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Title: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 02, 2020, 06:51:06 AM
Happy New year and away we go again:)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 03, 2020, 09:45:17 AM
Did not think you wuz gonna get this up. Old timers kickin your but LOL
Frash out of the form.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200103/db9084ac1c8e861ad3190cb9411f2c89.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200103/e47e8a005301e70682fa15790061dc25.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 03, 2020, 11:10:00 AM
Waiting to see more pictures stic :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 03, 2020, 11:28:19 AM
Well i got it reduced to a blank so far. got lucky even tiller.  :clapper: will glue front overlays today and belly ones tomorrow.

 
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bigbob2 on January 03, 2020, 11:59:01 PM
Looks good! what length? Here is a few shots of a recent bow I have done Using local Australian woods  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] . Riser is Rose She oak, and " yellow wood' and belly veneers are she oak also. It is 68'' ntn, flat laid longbow and is 50# @ 28'' with pistol grip in riser.
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Post by: bigbob2 on January 04, 2020, 12:00:08 AM
Damn double post on first shot!
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Post by: Bow Bender on January 04, 2020, 02:26:09 AM
It may be double but that is ok, it calls for a second look. That is a really nice color combination.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on January 04, 2020, 04:58:07 AM
Riser looks good, nice colors.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 04, 2020, 05:45:57 AM
Looks great Bob..
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Post by: David Flanrey on January 04, 2020, 09:13:01 AM
Very nice Bob!
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Post by: wood carver 2 on January 04, 2020, 10:25:01 AM
Beautiful, as usual. 😃
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 04, 2020, 10:45:26 AM
Nice one Bob! :thumbsup: I like the Sheoak, forgot that it's native to you folks. Shredd scored some nice Sheoak, somewhere here in the states.

Hope your not in danger down there. I feel for you folks. I know the feeling of dread that comes with fire season.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bigbob2 on January 04, 2020, 07:45:05 PM
Thanks guys. Yeah Flem, most of the country is burning. Thousands of homes ,dozens of people gone. And we are just starting our summer. Whole country is dry as tinder box. Ok where I live , closest was about 20 mile away.It' s out now. worst thing is in some places , morons are actually lighting these fires.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bdsmith1 on January 04, 2020, 09:42:12 PM
Mike and I built a new laminating box that we can use for a multitude of different things from kiln drying, to curing smooth-on builds.  5x200watt bulbs underneath on individual switches to give us a little better control of the heat.  I found an "inkbird itc1000" thermostat control to adjust the temps. Still have to wire that in and the fan to circulate the air, but so far it's working pretty well. Got up to 220f and held pretty good. This is a new design for me. So we'll see how it works when we're done. We Should have it finished tomorrow.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/9f0c13e416ade6ae07455a0f1ce09892.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/210b685c8a104b9cd94e5530af8c0cf1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/5baddc514a910f97f50f78ae71463077.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/9ef8f92ff6a8a4a2497af1465c2bb7b9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/2122de5d99e0e61580feabf80c8a80d8.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 05, 2020, 10:05:35 AM
Good call on the muffin fan. I put one in my box some time ago and it was one of the best oven improvements, besides ditching the light bulbs for a baseboard heating element.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Pat B on January 05, 2020, 12:25:58 PM
Having a small fan not only helps with wood drying but it also helps prevents hot spots by keeping the heat more evenly distributed.
Good idea keeping all the needed equipment together in one unit. Adding rollers to the bottom will make it easy to move it to out of the way when not needed.
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Post by: kennym on January 05, 2020, 01:32:10 PM
Looks good! I've been thinking of making one that has a workbench top.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bdsmith1 on January 05, 2020, 02:06:38 PM
We went a bit tall for it to have been a good bench top after the casters, but with the foam insulation, even after an hour at full blast, the outside is still cool to the touch, so I'm sure it would work out well for a bench top.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 05, 2020, 04:18:26 PM
I just figured out that my newly configured hot box storage is handy for cooking also.
My control box cord is long enough, I can jack it back up to the ceiling :thumbsup:
Damn thing takes up a lot of floor space in a small shop.
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Pat B on January 05, 2020, 04:37:59 PM
Flem, I added casters to one end of my box(similar to yours) and when not in use I stand it on end and roll it into a corner out of the way. If I leave it horizontal it seems to collect all sorts of things on top.  :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bdsmith1 on January 05, 2020, 05:25:43 PM
We had joked about making jerky in mass in it.  Imagine how wonderful the bows would smell.  Mmm teriyaki and dell sauce.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 06, 2020, 02:12:35 PM
Cut one in two.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200106/bc457a238aaa4e75a702ccc5876afd76.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on January 06, 2020, 04:44:26 PM
You are a brave man Stic.
Nice hot box. Is it okay to have such a fan inside the box, gets pretty hot in there?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Dannon on January 06, 2020, 07:43:55 PM
Scored a nice one man lean to ladder stand for $35. It’s 14’ tall. Who all hunts out of ladder stands, and do you have any issues getting picked off by deer? I’ve already got it set up in the yard and shooting out of it. Best $35 I’ve spent!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on January 06, 2020, 11:21:20 PM
Scored a nice one man lean to ladder stand for $35. It’s 14’ tall. Who all hunts out of ladder stands, and do you have any issues getting picked off by deer? I’ve already got it set up in the yard and shooting out of it. Best $35 I’ve spent!

Np picture.   Probably a made up story!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bsmith1 on January 06, 2020, 11:54:09 PM
@Crooked Stic I'm dying to see the rest of that beauty you started this post on!  Don't hold me in suspense!

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Dannon on January 07, 2020, 07:22:11 AM
Scored a nice one man lean to ladder stand for $35. It’s 14’ tall. Who all hunts out of ladder stands, and do you have any issues getting picked off by deer? I’ve already got it set up in the yard and shooting out of it. Best $35 I’ve spent!

Np picture.   Probably a made up story!
:biglaugh: I figured if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. But I’ll get you a picture this afternoon!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mark R on January 07, 2020, 10:11:39 AM
Stick I'm having a hard time figuring out the place you cut that bow in half like that ? , could you explain more.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mark R on January 07, 2020, 10:16:41 AM
It looks like the cut was made right under the shelf but maybe its not what it looks like in the picture.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 07, 2020, 11:36:11 AM
I started working on a take down handle. I want to work on my limbs design and figured it would be faster to do a pair of limb for each design modification instead of a whole new bow each time.
It’s 17” long. Next step is to shape the templates.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Dannon on January 07, 2020, 12:25:45 PM
Here ya go monterey.



Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 07, 2020, 12:41:53 PM
Brian you want to relieve material about 3/8s under where your shelf will be. And shape the grip to where its comfortable then 1/8th smaller. so you need off center G10 for strength ibeam. Then cut into at an angle below the finger grooves. On U tube Big Jim has the videos. watch them if you want to do one.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 07, 2020, 12:52:19 PM
The wrap.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200107/273d692c627587aa7f38b8a16a6eda26.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on January 08, 2020, 05:59:28 AM
Here ya go monterey.





That's nifty.  I  don't climb up trees anymore but that could be an option in some areas that require tree stands.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 08, 2020, 08:47:28 AM
If you are Archery hunting you need to be up higher unless you have a very heavy background behind you.
I hunted at 25' up.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 08, 2020, 09:11:27 AM
For supper last night at the deer camp.
Entree: mater gravy with onions
Sides: CWD (Chicken fried) deer Steaks, Biscuits, mashed taters, black-eyed peas.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 08, 2020, 10:48:44 AM
Yuk............
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 08, 2020, 11:20:37 AM
 :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on January 08, 2020, 12:00:35 PM
I try to get a CWD deer every year but they always test out negative.   Any tips? :)

Last time I fell out of a treestand it was eight feet and that seemed high enough. 

Working on a place in the basement to do bow lay ups so I can do more building during cold weather.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 08, 2020, 01:33:12 PM
Got it off the jig. But will let it cure one more day (cold weather). (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200108/1b83f18847bcd7d87b5031916f926b0f.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 08, 2020, 04:13:22 PM
Well I could not wait. Ground the excess wrap off. And a few whomps with a dead blow and wala la sucess.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200108/fb89d42d3e7d076d20477cc7d7fa779b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 08, 2020, 05:50:13 PM
I try to get a CWD deer every year but they always test out negative.   Any tips? :)

Last time I fell out of a treestand it was eight feet and that seemed high enough. 

Working on a place in the basement to do bow lay ups so I can do more building during cold weather.

we had a few test + on CWD last year, looks like more this year.

Nice stic
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 08, 2020, 09:19:05 PM
Very nice, Mike.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on January 09, 2020, 07:41:48 AM
Excellent Mike!! 

I supposedly worked my last day for the 2019 construction season.  Now have a few days off and I'm ready!!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 09, 2020, 03:01:50 PM
I wish it was excellent Kenny. I now have a two piece handle. I am guessing my wrapping jig got warped. I layed the bow on the table to work on the sight windowand it was springy laying on its side. WTH  So I put the tiller blocks and string on it. Both limbs leaned the same direction
. way too bad even for a dynamic adjustment :banghead: So I saved the riser part for a pattern. Will be making a new jig soon
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 09, 2020, 03:10:30 PM
I feel sorry for you. It was looking good.
How thick was your jig? It looks pretty decent on the picture
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 09, 2020, 03:37:33 PM
Dang Mike that sucks.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on January 09, 2020, 04:42:02 PM
Bummer
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 09, 2020, 05:10:52 PM
Yeah I make my fair share of screw ups  :dunno:
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Post by: kennym on January 09, 2020, 05:33:31 PM
Well dang!! Hate that Mike!!
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Post by: Bvas on January 09, 2020, 06:38:46 PM
Guess I’m kinda confused Mike.
Couldn’t you just strip the wrap off and try again??
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 09, 2020, 09:35:24 PM
Yeah I run it thru the drum sander.  It is way too big and bulky and needs and upgrade. Just some plywood.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Fishinglink on January 09, 2020, 10:51:08 PM
Well got some bad news guys. Last weekend I felt something strange in my shoulder after I took a shower and pretty much undid 6 weeks of PT. Seeing the ortho surgeon for a follow up and next steps. My PT therapist cancelled my session for today. Still not sure what I wrecked but pretty much in pain 24/7. Moved from mechanic to front desk due to inability to due my job. Haven’t shot a bow in 12 weeks. Looks like 2020 may not be my year. But that sums it up as to why I kind of went radio silent for the last few months.


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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 10, 2020, 05:49:40 AM
Hate hearing that. Hope you can recover.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 10, 2020, 11:07:53 AM
Sorry to hear that, Cody..
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Post by: monterey on January 10, 2020, 11:55:31 AM
Best to you as you work on your recovery.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 11, 2020, 09:43:11 AM
That sucks Cody. Did you have to continue wrenching while doing PT?
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Post by: Fishinglink on January 11, 2020, 10:30:29 AM
No Flem I switched to the desk before that. Done wrenching indefinitely at this point. We need to hire someone for my spot to keep up with work load. I’m not as bad as day one of injury but not getting any better. Anti inflammatory prescription they gave doesn’t touch the pain and the cortisone shoot did nothing either. Thanks for asking.


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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on January 11, 2020, 10:45:50 AM
Damn brother! Hope you get it figured out, my only advice would be to not over do because you think it is getting better!!
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Post by: flyonline on January 11, 2020, 04:20:15 PM
Well got some bad news guys.....

Dang, that sucks! Hope you can get it sorted!!

Finally managed to get home after 8 days or so away. We left last week due to extreme fire weather and have been between a friends house and parents house as weather and danger threatened. We returned one day only to get another emergency warning so packed the car (1/2hr after unpacking) and buggered off again. I would have headed bush yesterday for a few hours, but figured it wasn't very responsible being somewhere out of contact and if a fire started I would have been in serious trouble so went fishing instead. Plus, I cached my hunting bow at work in case the worst happened at home.





It was thicker than this at one stage, and those trees down the back fence are 70m/200' away  :o

Steve
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Pat B on January 11, 2020, 05:09:38 PM
Hang tight down under, Steve. You guys are in our thoughts.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 12, 2020, 06:30:47 AM
Hope things soon get better over there.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on January 12, 2020, 09:07:22 AM
Bowyer’s gold dust. Scraping Osage today.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200112/0edbe926281ef8f78835f179057483c1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2020, 09:47:02 AM
Hmmm what if a guy had a whole lot of that and cast it in clear resin for a riser block ?


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Post by: Pat B on January 12, 2020, 11:44:29 AM
Makes excellent fire started if you have a wood stove or fireplace, Bue.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: monterey on January 12, 2020, 12:37:13 PM
Hmmm what if a guy had a whole lot of that and cast it in clear resin for a riser block ?




