there. Please share pics and description.
Homemade tools are awsome!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 20, 2019, 04:10:34 PM
Thanks guys, I hope it helps too.

That looks nice Shreddy...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 20, 2019, 06:49:46 PM
Roy hoping that shot helps you. That proly I need but kinda scared about needles being around my spine.
Anyhow Roy I could send you this if it will help.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/a16ccab6291c97b128ea6ddf49780889.jpg)

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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 20, 2019, 06:51:15 PM
Meant spine. Got a new phone and my fingers too fat. Lol

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 20, 2019, 07:11:54 PM
Nice....

LOL

They put me on an MRI table face down and used the live image on a PC screen to guide the needle. Only took about 3 minutes once he started.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 20, 2019, 07:50:04 PM
Yeah they told me I could have dye one time or an MRI. He said 1 in 50 may be affected if the stuff goes wrong and you get a horrible headache and have to lay down for two days for it to go away. So they put me to sleep for the MRI. cant handle the tube.
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Post by: Shredd on June 20, 2019, 07:57:31 PM
Shredd, looks like you got some kind of homemade sanding device there. Please share pics and description.
Homemade tools are awsome!

   Hey Flem...  Just a 9 1/2 drum on a dedicated old drill press...

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Post by: Flem on June 20, 2019, 08:46:24 PM
Nice :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 21, 2019, 08:09:34 AM
Did ya make the drum or purchase it, Shreddy?

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Post by: skeaterbait on June 21, 2019, 10:46:29 AM
Nice....

LOL

They put me on an MRI table face down and used the live image on a PC screen to guide the needle. Only took about 3 minutes once he started.

Been there done that. Not pleasant at all.
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Post by: Pat B on June 21, 2019, 10:59:47 AM
Not archery related but today I got notice of my 50th high school reunion in October. The classmate that sent me the notice also sent a pic of about a dozen of my old classmates. Some looked familiar, some not. It's been 50 years since I've seen most of them. My wife and I got married in '78 and moved out of Savannah then in 1990 we moved here to the mountains of Southwest NC. This should be interesting.
Holy crap, did I say 50 years?  :scared:   :dunno:
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Post by: kennym on June 21, 2019, 12:14:27 PM
LOL Pat, all my class mates look like old people for some reason...:)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 21, 2019, 01:05:33 PM
Did they show up in cars wif stone wheels carrying those baseball bat looking clubs?
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Post by: Pat B on June 21, 2019, 01:14:49 PM
I'll let you know in October, Roy.  The high school we went to is a Catholic, military high school, a tradition in Savannah. My Dad graduated from there in 1918, me in 1969.  :saywhat:
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Post by: Shredd on June 21, 2019, 03:26:17 PM
Did ya make the drum or purchase it, Shreddy?

Made it...  Works great... Mainly sand my fade ramps with it...   The bigger the drum, the more consistent your sanding will be...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 21, 2019, 05:15:18 PM
Or you can-----(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/744f1bcf6a8cb7c3d2854eefb7c6d6db.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 05:04:29 AM
Well yesterday I had to pull a deer tick off my wife's foot.

It was embedded right on a vein.

Checked with a magnifying glass and I got it out intact.

Sent her straight to the doctor for a prescription for an antibiotic.

That was her 3rd tick and I've had 2 ticks we had to remove the past 5 years.

I hate ticks.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 22, 2019, 06:13:01 AM
Those deer ticks can dig in. Have had a few in past. I always treat my clothes if I think I will be where even chiggers are. Seems anyone else can lay in the grass but I am there they get on me first.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 06:41:50 AM
That's cause you are such a sweet ole timer:)

 :wavey:
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Post by: Pat B on June 22, 2019, 07:44:51 AM
We've had more ticks this year then in years before. Usually in the spring we would get a few, or at least our dogs would  :goldtooth: but this year it's a daily thing removing them from the dogs. My wife had one attached earlier this spring but usually we just find them crawling.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 08:12:22 AM
Both ticks I had on me caused me problems.

First one was a woods tick, the bite would not heal, 8 months later it looked like a big pimple, I squeezed it and the ticks head popped out.

Second one I had to have a surgeon cut open the wound cause it would not heal, he removed the tentacles.

That was embarrassing cause it was on the cheek of my butt.

Kenny and Flem, be careful there:)

LOL
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 22, 2019, 08:34:21 AM
Roy I am pretty sweet. Lol

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Post by: Shredd on June 22, 2019, 08:38:18 AM
If the tick doesn't kill you the antibiotic will...  You better read up on that...  Take the warnings seriously...  Messed me up pretty bad...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 08:44:22 AM
Ok Dr. Phil:)
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Post by: Flem on June 22, 2019, 09:07:07 AM
Had to read up on ticks. I don't envy you folks out east, with those tiny deer ticks!
Our ticks are big and slow. You can feel them crawling on your skin. No Lyme disease here, butt(sic)
we do have Rocky Mountain Spotted fever.
Roy, it sounds like you have desperate ticks there.
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Post by: Fishinglink on June 22, 2019, 09:16:29 AM
You guys need one of these.
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We have 3 on hand when near tick areas and have only had to use it once to extract a head but worked great.

Had my first experience with chiggars last year and never want to deal with that again. That was a miserable 3+ weeks.


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Post by: goobersan on June 22, 2019, 09:32:55 AM
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 09:38:13 AM
We have a tick removal tool also.

Flem, I caught that:)
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Post by: goobersan on June 22, 2019, 09:40:15 AM
I feel sorry for the tick Roy

but glad yer okay too
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 09:49:09 AM
Lets just say the tick had good taste:)
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Post by: kennym on June 22, 2019, 09:54:17 AM
Til he bit you, then he had a bad taste... LOL

I'm cleaning in the shop while the resin riser with phenolic I beam glue cures.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 10:04:34 AM
 :saywhat:
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Post by: Shredd on June 22, 2019, 07:04:38 PM
  It's one of those days...  You know....    The one when you have got about an hour's worth of work to do...  But the switch is failing on your sander...  After you fix the sander you find out that you are out and have to make a lam for your overlay...  Then you don't have any tip blocks that will match your bow...  So then you decide that you are tired of screwing around with the hassle and mess of making one pair of blocks at a time so you are now gonna make a tip block jig....  Now its the end of the day and you still did not get done what you started out to do...   

       :clapper:    I Applaud myself....     :clapper:    LOL...   Maybe I will get this chit done tomorrow...

      Time for a Brewski.!!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 22, 2019, 07:42:03 PM
Sounds like my everyday:)
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Post by: Shredd on June 24, 2019, 12:32:02 PM
Tip block jig worked good...  Just gotta make one minor tweak...

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Post by: kennym on June 24, 2019, 08:47:10 PM
Boxed up a pc of glass for Brad, since the postal service smashed the box I sent first time.  Fortunately no lams were harmed in the incident and  the other 3 pcs of glass made it out with minor injury...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 24, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
I know how you feel...
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Post by: Bvas on June 25, 2019, 10:27:23 PM
Got most of the prep work done for a glue up. A little bit of finish sanding on the ramps and fades, and I should be able to glue tomorrow evening.

And Kenny’s customer service is A+ :thumbsup:
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Post by: breazyears on June 26, 2019, 02:24:01 AM
I built a sawmill a while ago. A friend gave me a nice clean oak log so I fired it up on the weekend.

Got some nice boards out of it. Need to set and sharpen the blade...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 26, 2019, 05:47:06 AM
I would love to have a saw mill.

Nice.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 26, 2019, 06:55:31 AM
Yeh sawmill would be nice. May be a bit too much for old fellars like use Roy  :bigsmyl:
Anyhow I got new PC with 10 on it yesterday. Custom build for less than $300. Liking it so far.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 26, 2019, 07:39:18 AM
10 what on it..

Flies?

:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 26, 2019, 08:22:35 AM
Windows 10. Everything I had on the Win. 7  Mostly just surf and got quite a few pics.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 26, 2019, 08:43:53 AM
Ah I see.

I didn't know your surfed?

What kind of surfboard ya got?
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Post by: Flem on June 26, 2019, 09:31:49 AM
Ditto on the sawmill! Homemade awesomeness :thumbsup:
Would not do me much good though, I'm in a hardwood desert.
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Post by: monterey on June 26, 2019, 03:23:18 PM
Just what I was thinking, Flem.  Not much use for cottonwood in a bow.
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Post by: Pat B on June 26, 2019, 04:52:14 PM
Bug killed lodgepole pine boards are going at a premium price around here for wall coverings. Even in hardwood deserts there are opportunities. Some of that lodgepole pine I saw would make good bow back veneers.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 26, 2019, 08:15:17 PM
Ah I see.

I didn't know your surfed?

What kind of surfboard ya got?  Osage one  :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on June 26, 2019, 10:12:42 PM
Got one in the oven this evening.