Interesting outside the box thought.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 12, 2020, 12:43:15 PM
Thereis a guy on FB putting all kinds of stuff in resin and selling it for risers. Even seen one had a wrench cast in it.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mark R on January 12, 2020, 11:05:16 PM
Hey Stic I know a Bowyer who's done that. Puts all kind of things in resin. I think it's the same outfit, Mike from Sauk Trail Archery, check them out.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 13, 2020, 07:19:42 AM
Yeah it is not that hard to do. Need a pressure pot and compressor. The big cost is the resin. And I think they charge by the oz. of weight gain of the wood.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 13, 2020, 04:17:10 PM
This past weekend I layed down all templates I will need for the take down handle.
Made a couple strings. While doing this, I was trying to find a way to easily cut the added material for the loops. And ended up just adding an extra nail on the right end. Pretty easy, I should have thought about this before  :knothead:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 14, 2020, 02:34:34 PM
OK you guys are going to think I'm goofy(if you did not already), but I have a Woodpecker and Flicker problem. They are turning my siding into splinters! So I came up with this solution, I don't want to kill them, just scare the crap out of them. But in the process I discovered an excellent training tool. The motions involved are almost exactly like shooting a long or self bow. I'm thinking I will be out plinking to keep my shoulders in shape. Would be an excellent rehab or PT exercise with weaker bands.
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 14, 2020, 03:37:11 PM
[quote from flem] OK you guys are going to think I'm goofy [/quote]

Ah cough cough, ah well umm, I dunno:)

Yer gonna shoot the windows out Flem:)

Worked on bows Sunday, have a new guy making his very first bow.

Meet Jeremy..



Jerry laying out a z splice and Jeremy's bow material laying there also.

Osage belly and red elm core lam.

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Post by: Flem on January 14, 2020, 05:06:09 PM
Damn, Jeremy must have finger tips of steel.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on January 22, 2020, 10:45:17 PM
Built a new workbench yesterday to hold this new curvy thing I made.

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Post by: monterey on January 23, 2020, 12:09:29 AM
Is the form rubber band or topless?
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on January 23, 2020, 01:22:21 AM
Going topless!
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Post by: kennym on January 23, 2020, 08:27:02 AM
NICE!!
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Post by: Autumnarcher on January 23, 2020, 12:20:11 PM
Like it!


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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 23, 2020, 02:13:55 PM
Ok so I made a new wrapping jig. And will prily try it out tomorrow.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/f733e60a14dac2e5d8a722560f6a3e31.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/cc67c70b5fc1db6d00f496fa54e8af29.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/8430bc8ca81fd726645585b615a52d3a.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 23, 2020, 05:04:04 PM
Whats that green wood, Stic?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 23, 2020, 10:02:43 PM
Camo actionwood. And it has about 3/16s G10 on the sight window side.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: EvilDogBeast on January 23, 2020, 10:17:36 PM
Finally put a Timberwolf blade on my bandsaw today.  The difference is so drastic I'm kicking myself for waiting so long.  Time to cut some risers!
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Post by: monterey on January 23, 2020, 10:47:20 PM
Finally put a Timberwolf blade on my bandsaw today.  The difference is so drastic I'm kicking myself for waiting so long.  Time to cut some risers!

I've had one hanging on the wall for a couple months now.   Really need get it set up.

At least once a day I pick up a recurve form template that I made months ago.  Pick it up, look at it, touch it here and there with a sanding block and try to convince myself it's good to go. 
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on January 24, 2020, 12:23:31 AM
I vote install it.  Took about 20 minutes to move the guides, find the tension setting, and reset the guides.

As for that form, toss something on there and see how it comes out!  I swear the longer I run my hand across the form the more invisible bumps appear...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 24, 2020, 12:41:49 AM
Done some more sanding on the bow and just finished wiping EA-40 and acetone mix on the handle. First time I try this technique. Will see how it comes out.
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Post by: kennym on January 24, 2020, 09:00:59 AM
That’s gonna be killer!!!
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Post by: Buemaker on January 24, 2020, 10:58:42 AM
Nice handle, is that mix hard to sand?
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Post by: monterey on January 24, 2020, 11:24:59 AM
I tried mixing ea40 and acetone once and just couldn't get it to come together not sure what I did wrong
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Post by: ztontonz on January 24, 2020, 11:53:38 AM
Well this morning it was still tacky. Like a lot.
So now I am wondering if it was a good idea ???
Will see tonight
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on January 24, 2020, 11:59:22 AM
I just did one too, it was tacky next morning  but ea 40 takes 24 hours to set and my shop was 58 degrees ...it dried by the next day and steel wool seemed to work well on it.

Mike, it doesn’t mix very well and I may go 2/3 acetone next time so it’s thinner.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 24, 2020, 12:42:10 PM
Thanks Kenny
I should know tonight then.

Do you usually wipe it on or spray it ?
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Post by: kennym on January 24, 2020, 12:45:37 PM
I put it on with a foam brush this time, didn't work too bad. Wiping might be better tho as I left a couple thick spots...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 24, 2020, 01:51:20 PM
there is 20 min. finishing epoxy and the 3 hour is what I have mixed 50/50 acetone dries quicker. But it seems to sand hard. But fills well.
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Post by: monterey on January 24, 2020, 08:13:53 PM
The hobby shops sell some kind of finishing epoxy.  two component.  Not sure how thick/thin it is though.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on January 24, 2020, 10:55:08 PM
It’s still a bit tacky tonight but it did dry up during the day. Should be good for sanding by tomorrow

 
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2020, 07:32:26 AM
This is the stuff I got from a local hobby shop. Just a little thinner than auto resin.
(https://i.imgur.com/FbhSozw.jpg)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2020, 11:06:13 AM
Another nice mess.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200125/da39ad12d10f18ac8bb8357044b9e9c3.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: mtblucas on January 25, 2020, 02:11:11 PM
Another nice mess.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200125/da39ad12d10f18ac8bb8357044b9e9c3.jpg)

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What are you adding to that resin to make it black?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2020, 02:36:40 PM
That black is a couple of drops of left over Aluminite dye used for stabilizing. Jim sells some powder he uses to dye his resin. I have used leather dye even a couple of drops of Rit will work.It dont take much.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: mtblucas on January 25, 2020, 06:28:59 PM
I think I’ll order some of that from Jim when I start making takedowns. Do you also add the carbon like he does in his video or do you only use fiberglass?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 25, 2020, 08:13:16 PM
I think you would be fine without carbon. But I use it. I do two wraps of glass then the carbon. Then when you are shaping and get down to seeing carbon you know where to stop. And its gonna be stronger to.
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Post by: mtblucas on January 25, 2020, 09:33:54 PM
I guess I’ll order some carbon from Jim as well then. Probably don’t need it but I like overbuilding stuff.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on January 25, 2020, 11:42:00 PM
That black is a couple of drops of left over Aluminite dye used for stabilizing. Jim sells some powder he uses to dye his resin. I have used leather dye even a couple of drops of Rit will work.It dont take much.

Have you had issues with structural integrity of the resin using non-resin specific dyes? I tried casting resin lures with pigments and ran into issues using other dyes.


Roughed out an osage stave that I've had sitting around for a while. It's well aged even before I got it so it's completely moisture stable, though it does have quite a few cracks in the back at the moment. Whether I can get below/around them and still have enough wood to work with only time (and skill or lack thereof) will tell. I'll have to steam it to get the tips into something like alignment so I may have go at doing a full recurve at the same time. A possibly interesting side note is that our borers here don't seem to attack the heartwood, though they will make mince meat of the sapwood.





Also managed to sneak a couple of lengths of some local bloodwood (accacia species) for a try as a selfbow from some roadside vegetation clearing. I've heard goodish things of it, so hopefully something will come out. Has much lighter sapwood and dark heartwoos much like osage. One should be good for a couple of staves, but the other will probably be only good for a sapling type bow.





Finally got my A into G and cleared up my workbench. I had to stop only because I was worried about the garbage truck not being able to lift the bin   :laughing:

Steve
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 26, 2020, 06:47:23 AM
Steve the Aluminite dye is used for casting and stabilizing. It takes such a small amount to. I have had no troubles so far.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 26, 2020, 10:53:31 AM
You can mix a variety of pigments into epoxy without issue. But you have to be careful of the amount added and the carrier the pigment is dispersed in. It's recommended to not exceed 3% of the total resin weight. I have used UTC's, powdered earth pigments, Transtint dyes and specific colorants for epoxy.
No problems.
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Post by: ztontonz on January 26, 2020, 11:07:42 AM
This is the stuff I got from a local hobby shop. Just a little thinner than auto resin.
(https://i.imgur.com/FbhSozw.jpg)

Are using it as wood filler or for your TD sleeve?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Pat B on January 26, 2020, 12:06:17 PM
Looking at the checks in your stave they don't seen to run off the edge of the stave so they shouldn't be a problem, only a cosmetic situation. Fill them with super glue and continue on. Reduce the stave to floor tiller stage then do your heat corrections first before adding the super glue.I don't think trying to make all the heat corrections and recurving at one time is a good idea. I would first get the stave as straight as you want it then add the recurves so they line up with the bow. Also, it's obvious that the stave is seasoned but is it dry enough to build a bow. I know Australia is in a drought but depending on where in Oz you are it may not be bow building dry. What is the R/H there?
 On the other staves, seeing the deep checks in the end of the stave and the discoloration I'm wondering just how sound they are. It may not be an issue in Oz but here in the US, especially in the Eastern half any wood that has been on the ground that long would, IMO be worthless as a viable bow wood.
 I don't know how close you are to the fires and I hope you are not close and are safe, fire killed/hardened wood could be an option for viable bow wood if you have access to it.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 26, 2020, 12:58:22 PM
Sam it is a 50/50 mix so just for wood filler. The sleeve resin is 2 resin and 1 hardener. I think Jims stuff is 3/1
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2020, 01:06:05 PM
Jeremy stopped over this morning to work on his first bow build.



Got it glued up about 11 AM.



The deer came to visit too:)





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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 26, 2020, 03:12:12 PM
Fatten them deer up for next season Roy.
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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2020, 04:09:08 PM
Dang Elroy ! You move to FL??

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on January 26, 2020, 06:18:12 PM
We've had very little snow this year but lot of rain.
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Post by: kennym on January 26, 2020, 07:07:41 PM
We’ve had both , ready for spring here!
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Post by: monterey on January 26, 2020, 08:33:24 PM
Me too.   We've had 28" between November 30th and December 31st but none since then.   February and March are our big snow months.   Then my "shop" looks like yours, Kenny , except there's no building.  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 26, 2020, 09:20:14 PM
Don't look like winter here either. Been in the 40's for 2 weeks. I don't mind.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on January 27, 2020, 01:27:04 AM
You can mix a variety of pigments into epoxy without issue. But you have to be careful of the amount added and the carrier the pigment is dispersed in. It's recommended to not exceed 3% of the total resin weight. I have used UTC's, powdered earth pigments, Transtint dyes and specific colorants for epoxy.
No problems.

Steve the Aluminite dye is used for casting and stabilizing. It takes such a small amount to. I have had no troubles so far.


There you go, I must have gone over some magic number to have issues!

Quote from: Pat B
Looking at the checks in your stave they don't seen to run off the edge of the stave so they shouldn't be a problem, only a cosmetic situation. Fill them with super glue and continue on. Reduce the stave to floor tiller stage then do your heat corrections first before adding the super glue.I don't think trying to make all the heat corrections and recurving at one time is a good idea. I would first get the stave as straight as you want it then add the recurves so they line up with the bow. Also, it's obvious that the stave is seasoned but is it dry enough to build a bow. I know Australia is in a drought but depending on where in Oz you are it may not be bow building dry. What is the R/H there?

Pat

That check I went through was what looked the deepest/worst and I only took half a dozen rings off, so I should be good to get below it. I did think about leaving the worst in, but they'd be full of dirt and gunk, so I don't know how well the CA would hold up. It had been down so long the sapwood and bark had completely rotted off. RH? Dunno, but it won't be high -  the osage has been stored inside in relatively stable temps/RH for a few years now.

That was the plan with steaming, get it straight first then worry about putting in some bend at the tips. So far it looks like I'll be bending in different places to straighten and recurve the tips so hopefully not re-heating the same area!

Quote from: Pat B
On the other staves, seeing the deep checks in the end of the stave and the discoloration I'm wondering just how sound they are. It may not be an issue in Oz but here in the US, especially in the Eastern half any wood that has been on the ground that long would, IMO be worthless as a viable bow wood.
 I don't know how close you are to the fires and I hope you are not close and are safe, fire killed/hardened wood could be an option for viable bow wood if you have access to it.

Those staves have been down for a matter of a week or two as I drove past them every day on my way to work, the mid-trunk cut I made is sound so I suspect I just need to lop a bit off the original cut and seal well.

As for fires, we're within site (maybe 15km/10 miles?) of the fire front. We had a months worth of rain last week so they've been knocked on the head for the moment but we still have 6 weeks of possible 40C/100F plus days so it will be going until the depths of winter. As for standing timber, I'm aware of only one species that is truly viable locally and it grows in the wetter gullies so may have escaped. Plus, some bloke going around knocking over trees in a national park will no doubt be frowned upon  :biglaugh: I do have my eye open for any that end up coming down though.....
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: 4 point on January 27, 2020, 11:29:02 PM
Glued up a bow with some apple veneers. Aired it up really slow, 10 pounds at a time because I worried they might split but the they still did. Oh well, minor cosmetic flaw.
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Post by: ztontonz on January 28, 2020, 12:18:15 AM
Beautiful veneer anyhow. The cracks add a special touch to it. I like the handle too
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: EvilDogBeast on January 28, 2020, 01:04:42 AM
Started working on this. First build on the new form and first of my glass bows meant for me.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on January 28, 2020, 02:16:56 AM
Glued up a bow with some apple veneers. Aired it up really slow, 10 pounds at a time because I worried they might split but the they still did. Oh well, minor cosmetic flaw.