No pics...... So did it really happen  :dunno:
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Post by: monterey on June 26, 2019, 10:17:22 PM
The lodgepole makes great arrow shafts but I don't have a saw that can work it.  Goes well in the fireplace too.
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Post by: Bvas on June 27, 2019, 09:52:56 PM
Got one outa the oven and cleaned up today. Had a little mishap, but I’ll tell ya about that later.......maybe :biglaugh:

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 28, 2019, 05:20:01 AM
Looks nice, Brad.
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Post by: kennym on June 29, 2019, 08:12:02 AM
A sawmill would be cool. I saw one a guy made with car tires and wheels to run the blade. Wish I’d taken some pics of it ...

Brad will fix any mishap...
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Post by: Flem on June 29, 2019, 08:14:50 AM
Brad, is that the G10 riser?
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Post by: Bvas on June 29, 2019, 08:41:29 AM
Brad, is that the G10 riser?

Sure is :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 29, 2019, 09:13:37 AM
All kinds of videos on U tube. About home made ones.

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Post by: scrub-buster on June 29, 2019, 08:20:32 PM
I made my first batch of string making wax.  I used 2 lbs of bees wax and 2 toilet wax rings.  I guessed at the ratio.  I think it turned out good.  I'll give it a test run and adjust the ratio if I need to.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 29, 2019, 09:18:05 PM
Looks good, Clint..

Like how you melted it.
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Post by: Bvas on June 29, 2019, 09:57:50 PM
How many strings you planning on makin Clint???
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Post by: monterey on June 29, 2019, 10:18:54 PM

How many strings you planning on makin Clint???

Yeah! That's a lot of goomba.
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Post by: scrub-buster on June 29, 2019, 10:30:42 PM
As many strings as I want to Bvas  :laugh:   I do things in bulk.  My time is getting more limited so if I get set up to do something I take advantage of it. 

Roy,  that's how I heat up my hide glue too.  The water pan keeps the heat steady.  It takes a little longer but the results are better.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 29, 2019, 10:34:43 PM
Geesh I been makin strings for bows I have built for 12 years am about to be thru with my third tube of wax.So that much would last me 40 years maybe  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Shredd on June 30, 2019, 04:36:05 PM
Here is my latest bow...   Just under 39#...  I will post numbers later for the performance junkies...  As for now she shoots over 182 fps @ 10 gpp...

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Post by: Roy from Pa on June 30, 2019, 04:42:24 PM
Nice..

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on June 30, 2019, 07:05:08 PM
As many strings as I want to Bvas  :laugh:   I do things in bulk. 
Don’t you mean......That’s none of your beeswax  :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on June 30, 2019, 07:14:56 PM
Shredd, that bow looks sweet. What’s the red wood you used for center I beam?  Looking forward to the details.

Good productive day today. Between doin other household chores. I managed to get limbs profiled. Also got riser and tip overlays shaped and glued on. It will still be a couple days before I get a string on. I’m planning on adding antler to the tips, but prefer to get all the base material on and narrowed to the limbs first. That way I can get the antler as thin as possible.

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Post by: kennym on June 30, 2019, 08:24:59 PM
You building yours before the missus' ? 
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Post by: Mad Max on June 30, 2019, 08:44:38 PM
As many strings as I want to Bvas  :laugh:   I do things in bulk. 
Don’t you mean......That’s none of your beeswax  :laughing:

 :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on June 30, 2019, 09:57:08 PM
You building yours before the missus' ?
Shhhhh  :goldtooth:
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Post by: kennym on June 30, 2019, 10:01:10 PM
LOL
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Post by: bigbob2 on July 01, 2019, 01:49:41 AM
Very nice Shred, and good performance too!
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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 01, 2019, 04:16:58 AM
Nice bow there Shreedy pretty  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on July 01, 2019, 08:55:47 AM
Beautiful looking bow there Shredd :thumbsup:  I was thinking you had some cool looking burnt orange glass till I saw the other pics! Funny how camera angle can change the color.

Bvas, "I Heart explosives"?
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Post by: Flem on July 01, 2019, 09:09:32 AM
Actually I'm not sure about the belly glass color?
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Post by: Shredd on July 01, 2019, 09:29:21 AM
 Thanks for the compliments guys...

   Just for chits and giggles... 

   I posted this bow on FB on a trad group claiming it shoots over 182 fps...  Some guy said BS on me and this is what he posted...

     "I know that my 65# bear grizzly, a short and super fast recurve shoots a 440gr arrow at 180fps.
This wouldn't come close."       :clapper:   :biglaugh:

   I told him that his bow was slow and to go educate himself and get back to me...
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Post by: monterey on July 01, 2019, 09:35:59 AM
It's a pretty bow and a performer as well.  Well done I'd say.
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Post by: monterey on July 01, 2019, 09:46:14 AM
Yesterday I took a long day away in the mountains.  It was good for the soul.   Saw this group of cows, calves and yearlings and the grumpy looking fellow in the stream.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 01, 2019, 12:16:22 PM
Awesome Mike.
Wish I lived out there.
But not close to you.
 :laughing:
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Post by: Mad Max on July 01, 2019, 02:36:59 PM
Nice bow Rich
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Post by: monterey on July 01, 2019, 04:35:31 PM
Awesome Mike.
Wish I lived out there.
But not close to you.
 :laughing:

More than happy to suggest where you should go!  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 01, 2019, 04:57:21 PM
OMG

LMFAO

 :laughing:

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 02, 2019, 03:35:38 PM
Put top coats on this one today. Went from FH to normal. Had to add a bit to get a good grip.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190702/0cd94fbd28c8e329b867ea2a12fb1b5c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190702/239c47bf5d7f120e4e74830f3b5e2d5f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190702/7fac982c0d5e3caa7a701360d5b842bf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190702/4f8aa8fe09f525969db949929b3f4b3d.jpg)

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Post by: monterey on July 02, 2019, 04:21:57 PM
Looks great, Stic.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 02, 2019, 04:40:57 PM
Purty nice...
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Post by: scrub-buster on July 02, 2019, 06:51:03 PM
Very nice looking bow.
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Post by: OkKeith on July 03, 2019, 08:47:05 PM
Mike-

I really like the shape you have on that bow! Can you post a photo of the strung profile? I have struggles with getting a similar profile in some of my builds. I haven't quite got it yet but, to me... you nailed it.

OkKeith
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 04, 2019, 12:33:51 PM
Yeah I think I have a strung pic. Not the same bow but the same profile.
And doing some jigging.This riser has G10 in it hoping to do a two piece. Pretty steep ramps to so gonna need a dry run to be sure everything closes up with the hose.

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Post by: monterey on July 04, 2019, 01:22:51 PM
Wow those are steep.  What's the length of that riser?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 04, 2019, 01:35:00 PM
Pretty cool Mike.
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Post by: Flem on July 04, 2019, 03:37:19 PM
That looks pretty nice!
I get the coat hanger reference now.
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Post by: Pat B on July 04, 2019, 05:17:57 PM
Yesterday I was on our daily walk with my 2 dogs, Maggie and Rosie. We walk down our driveway(1800', 200'elev) at least once a day. We were heading back up towards the house when I caught a flash in my eye and both dogs took off. I realized it was a small fawn. I reached it just as the dogs nocked it down. Grabbed the fawn and clutch it to my chest while trying to control the dogs. I made my way to the creek where I heard movement in the bushes from Mom. I crossed the creek(3' banks) and set the fawn down. She took off I assume with Mom.
 To hold a days old fawn so closely was quite an experience. I'm only glad I was there.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 04, 2019, 05:59:16 PM
Awesome Pat
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Post by: Pat B on July 04, 2019, 06:56:31 PM
I thought so too, Mark.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 04, 2019, 07:09:21 PM
Fantastic job,  Pat.

Good on you.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 04, 2019, 07:11:01 PM
13 in. I am thinking just veneer and glass on the belly.

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Post by: Shredd on July 04, 2019, 08:22:14 PM
Cool story Pat...   Thanks for sharing it...
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Post by: Pat B on July 04, 2019, 10:26:51 PM
That's a story you've got to share.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 05, 2019, 08:20:50 PM
Was plesantly surprised on the steep ramp riser dry run. Worked like a pro .(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190706/73595dbb5e369e3ff3a0d067772753c0.jpg)

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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 07, 2019, 05:58:47 AM
Very nice Mike looking forward to seeing that one is that the 13" riser ?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 07, 2019, 06:21:50 AM
Looks nice, Mike.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 07, 2019, 02:31:15 PM
Got out yesterday. And got it ready to wrap.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/558edcdce8f65d41afd179317d30744d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/ccf7b2faa3962adc37153d22da8f0132.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/73431367cec06a84acda072996d1950f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190707/2a50a354773963897360141be043dc6f.jpg)

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Post by: monterey on July 07, 2019, 02:49:29 PM
You guys kill me  :)

Always sawing perfectly good bows in half.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 07, 2019, 03:49:32 PM
Stickypops does that cause the tips don't line up right.

 :wavey:
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Post by: kennym on July 07, 2019, 04:18:42 PM
LOL RFP
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 07, 2019, 04:46:37 PM
Yes sir got to have your tips in line.
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Post by: Shredd on July 07, 2019, 05:10:36 PM
   LMAO..!!   Too Funny...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 07, 2019, 06:11:40 PM
RFP ??