Ohh, nice! Sometimes clean and simple is more beautiful.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on January 28, 2020, 08:25:41 AM
Glued up a bow with some apple veneers. Aired it up really slow, 10 pounds at a time because I worried they might split but the they still did. Oh well, minor cosmetic flaw.
Did you use a pressure strip on the glueup? To me those topless forms need a really good pressure strip.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on January 28, 2020, 09:05:12 AM
Nice looking Apple wood! I have a bunch of fruitwood. It's generally beautiful stuff, but seems like most of it checks and splits like crazy!
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Post by: kennym on January 28, 2020, 09:17:09 AM
Travis, I have a split limb osage bow. It is prob 10 years old and still good. The splits are a lot bigger than the ones you have there! I didn't know the veneers were gonna split and aired it right on up.LOL

That bow looks to have a pretty good hook on it!! Bet she will be quick!!

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Post by: 4 point on January 28, 2020, 09:55:30 AM
Flem, it does check like crazy. I lost a small knot out of them when I ground them. In my experience it's really easy to split veneers when they have a missing knot or a small crack. I think the hydraulic pressure forces them apart. That's why I went slow airing it up. Tried to let the glue work out slowly.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: 4 point on January 28, 2020, 10:43:35 PM
Kenny, they seem quick but I haven't actually tested them. I haven't built one in my weight range yet. Hopefully by this summer I'll get one built for myself as well as one of your FHLB's. 
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 29, 2020, 06:55:36 PM
Can make some two piece bows now.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200129/b34568a84860ca79cbffcfbe1d680363.jpg)

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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2020, 01:59:11 AM
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2020, 10:16:29 AM
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Post by: Flem on January 30, 2020, 11:09:39 AM
Yes!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200130/c5f40636f12cb8cc208e19e714872cbc.jpg)

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Thats got to feel good and be a relief! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on January 30, 2020, 04:14:37 PM
It does feel good. Although if they dont come apart you still have a one piece. This one is acting weird though. And never had one do this but it is working apart some when you pull it back. I would think with the string tension it should not even offer to do that.  :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 02, 2020, 02:39:23 AM
Got the bow laid up and on cure.  Used a 2" foam roller to apply the adhesive and it worked out much better than my previous method.

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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 02, 2020, 08:02:27 AM
Very cool & versital form Chris  :thumbsup: looking forward to what you turn out !
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Post by: Flem on February 02, 2020, 12:46:22 PM
Got the bow laid up and on cure.  Used a 2" foam roller to apply the adhesive and it worked out much better than my previous method.



Looks like a prop from the "Mummy" :biglaugh:
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Post by: John Scifres on February 02, 2020, 05:45:47 PM
Dug through the osage pile in the attic today and came up with 4 pieces in various stages of completion.  I vow to finish at least these 4 this year.  Been a couple years since I ade anything at all.  Looking forward to it.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 02, 2020, 06:18:01 PM

Looks like a prop from the "Mummy" :biglaugh:

Hopefully there isn't a dead thing inside  :pray:

Ritchie, thanks for the kind words.  Wouldn't have that thing on the bench right now without your inspiration  :thumbsup:
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Post by: kennym on February 02, 2020, 07:43:51 PM
Nice looking form and bow Chris! Can't wait to see her unwrapped.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 02, 2020, 09:49:06 PM
Well we are off the form and unwrapped!  Bond lines look to be the best I've ever made and zero springback after release.  Will post pictures once I can clean it up on Tuesday.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 02, 2020, 09:51:11 PM
Dug through the osage pile in the attic today and came up with 4 pieces in various stages of completion.  I vow to finish at least these 4 this year.  Been a couple years since I ade anything at all.  Looking forward to it.

Can't wait to see what you have in store John.  Pictures?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on February 03, 2020, 01:39:31 PM
Well we are off the form and unwrapped!  Bond lines look to be the best I've ever made and zero springback after release.  Will post pictures once I can clean it up on Tuesday.

You tease :goldtooth:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 03, 2020, 04:20:07 PM
ZERO spring back  :saywhat:
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 03, 2020, 10:31:18 PM
Yeah I couldn't wait until Tuesday  :biglaugh:  Came home on lunch and did a rough cleanup. No air bubbles!

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Post by: 4 point on February 03, 2020, 11:03:35 PM
Finished up the bow I posted earlier that the veneers split on. I really like the bow other than the cosmetic flaws. I think it's going to SD Bowhunters to be raffled off at the banquet.
(https://i.imgur.com/Ht9O1XC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o1AxLJg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dwgB3PM.jpg)
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 03, 2020, 11:16:15 PM
Awesome job 4 point.  I actually like it with the split in the veneer.  Great looking bow.
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Post by: 4 point on February 03, 2020, 11:38:37 PM
Thanks Chris, if I was keeping it for myself I would look for some copperhead skins to put on it. That's some nice curly maple in that bow your working on. Gonna be a looker!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on February 03, 2020, 11:45:21 PM
I like the split veneer also. That bow has so much character, it does not detract, but adds to it.
Speaking of character, that tiger Maple is beautiful :thumbsup:
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Post by: ztontonz on February 03, 2020, 11:58:16 PM
Nice job guys. Good looking bows!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on February 04, 2020, 04:41:16 AM
Travis thats a sweet looking bow love the profile on your one peace curve , chris your bow is not far away from finish glad to see you getting the time for bow work 👍🏻
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 04, 2020, 06:44:37 AM
Looks like a chocolate caramel applewood. I like it.
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Post by: kennym on February 04, 2020, 08:00:58 AM
Couple of winners, guys!! Great job both of ya!
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Post by: Mad Max on February 04, 2020, 09:30:41 AM
Travis thats a sweet looking bow love the profile on your one peace curve , chris your bow is not far away from finish glad to see you getting the time for bow work 👍🏻

That is a sweet looking Recurve all around :clapper:

Chris that quilted Maple is going to be gorgeous, cant wait to see it finished.
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Post by: Mad Max on February 04, 2020, 10:59:43 AM
4point can we see a unbraced picture
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Post by: ztontonz on February 04, 2020, 12:07:04 PM
4 Point, what length is this recurve? 60"? What length is the handle ?
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Post by: wood carver 2 on February 04, 2020, 04:14:05 PM
Really nice bows guys. That little split takes nothing away from that bow.
Dave.
Title: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on February 04, 2020, 04:49:01 PM
Goodlooking couple.
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Post by: 4 point on February 04, 2020, 08:38:03 PM
Here's a unbraced pic. It's a 60" bow and riser is 18"s.
(https://i.imgur.com/pNaky4f.jpg)
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Post by: Mad Max on February 04, 2020, 08:48:10 PM
Really nice :thumbsup:
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 04, 2020, 09:14:48 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone, feels good to be back in the game again.  Shout out to Kenny for producing top notch materials!

In other news, I added a new level to "scariest thing I have ever done to a bow" today by tapering the limbs with a table saw :biglaugh:
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Post by: ztontonz on February 05, 2020, 12:28:21 PM
Almost done with this one. Apparently I was too much in a hurry to apply the last coats of finish and had a few run-out on the limb. 
Got to do some more sanding before final coat.
Part of the learning curve I guess !
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 12:58:55 PM
That riser looks great z.  You have a full length picture?
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Post by: kennym on February 05, 2020, 01:07:02 PM
You guys are turning out some amazing bows!!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 05, 2020, 01:10:18 PM
If that is Tbird I let cur 4-5 days before you sand it I have had it ball up any sooner.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on February 05, 2020, 03:15:01 PM
I took Zwickey for shots, then made sleds, lams,  custom riser blank, and boxed it all up!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on February 05, 2020, 03:18:53 PM
Got 2 teeth pulled other day and now gots an infection in one socket, I can't win. Popping antibiotics today.
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Post by: kennym on February 05, 2020, 03:32:22 PM
Dang it Roy !! That’s no good bro!
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 03:47:59 PM
Hope you feel better soon Roy!

Filing nocks so I can get 'er strung and see what I'm dealing with.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 04:43:06 PM
Best glue lines I've ever produced!  Sorry for bragging  :goldtooth:

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Post by: Bvas on February 05, 2020, 04:58:19 PM
I took Zwickey for shots

Whiskey or tequila?  :saywhat:
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Post by: kennym on February 05, 2020, 05:01:09 PM
Think she would have preferred either of those. She got a needle in 2 places but no complaint.  She weighs 102 today...
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Post by: Mad Max on February 05, 2020, 05:43:46 PM
Evildogbeast
How many core Lams do you have in there? :scared:
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 05:49:53 PM
A lot lol.  4 core + 2 veneer. I like to experiment?
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Post by: kennym on February 05, 2020, 05:59:18 PM
A lot lol.  4 core + 2 veneer. I like to experiment?

No springback !
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Post by: Mark R on February 05, 2020, 06:11:16 PM
Hey Chris hope you'll be able to string it :dunno:
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 06:31:34 PM
Funny you should mention that Mark.  My stringer seems to be MIA after the move so I had to use the 'ole shin/thigh method and was barely able to get it to a 5" low brace  :laughing:  All of my tillering strings are too long to get it to full brace so I have to wait for one in the mail before finding true weight.

Initial results:

- 0.360" with Bearpaw clear makes 57.83# @ 28" on the new form (preliminary, expect 62-ish at full brace)
- 0.360" on old form (1" deflex and 1" reflex less than new) put out 63# @ 28" full brace with Gordons clear
- 6 lams between the glass is good for no springback, but in reality that only saved me 1/32" so it's not really worth the added layup effort

More to come once that string arrives.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 05, 2020, 06:51:23 PM
Sorry to here that Roy I hate dental work, Chris looking good 👍🏻
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Post by: Flem on February 05, 2020, 07:57:40 PM
Funny they call it an extraction, should be called an extortion.
Chris, you should get yourself a roll of B-50. You could have a string made up in minutes.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 05, 2020, 08:11:44 PM
Had one before the move, but that seems to be MIA as well unfortunately.  I suppose it's time to start tearing apart the storage room...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on February 05, 2020, 08:20:55 PM
A lot lol.  4 core + 2 veneer. I like to experiment?

I made one with 3 cores + 2 veneers
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Post by: monterey on February 05, 2020, 09:31:52 PM
Had one before the move, but that seems to be MIA as well unfortunately.  I suppose it's time to start tearing apart the storage room...

Some braid fishing line will work in a pinch.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on February 06, 2020, 12:24:37 AM
If that is Tbird I let cur 4-5 days before you sand it I have had it ball up any sooner.

It’s not Tbird but I did wait 48h before sanding LIGHTLY. Had to lear it the hard way too.
I put 2 new coats on tonight.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 06, 2020, 06:07:23 AM
Roy I had that dry socket thing once on wisdom tooth extraction. Went back they cleaned it out then put some white powder in there and instantly the pain went away. I have wondered from that day if the powder might have been cocaine  :dunno: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 06, 2020, 06:48:18 AM
I have used para cord in a pinch to tiller ,brace etc but Fast Flght plus is my go to string material 6-8 fps faster then B-50 '
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 06, 2020, 07:47:23 PM
A day for me long awaited. I have wanted and waited to get to this for many years.  Glued my first up today. Its baking now. Even if it turns out a hot mess, Im still smiling.
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Post by: kennym on February 06, 2020, 08:51:16 PM
So tell us, are you planning the next one yet?  ;)
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 07, 2020, 08:11:07 AM
Kenny yeah of course. And prob another after that. Does this ever truly end?
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 07, 2020, 09:03:17 AM
She’s out of the form and cleaned up a bit. So far looks pretty good. Those birdseye veneers are beauties.
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Post by: kennym on February 07, 2020, 09:22:34 AM
Gonna be a looker!!
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Post by: Flem on February 07, 2020, 10:24:44 AM
Looks like you got a lot of different and wild grain wood going on. Hope it's not too pretty :goldtooth:
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Post by: ztontonz on February 07, 2020, 11:06:45 AM
Looking good Autumnarcher!
So what did you end up doing with the chipped fade??
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 07, 2020, 11:42:22 AM
I shortened it to a 16” riser. Still not decided if Im gonna stick with 58” or go to 56”.
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 07, 2020, 11:47:52 AM
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 07, 2020, 01:42:13 PM
Looking good Autumn!  That birdseye is sweet for sure.
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Post by: Bow Bender on February 07, 2020, 03:58:57 PM
You need to consider the change in draw weight when changing the limb length, since you already shortened the riser length it will be interesting how that also affects the targeted draw weight.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 07, 2020, 05:12:58 PM
Found my stringer but the two B50 spools are still MIA.  No matter, the BCY-X string arrived today while I was trimming the limbs to even width.  Braced at 7 3/4" pulling 58.3# @ 28" after all the sanding.

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Post by: Bvas on February 07, 2020, 11:16:30 PM
Lookin good Chris.  What’s the length on that bow?
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 07, 2020, 11:56:25 PM
Thanks Bvas, it's 62" nock-to-nock. 

After looking at this picture again, I think I'm making a new form when this build is done.  I feel the need to build something unique.  I don't know if that makes sense...
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 08, 2020, 08:43:40 AM
I'm curious what you don't like about the design Chris ? Im like you I always try new designs it's not like I need a new bow just like to keep advancing skills !
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Post by: Flem on February 08, 2020, 10:48:14 AM
Better to be unique than a eunuch! :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 08, 2020, 01:07:51 PM
Anybody having Tapatalk trouble???
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 01:48:32 PM
YUP
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2020, 01:52:32 PM
The Tapatalk sign is not up on the TG page. Before I could see it on the iPad, but lately only on the iPhone. Is there no other way to post pics?
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 01:56:18 PM
Not on my Ifone either.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2020, 02:26:44 PM
I still have Photobucket, cost me 50 dollars a year, but have not canceled yet.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/image_zpspynk9brs.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/image_zpspynk9brs.jpeg.html)
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 08, 2020, 04:39:42 PM
The Tapatalk sign is not up on the TG page. Before I could see it on the iPad, but lately only on the iPhone. Is there no other way to post pics?

You can post pictures directly through the website as long as they aren't over a certain size, although I'm not sure what the limit is (1-2 MB?).  Here are the steps:

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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 04:47:41 PM
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 04:48:03 PM
Thank You , Mr. Beast !!
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 08, 2020, 04:56:29 PM
I'm curious what you don't like about the design Chris ? Im like you I always try new designs it's not like I need a new bow just like to keep advancing skills !

Oh don't get me wrong, I love the design!  Just want to try my hand at making something that's a product of my own imagination.

Kenny, of course!  Credit to an old post Roy put up from when the new site went live.
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 05:01:14 PM
Did that on computer, fone is saying attachment too big and I can’t find a way on fone to take smaller pics!
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 08, 2020, 05:06:12 PM
I resize them from my phone by sending the picture to my wife on FB messenger and then saving what I just sent her since the app automatically resizes them.  Alternatively, you could put them on your computer and then resize them in Paint or something.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2020, 05:11:20 PM
Hello
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2020, 05:12:42 PM
Thanks Evil, did work :)
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Post by: Buemaker on February 08, 2020, 05:14:17 PM
Try one more.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 08, 2020, 05:15:08 PM
Nice!  Man, I hope to build a shop half as nice as yours one day :biglaugh:
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Post by: Flem on February 08, 2020, 06:31:02 PM
max pic size for attachments is 600kbs
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 07:36:51 PM
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Post by: kennym on February 08, 2020, 07:37:54 PM
Tech success !! That’s what I did today!!

Thanks you guys!!
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 08, 2020, 08:50:17 PM
Sweet bend there Bue  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 08, 2020, 09:44:22 PM
Bue those are beautiful tips, nice work. 
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Post by: monterey on February 08, 2020, 11:35:30 PM
There's an app that I use to resize the phone photos which are typically 3 to  4 megabytes.   Here's a screenshot of the working screen which also shows you the name of the app.  This screenshot was itself resized.   Once you resize the resized photos automatically go into their own folder and the original stays on the camera roll in it's original size.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 09, 2020, 07:11:44 AM
I KEEP telling you guys to try Imgur.com for pictures , it's free and easy.

But no one listens:)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 09, 2020, 08:35:09 AM
Tapatalk was easy but not working now for two days. Think they may be trying to pull a photobucket on us.
I know you can post a link out of Google photos here I think. can you pull photos out of Google to Imgur. Cause I take my pics with the phone and they got to Google then you can post them right on Tapatalk  (when it works.)  :dunno:
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2020, 08:42:46 AM
Roy, I’ve used imgur but if I can send direct from my fone without going to a website and back and forth it would be handy.

I sent that last one direct from fone after changing some settings but it won’t send pics taken previously.
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Post by: Buemaker on February 09, 2020, 09:31:17 AM
This is sent from iPad.
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2020, 12:08:36 PM
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2020, 12:09:27 PM
Your shop is awesome Bue!!

I’m still trying to get this pic thing straight from my fone ...
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Post by: bucknut on February 09, 2020, 12:38:54 PM
Kenny you may be able to screenshot previous pics to get them to go thru.
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2020, 12:49:35 PM
Thanks Buck
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Post by: bucknut on February 09, 2020, 12:52:22 PM
Tap the pic and the other stuff will disappear then screen shot and only the pic will go thru.
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Post by: kennym on February 09, 2020, 12:53:16 PM
Thanks again , cave dweller here... lol
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Post by: bucknut on February 09, 2020, 12:56:20 PM
I aint far ahead of ya, but I do have some tech savvy kids that keep me straight.
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Post by: bucknut on February 09, 2020, 12:58:15 PM
Me and a couple buddies had a big day yesterday. I think we brought home 43 yella staves. The little Super 10 had a good jag on her.
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Post by: Flem on February 09, 2020, 01:12:31 PM
Wow! Nice score John. Thats quite a haul :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on February 09, 2020, 01:50:43 PM
Some haul allright. :)
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Post by: Pat B on February 09, 2020, 04:53:08 PM
That's some hard earned osage. Good for you guys.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Petrichor on February 09, 2020, 06:44:08 PM
Chasing kids and rings.
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Post by: monterey on February 09, 2020, 08:16:53 PM
You have some good help there.
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Post by: EvilDogBeast on February 10, 2020, 01:08:38 AM
Chasing kids and rings.

That's a good day right there.  Get 'em started early!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 10, 2020, 07:42:09 AM
Jeremy, who is now Bowner69 in here:), working on his bow.







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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 10, 2020, 08:12:25 AM
Looking good. Just something about that yellow wood.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ztontonz on February 10, 2020, 12:36:05 PM
Nice bow Jeremy!
Looks pretty thick, what’s the target weight?
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Post by: ztontonz on February 10, 2020, 12:37:36 PM
I worked on the jigs for flair for my takedown handle
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Post by: Buemaker on February 10, 2020, 12:45:58 PM
Looking good Jeremy, did you use Unibond for handle piece also?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 10, 2020, 12:58:27 PM
Makin those jig thingys makes you want to pull your hair out till you get them right.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: ztontonz on February 10, 2020, 02:01:42 PM
Makin those jig thingys makes you want to pull your hair out till you get them right.  :bigsmyl:

You are right and I keep my fingers crossed and hope that it fits just right when I glue the first riser together.
 
But actually it wasn’t too bad getting this set done. I made both forms by hand, used a ¼ router bit to shape the counter-forms. Then reshaped the counter-forms on my oscillating sander which has a 1/8 offset. So theoretically I am left with a 1/8 gap for the accent strips.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 10, 2020, 09:46:25 PM
Bue, yes unibond800 on riser.
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Post by: Petrichor on February 10, 2020, 09:52:30 PM
Finished chasing today.
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Post by: Flem on February 10, 2020, 10:33:02 PM
Looks like fun :thumbsup: You making bows for the kids too?
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Post by: Petrichor on February 10, 2020, 10:38:34 PM
Looks like fun :thumbsup: You making bows for the kids too?

I definitely hope to. Right now I will settle for a working bow period. And then hopefully I will make them bows also.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bucknut on February 12, 2020, 06:45:23 PM
Went out after work today since the weather was crappy and cut and split 8 really nice Osage staves and 4 billets to try a TD.
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Post by: Eric Krewson on February 13, 2020, 10:21:27 AM
Multitasking today, building a static osage recurve and a flintlock rifle, both are almost done.

(https://i.imgur.com/hPatl4J.jpg)

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Post by: Flem on February 13, 2020, 11:08:34 AM
Damn Eric! You are an ambitious dude. Which one do you think will be more effective?
Did you bore the barrel yourself? Is there anything you don't do? :bigsmyl:
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Post by: kennym on February 13, 2020, 01:20:22 PM
Shoveled a little snow, then shoveled a little sawdust in shop, now making some spliced lams of curly maple and walnut with an s curve in middle and some accents.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 13, 2020, 02:10:35 PM
Said a few bad words when I found out the $400 circuit board if junk on my pellet stove in the shop. :o
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Post by: kennym on February 13, 2020, 02:45:08 PM
Man, Mike, That Stinks!!
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Post by: Eric Krewson on February 13, 2020, 03:39:37 PM
That is my 5th flintlock build, much more effective than my selfbow, I bought the barrel ready to go.

Here is my turkey gun, 12ga, jug choked full, I made it as well, it was not a kit build;

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Post by: Buemaker on February 13, 2020, 03:55:45 PM
That gun looks very nice. :)
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Post by: Flem on February 14, 2020, 01:47:52 PM
Thats a beauty Eric. You got some skills :notworthy:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 15, 2020, 03:47:45 PM
Okay folks here it is. The $400 piece for my pellet stove. How many of you see $400 in this this
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(https://i.imgur.com/Hf6B2Lf.jpg)
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Post by: Flem on February 15, 2020, 04:15:10 PM
I would have fixed that for $100., + the cost of a capaciitor :goldtooth:
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Post by: rockkiller on February 15, 2020, 04:33:53 PM
Mike....I had to replace that same controller twice.  The first one was on warrant .Then with the second one I had to replace the blower because it wasn't  compatible with the new   controller. So I feel your pain
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 15, 2020, 06:26:55 PM
Al this one is suppose to be an upgrade for my stove. Thought I was gonna need a fan to $200 more. Had that been the case I would have looked into another stove.

 So Flem how much total .....????
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 15, 2020, 08:06:59 PM
Ok lookat the top of the Powow page and find out how to change your layout for better mobile viewing. I did it the viewing part is pretty neat. Now if I can figure the pic part out I will be ok
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Post by: Flem on February 15, 2020, 08:59:03 PM
Al this one is suppose to be an upgrade for my stove. Thought I was gonna need a fan to $200 more. Had that been the case I would have looked into another stove.

 So Flem how much total .....????
Depends on which little doohickey is fried.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 15, 2020, 09:50:31 PM
Dont think nothing fried. Guess a guy could ohm all them dohickys tho.
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Post by: Flem on February 16, 2020, 12:21:46 AM
Dont think nothing fried. Guess a guy could ohm all them dohickys tho.

Thats about the gist of it. One of those capacitors or switches or transformers or rheostats on that circuit board is cooked.
Find the specs and test them. PITA, but thats what you do, if you are cheap like me ;)
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Post by: bucknut on February 16, 2020, 07:05:53 AM
That's exactly why I wouldn't let myself buy one of those.  Not much can go wrong with a good old wood stove.  If it has a blower and it goes bad, a fan behind it will work in a pinch. 
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 16, 2020, 08:24:27 AM
I agree with the wood stove. But then you have to have a wood source and your insurance goes up. By the time I bought a chain saw spent time cutting wood and hauling it and money saved on insurance the $400 board might not look so bad.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: monterey on February 16, 2020, 11:38:23 AM
What about the cost of the pellets?  I've never bought them or priced them but they must be a factor.   
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 16, 2020, 04:48:09 PM
On 25-30 degree days about six hours each day a $ 4.99 bag will last me 2 days. My shop has the 16 foot garage door. Walls are well insulated but no ceiling. the soffit area is stuffed with insulation so no leaks there. It has 4 pellet feed rates on manual mode. They work like stoker furnace. Pretty amazing the amount of heat out of such small amount of fuel.
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Post by: monterey on February 16, 2020, 09:52:33 PM
Yeah, $2.50 per day is pretty economical.
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Post by: flyonline on February 17, 2020, 04:34:00 AM
Roughed out then straightened up an osage stave. Had some deflex, prop twist and tip alignment issues which thankfully were all in separate areas so I was able to straighten it out somewhat fairly easily. Enough to get it bending and to brace height and then re-straighten if needed.

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The white box behind the stave is an asthma nebuliser I've converted to a vacuum pump, so hopefully will see some sucking duties at some stage.

Went and had a look at another house, has plenty of land so I'd be able to set up a full 3D course if I could be bothered, have a lifetimes supply of firewood and possibly harvest some timber for staves/boards.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 18, 2020, 02:56:12 PM
Today I got this. Take a guess.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: kennym on February 18, 2020, 03:07:20 PM
AR  ?
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 18, 2020, 03:18:44 PM
AR in .223 Wilde ??  H&K MP5K ??
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Post by: Flem on February 18, 2020, 03:21:17 PM
Compound X-Bow?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 18, 2020, 04:18:25 PM
Nope archery related
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Post by: kennym on February 18, 2020, 04:33:14 PM
A 6 piece lightnin stik?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 18, 2020, 05:17:17 PM
Nah no lightning around here.

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Post by: kennym on February 18, 2020, 05:21:48 PM
Thought Elroy sent ya one...  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 18, 2020, 05:39:20 PM
Darn I was hoping for the MP5  :)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 18, 2020, 05:45:57 PM
I made a buddy a set of limbs to go on a silvertip. And give me this. 47 @ 28. I do have a model called Lightning Stic but so far only been in a three piece .
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Post by: monterey on February 18, 2020, 07:50:35 PM
Thought for sure it was a pool cue. :)
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Post by: kennym on February 18, 2020, 08:22:35 PM
That's purty slick!!
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 19, 2020, 06:41:55 AM
Awesome looking bow I like the take down bracket , Mike how is it attached to the riser butt ends ?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 19, 2020, 07:50:36 AM
Looks like after the bow was cut in two a slot was machined on both ends of the riser. Then glued in I guess.