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Post by: kennym on July 07, 2019, 06:30:47 PM
Roy from penn
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 07, 2019, 06:58:13 PM
Had me wondering too..
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 07, 2019, 10:32:13 PM
Well ya know how the jammie posers think sometimes    :laughing: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 08, 2019, 04:54:16 AM
 :dunno:

 :laughing:

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Post by: kennym on July 08, 2019, 09:15:27 AM
LOL there ain’t near that much to my jammies...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 08, 2019, 09:45:18 AM
Too much info:)
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Post by: Flem on July 08, 2019, 10:13:36 AM
Amazing how much money folks spend on camo, when they could just buy a $20 set of jammies that are dead quiet, comfortable and of course, stylish :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 08, 2019, 11:26:46 AM
Well said Flem.

I made the mess this morning-----

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Post by: Pat B on July 08, 2019, 01:08:36 PM
FYI...Clint has lost 90#, yes 90! He started getting in shape for his first elk hunt in Colorado this fall by hiking with a loaded backpack and he just ran his first 10k run with his daughter, a track star in her own right.
 His jammy/camo is quite stylish.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Pat B on July 08, 2019, 01:12:27 PM
I was going through some old archery related stuff and came upon this poem I wrote years ago.
Thought y'all might get a kick out of it...

The reason I quit shooting a compound
was the copious amounts of beard hair found
at the nock on the string
from the arrows I'd fling
so a bandanna was used as a beard bound    :saywhat:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 08, 2019, 01:19:33 PM
Good on Clint....

 :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on July 08, 2019, 02:27:48 PM
90#'s!!! Thats got to feel good :thumbsup: Can't even imagine how much hard work that was.
Thats like losing your Siamese twin
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Post by: Shredd on July 09, 2019, 12:59:47 PM
I been finishing a few bows that I started...  The Bow Gods have been with me...  It's been raining a bit here every day...  I paint outside so when I paint after the rain, the rain washes everything from the air and keeps dust from rising...
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Post by: pditto613 on July 10, 2019, 12:00:53 AM
Same in my part of Florida, Shredd.  I have 3 Bows in the finish process myself
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Post by: Shredd on July 10, 2019, 12:04:12 AM
If you are ever in Melbourne area bring some of your bows and stop by for a visit...
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Post by: bobbykelley on July 10, 2019, 07:11:04 AM
yeah the rain in Florida makes it hard to do things this time of year.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on July 10, 2019, 09:05:24 AM
I did a handle rehab to make a lousy shooter fit my hand and become a tack driver.

Notice the respirator in the background, it was a sad day when I realized I had become so allergic to osage dust I had to make bow with this dang thing on. It sure take a lot of the joy of working wood by hand away.

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Post by: Flem on July 10, 2019, 09:41:27 AM
Thats some dark adhesive, resorcinol?
I'll say this for the benefit of the younger Bowyer's, if your making dust, wear a respirator!
No need to compromise your lungs, which all wood dust will do. Not to mention synthetic glue dust is, in the case of what it looks like Eric is using (ureaformaldehyde) a known carcinogen.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on July 10, 2019, 12:58:00 PM
The glue is unibond with the dark hardener.
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Post by: Bvas on July 10, 2019, 07:11:58 PM
Been pretty busy with work and the holiday. But I’ve managed to get some work done on the G2 riser bow.

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Post by: Flem on July 10, 2019, 08:33:36 PM
That overlay is real sharp! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 10, 2019, 08:50:54 PM
It's ok:)
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Post by: ztontonz on July 11, 2019, 12:41:19 AM
Nice handle !
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Post by: bigbob2 on July 11, 2019, 05:40:27 AM
Nice work! Like it!
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Post by: pditto613 on July 11, 2019, 06:54:31 AM
Might take you up on that one day, Shredd.   You going to tbof  shoot in august
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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 11, 2019, 11:30:39 AM
Looks Great Brad  :thumbsup:
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Post by: goobersan on July 11, 2019, 12:25:25 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 16, 2019, 05:50:04 PM
Meet Black. This is the one I cut in two last week. After shaping and stringing and beating it with a dead blow it aint moving. Plus the fact of other cosmetic issues it got black paint with clear over that. May even make it uglier with tennis rachet wrap on the grip.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/abe1db56186aeac6d000f2409b565d3b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/4c5af6d93e8d44e79619639226769d2b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/ef0a6820aff88e0230b5fb54924e2eea.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 16, 2019, 07:01:34 PM
I like it, Mike.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 17, 2019, 04:41:07 AM
I like it  :thumbsup: my BW recurve is all black ,I really like the look !
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 17, 2019, 01:32:54 PM
Okay going for a 58 in. TD Longbow. Frm 16 to 14 in. Riser and pushing the limb butt in 1 in. On each limb. Made. SWAG on stack we will see.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190717/0ebed34acae192e2b2d3e71d1adfb0c2.jpg)

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Post by: Mad Max on July 17, 2019, 04:02:16 PM
What ?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 17, 2019, 04:30:32 PM
What?  :bigsmyl: typo should be 58 in.
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Post by: OkKeith on July 17, 2019, 04:32:31 PM
SWAG... Scientific Wild A$$ Guess.

Looks like it will be VERY interesting. Be good to see it all finished.

OkKeith
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Post by: Mad Max on July 17, 2019, 05:10:03 PM
Cool
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 17, 2019, 05:57:49 PM
Quote
SWAG... Scientific Wild A$$ Guess

Love it, LOL
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Post by: Flem on July 17, 2019, 06:12:01 PM
Stic, do you have something unusual for serving on the Black Beauty string?
Can't quite tell from here
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 17, 2019, 07:48:11 PM
Flem I bought that serving from Timberhawk at Tradfest. They said it was .020 halo. Got more white in it than most I have used. It works great with 14 strands of D-97. GT and Dark Timber nocks snap on but you can still turn the string. Perfect fit I think.
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Post by: Flem on July 17, 2019, 10:22:10 PM
Looks good. Must be the pattern of the string, made it look like a diagonal wrap.
Pretty much anything looks exotic to me, I still use mono.  :campfire:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 18, 2019, 06:23:23 AM
Here you go.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190718/b42c3ccaeb6d4a5345ab6412271fce1f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190718/6c6e6ab2a3bb66910dadcedf4e6b3f25.jpg)

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 18, 2019, 06:30:47 AM
I use the brownell fast flight serving, about the same pattern.

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Post by: Flem on July 18, 2019, 09:10:59 AM
OK, I see now. It's braided, duh.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on July 18, 2019, 09:30:30 AM
The best serving I ever used, I ditched mono 20 years ago, it broke to often, always at an inopportune time like in the middle of a tournament.

What Have I been doing; picking and drying chanterelles.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 18, 2019, 09:40:36 AM
Nice haul, Eric.
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Post by: Flem on July 18, 2019, 01:15:57 PM
Thats a lot of Chanterelles! Those things are expensive to buy. Wish we had them around here.
I've heard a lot of people complain about mono breaking. I can honestly say that I have never had a mono failure in 45yrs of using the stuff and as someone more eloquent than I said; "Mono will make a flat turd round"
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 18, 2019, 01:24:55 PM
I never had mono....
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Post by: Flem on July 18, 2019, 01:37:37 PM
I never had mono....

In that case, you can go on a kissing spree :goldtooth:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 18, 2019, 05:27:25 PM
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Post by: goobersan on July 19, 2019, 09:23:13 AM
I never had mono....

In that case, you can go on a kissing spree :goldtooth:

Just threw up a little
Thanks Flem  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 19, 2019, 10:00:02 AM
 :saywhat:

 :biglaugh:
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Post by: Flem on July 19, 2019, 11:50:00 AM
C'mon Josh, what's the problem? I've seen pictures of Roy, he's a handsome Dude.
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Post by: monterey on July 19, 2019, 12:08:48 PM
Yeah, for a Sasquatch! :)
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Post by: Pat B on July 19, 2019, 01:28:00 PM
but kissable, Flem?    :o   :dunno:
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Post by: Flem on July 19, 2019, 02:38:17 PM
but kissable, Flem?    :o   :dunno:

Can't answer that one, I don't kiss Dude's. Bet his wife don't mind ;)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 19, 2019, 02:42:29 PM
 :nono: :nono:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 19, 2019, 02:53:34 PM
I hope McKenzie doesn't get wind of this conversation:)

 :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 20, 2019, 06:47:06 AM
Just a wonderful morning here in Pa.

6:45am and it's already 80 degrees outside...

Is it October yet?
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Post by: kennym on July 20, 2019, 07:26:27 AM
Same here , 81 yesterday morn when I left for work at 5:00 , quit at noon tho. Great boss!