(https://i.imgur.com/RR49ZjI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PL9mkUb.jpg)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 19, 2020, 08:05:51 AM
That is really cool sufisticated engineering  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on February 19, 2020, 10:04:03 AM
Never seen one like that. Found an old catalog online and they claimed that takedown handle is stronger than a one piece. If you guys have not seen this website of old catalogs, check it out. Lots of history there.
http://www.vintagearchery.org/catalogs-by-year.html
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 19, 2020, 10:23:47 AM
I had a bow like that many years ago. Was a very simple design. Prolly why you like it Stickpops..
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Post by: ztontonz on February 19, 2020, 10:37:23 AM
Nice gift! Plus it looks like it is in really good shape.
How does it shoots?
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 19, 2020, 05:19:04 PM
Mike when it's put together is there any side to side play sorry for all the questions trying to see how tight the tolerances are thinking I could mill some brackets similar ,I would bet it's stronger then a normal riser I would guess it's 6061T6 aliminum very comonaly used in those years they really put some thought into that design thanks for sharing it !
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 20, 2020, 12:16:26 PM
It seems to have a bit of taper on the joints where the slide together. And the screw has a slight taper also. so no slop.

Anybody care for some Green maple.
(https://i.imgur.com/cY7eJNu.jpg)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on February 20, 2020, 12:27:03 PM
Thanks pretty solid design I have never seen one before !
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Post by: monterey on February 20, 2020, 12:42:01 PM
Did you dye that maple? 
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Post by: kennym on February 20, 2020, 12:52:52 PM
Purty cool stuff Mike!
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 20, 2020, 02:48:25 PM
Vacuum stabilized with cactus juice and dye. Makes your wood harder  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 20, 2020, 04:03:38 PM
You need all the help you can get there Stickypops.
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Post by: monterey on February 20, 2020, 05:02:17 PM
Vacuum stabilized with cactus juice and dye. Makes your wood harder  :bigsmyl:

 :biglaugh:

I can't tell for sure on my phone if it's lam material or riser material.  Guessing riser if you are stabilizing it.

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Post by: Flem on February 20, 2020, 07:36:28 PM
I got to get me some of that Juice!  Anybody want to buy some little blue pills?
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Post by: Flem on February 20, 2020, 08:51:21 PM
Forgot to mention, that green Maple looks pretty Damn awesome :thumbsup:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on February 20, 2020, 09:17:40 PM
That stabilizing your riser wood must work.

Stickypop said his 3 inch riser grew to 3.5 inches.

You go big boy:)
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Post by: ztontonz on February 21, 2020, 01:20:05 AM
I love the green on that maple. It really adds to it’s natural beauty!
What are your plans for this block? Combine it with natural wood colors or more green?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on February 21, 2020, 07:47:39 AM
Could put the wave accent and keep it green or I think black or charcoal would work. If you wanted really wild yellowheart with red accents.

Actually Roy it was 3.75  :bigsmyl:  Rather have a good cheeseburger somedays.  :wavey:
Here is a nother piece of harder wood Claro walnut.This one gained a ton of weight and is the first piece of walnut that I have done that did not float after the soak. Vaced about 20 hours and soak for about 12 days.
(https://i.imgur.com/nuOFOWj.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on February 23, 2020, 06:40:13 PM
TTT
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on February 23, 2020, 07:07:39 PM
Thats a beautiful piece of Walnut. Hope your not planning on using it for a riser :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on February 26, 2020, 12:38:34 PM
I saw this while I was checking out some old bow construction methods. It's similar to Stic's Pearson Signature, but it has a capsule filled with liquid Mercury in the handle as a dampener!
Sure miss the good ole' days when nobody was afeard of nothin'.
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Post by: skeaterbait on February 26, 2020, 05:32:24 PM
I tried to walk away but sometimes the call is overpowering.

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Post by: Buemaker on February 26, 2020, 05:45:25 PM
Nice wood Skeater.
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Post by: Fishinglink on February 27, 2020, 09:44:27 PM
Well my long road to recovery is about to begin. Surgery is next week and the PT starts the day after. I'm so ready for this to all be behind me. I've got bamboo and elm project that is gonna be first up as soon as I'm able. Until then I'll continue to lurk here in the shadows.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on February 28, 2020, 11:38:22 AM
I finished my flaire jigslast week-end. This week I used a scrap piece of walnut to try it out. The block isn’t quite thick enough for a standard riser but I can probably make my son his first glass bow with it.

Glue lines looks ok. Time to get more wood and get my swap bow started
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Post by: kennym on February 28, 2020, 12:35:20 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on February 28, 2020, 01:17:57 PM
Jig looks good.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on February 28, 2020, 04:17:46 PM
Love that free form looking curve :thumbsup:
 Didn't anybody tell you that you can't make a riser out of Walnut :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on February 28, 2020, 04:39:18 PM
 :biglaugh:
I thought I would take my chance with this one. Should end up close to 20#@28” (10@18)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on February 28, 2020, 04:46:51 PM
I made a few with walnut before I found out you can't …  :biglaugh:

That said, there are stronger woods... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on February 28, 2020, 05:12:11 PM
You can make them out anything ya want just some may not hold up   :scared:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Autumnarcher on February 28, 2020, 08:19:06 PM
Got my riser cut out and ground to shape today, glued tapers together a d did a couple dry runs. First run, riser needed a few minor tweaks but 2nd go it fit really good. I gotta work on that stupid lil joint glueing butt ends of tapers together. Didnt get em perfectly flat. Tried sanding a d end up with a lil dip that shows up on edge.   NOt horrible. Ut Im not in love with it. Tinkered with it a lil but was going wrong direction. It should be ok a d at worst it will be under leather grip wrap
 This build is a curly maple riser with black glass.  very interested to see what it comes in at as far as weight based on the design dimensions.  Even had Kenny scratchin his head a lil bit but we took a good guess and wil go from there. Glue up in the morning.
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Post by: Autumnarcher on February 28, 2020, 08:20:11 PM
Im a out to have fits as to why every time I post pics on here from my phone theyre always sideways or upsidedown. 🙄
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on February 29, 2020, 01:02:52 PM
Im a out to have fits as to why every time I post pics on here from my phone theyre always sideways or upsidedown. 🙄

Me too. I figured it must be a lifestyle choice :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on February 29, 2020, 04:34:50 PM
Fresh out of the hotbox. Eventually cut this one in two.
Got to do some more on the victim bow to  :bigsmyl:
(https://i.imgur.com/QYPXZar.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on February 29, 2020, 05:12:55 PM
Autumn, I thought you already made a bow, strange that you would want to make one more. ;) ;)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 01, 2020, 11:36:28 AM
What's the dead blow hammer for Stic?
Don't think I've seen one in a Bowyers arsenal before :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on March 02, 2020, 12:46:35 PM
A new and innovative technology to build a take down ??
 :knothead:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 02, 2020, 07:18:11 PM
I needed some brown paper for "micarta". These are my used coffee filters, they wash up real nice and filter paper makes real good material. I did this once before and it worked good. I just can't bring myself to use new paper when I just throw this stuff away. And I'm really cheap :goldtooth:
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on March 02, 2020, 07:32:44 PM
Heap big coffee maker!!  :o


I cut some fabulous zebra lams from a board a feller sent me.  Too bad it had a couple cracks in it.

I won't post any pics til he sees it.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on March 02, 2020, 08:01:14 PM
Coffee has Trigonelline in it, and it breaks down adhesives over time.
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Post by: Flem on March 02, 2020, 08:56:43 PM
Mark, I washed the paper with dish soap and rinsed well. Filter paper is amazingly tough and it absorbs epoxy better than any other paper I have used. The used filter paper I used previously is holding up good. I have not noticed any degradation and that was at least 3 years ago.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on March 02, 2020, 09:01:37 PM
 :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Suckerrrrrrr
your riser has a crack in it :laughing: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Autumnarcher on March 02, 2020, 09:18:49 PM
Bue, I caught a bug.  I think the medical term for it is obessivecompulsivebowyerosis.  I musta breathed it in when I opened a package from Missouri. 
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 03, 2020, 08:35:39 AM
Hanging that paper under the pine tree had to help adhesion with sap dripping on it.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Flem on March 03, 2020, 09:49:45 AM
I wish the sap was running! I'm ready for spring.
Now that it's dry, I have to iron out the wrinkles. Have to use steam or it sears the fibers and they don't absorb as well. Their is an art to being a cheap-a$$ :saywhat:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: wood carver 2 on March 03, 2020, 04:56:06 PM
It’s running here. They started tapping trees last week.😋
Dave.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on March 03, 2020, 08:26:49 PM
I saw someone had some taps out last week as well.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on March 04, 2020, 07:12:09 AM
LMFAO

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Post by: Buemaker on March 04, 2020, 07:33:10 AM
Roy. :bigsmyl: Looks like they need a bit of scraping.  :o
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Post by: monterey on March 04, 2020, 07:58:48 AM
Those would make a crappy bow!  :)
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Post by: kennym on March 04, 2020, 08:35:31 AM
And a three day wash day just aint enough!  :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on March 04, 2020, 09:12:03 AM
Possible secret biological weapon testing:)

Looks like some bigger chunks fell off and hit the ground...

Grass is all dead...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 04, 2020, 09:19:19 AM
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
LMFAO



I'll be happy to share my scratch and sniff "Micarta"
Anybody want a chunk?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 04, 2020, 02:01:21 PM
Geez Hopin them diapers was a brown color before ya wore em.  :scared:

Fixin to cut one in two.
(https://i.imgur.com/Bt83aOW.jpg)
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Post by: Flem on March 04, 2020, 04:04:02 PM
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Post by: wood carver 2 on March 04, 2020, 04:21:02 PM
LMFAO


You’re supposed to wash them with soap. 🤢☠️💩
Dave.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Fishinglink on March 05, 2020, 02:21:53 PM
Hey guys,  surgery went well. I am doing quite a bit better than I thought I’d be. No tears were found. They cleaned up bone spurs and found a spur that had broke off and was floating around the joint. They did relieve my AC joint to make more room for my nerve that goes under it. Looks like I’m 6-8 weeks in PT and about 3-6 months until I’m back to 100%. Gotta find me a nice 20-30# bow for Compton in June. Then comes getting ready for GLLI in august and deer season and the hope bow in October. Got a bow project sitting in the corner that I gotta decide on a riser for.

Cody.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on March 05, 2020, 02:33:01 PM
Good news
Take it easy :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 05, 2020, 02:40:19 PM
No tears, thats really good news! Enjoy your PT, Ha Ha. Seriously, stretch out the PT as long as you can, it sucks, but it will pay you back for the rest of your life. Hope this is the start of a turn around for you and yours. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 05, 2020, 04:21:51 PM
That is good news, take it easy for a while.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 05, 2020, 08:18:55 PM
Remember, PT (pain & torture) ain't doing any good unless it hurts!

The weather warmed up and let me get a few things done today.   Made up some blockers for the sides of this kid bow form.  And glued some lay up blockers on the ends.  This will make a 54" blank but pretty sure it's going to make a bow closer to 50".

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This is a 1" form and using a topless hose form might not work out due to the hose width so it's going to be a rubber band form.  Instead of using a single pressure strip, it's going to be two thin ones back to back.  The idea being that they will be flexible and a bit stouter than a thicker single.   Still need a strip down the center to prevent cupping.

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Double checked the fit of the little bocote riser its good.  Just need to feather the fades.  But that won't be happening cause I dropped it! :(

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Now, I know walnut don't get no respect as a riser wood but it should be able to handle this little bow.  Got a start on it but the sun was going down.  More to come, of course.

The walnut has been in my wife's family for 65 years.  It was cut into rough boards in Omaha and my wife being a military brat, the wood travelled the world.  It has lived in Paris, Arizona, Sacramento, Arlington and now here in Colorado.   It oughta be dry by now. :)

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 06, 2020, 03:36:54 AM
I have dropped a riser on the floor too, with the same result as yours. Made me real angry with myself for being careless. Looking forward to your build.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 06, 2020, 07:48:49 AM
Maybe CA glue that piece back on the riser.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Roy from Pa on March 06, 2020, 09:56:16 AM
Hell it's only a gwass bow.

Super glue her back up....

No big deal..
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 06, 2020, 11:41:00 AM
I get the allure of expensive, exotic woods from far away places. It's like a shiny nickel at the bottom of a fountain. But that Walnut has been the object of a life time of custodianship. Thats invaluable.
I might be a little biased ;)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on March 06, 2020, 01:08:18 PM
Then I guess you have to make two bows!  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 06, 2020, 01:53:10 PM
Maybe CA glue that piece back on the riser.

I don't think it would work.   It wasn't feathered out yet and probably would go south.   

I am making two of these but got a nice piece of Zebra from Kenny that will be fun to play with. 

If this form doesn't toss me a good bow, I have two other forms standing by.  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 06, 2020, 10:00:07 PM
You guys made such sense on the super glue suggestion that I had to give it a try.   Glued it together and it's going to cure overnight. I'll give it a go on the rigid and see what happens.

Looks pretty good.

Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 06, 2020, 10:19:42 PM
Looks good! Buy the time it get soaked with epoxy during pressing, it will likely be bomb proof :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 06, 2020, 11:32:46 PM
I think you are right on.  If it can survive the feathering it should be solid.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 07, 2020, 10:09:20 AM
Mike, do you use a program for your riser template pattern?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 07, 2020, 05:36:44 PM
I just happen to know that CA glue trick can work.  :bigsmyl:

Actually worked on the victim bow. Got the limbs and riser drilled inserts in and out of pins. Fastenal was closed.
So I done this.
(https://i.imgur.com/2lf1WnX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KRzr4de.jpg)
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 07, 2020, 06:32:50 PM
Very cool thats my favorite riser wood very nice !
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 07, 2020, 07:40:12 PM
Mike, do you use a program for your riser template pattern?