Relief on the way they say, 82 for high Sunday and 80s all next week .   
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Post by: Flem on July 20, 2019, 08:13:39 AM
42deg@6:00am here. Supposed to get hot next week. Getting nervous about fire season.
Time to get back in the shop for some bow making!
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Post by: wood carver 2 on July 20, 2019, 01:07:57 PM
It’s in the 90’s in my garage. I just got inside to cool off. I was flattening a padauk tabletop with my belt sander. The sweat and dust dyed my t-shirt orange.
Dave.
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Post by: Shredd on July 20, 2019, 03:42:32 PM
  Spiffy granite top I just made for my drum sander...

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 20, 2019, 04:08:26 PM
I guess it's ok:)
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Post by: Flem on July 21, 2019, 12:03:23 AM
Just got back from our evening walk with my furry friend and we saw about 20 Elk and 4 calves. Boy are they cute! They were running around all goofy, splashing in the water. They are usually up high this time of year, makes me wonder....
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Post by: flyonline on July 21, 2019, 03:36:47 AM
Had an unusually productive day today  :dunno:

1) Stained/finished up the bow I backed earlier with linen - I'd bought some 'natural' finish varnish by accident for another project which co-incidentally worked out as the perfect colour to finish this bow without the white linen showing through the TB3. The photo doesn't really show it well, but the linen has almost vanished and the colour matches the rest of the finish/wood very well. A couple more coats with some sanding and it should be done. I also fixed a weird random extreme nock high shot that I'd occasionally get by adding a leather flappy rest. Just have to add a handle wrap and it should be good for the bush! Fletched up a few arrows to go with it as well  :thumbsup:

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2) Made up a couple of serving jigs canabalising a fly tying bobbin and some aluminium (or aluminUm  :laughing:) flat bar. Have been doing them by hand with the afore mentioned bobbin. Can't believe how easy it is to use, should have done it ages ago.

3) Built an endless loop string jig a la Nick the Backyard Bower's (youtube) with scrap I had on hand. Good thing I didn't spend any money on it, I built a string straight away and realised my posts weren't high enough for the serving jig to clear the adjusting nuts.

4) Built a string using 3) above. Gotta lot to practice but I can see a spare or two strings for every bow in the near future.

5) Built and installed a clicker on the bow mentioned in job 1). Helped clear up some left/right issues (arrows, not my directional dyslexia) and reminds me to follow through every time.

And I managed to bank lots of brownie points mowing the grass, clearing up the pruning rubbish, washing etc. etc. Think I'd better go to work for a holiday.....

Steve

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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 21, 2019, 05:49:00 AM
Good day there Steve, LOL on banking brownie points.

Ya never know when yer gonna need to cash them for bow material:)

Flem, I'd love to be able to take a walk and see 20 elk.

But all I see are damn deer:)
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Post by: Buemaker on July 21, 2019, 07:29:30 AM
Old Bue taking Yew stave sapwood down to one year ring. A bit slow work, but I do it, looks better I think.
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Roy from Pa on July 21, 2019, 07:34:47 AM
Dang that is an old bowyer there:)

Now I don't feel so old:)

Ya have more patience than I do, Bue...
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Post by: Shredd on July 21, 2019, 08:18:22 AM
Nice bow Fly...

  Always have lots of respect for you skills, Bue...  You Da Man... Wood or Glass...
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Post by: Pat B on July 21, 2019, 08:27:26 AM
Nice shop, Bue. Having all that natural light in your shop has to be a pleasure.
You don't look all that old either, Bue.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on July 21, 2019, 09:10:16 AM
I like your limb stabilizing jig, Bue. Going to have to make myself one like that. I can only imagine how many problem solver jigs you have in that beautiful shop of yours! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on July 21, 2019, 06:39:56 PM
But you are Roy

Nice bue
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 22, 2019, 03:50:17 AM
Just a little...
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Mad Max on July 25, 2019, 08:57:18 PM
I modified a bow form for a 60" Recurve today.
kenny's sending glass and ea-40
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 27, 2019, 07:26:49 AM
Well not today but yesterday I finished this one up. Three piece TDLB. shorten the riser. 2 in. to 14 and 1 in. Off each limb (butt end) = 58 in. Charcoal actionwood riser with camo veneers. 47@28.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190727/292f683eabcd110e33c0fde485d364ca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190727/0f8988a332d28389c544e28710c62759.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190727/7db473df9c5d009bc7d96b9b24759467.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190727/f3bafcea7314b8986d5a595faf68c146.jpg)

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Post by: bigbob2 on July 27, 2019, 07:31:23 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 27, 2019, 07:31:27 AM
Nice job, Mike..
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Post by: Buemaker on July 27, 2019, 07:54:32 AM
Looking good, Stic. :)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 27, 2019, 08:49:20 AM
Looks Great  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on July 27, 2019, 09:42:00 AM
Awesome
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Post by: Flem on July 27, 2019, 10:13:41 AM
Thats a fine looking Bow there Stic!
Those accent colors are awesome, fiery looking. Made me think of a lava flow.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 27, 2019, 02:46:47 PM
Thanks. The accents are the same stuff that spectraply panels are made of.. Called and ordered single sheets. They got Pink to  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: ztontonz on July 27, 2019, 03:27:01 PM
Nice bow!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 27, 2019, 08:36:49 PM
Cody and Flem I took care of the last couple posts.

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Post by: Flem on July 27, 2019, 11:43:42 PM
Sorry about that Roy and Cody.
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Post by: Fishinglink on July 28, 2019, 12:17:11 AM
No foul Flem. It was a sensitive subject so I removed my posts. You’re good. 


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Post by: darin putman on July 28, 2019, 12:42:00 AM
Had a big old log laying around a few years, thought I would see if a bow was in it. I think there might be. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  sealed the newly chased back and into the drying box she goes.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 28, 2019, 05:25:04 AM
Awesome....
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Post by: Mad Max on July 28, 2019, 07:17:30 AM
A nice curvy one too
I like the snaky one's
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Post by: Flem on July 28, 2019, 08:27:19 AM
Thats a nice looking stave :thumbsup:
I really like your mobile work station!
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Post by: Pat B on July 28, 2019, 11:15:09 AM
Nice snaky stave there, Darin.  :thumbsup:  Is there a bow in the top piece you split off? Maybe a kids bow?
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Post by: darin putman on July 28, 2019, 12:54:32 PM
Thanks, Flem I built that a few years ago when I started having back trouble from being bent over working on bows. I raised my Vise up per advice of Eric Krewson and it help tremendously.  I also made it so I could raised one end and engage the wheels to move outside or clean under it.                                      Pat it's going to be close on another full size stave, I may be able to get one if I chase the ring from the inside verses outer diameter of tree will have to wait and see but can definitely get a shorter stave out of it.  I finally figured out pictures again after photobucket debacle and my computer crash.
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Post by: Pat B on July 29, 2019, 01:05:11 AM
Today, I eased into my 70th year on this earth. Hard to believe I'm 69 years old. Seems like just yesterday I was 68.  :laughing: ...not that there is anything wrong with it.  ;)
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Post by: bigbob2 on July 29, 2019, 02:04:55 AM
Pat it is all a state of mind. I am in my 72nd year and don’t feel much different to being in my fifties. Can still pull a 60# bow but why bother. Lol 40# gets an arrow there quick enough.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 29, 2019, 05:42:57 AM
Happy birthday, Pat.
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Post by: Flem on July 29, 2019, 08:50:21 AM
Happy Birthday Pat!
I like getting older, beats the alternative.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on July 29, 2019, 08:51:56 AM
Yep happy birthday Pat !
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Post by: Mad Max on July 29, 2019, 09:29:24 AM
Happy Birthday Pat
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Post by: Pat B on July 29, 2019, 09:46:21 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys. As with most of us "old timers" the inner kid is being held captive in the aging body. I'll take every birthday I can get from here on out but I can still gripe about the things that hurt and slow me down.  ;)
Bigbob, I have dropped down to 45#-50# instead of my normal 56#@26" but that is mostly due to not shooting as much as I used to. I still harvest, cut, split and stack 5 to 6 cords of hardwood firewood each year for our heat and a few months ago worked 172 hours in 3 weeks on an out of town construction job so I'm not ready to be sent to the glue factory yet. Probably wouldn't make good glue anyhow.  :laughing:
Just hard to believe that much water has gone under this old bridge.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 29, 2019, 10:47:49 AM
There ain't been no water under that bridge in years. :laughing:
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Post by: monterey on July 29, 2019, 10:58:31 AM
Happy birthday, pat welcome to the 7th decade club.
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Post by: Pat B on July 29, 2019, 11:49:38 AM
Proud to be here, Monterey.  :thumbsup:
Mark, we had 170" of rain last year so lots of water.
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Post by: Flem on July 29, 2019, 12:25:16 PM
170"!!!! We don't get that much in 10yrs!
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Post by: Pat B on July 29, 2019, 01:13:01 PM
Flem, we've already had over 60" this year. Our area used to have the highest annual rainfall in the continental US next to the Olympic Peninsula. Looks like we are heading back towards that trend.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 29, 2019, 01:18:30 PM
Rain started on us in Mississippi all last summer and has not let up.
annual average of 59.23 inches of precipitation, and we are past that now.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on July 29, 2019, 03:05:58 PM
Same in Pa here, lot of rain the past 1.5 years.
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Post by: Buemaker on July 29, 2019, 03:29:16 PM
Gratulerer med dagen. :)
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Post by: monterey on July 29, 2019, 10:12:02 PM
We had crazy extreme drought last year.  September all the ground cover above timberline was brown.  This year it's the opposite.  Loads of winter's snow still hanging on and lots of rain in the high country.  Builds up by about 1PM and rains until after dark.  I might be a half day hunter this year.  :)
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Post by: bigbob2 on July 30, 2019, 12:43:39 AM
In my little yabber I actually forgot my original intention which was to wish you a happy birthday. Must be my oldtimers dementia kicking in. Anyhow hope you had a great birthday.
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Post by: Flem on July 30, 2019, 05:40:10 PM
Speaking of age....
I was feeling mine today. I'm a little lite on years compared to some of you gents, but staying in shape is a lot more work than it used to be! I decided I had better start training for Elk season and strapped on a 30# pack and did a 2500' climb, 11 mile hike. It kicked my A$$ :deadhorse:
I've been hiking and MTB'ing this summer, but the weight was the spanker. I can see a lot of pain between now and Bow season. :scared:
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Post by: monterey on July 30, 2019, 08:34:28 PM
I've been doing a lot of scouting between 10,500 and 12,500.  It's definitely talking to me about the years!
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Post by: Flem on July 30, 2019, 10:41:29 PM
Damn Mike, that's some serious elevation :notworthy:
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Post by: monterey on August 01, 2019, 12:11:16 AM
Yeah, it's pretty thin up there.   It's too hard on this old body to set a comfy base camp and hike it in every day so I'll be living like a tortoise, home on my back.  My speed is also comparable.  :)
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Post by: Flem on August 01, 2019, 08:39:10 AM
Now I get why you are up so high! Not for the Elk. I've spent  many years getting high in the Rockies and can count the number of Bighorn's I have seen. It's a mystery to me, how you can get close enough to one in the terrain they inhabit, to shoot one with a Bow.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 01, 2019, 09:39:30 AM
Good luck and have a great time  :archer2:
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Post by: monterey on August 01, 2019, 04:02:33 PM
Hey, Flem, it's a mystery to me too. LOL