Yes, I use a program called Cad Std.  When I got it it it was a free version and there was also an upgrade version.  The free one was completely adequate but eventually I got the upgrade solely to be able to do offsets.   Which I I rarely use but it can be handy.

http://www.cadstd.com/pro.html
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 11, 2020, 06:44:09 AM
Sometimes I wish I had a 8 inch wide beltsander, but since I do not I use this, works very well. I like to have one side of a recurve limb dead straight before running it through a machine so the width is parallel before drilling. I cut a 8 inch wide belt and stretch it out on my dead straight work bench.
If your finished width taper is straight from the fades, using this thing when you are nearly there will give you a slight trapping to the back.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/444C79BD-CA8A-4D7E-A01C-9EB4E61A6BCA_zps15rk1ypu.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/444C79BD-CA8A-4D7E-A01C-9EB4E61A6BCA_zps15rk1ypu.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 11, 2020, 08:17:09 AM
Bue that looks like a lot of elbow grease.

Cut in the sight window and limb profile and got it in two. .002 taper bottom to top front to back and .008 bottom to top on the sides made it come apart really easy.
(https://i.imgur.com/4hPLK4S.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 11, 2020, 11:48:03 AM
Not much EG, I take the glue first on the bandsaw and band sander.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 11, 2020, 02:49:48 PM
That cut sanding belt is an excellent idea! I have always glued down multiple 8X11 sheets of sandpaper in line, but it's not a good solution. You can end up with a lumpy or slightly uneven surface or the edges start lifting at some point. Then you have to clean off the glue residue.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on March 11, 2020, 04:51:25 PM
Helped bro put new blades on his 12" planer . Had no jig to set blades so we made some...

Final check we ran a walnut 1x8 thru and planed both sides, it was .001" off from one side to the other!! :pray:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 11, 2020, 09:48:08 PM
.001, thats hard to beat :thumbsup:. I'll bet the "factory" jig would not be that tight.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 12, 2020, 05:25:30 PM
I had to postpone my Micarta or Diaper-carta. Depends on your point of view what to call it. Had more coffee to drink. It's like a connected circle of function, coffee, diaper, paper, phenolic.....
 Love these things for cutting paper
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Post by: Shredd on March 12, 2020, 05:39:30 PM
New addition to the shop...  Modified a drill press and chucked a 3 3/4" x 5" inflatable drum...  Multiple speed also if I choose...

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 12, 2020, 06:09:58 PM
Nice one Shredd :thumbsup: That should keep the tapered chuck from falling out.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on March 13, 2020, 04:24:35 AM
I had to postpone my Micarta or Diaper-carta. Depends on your point of view what to call it. Had more coffee to drink. It's like a connected circle of function, coffee, diaper, paper, phenolic.....

Flem

I might have missed it, but how do you lay it up? Between a couple of boards and a stack of weight, in a press, vacuum bag???
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 13, 2020, 04:24:56 AM
Good idea Shredd. May I ask where you bought that inflatable drum?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 13, 2020, 04:27:54 AM
Flem, do you use some kind of thin epoxy?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 13, 2020, 04:58:42 PM
Steve, I'm going to vac press it. I used to use a two sided tray and clamps, but it was not ideal. The vacuum is awesome. Not only does it press the crap out of it, but it eliminates any air voids.

Bue, I use this System Three Clear Coat. It's low viscosity, I think it's 400-600 CPS. It wets out the paper or fabric real fast and it has a long pot life.

I was going to do this today and document it, but a steering rack said no way dude.
I think after I get done crawling around under my car I'm going to relax and watch "The Omega Man"  :goldtooth:
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on March 13, 2020, 11:02:57 PM
Good idea Shredd. May I ask where you bought that inflatable drum?

   Here yah go Bue...   

https://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/ht40000/
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Eric Krewson on March 14, 2020, 09:18:16 AM
Gizmo production day for the St Jude auction, more to come.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 14, 2020, 11:53:09 AM
Nice.  You are one of the good guys.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 14, 2020, 12:10:57 PM
Hey Shredd, does that drum have some give to it? I like the idea of a drum sander thats conformable.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on March 14, 2020, 02:16:47 PM
Yes..  It is inflatable...  Make it as stiff as you want it...    :thumbsup:  Hold the jokes Boys...  lol...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 14, 2020, 03:10:42 PM
Mine is stiff at both ends and soft in the middle. I have drums too, you know. :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 14, 2020, 04:40:41 PM
I hear when they get some age on them they dont get as hard===drums that is. :wavey:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 14, 2020, 04:44:25 PM
Any drummer will tell you to keep your skin tight ;)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 14, 2020, 04:52:04 PM
This is some inflatable drums I have, they all have hard ends. I like the one Shredd posted better.
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/38458E11-FC1B-4BCD-945F-11BF11B9CF10_zps3vgpcegp.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/38458E11-FC1B-4BCD-945F-11BF11B9CF10_zps3vgpcegp.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on March 14, 2020, 05:10:33 PM
I have that center one bue
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on March 14, 2020, 09:22:36 PM
Steve, I'm going to vac press it. I used to use a two sided tray and clamps, but it was not ideal. The vacuum is awesome. Not only does it press the crap out of it, but it eliminates any air voids.

Bue, I use this System Three Clear Coat. It's low viscosity, I think it's 400-600 CPS. It wets out the paper or fabric real fast and it has a long pot life.


Right on, I've done a few wet vac-bag layups for RC gliders, so I know the joys of a low viscosity resin and no air bubbles  :thumbsup: A short term work colleague makes composite wooden bikes (as in wood plus composites) and uses some really high end/tech stuff like pre-preg boron and autoclaves and I've been given an invite to come have a look when he heard I was into wood bows and composites in general.

Errr, what's the hand on the bench doing?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 14, 2020, 10:44:26 PM
Can I come along too? I'll bring the Hand of Fate :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on March 15, 2020, 05:42:10 AM
Flem you would like that didn't you design a snow bike a while back ?  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 15, 2020, 09:58:33 AM
Flem you would like that didn't you design a snow bike a while back ?  :)

I wish! 
I would love to check out what Steve's pal is making. I've seen some composite bikes and Bamboo bikes, they are way cool. It sounds like he has some equipment. I covet an Autoclave.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 15, 2020, 11:06:15 AM
There is many words in English that I do not know the meaning of.
When you say that an epoxy have a low viscosity, does that mean it is thin or easy to spread so a brush can be used?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on March 15, 2020, 12:14:21 PM
Means it's thinner but doesn't define it by any particular scale. 

Always thought your English was pretty good.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 15, 2020, 12:32:37 PM
Most epoxy manufactures use a "centipiose" or CPS scale to measure viscosity or how a material will flow.
For reference, water has a CPS of 1, motor oil would be in the range of 200-500 CPS, EA-40 would be 100,000+CPS!!!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on March 15, 2020, 02:45:42 PM
Bue just replace the word viscosity with thick or thickness...   So another wards high viscosity would be very thick as in honey and low viscosity would be less thick as in water...

  Think I better you speak English than me...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 15, 2020, 05:35:10 PM
Thanks, got it :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 15, 2020, 05:44:15 PM
the state of being thick, sticky, and semifluid in consistency, due to internal friction.
"cooling the fluid raises its viscosity"
a quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction, as measured by the force per unit area resisting a flow in which parallel layers unit distance apart have unit speed relative to one another.
plural noun: viscosities
"silicone oils can be obtained with different viscosities"
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 20, 2020, 06:59:54 AM
Found this at Wal Mart. Prolly work great for tip overlays and be some quicker. Too large a quanity to experment with though. Anybody seen it in smaller containers ?
(https://i.imgur.com/E4wbDXh.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on March 20, 2020, 10:13:14 AM
Thats decent quick epoxy. I've got it in a syringe. I think it came from my local Ace hardware.
It cures harder than some other fast set epoxy's.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on March 20, 2020, 01:10:45 PM
How come I never thought to use this hole before cutting out riser. :knothead:
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/E48A38BE-BA44-44B5-8945-881DB23276E1_zpsol7j1sbr.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/E48A38BE-BA44-44B5-8945-881DB23276E1_zpsol7j1sbr.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Buemaker on March 20, 2020, 01:13:09 PM
(https://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b506/timian46/4A9F0E96-79B0-4CD9-9D43-191E580AF061_zps65atoap7.jpeg) (https://s1289.photobucket.com/user/timian46/media/4A9F0E96-79B0-4CD9-9D43-191E580AF061_zps65atoap7.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 23, 2020, 08:35:28 AM
Hmm neat idea Bue.
I posted this bow in the Pow Wow as KTBA donation. But finished except for a rubber sleeve on the grip is on order. anyhow some pics
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Post by: Flem on March 23, 2020, 01:00:14 PM
Well thats pretty damn nice of you Stic :notworthy: :notworthy:
Do you have to lube up that rubber sleeve to get it on :saywhat:
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Post by: Buemaker on March 23, 2020, 01:12:11 PM
Very good.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 23, 2020, 01:23:19 PM
Looks great I have a soft spot for green bows  :thumbsup:
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Post by: buddyb on March 23, 2020, 04:18:14 PM
Looks good Mike!  :bigsmyl:

I like the green as well. One of these days I may have to build me a green one.
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Post by: Shredd on March 23, 2020, 05:40:26 PM
Good Job Mike...
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 24, 2020, 11:51:21 AM
I reworked a osage profile form today for beter reflex in the mid to outer limbs gave me 4 1/2" of starting reflex plus I will get another 1 1/2 " for the hooks 6" total starting on 56" osage bow !

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Post by: Flem on March 24, 2020, 11:59:49 AM
Is that your Laubin style Bow?
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Post by: Forwardhandle on March 24, 2020, 12:13:07 PM
Yep but I Wasn't happy with the old reflex profile I think Im going to tiller the bow out to 20" before sinew these short bows are tuff for me Im not used to them ! Got a dog (coyote)at dusk yesterday Flem with the new toy !
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Post by: buddyb on March 24, 2020, 02:43:33 PM
Tried out a new epoxy today, its System Three's G2. I glued up several thin pieces of walnut similar to spectraply for the first time. So far I really like it we'll see how it holds. It reminds me of the epoxies I used back in the 1980s for building bows.
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Post by: Flem on March 24, 2020, 03:22:53 PM
I don't think you will be disappointed with the G-2. This is what I was using back in the day before System Three bought Industrial Formulators and discontinued it....


I forgot that I had these little samples to try before I had started using the stuff. These have to be 30yrs old and guess what's, it's still good! The resin had crystalized a little, but after a short time in a warm water bath it was good to go. Wish I had more of it.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 24, 2020, 04:32:48 PM
Re doing a old Kodiak Hunter. Found a new use for the threaded insert. For spraying.

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Post by: buddyb on March 24, 2020, 04:47:52 PM
Flem I think I'll like it as well, its a little more expensive though.

Mike I'd need a ladder to spray the top of that bow.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Eric Krewson on March 24, 2020, 04:58:51 PM
I have been making some special bow making tools for the upcoming St Jude auction. A guy gave me some exhibition grade walnut gunstock cut-offs. This stuff is unreal but I only had enough wood to make 4 gizmos, I even signed these because they are so special.

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Post by: Flem on March 24, 2020, 07:47:09 PM
Beautiful Walnut! You need some fancy pencils for those :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 24, 2020, 10:09:29 PM
Buddy you can take it out of the vise and hold where you need it to be.And the long handle gives some leverage to hold it about any angle. Reclamp until next coat or can hang it to.
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Post by: buddyb on March 24, 2020, 10:51:33 PM
Great idea Mike, that would work great for my takedown risers.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on March 25, 2020, 07:53:35 AM
For TD risers I use two long 5/16s bolts to hold and hang them while spraying.
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Post by: Minnesota Bill on March 28, 2020, 04:37:26 PM
With a little bit of extra time on my hands I decided to get the extra insulation down in the ceiling of my shop.  I have had the materials here since November but when I had time the weather was bad. Well the shop is only 16x 9, an old garage that I could not put the car in and open the door. So I took the over head door out several years ago and framed it in to accommodate a 40" swing out door I made. Put 4 inches of insulation in the rafters and covered with OSB so I could still have storage up there. Insulated the walls and boarded it with OSB. Small in wall gas furnace keeps it warm but not enough insulation in attic, snow melts and freezes on roof causing ice dams.
Well so everything stored in the attic was taken out to the driveway, 2x6s nailed in, 6 more inches of insulation placed down and 7/16 OSB placed over the top. Can't hardly crawl though to nail it down, getting awful small up there. That was 2 days ago, I'm starting to be able to move without hurting to much today. Getting old ain't for sissies!!!!! :)       
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Post by: Buemaker on March 28, 2020, 05:30:23 PM
Insulating in cramped places, yes I know all about that.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 01, 2020, 08:27:46 AM
Mystery block. Green maple and some black sycamore--------------got a plan--
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Post by: flyonline on April 02, 2020, 09:09:08 PM
Got sent home yesterday, my wife was displaying 'some' of the C19 symptoms and works with vulnerable people so went to get tested. I've been canned from work until the results come back, so might as well make the best of it  :thumbsup:

Worked on my latest Osage selfbow, 69" and hoping for 50+ @ 28" so I'm legal for deer. So far it's 45 @23 with a couple of whoopsies to work out so hopefully should come in on target. I had to do a little straightening and de-propping with dry heat which leaves it with a little deflex in one limb, and reflex in the other. The left limb is bottom with a slight reflex in the last 1/4 of the limb, and the right has a slight deflex about halfway out.