Figuring it out is the whole deal.  In my travels so far I quit counting elk at 60! 
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Post by: Shredd on August 02, 2019, 10:55:31 AM
Opened up my mailbox and it was like Christmas morning...   

 I am going to use the release as a tool to work on my form...

 If you guys make more than six bows a year you have to get a inflatable rolling pin sander... They do a thorough job and save you tons of time...

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 02, 2019, 03:45:51 PM
I assume the sander turns. Air pressure or what?
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Post by: Shredd on August 02, 2019, 03:49:21 PM
Put it on a drill...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 02, 2019, 03:53:32 PM
Geeze O Man..

You gwass guys cwack me up....

Blow up tools and ball shooters?

 :laughing:
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Post by: Mad Max on August 02, 2019, 04:22:11 PM
Opened up my mailbox and it was like Christmas morning...   

 I am going to use the release as a tool to work on my form...

 If you guys make more than six bows a year you have to get a inflatable rolling pin sander... They do a thorough job and save you tons of time...



I have one like that, I think my pump is not the correct one, it's hard to get the pressure right. When I disconnect it the pressure runs out.
What's the name brand of your pump.?
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Post by: Flem on August 03, 2019, 09:34:28 AM
I used one of those before, but it was solid body. So that one gets inflated, and then spun with a hand drill? If it has a Schrader valve, you might replace the valve core to see if it holds air
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Post by: monterey on August 03, 2019, 12:12:15 PM
Sheep about a mile and a half.  16 rams.

Also a hundred or more elk 1/2 mile away.

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Post by: Mad Max on August 03, 2019, 12:52:50 PM
Stay after them Mike
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 03, 2019, 12:54:32 PM
Awesome, Mike..
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Post by: Flem on August 03, 2019, 01:34:05 PM
Looks like fun!
You might need one of these in that Alpine terrain :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Shredd on August 03, 2019, 01:40:37 PM
Mark...  Yes I know what you mean...  I tried the hand pump...  Did not work...  They said don't over inflate or it could damage the tool...  I used the blow tool with a rubber tip...  I just gave it a quick three or 4 shots of air until I got the right amount of inflation..  Sometimes you don't have to depress the pin inside an air valve to inflate things...  Probably when there is little to no pressure inside of what you are inflating...



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Post by: Mad Max on August 03, 2019, 02:30:51 PM
Thanks for the tip Rich
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 03, 2019, 06:05:45 PM
If it is critical on air pressure you need an air regulator inline to keep from blowing you tool out.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 03, 2019, 08:47:37 PM
No Stic
the sander runs off a cordless drill, the sanding mandrel is a rubber bladder with air in it.
I forget what air pressure it uses, not much.

https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D4594-Hand-Held-Pneumatic/dp/B017ZE6DMW

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 04, 2019, 11:50:26 AM
All I am saying is if you control the air pressure with a regulator you could inflate it out of an air compressor without danger of blowing it up.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 04, 2019, 12:08:01 PM
I'm glad I don't make them high tech gwass bows.

For my wood bows, I just fold up a piece of sandpaper and work it up and down the limb by hand..
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Post by: Flem on August 04, 2019, 12:56:36 PM
Ditto on the sandpaper. I do make low tech gwass(sic) Bows, but no fancy shapely handles that would benefit from a high speed contour sander.
I had to look at the specs on those pneumatic sanders, they take a max 8psi. Thats about 3 strokes with my bike pump.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 04, 2019, 07:25:45 PM
Mine is collecting dust, I do like Roy
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 05, 2019, 09:14:11 AM
Edge sanders dont care (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190805/be78130de18b3168fccdf7544415528b.jpg)

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 06, 2019, 07:23:35 AM
Got this ready for finish yesterday.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/050eb707c6178189be638506323c93fd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/43fa783380ec521d559bbb74095ee562.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/1139c8a59ca583c44554d90d13ef0bcb.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on August 06, 2019, 08:30:47 AM
You weren't kidding about the green! I like it, but my taste is strange.
Looks like you do some fancy quilting too, Stic
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Post by: Pat B on August 06, 2019, 10:50:15 AM
Flem, Mike has that bow laying across his lap.  :laughing:
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Post by: BMorv on August 06, 2019, 11:08:15 AM
Got to cut up about 1/4 of my ERC supply with the bandsaw.  My shop smells amazing  :bigsmyl:
The exhaust from my dust collector spread this pink dust around my yard.   
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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on August 06, 2019, 11:12:47 AM
That green looks sort of translucent under finish.
Mr. Pat I can quilt you up a pink for your lap   :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Pat B on August 06, 2019, 11:38:39 AM
 :thumbsup:   :shaka:
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Post by: Flem on August 06, 2019, 11:50:54 AM
Damn Ben! Thats some really nice looking ERC. I had to dig thru a big pile of the stuff at the lumber yard to find one decent straight grained piece without knots. And the yard dude was giving me stink eye the whole time I was digging! I bet that dust will keep the bugs away.
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Post by: BMorv on August 06, 2019, 12:25:01 PM
Thanks Flem.  Yes this is some good ERC.  Fairly straight grain and not many knots, which is rare with ERC. 
I posted this pic a couple months ago, but here's the log where the boards are from.  I did my best to follow the split grain, not something that the lumber yard cares about.  Should be some nice lams in there.  And I have a few staves too . 
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 06, 2019, 12:46:03 PM
Nice stuff Mr. Ben.

Nice sewing there Stickypops:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 06, 2019, 02:32:20 PM
Well ya gotta be multi-talented   :goldtooth:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 06, 2019, 04:01:54 PM
Nice looking all around  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on August 06, 2019, 06:52:56 PM
Decided I need some new hunting shafts today, so I unearthed my stash of Western Larch. This log was fire killed in 1988 and was laying on the ground till 2000 when I went and ripped it up and carried it out. This stuff is incredibly rot restisant. You can make some heavy, small diameter shafts with the stuff. Anything larger than 5/16" is usually too stiff for any Bow under 60#. I do prefer Cedar, but at $30. a dozen, I'll use the larch. Besides, it pretty wood!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 06, 2019, 07:42:22 PM
Tight grain for sure How does it work.
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Post by: Tradarchery on August 06, 2019, 08:12:03 PM
I'm a little behind on my "summer bow" but got the ring chased and rough layout done. Time to start removing some material and make it bend.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190807/bf10d630420dae0f5ca2e959e8fb4f4b.jpg)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 06, 2019, 08:13:13 PM
Its green.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190807/f8e3829315864545a1343cbf23647407.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on August 06, 2019, 10:04:51 PM
Stic, is that Green Apple or lemon Lime flavor. :biglaugh:
To answer your question about the larch, if you like Douglas fir shafts and you got your hand on some Larch,
 you would be giving away the Fir. It's kind of like compressed cedar, great if you like shooting arrows with thumping power.
Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Crooked Stic on August 07, 2019, 06:55:42 AM
Hmmm does kinda look like a Jolly Rancher apple.   :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 07, 2019, 08:33:17 AM
That larch does look like good arrow wood...
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Post by: Shredd on August 10, 2019, 03:03:45 PM
Sucking up some blanks for forms for experimental limbs to be used on a takedown riser...  Gonna try making a high performance, lightweight, short draw bow for women and youth...

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Post by: Flem on August 10, 2019, 03:18:05 PM
Go Shredd! Love to see a fellow air sucker. I am continuously amazed that more Bowyers don't use this simple, effective method.
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Post by: Shredd on August 10, 2019, 03:36:38 PM
  Flem...  I knew you would go stickin' your nose into this...    ;) 

   I am totally with you Bro...  You can glue up a riser in a quarter of the time or less and you don't have to worry about screw placement...   Get with the program Boys...    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on August 10, 2019, 05:50:18 PM
"blanks for forms" :dunno:
?????????????????????????????
I guess I'v been gone to long.

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Post by: Shredd on August 10, 2019, 06:07:50 PM
It's just a block of wood until you cut it out into a form... 
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Post by: Flem on August 10, 2019, 06:42:32 PM
  Flem...  I knew you would go stickin' your nose into this...    ;)


   That was like shooting fish in a barrel :biglaugh:
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Post by: Shredd on August 10, 2019, 07:05:09 PM
More like you just shot a hole in the bottom of the barrel and let the water out...     :biglaugh:   

   Well guys  never assume anything...   I assumed that granite top was dead flat...  It's not...  SOB!!!   It's not off by much but it is off...  I guess I will do a little trick with the lam keepers to straighten things out...  It sucks to do all this work and use good material for a sub-par job...
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Post by: Mad Max on August 10, 2019, 07:54:21 PM
This is what you need if you want it to be flat.
I use these all the time back in the day.
see if you can find one local on a auction site.
https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/00468595
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Post by: razorsharptokill on August 10, 2019, 10:12:48 PM
Made a string jig out of scrap oak.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 11, 2019, 08:17:10 AM
I dont understand how a thin plastic bag can bend plywood enough to keep it straight. Even with a vacuum? I suppose the dumbbells do that. AS far as riser blocks go I use C clamps.
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Post by: Flem on August 11, 2019, 09:57:05 AM
I dont understand how a thin plastic bag can bend plywood enough to keep it straight. Even with a vacuum? I suppose the dumbbells do that. AS far as riser blocks go I use C clamps.
Is that a nice way of saying, you don't believe it? :saywhat: Believe it, it works! Obviously you cannot bend 3/4" plywood into a arch, but Shredd was glueing up plywood into a blank form and needed it to be flat and the reference surface he was using, was not. This pic is from a thread back in March. Thats 4-3/16" Maple slats(3/4" total) pulled with 12Hg vacuum, pumps will pull 29Hg at sea level. I didn't get the full bend at the tips because I let the bag pinch together before it could suck onto the form. This was using cheap 4mil LDPE plastic.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 11, 2019, 11:02:06 AM
Oh I understand how it would work with thin lams. And with perfectly flat thick pieces just to hold them together tight while glue cures. But you aint bending 3/4 plywood very much with that plastic. Although I may be missing something.

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Post by: Flem on August 11, 2019, 11:55:46 AM
You are absolutely correct on that account, Stic. But then again you would not be bending 3/4" ply with any method, unless you streamed or soaked it first to make it flexible, in which case you could then vacuum bend it.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 11, 2019, 12:30:07 PM
But you can bend it for forms wih screws.

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Post by: Shredd on August 11, 2019, 05:22:44 PM
Stic we discussed this a few years back with psi in an air hose...  I don't think you grasp how much pressure there is when you spread it out over a larger area...  If done correctly I would think that you could easily snap a piece of 3/4 " plywood under a vacuum...

   Here is an experiment for you to comprehend this chit...  Take two pieces of 2x4's and cut them 10"...  Round all the corners so that they are not sharp...  Stack them on top of one another and put then in a trash bag...  Make sure there are no holes in the bag...  Take your shopvac hose and insert it in the opening of the bag...  Take a zip tie or hose clamp and secure the hose to the bag...  Turn on the shop vac and suck the air out...  Now grasp each 2x4 and try to pull them apart...

   Keep in mind that there is only about 1 to 2 lbs of suction going on which is about 35 to 70 lbs squeezing those blocks together...   Use a real vacuum pump at 8 to 10 psi or more and you will have roughly 280 to 350 lbs squeezing those blocks together...

  Just another note...  If I would have enclosed the granite slab with the wood I was using inside of the bag, I would have not needed the weights to hold things flat...  That bag would have sucked that wood right down to the granite...  Which would actually be more effective...
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Post by: Flem on August 11, 2019, 06:43:41 PM
Here's the way I see it; screw pierces plastic, hydraulic press crushes screw, plastic encapsulates hydraulic press. :bigsmyl:
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Post by: goobersan on August 11, 2019, 07:36:57 PM
Made a string jig out of scrap oak.


Looks great Jim !
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Post by: Tradarchery on August 11, 2019, 07:53:58 PM
I was able to get a few hours in at the bench today and almost got it bending.
Hopefully I will get it bending and on the caul next weekend.

 I am envious of you fellas that have a bandsaw. Lots of shavings.....

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Post by: Flem on August 12, 2019, 08:46:17 AM
You are doing it right Brian :thumbsup: Feeding wood into machinery isn't really what I would consider fun! I'm convinced the more hand work I do do on a Bow, even if it's only sanding, the better the final product will be.
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Post by: kennym on August 12, 2019, 09:06:48 AM
 ""I am envious of you fellas that have a bandsaw. Lots of shavings.....""

I'm envious of you guys with the patience to make it all by hand without power tools …..

Rock on man!!
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Post by: Tradarchery on August 14, 2019, 08:38:59 AM
You are doing it right Brian Feeding wood into machinery isn't really what I would consider fun! I'm convinced the more hand work I do do on a Bow, even if it's only sanding, the better the final product will be.
Flem,
You are right, the amount of hand work usually correlates to a better end product. I do enjoy the process but I also start to get excited about the potential of the bow once the ring is chased and the bow is staring back at me through my layout lines.

~Brian
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Post by: Tradarchery on August 14, 2019, 08:47:27 AM
""I am envious of you fellas that have a bandsaw. Lots of shavings.....""

I'm envious of you guys with the patience to make it all by hand without power tools …..

Rock on man!!
Thanks Kenny. My patience has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years........My 7yr old twin girls have definitely helped me with that.

~Brian
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 16, 2019, 05:20:48 PM
Something new. Gonna be a Lightening Stic TD. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190816/5755da425ef66f5c49216859e219a6dd.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2019 what did ya do today....
Post by: Flem on August 17, 2019, 04:58:29 PM
Cool! Looks like you are going with some light color woods. And green glass :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 17, 2019, 09:58:58 PM
Actually light purple maple abd charcoal.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190818/b5586837e615e9d864fa7544a9bfec28.jpg)

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Post by: monterey on August 17, 2019, 10:48:55 PM
Looks great.  :)
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Post by: Flem on August 17, 2019, 10:50:02 PM
Damn Stic! Thats really nice looking. Did you color the maple or is that natural?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2019, 05:56:01 AM
On the maple I put some purple Trans Tint in a gallon of denatured alkyhaul. Then pulled a vacuum on it 3-4 hours and let it soak overnite. It takes a long time to get the MC back down so do it way ahead of time.
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Post by: Shredd on August 18, 2019, 07:30:22 AM
Looks Great Stic... Nice lines...  Did you ever try that vacuum experiment??  You won't know if you don't try...  ;)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 18, 2019, 08:24:35 AM
Sweet combo Mike !
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Post by: kennym on August 18, 2019, 08:34:00 AM
How long is she Mike?  And Lightning strike?  You know Roy has had some of those... ;)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2019, 02:15:34 PM
This one came out 57 in.
Yep I know ole Elroy had lightening strike   :scared: where is that smarty pants anyway?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2019, 02:18:44 PM
What experiment Shredd.
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Post by: ztontonz on August 18, 2019, 06:51:11 PM
I like this design crooked stick. Looks like mine with 60 ». Can’t wait to see it finished
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Post by: Mad Max on August 18, 2019, 08:39:56 PM
Nice lines
I like it   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2019, 09:10:58 PM
There is a couple. Will get the whole thing tomorrow.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/513db571a5369f2e1540e5bd5efa3196.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/2d4bf14d6ffa1b328fbc9403dddabf1b.jpg)

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 19, 2019, 08:51:13 AM
And it shoots good to.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/95a31631c4e3dd3f1159405b7e2f79a2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/258b3518d138883161857d02158131be.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/adb85af686fa747382fdba4d9a292838.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on August 19, 2019, 09:13:27 AM
Thats a fine looking Bow :thumbsup: Your Pom-Poms even match the Bow accents! Did you use Maple in the limbs also?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 19, 2019, 10:13:35 AM
Actionboo.Thanks I was gonna do Pink Pom-poms but ole Elroy and Kenny might come steel it from me.   :laughing:

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Post by: Mad Max on August 19, 2019, 01:58:19 PM
I really like it stic. :thumbsup:
Tell me about the whoop de doo (reflex) at the end of the butt wedge. :)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 19, 2019, 03:09:50 PM
Sort of not planned .shape. Dont think it will be an issue. It shoots good and pretty nice full draw profile.