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Post by: Flem on April 03, 2020, 08:32:02 AM
Steve, it looks like most all of your bend is in the handle area?
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Post by: Pat B on April 03, 2020, 09:57:35 AM
Leave the center 1/3 alone and get both mid limbs working. That will relieve the over binding in the handle area a bit...and don't bend it that far again until you correct the problem.
Are you exercising the limbs after each wood removal?
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Post by: kennym on April 03, 2020, 08:07:23 PM
Mystery block. Green maple and some black sycamore--------------got a plan--
(https://i.imgur.com/R8OShQ0.jpg)
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That looks cool Mike!!

I worked in shop and listened to it rain...

Started a bow blank for a feller with lams from scrap barrel and a riser block that was messed up on an end...
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Post by: wood carver 2 on April 03, 2020, 08:18:08 PM
I’m off work for two weeks. I had a sore throat so now I have to be isolated. Lots of time to catch up on projects around the house.
Today I was working on a flip cart that will hold two belt sanders and organize the belts and other bits. This is part of my longer term project to clean up and organize my small shop.
Dave.
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Post by: kennym on April 03, 2020, 08:28:20 PM
Here’s the scrappy lams...

Bocote back / osage belly

See why I don't throw thin lam blanks out?

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Post by: ztontonz on April 03, 2020, 10:59:48 PM
Nice lams Kenny!
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Post by: Flem on April 04, 2020, 07:22:23 AM
My scraps should be so nice! Those woods look good together :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 04, 2020, 04:25:23 PM
I got some stable maple for my next riser. I had 1/2 gallon of green and half a gallon of black left over so I mixed them. The result is pretty close to Bear green futherwood. And a pretty nice scarf joint.
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Post by: kennym on April 04, 2020, 06:22:11 PM
And my riser plan for those lams , hope this works out !

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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 05, 2020, 09:42:59 AM
That will look good when the sage changes colors.
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Post by: buddyb on April 05, 2020, 11:49:54 AM
Is that Osage in the riser as well?
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Post by: kennym on April 05, 2020, 11:55:36 AM
Yep, tryin to keep it fashionable with matchin outfit... :goldtooth:
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Post by: wood carver 2 on April 05, 2020, 06:19:59 PM
Since I was told to stay home for two weeks after getting a cold, I had time to start catching up on things I wanted to do. Today I finished helping my Dad to change out the worn out hinges in the kitchen. ( pita ) 😊
Then I was able to get some work done on on of my projects.

My new sanding station.  It’s 90% done. I’m just waiting on some toggle clamps to be delivered for it. And it needs a bit of tweaking.
Dave.
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Post by: Shredd on April 05, 2020, 08:48:41 PM
Wow...  Does that thing flip??   Cool Beans...
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Post by: wood carver 2 on April 05, 2020, 09:06:34 PM
It’s a space saver for a small shop.
Dave.
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Post by: monterey on April 06, 2020, 05:02:28 PM
Just cooked this little pink bow.  Pulling the tape was a little nerve wracking.  When the lay up was finished, there lay one of the pressure strips.  :scared:  so, cut that end loose and put the strip in and wrapped it up again!  Luckily all was well except for a little bit of squiggle at  mid limb.  I was a little nervous about using the topless hose on such a narrow layup so it was done with rubber bands.

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I used Jess Stuart's split lam method to get 1" cores.  Glass is 1.5" Bear Paw cut to one inch wide.  Got most of the boogers off so now to figure a limb profile.

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Maple core, pink lams and bocote riser from a piece found on the floor.

btw, this is the riser that i posted recently that was dropped on the floor and chipped.  You all suggested super glue and it worked.   Survived the feathering process  nicely.

Here's a little experiment with this layup.   The veneers are so thin that scarf joints didn't work.   So i put a patch across it made of onion skin paper  .002 thick and super glued it.   I could've turned it to the inside but wanted to see what it looks like.   Overlay should hide it.

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Post by: monterey on April 06, 2020, 05:05:17 PM
Double pictured!  Meant to use this one.  :banghead:


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Post by: buddyb on April 06, 2020, 05:41:55 PM
looks good so far  :shaka:
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Post by: Flem on April 06, 2020, 05:48:35 PM
What kind of wood is that Mike? Looks nice :thumbsup:
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Post by: monterey on April 06, 2020, 08:30:23 PM
That's dyed Koto wood.  Only .019".  Very delicate.   I can get it thicker but not in the pink.  Gotta be pink for a granddaughter.   The thicker stuff is Swiss Sycamore.

I get it from here.   https://www.dyed-veneer.com/Products-s/136.htm
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Post by: ztontonz on April 06, 2020, 11:18:48 PM
Looking nice Monterey.
Well done with the onion skin paper. I already thought of doing something like that. Was thinking about using mesh to allow the epoxy to go through more easily. But never thought of using paper.

Thanks
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Post by: monterey on April 07, 2020, 01:02:10 AM
The paper is delicate.   Would like to come up with another solution.   I did the same thing to the cores on the back even though they are .060.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 07, 2020, 06:08:01 AM
So did the smooth on saturate the onion paper??
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Post by: monterey on April 07, 2020, 02:51:59 PM
So did the smooth on saturate the onion paper??

I can't say for certain.   The SG did saturate the paper.  I'm thinking that by keeping the paper narrow it won't be a structurally significant point.   In addition, it hopefully will come in about 20#  at 24 to 26 inches.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 08, 2020, 04:34:59 PM
The next thing one piece FHLB 58 in. Oliveshade veneers with stable maple riser and the mystery block Ibeam.
(https://i.imgur.com/mDCNrL0.jpg)
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Post by: kennym on April 10, 2020, 09:58:30 PM
Got some work done on Scrappy .

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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 10, 2020, 10:38:13 PM
Nice Kenny.
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Post by: 4 point on April 10, 2020, 10:53:00 PM
That riser accent looks like a challenge to get lined up, at least it would be for me.
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Post by: kennym on April 11, 2020, 01:38:16 PM
Travis , it’s not bad . I just go kinda slow, if you grind too far , then you’d have to put an accent in to bring it back to straight in line...
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Post by: monterey on April 11, 2020, 03:27:45 PM
Getting close on the granddaughters bow.  Just details left to do.

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Post by: bigbob2 on April 11, 2020, 09:36:51 PM
Some very nice bows being made here!.Got a shot of three of my own  recurve takedowns showing different approach in each that  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] I have made over time. Top bow is about 4 year old. just refinished it and made lighter limbs for it going down from 52# to 45#.
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Post by: Shredd on April 11, 2020, 11:01:21 PM
Those look great Bob...   Sweet looking bow Monty... I sure she is gonna Love it...
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Post by: ztontonz on April 11, 2020, 11:39:26 PM
Nice looking bows!
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Post by: bucknut on April 12, 2020, 05:42:07 AM
Nice bows Bob.  I really like the wave in the one on the top. It has just enough of both woods to compliment each other very well.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 13, 2020, 06:28:39 AM
Nice bows being made.
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Post by: monterey on April 17, 2020, 12:42:52 PM
Put the final touches on the granddaughters bow.  I'm pretty satisfied with it although every bow tells a story of what can be done better.   I'm already working on another one for my other granddaughter.

Some pictures.  The string is a bit short and is fine for tillering but it will get a new string and some arrows.   That first picture of the nock was taken before final sanding.







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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 17, 2020, 06:04:40 PM
Wow she should like that bow  :thumbsup:

I had a pretty old 6x48 sander that I sold. I have the big Grizzly that does better. But I took the money to Harbor Frieght today. Can do scarf joints now.
(https://i.imgur.com/GDSkH1g.jpg)
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Post by: kennym on April 17, 2020, 06:34:49 PM
Looks great Monte!

Crookd , hows the table on that? Pretty solid?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 18, 2020, 11:18:25 AM
Yeah Kenny. made of 3/4 plywood. 2x6 legs with two 1/4 bolts holding the top on. It has a bit of side wiggle but an angle brace would cure that. That sander box said 80 lbs. but more like 60 to me. Got rubber pads on each corner. pretty smooth running.
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Post by: kennym on April 18, 2020, 11:33:03 AM
I meant the table on sander, lot of em are pretty floppy.... :wavey:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 18, 2020, 04:42:06 PM
Let see if this will work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5tbkPu91jQ
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Post by: Buemaker on April 20, 2020, 03:39:06 PM
Is it velcro on the disc?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 24, 2020, 07:55:59 AM
Disc are sticky back.

did this yesterday. This one has a claro walnut (stabilized) riser and KY. coffeebean veneers with a touch of brown stain.
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Post by: beachbowhunter on April 24, 2020, 10:45:33 AM
Gives me the willies everytime you post these!
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Post by: kennym on April 24, 2020, 11:54:00 AM
Norb- cost is no object to a bow addict!  :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 24, 2020, 08:00:12 PM
Here ya go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF-q4MlFTws
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Post by: BO-R on April 25, 2020, 08:48:49 AM
Nice work, stic..
have to give that a go at some point.
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Post by: kennym on April 25, 2020, 08:51:06 AM
What?? No big hammer?   :biglaugh:

Nice job!!
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Post by: Shredd on April 25, 2020, 09:14:57 AM
Nice...  Yer gitten purty good at making 'em, Mike....
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 25, 2020, 02:40:30 PM
I think the thing is keep the tenon parallel front to back and about.008 taper on sides. almost falls out on its own but no wiggle when together so far.
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Post by: Buemaker on April 25, 2020, 03:32:22 PM
Looks like a perfect fit, nice.
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Post by: kennym on April 25, 2020, 06:27:17 PM
That makes good sense , Mike! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on April 26, 2020, 12:45:42 AM
That Parallel may get you in trouble down the line...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 26, 2020, 07:09:04 AM
That Parallel may get you in trouble down the line...
Explain??
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Post by: Shredd on April 26, 2020, 06:16:26 PM
Might get stuck with a one pc. bow...   I think there is a general rule in mold making...  Make a mold with a 1 to 2* taper so that you can remove the pc. from the mold...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 26, 2020, 08:36:54 PM
Well sir done my last three like that no more than  .003 taper. this one had .002 Jim sez try to keep them parallel frt. to bck. Taper on the sides.
Anyhow this one has KY.coffeebean veneers quarter sawen.
(https://i.imgur.com/u5utl8D.jpg)
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Post by: flyonline on April 27, 2020, 06:08:27 AM

Are you exercising the limbs after each wood removal?

Yep, 20-40 pulls each time. Long story short there was a bit of operator mis-read which was compounded by an equipment challenge and I ended up with a couple of very mismatched limbs so I've thrown it in the corner but might pull it out at some stage and rescue it for something - can probably make a very light/kids bow if I weaken up the strong limb to match. Haven't had a good run, another equipment malfunction (read operator error) meant I ended with an overly short r/d boo backed cypress board bow which looked great until I went too far with a long string and took too much off the tips <sigh> Again, I can probably take it back to a lightish/kids bow so I threw it in the other corner until I forgive it enough to get back to it.

Soo, I started on my latest - a 66" ASL from spotted gum with boo backing (if I screw this up I've still got a 4th corner before I get back to the beginning  :laughing: :laughing: ). It's 1.25" straight until the last 8" tapering to 1/2" with a 12" riser and I'm planning on a straight glue up to keep it simple. This is the first fully shaped riser/handle that I've done, and I'm a little unsure how to shape out the fades to paper thin with my limited tools. Belt sander mounted on it's side and use the end roller as a kinda spindle sander?
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Post by: Flem on April 27, 2020, 09:15:41 AM
Interesting.......  I have wondered about using Eucalyptus. It's pretty wood, really heavy!
Is it at all brittle?  For your fades, if you can get a clean cut close to the line, you can taper it without too much trouble with varying grits of sandpaper wrapped around some 2-3" PVC pipe
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Post by: ztontonz on April 27, 2020, 06:59:24 PM
Well sir done my last three like that no more than  .003 taper. this one had .002 Jim sez try to keep them parallel frt. to bck. Taper on the sides.
Anyhow this one has KY.coffeebean veneers quarter sawen.
(https://i.imgur.com/u5utl8D.jpg)

I like the look of your veneers!
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Post by: flyonline on April 28, 2020, 05:28:12 AM
Interesting.......  I have wondered about using Eucalyptus. It's pretty wood, really heavy!
Is it at all brittle?  For your fades, if you can get a clean cut close to the line, you can taper it without too much trouble with varying grits of sandpaper wrapped around some 2-3" PVC pipe

Flem

I can't really comment not having worked much/made a bow with it yet but I do know spotted gum has been used successfully here quite a bit both in board and stave form. I suspect it's a bit like your hickory and red oak, not the first choice but readily available and works ok. It would be interesting to see if some heat treating does anything for it. There are other eucalyptus' that have been used successfully also, but they're much harder to get hold of in general. It's unfortunate that our other widely available eucatlyp in mountain ash/tassie oak etc. makes poor bows as it's relatively easy to find in straight grained boards.