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Post by: Wolftrail on August 19, 2019, 05:43:41 PM
Pretty bow,   I wish I could shoot like that.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 19, 2019, 09:52:24 PM
Tkx Dean. That was about 15 yrds. It will get bigger as I back up most times  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 20, 2019, 01:57:57 PM
Ok. I was looking at the full draw the other day kinda in the dark. So decided to put the stick on it. The hump next to the wedge is a little too much for good looks. And would not be hard to get out. (Another form ) it aint pretty ay full draw. But has good string angle shoots good and zero hand shock. Sooo dont know if I will change it.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190820/abe4bb53e7f983e12a02e56a65a6a6af.jpg)

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Post by: Shredd on August 20, 2019, 03:55:30 PM
Mike aren't you worried that hinge is in a spot where there is lots of stress???
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 20, 2019, 07:06:17 PM
Well itis not a hinge. It is a bit of a hump and is past the fade. I think I will go ahead and redo the from. I think it will lose some stability tho.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190820/df8812a3787d30f5ec33062fe8959b51.jpg)

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Post by: Mad Max on August 23, 2019, 04:37:19 PM
Getting ready for a glue up.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 24, 2019, 10:48:59 AM
Watcha ya got glued up Mark ??
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Post by: Mad Max on August 24, 2019, 11:14:54 AM
60” Recurve
Glue up tomorrow
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 24, 2019, 11:39:50 AM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on August 24, 2019, 12:54:11 PM
60” Recurve
Glue up tomorrow
You still doing the static tips?
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Post by: Mad Max on August 24, 2019, 01:34:05 PM
No Brad
I made enough of those for now.
This one may be a little static/working recurve.
Narrow like a D/R
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 24, 2019, 03:29:26 PM
Looking forward to seeing that one !
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Post by: kennym on August 24, 2019, 09:33:32 PM
Put 11 new bearings and a new blade on my bandsaw , then adjusted the fence a smidge  because when the blade starts losing the new edge, the bearing away from fence starts turning sometimes a bit...

Now she is ready to roll!! :)

Oh, a lot of the bearings were OK but I have extras now....
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 25, 2019, 06:38:09 AM
Attending a KTBA shoot this weekend.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/2474ce44349c084d741d38dccca8f30a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/62dc706009d90fd29dd9adb803f1d656.jpg)

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Post by: Shredd on August 25, 2019, 10:24:20 AM
No Brad
I made enough of those for now.
This one may be a little static/working recurve.
Narrow like a D/R

   Well then, I am posting this pic of this form for the next limbs that I will be working on...  Then you can't call me a copy-cat...   :goldtooth:

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Post by: Mad Max on August 25, 2019, 01:53:21 PM
what kind of radius do you have at the recurve part :)

nufin like mine :dunno:


way to go, stic  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on August 25, 2019, 02:39:27 PM
  It is 8"... Looking forward to what you come up with...  Posted mine in case they were very similar...  ;)  :laugh:
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Post by: Mad Max on August 27, 2019, 02:10:18 PM
No body's on here, So no body's doing nufin today!
 :dunno:

 :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 27, 2019, 04:49:27 PM
I am in Indy WNBA game

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Post by: mtblucas on August 28, 2019, 12:16:26 AM
I made a lot of progress on my new form today. It’s a Bingham’s 62” hybrid. I think making the form is my least favorite part of this hobby. Lams arrive in a couple days!

BTW, do any of you coat your forms with anything? I’ve always just kept mine bare wood but was just curious. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 28, 2019, 04:43:10 AM
I use .040 glass and contact cement on all my forms !
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Post by: Flem on August 28, 2019, 11:34:02 AM
Well I learned something new! I did not know contact cement would take high temps. I believe Ritchie said his heat blanket gets too 190deg.
You can use most anything smooth and flat to cover your form. Formica/laminates work real good. Sheetmetal, roofing trim, aluminum, etc. I have used whatever I can scrounge for free. Thin slats of wood are good also, just countersink the screw heads and fill with bondo.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on August 28, 2019, 12:39:56 PM
That was kennys tip to me it works great if you need to adjust it I use the heat gun and 250 Deg F with the infrared thermometer but even at that it takes a lot of pressure to move !
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 28, 2019, 07:55:39 PM
I use a .060 parll. Lam on the form. And paste wax on that just in case any glue gets on it. I have painted some of my forms also.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 28, 2019, 07:57:43 PM
Got some goodies over the weekend.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/4690126839b8dd9ce4a93501f7ca1f33.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/ea824b32f05006b768b0c8229937addb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/143926fd7964a50f114be86afccd1976.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/a219f4106bc3065be6c327ba44cbb90f.jpg)

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Post by: mtblucas on August 30, 2019, 02:28:34 PM
I use a Formica strip on my forms as well. I was asking because I have lots of dried epoxy running down the sides of my other form. I may try the paste wax to prevent that on this one. Thanks for the input y’all.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 30, 2019, 03:49:56 PM
Plastic wrap before the glueup is placed on the form may prevent that.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on August 30, 2019, 05:52:07 PM
Looks like you got some nice figured woods there Stic. What's the dark brown stuff in the first pic?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 30, 2019, 09:46:25 PM
What's the dark brown stuff in the first pic?

Looks like some kind of accident:)
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Post by: Flem on August 30, 2019, 11:44:35 PM
I always kind of figured Stic was a "regular" guy.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 31, 2019, 07:43:41 AM
Roy I guess you was thinkin Do Do wood  :laughing: Its  Claro walnut
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Post by: Bvas on September 02, 2019, 02:36:13 PM
Got the riser for the wife’s bow ready today. She liked the design of the swap bow I did and wanted something similar. She liked the three stripes. Said great things come in threes. Wind, earth, and water. And our three kids.
I’m leary of the cherry riser. But it’s from a tree at the house where she grew up. So we’re gonna try it. I’m gonna back it with a stout fiberglass powerlam and hope for the best.

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Post by: Mad Max on September 02, 2019, 02:44:12 PM
With the laminating and the power lam you will be  fine.
 :bigsmyl: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 02, 2019, 03:21:45 PM
That is nice, Brad..

Gotta agree with Max, it will be fine with the laminating and the power lam.
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Post by: kennym on September 02, 2019, 03:23:22 PM
What they said unless she is shootin 90# :)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 02, 2019, 03:28:07 PM
Brad shoots 35 and she shoots 65...
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Post by: kennym on September 02, 2019, 03:30:44 PM
Better let her have the G10 bow then... LOL
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Post by: Bvas on September 02, 2019, 05:13:26 PM
Shooting for 30-35#.

And 55# is enough for me. I don’t get to shoot often enough for any more than that.
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Post by: Shredd on September 02, 2019, 06:41:48 PM
Prepped all day for my stinkin' friend Dorian... Now that I have all the basics done I am gonna start wrapping all my tools and bow making jigs in plastic in case I lose the roof...   I live on the east coast in the middle of the state of FL...  Its gonna be close...  If I don't pull through its been nice knowing Y'all...   :shaka:
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Post by: Bvas on September 02, 2019, 06:48:50 PM
Stay safe shreddy :pray:
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Post by: Pat B on September 02, 2019, 07:36:54 PM
Stay safe. Not worth risking anything.
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Post by: Flem on September 02, 2019, 11:13:53 PM
Surf's up. I don't envy you Shredd. I can't even imagine the kind of wind and waves associated with Hurricanes.
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Post by: kennym on September 03, 2019, 06:52:19 PM
Stay safe bro!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 03, 2019, 07:11:18 PM
Be cool Shreddy.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on September 04, 2019, 09:00:48 AM
I love fried green tomatoes and as I am going to have to take my tomato plants down in a week or so for a collard/kale patch I am trying different ways to preserve them for future use.

Yesterday it was can and dehydrate. I will add the dried ones to fried okra for that green tomato taste.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 04, 2019, 09:31:14 AM
 :thumbsup: Eric...
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Post by: OkKeith on September 05, 2019, 12:14:58 PM
Those look fantastic Eric!

Late summer/early fall as the tomato plants start to fall off was always the time to make Chow Chow for my family. For those not in the know... Chow Chow is chopped up green tomatoes, onion and spices, sweetened with brown sugar, pickled and then hot canned. We ate it on everything (crackers, toast, etc.). It is fantastic to add a spoonful to beans to go along with cornbread.

Eric, you have me eyeing my tomato plants in the back yard now... even though we still may have a month of production on our late season varieties I may need to go pick some green ones.

OkKeith
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 05, 2019, 02:31:10 PM
Our grocery store actually sells green tomatoes all year round:)
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Post by: wood carver 2 on September 05, 2019, 04:08:58 PM
We used to pick all the tomatoes that were left just before the first frost and spread them out on a sheet of cardboard in a dark room in the basement. They would continue to ripen slowly through the fall. One year we had lots. We ate garden tomatoes into January.
My mom used to make chow chow. Good stuff.😃
Dave.
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Post by: Shredd on September 05, 2019, 04:30:56 PM
That's good to know, Roy...  Can you pick me up a couple and ship them down...   :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 05, 2019, 05:45:09 PM
Yes I can, Shreddy..
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 05, 2019, 06:15:12 PM
Them Maters look pretty yummy.
I think I got this last limb design looking good. The first lumpy one work ok but may not have been accepted. See the difference.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190905/62e2a177f189e8c09e95aef1c8e54c88.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190905/826ce77884ab251dea3db5c823df7977.jpg)

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Post by: Shredd on September 05, 2019, 06:38:37 PM
Making some lam keepers for bow forms...  If I know I am gonna have to make something again I usually make 4 times as many...  It's a PITA but it pays off in the long run...

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Post by: Mad Max on September 05, 2019, 07:50:37 PM
Looks good stic :thumbsup: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 05, 2019, 09:54:46 PM
The next one needs a tip wedge.
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Post by: Dannon on September 06, 2019, 11:39:39 AM
Tied on a new knock set today. Counting down the days!
(https://i.postimg.cc/XYChpnJP/07260-E28-5477-42-C4-9389-249-F82-C23-F55.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvdTzyf7)
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Post by: Flem on September 06, 2019, 11:58:14 AM
Made, or I guess I should say, I modified/hacked a thrift store toaster oven into a tempering oven. Going to experiment with some different steels for broadheads. I've always used 1084 in the past, but wanted to try some more exotic stuff. .
This was a really easy mod. I already had the 120V PID controller box (thanks again to Skeeter) so all I had to do was gut the oven controls, insert thermocouple, connect 2 sets of 2 wires and plug it in. I did fully insulate it with some left over rock wool and added a 15a fuse. Holds heat really well. Total cost; $3.25. Thats my favorite kind of project.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 06, 2019, 12:10:12 PM
Yer gonna lectricute yerself there Inesteine, or burn dah barn down:)
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Post by: Flem on September 06, 2019, 12:14:33 PM
Yer gonna lectricute yerself there Inesteine, or burn dah barn down:)
:biglaugh: I think you meant Einstein :saywhat:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 06, 2019, 12:22:33 PM
Inesteine wuz close enuff:)

I made it up and here it is a word. LOL
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Post by: Shredd on September 06, 2019, 01:03:02 PM
Sweet...  Love mods...
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Post by: OkKeith on September 06, 2019, 01:12:56 PM
Flem... I'm not sure that work environment is flame retardant to OSHA standards. Then again I am the guy who runs a table saw, big ol' belt sander, box fan, radio and Lava Lamp on the same 30 amp circuit in my garage. Oh, and a deep freezer too.

OkKeith
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Post by: Flem on September 06, 2019, 01:37:11 PM
You guy's can call me Jethro Einstein. Thats funny Roy, when you do a search for "Inesteine", all the hits are for Einstein!
Looks scary eh? :goldtooth:
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Post by: mtblucas on September 06, 2019, 02:30:28 PM
I dry fired a bow today!  Got the weight down to within a couple pounds of the final draw weight and decided to draw it to my anchor position (at 30.5”). Instincts must’ve kicked in because as soon as I got it to anchor I released it. Immediately, I went into panic mode but luckily everything held together just fine! Phew, could’ve been bad.
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Post by: Bvas on September 06, 2019, 03:56:29 PM
I dry fired a bow today!  Got the weight down to within a couple pounds of the final draw weight and decided to draw it to my anchor position (at 30.5”). Instincts must’ve kicked in because as soon as I got it to anchor I released it. Immediately, I went into panic mode but luckily everything held together just fine! Phew, could’ve been bad.

Not funny, but I had to laugh.

My daughter did that once with a compound as I was trying to adjust draw length for her.  Of course I asked her “WTF are you doing?”  The look on her face was priceless and all she could muster was “oops”. I couldn’t even be mad, just had to laugh.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on September 06, 2019, 04:06:10 PM
Very neat mod Flem particularly the $$ , I still have my PID components setting in a box maybe winter !
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 06, 2019, 10:07:41 PM
Well doing something different .making some limbs for a well known recurve I wont name. Anyhow it has curves in the wedge tips. So had to make a couple of jigs to get that done.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190907/8dbb5a12d89d024ad89ef00bccf618a5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190907/300451dd7f02ff480069ef307337be06.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190907/71fc2cf1f8fd0f7c2851cf4de37d27bb.jpg)

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Post by: monterey on September 06, 2019, 10:59:46 PM
"Inesteine"

"difderent"

Youse guys  is moiderin the language. 
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 07, 2019, 02:51:39 PM
This may be some pretty good stuff I found at Menards today. And a bit cheaper than Gorilla.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190907/3a207afee7654f1c9d882865df07d92e.jpg)

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Post by: flyonline on September 08, 2019, 06:05:10 AM
Had a bit of fun today and made myself a table saw. With a bit of tweaking and a new blade I think it will be good enough to try cutting some lam blanks (gotta make a drum sander then....), but certainly good enough to square up rough sawn or round timber to take to a mate who has a good saw to make lams. For gits and shiggles I ran some doug fir through and made up some square strips to run through my dowel maker. Unfortunately the longest I can get out of the timber is ~28" and with a 28.5-29" draw length it looks like I'll be doing some footing to get them long enough. Good thing I've got a supply of Osage and other hardwood to make the footings with though! First real job will be to slice up some ply to make a cross cut sled.

Worked on my Osage self bow as well, but at the current rate it will take to 2050 to get finished. I vacillate between a scraper and a farriers rasp reducing the limb thickness at the moment but at least I don't end up with orange snot with the scraper  :laughing: Nearly at a point a I can put a string on it so I can stand back and get a good look at it.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 10, 2019, 02:45:57 PM
Working on those dehydrated green tomatoes, Eric...

Sprinkled black pepper and seasonal seasoning on them...



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Post by: monterey on September 10, 2019, 06:31:31 PM
oooohh that looks good!
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Post by: Bvas on September 10, 2019, 09:30:24 PM
Heck with drying them...I was waitin on somebody to post a good SIMPLE chowchow recipe. That sounds good.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: Mad Max on September 10, 2019, 09:33:39 PM
fried green tomatoes :jumper:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 12, 2019, 03:21:07 PM
Okay so I got a masonry blade for the table saw today. Big Jim had mentioned using them for triming the excess off limbs when profiling. Works pretty darn good and quicker than changing bandsaw blades. Also for S and Gs I sliced G 10 with it seemed to do good there to.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 12, 2019, 03:44:14 PM
Didn't happen wifout pichers!
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Post by: Flem on September 12, 2019, 04:43:04 PM
I've thought about doing that on my table saw, but was worried about all the super fine dust they produce.
My saw has lame dust collection.
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Post by: monterey on September 12, 2019, 06:04:49 PM
I have one for my table saw.  Works good.  Mine is used in the driveway so dust collection is not a thing.
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Post by: Bvas on September 12, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
Mike what type of masonry blade did you use? Diamond?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 13, 2019, 07:16:58 AM
Diamond yes. for cutting bricks and concrete blocks.
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Post by: kennym on September 13, 2019, 11:42:21 AM
Roy , we don’t even tell you all our really secret methods . Afraid ya might blow a gasket bro... LOL
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 13, 2019, 12:19:21 PM
 :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 13, 2019, 12:30:19 PM
I'm bout outta gaskets here:)
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Post by: Eric Krewson on September 15, 2019, 09:48:42 AM
I was playing on the computer a couple of days ago when I heard a crack followed by a crash. Naturally I knew something had fallen and I hoped it didn't get my shop, it didn't.

5 years ago I would have enjoyed turning this monster into firewood, today, not so much. It is almost 36" across the base.

It is 95 today, no tree cutting will go on. I will probably use the loader on my tractor to get the top out of my yard  and haul off the bigger stuff one stick at a time after the weather cools off. It broke off several trees in its path as well.

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Post by: Eric Krewson on September 15, 2019, 09:58:21 AM
Time to take the summer garden out and put out winter greens; first the tomato cages, then the plastic, okra, lots of fence posts and it is ready to till. I made one last picking before I dismantled things.

Got egg on my face on this one, my tractor quit, would restart and run a while and quit again. I was sure it was a safety switch and called the dealer, they sent a guy out to get the tractor. It turned out to be out of fuel, the display is kinda' week and I was looking at the wrong set of bars thinking I had half a tank, DUH.