Roger on the PVC, I'm assuming you're talking about final shaping once glued up on the bow?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on April 28, 2020, 08:00:41 PM
Scrappy. A buddy needs a riser for one set of his Black Hunter limbs. Some left over camo and bloodwood. And am seeing why they sell these bows so cheap.
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Post by: Flem on April 28, 2020, 10:38:11 PM
Steve, since you mentioned wanting to get your fades paper thin, this is what I was thinking.
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Post by: flyonline on April 29, 2020, 11:25:19 PM
Thanks Flem, ended up doing a combo of all three - cut closeish, belt sander, finish with pipe. Worked fine with a bit of elbow grease and got them see through on the tips  :thumbsup:

Only question is, will the nodes at the end of the fades create a problem when tillering?

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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 02, 2020, 08:23:11 AM
Been doing more gun smithing then bow building lately but taking a break & got the Laubin bow floor tillered and knocks cut ready for the long string this is a short bow hoping to get 30 1/2" 45lb 55ntn ! Still need to bend the hooks but tillering to 20" first and then sinew !

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Eric Krewson on May 02, 2020, 08:48:17 AM
The nodes at the fades won't be a problem.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 02, 2020, 01:14:33 PM
Looks like your pushing that one to the limit, Ritchie!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 02, 2020, 01:42:03 PM
Lol yep I can make 28" for sure beyond that will see Laubin made some 52" @26" 65lb so at 45 lb I got a shot at it I think ? Really no pratical purpose for this bow other then challenging build for me !
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 02, 2020, 02:50:41 PM
You know the drill Ritchie, only one way to find out!! :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 02, 2020, 03:16:17 PM
No truer statement then that Kenny might put that on my tombstone  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 02, 2020, 03:52:40 PM
 :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bigbob2 on May 02, 2020, 11:45:10 PM
You are one for pushing the envelope, Ritchie!.Looking good so far.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 03, 2020, 10:11:17 AM
Thanks one thing I  always like about TG is not many NA Sayers  around here no body tells you your out of your mind for even trying...lol
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 03, 2020, 11:00:22 AM
I don't get it,  your out of your mind for even trying. :bigsmyl: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 03, 2020, 01:28:03 PM
Being mindless, i never have to worry about it.  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 04, 2020, 03:09:02 AM
Im just saying some sights if you want to exsperment with some thing different all the Na sayers come out of the wood work ,here you guys let you fall on your butt first before laughing  :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on May 04, 2020, 12:48:38 PM
I just love a good fall...   But not this time...  Good luck Buddy...

Hey, we would never get anywhere if we kept listening to the old farts set in their ways...  Granted that they do know a good bit of what is going on...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 04, 2020, 01:36:59 PM
Hey!  Not all of us Old Farts are set in our ways. :)

Today I layed up another kid R/D.  This one for another granddaughter.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 04, 2020, 02:45:57 PM
Looking good Monty How old you got to be to be old fart ?
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Post by: monterey on May 04, 2020, 04:01:00 PM
Looking good Monty How old you got to be to be old fart ?

Hmmmm,  hard question to answer.   It's sure to offend somebody.  :)

I'm 73 and don't think of myself as old.  Just don't think about it at all.  When I look in a mirror it sorta shocks me.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 04, 2020, 05:04:24 PM
Woosh good deal Im 10 years younger then you  :biglaugh:
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Post by: monterey on May 04, 2020, 06:08:42 PM
Wish I could bend my left knee like you in your avatar.  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on May 04, 2020, 09:10:31 PM
Damn...  So it's been you guys I been talking about??   Where are all the hot chicks on here??  I joined this forum hoping to meet a hot chickie with a common interest and maybe check out some of her DFC;'s...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 04, 2020, 10:05:53 PM
Some of us are in in a state of arrested development. Personally I never matured past about 24.
If only my body followed suit :bigsmyl:
To anybody under 40, we are all Geezers!

Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on May 04, 2020, 10:42:46 PM
Some of us are in in a state of arrested development. Personally I never matured past about 24.
If only my body followed suit :bigsmyl:
To anybody under 40, we are all Geezers!
Not true!!!

I’m 44 and I don’t think y’all are old geezers.
I think you’re a bunch of old farts.  :laughing: One of which is especially grumpy.  :biglaugh:

But I can’t think of a better bunch of farts to hang out with.....young or old.  :archer2:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 04, 2020, 11:01:07 PM
When my wife and I were married (50 years last December) our friends said we would grow up with our kids, but we didn't!  :) 
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Post by: flyonline on May 04, 2020, 11:12:27 PM

To anybody under 40, we are all Geezers!

Hey, I resemble that comment  :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 05, 2020, 09:04:31 AM
Brad, hate to tell you, but at 44 your a semi Geezer. At least to anyone under 30 :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bucknut on May 05, 2020, 10:54:03 AM
No kidding.  I was always in the younger to middle age group in my other jobs. My new job they are all young kids. Now they call me papaw. WTF just happened here. Snot nosed little bastards.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on May 05, 2020, 11:44:35 AM
No kidding.  I was always in the younger to middle age group in my other jobs. My new job they are all young kids. Now they call me papaw. WTF just happened here. Snot nosed little bastards.
ROFLMAO  :laughing:
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Post by: Forwardhandle on May 05, 2020, 12:08:52 PM
 :laughing: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on May 05, 2020, 01:07:02 PM
 :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 05, 2020, 02:59:01 PM
No kidding.  I was always in the younger to middle age group in my other jobs. My new job they are all young kids. Now they call me papaw. WTF just happened here. Snot nosed little bastards.

In Utah (or parts of Idaho and Montana) you could be a Great Grand Papaw at your age.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: flyonline on May 09, 2020, 05:17:44 AM
Made up a giant killer today: 36" 15lb @ 12" for my 5yo daughter  :biglaugh:

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It has a bit of a hinge in the right limb exacerbated by a twist but I'm pretty happy with it. Couldn't stop laughing at how fast it flung a little kids arrow though, she's a blood thirsty little girl, so the local mice/pest birds might be in for a fun time. It did take a bit of set, but that might have been me pushing it a bit on the tillering tree to see if it would break.

Actually, this was the first serious test of a new timber that I've not used before, a local accacia/wattle which goes by 'bloodwood' but I'll be buggered if I can find a species specific name for it (there are many other endemic 'bloodwoods' so it's not that helpful). Grows fairly straight and branch free for bow sized lengths, and I can get hold of it fairly easily. Outer sapwood is softish and peels off easily but heartwood is nice and dense and generally nice grain of the few staves I've split and de-barked so far. Only a couple of downsides: Borers love it but so far really only seem to hit the sap wood so not much of an issue, but I have noticed that my other timber seems to be sprouting a few more sawdust holes underneath so hopefully I haven't brought in a heap of bugs.... The other is that my sinuses react like crazy to it. I can do a session without mask with osage, 'boo etc. (not good I know!!) and not suffer too much but this is one wiff and my head starts to ache. The upside is that is forcing me to wear a proper mask any time I'm working with timber now, I don't want to end up with allergies later in life and I'm already halfway there (allergies, not age I hope  :laughing: :laughing: ). Gotta make a start on a full size selfbow now to see how it works at bigger weights as I was really impressed with how well it pulled.

Our turkey got the chop the other day too, so I kept all the wing feathers to have a crack at making my own fletchings. Dried them over the wood fire which worked well.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 09, 2020, 08:37:42 AM
Nice job, hope she loves it. ;)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on May 09, 2020, 08:10:03 PM
Coming along nicely!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 09, 2020, 08:31:28 PM
Okay I have something a bit different coming up. A bit more hook in my curve limb. Hoping for a little extra without the added weight of wedges etc.
(https://i.imgur.com/MJoReer.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9LTGEhw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NpzuIn1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 09, 2020, 09:25:45 PM
That should work, but with only glass on it,  it may get interesting.  I blew one up with a profile about like that one, first pull.  It was only 1.5" wide tho...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Forwardhandle on May 10, 2020, 05:51:42 AM
That looks real interesting Mike keep us up to speed !
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 10, 2020, 07:38:47 AM
Kenny I have a one piece with a similar hook and a lot more working limb than the TD will have. If this works and can keep it as quite as the present limb it will be great. The only thing I hear when the string is dropped is a wisk from the feathers. And it and my Kenny bow are the two I shoot the best.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 10, 2020, 07:42:53 AM
Got stabilcore in them?  Yer gonna make me get my recurve form down aint ya!! :o
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 10, 2020, 08:50:18 AM
Got stabilcore in them?  Yer gonna make me get my recurve form down aint ya!! :o

Naaaaa---I don't believe ya :tongue: :tongue:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: beachbowhunter on May 10, 2020, 10:27:30 AM
Mike, what are you doing for tapers, etc on that new design?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 10, 2020, 10:51:30 AM
I like the look of it Stic :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 10, 2020, 10:53:12 AM
Kenny don't like Recurves , He won't make one! :o :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 10, 2020, 11:25:28 AM
Norbert when the hooks start getting hookier  :bigsmyl: no more than.001 forward taper. and stablecore. keeps a bit more meat in the base of the hook where you need it. Now you go to getting really hooky then you need carbon to keep them straight.
Come on Kenny it will be fun   :biglaugh:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 11, 2020, 05:10:34 PM
Hoping to get a string on it tomorrow.
(https://i.imgur.com/4hgwYL0.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: beachbowhunter on May 11, 2020, 05:24:36 PM
Nice looking profile. What angle are your limb pads? 
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 11, 2020, 07:57:01 PM
13 degrees. maybe a little flat. But works greart on original limb.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: bigbob2 on May 11, 2020, 09:34:04 PM
This is a bow for those that are worried about misplacing it in the field!. Had the block from Kenny couple years and never did any thing with it and as I had bit of epoxy left in the cans, I threw this together.Bow is a Kenny design deflex/reflex and is 64'' ntn and 37# @ 28'' Belly veneers are an Aussie wood called Mackay Cedar.Red glass on back.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: beachbowhunter on May 11, 2020, 10:41:15 PM
13 degrees. maybe a little flat. But works greart on original limb.

Looks right to me.  I just made a form from a bow I have that I like and it looks like it takes 24 degrees.  Big differences!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 12, 2020, 07:32:52 AM
Bigbob I expect if Roy is even looking anymore he will want that pinkish bow  :laughing: :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on May 12, 2020, 08:14:28 AM
Stic, will be interesting to see it with a string on.
Bob, some wild colors, I like it.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 12, 2020, 02:18:59 PM
On lunch break. I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. the visual look is smoother then I thought it would be. It did not offer to go sideways at all and needs a bit weaker bottom limb
. Shot about 6 arrows and pretty quite with the B50 build string. Will do a full draw when closer to done.
(https://i.imgur.com/KpenT2O.jpg)
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 12, 2020, 03:47:50 PM
It's got a really nice look to it Stic  :thumbsup:
Can I see a limb width picture? ;)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: beachbowhunter on May 12, 2020, 04:58:51 PM
Nice profile. Looks similar to the prototype I just made.  50s style that works on my standard longbow riser, so they are interchangeable. It has a limb pad angle of 10 degrees.  Mine is 62" though.


Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 12, 2020, 05:29:11 PM
That is nice Norbert.

My limb width is 1.625 at the butts and tapers the last 10 in. to about 11/16s at the string groove. Put the stick in it a little bit ago. It is 29 there. For a longer draw prolly need a bit more angle on the pads.
(https://i.imgur.com/JMuvpFx.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on May 13, 2020, 12:43:12 AM
Looking great. At 29 inches the string is not much open. Does it feel smoother than the previous design ?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 13, 2020, 07:52:18 PM
the draw feels about the same. this will be fine for my draw length. for more than 29 might need a 62 in bow. Gonna put a little longer wedge in the next set.Straight taper a working wedge. the base coats revealed parts that took more dye than others===== interesting.

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on May 13, 2020, 10:51:11 PM
Looks very nice Stick!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 14, 2020, 07:15:08 AM
Thanks hope to get it top coated today.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 14, 2020, 09:23:17 AM
Thats a seriously grainy looking base coat. Looks like 60 grit. Is that sprayed T-bird?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 14, 2020, 11:50:48 AM
Nope out of T bird. Its brush on lacquer sprayed on. Will steel wool it before Krystal dull top goat matte.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 15, 2020, 05:32:57 PM
All done. Quitw -stable and a tack driver.
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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: beachbowhunter on May 15, 2020, 05:49:46 PM
That happened way too fast!  Nice rig!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: BO-R on May 15, 2020, 06:03:06 PM
Nice Work,, like the new hook in those limbs!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on May 15, 2020, 06:46:22 PM
Very nice. I am with you on a bit longer thin wedges.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: buddyb on May 15, 2020, 11:28:29 PM
Looks good, so is it everything you hoped?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 16, 2020, 05:44:41 AM
Okay here is the plan. Kenny made me a sled .001 with the built in PL only. I done some measuring. For the length I need I can cut the lam to length from the small end and that gives me 4 in. past the wedge of PL. This will move the bend away from the fade and hopefully load the limb more at full draw. Most times I would not worry with it. But right now its a bit hard off the fades at 29 and want to be at least 30 if needed. For my full draw of 26 on a good day  :bigsmyl: it is fine tho.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on May 16, 2020, 01:31:38 PM
Stic...  What is the length of the riser and string for that bow??
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 16, 2020, 05:58:27 PM
Well, today I worked happily in the shop til about 2 and was kinda caught up so I serviced my work truck, a Dodge with a Cummins.  For awhile, I wouldn't have gave $20 for a truck load of em… Whoever placed that fuel filter where it's at with the removal method they use was a sadist.  :tongue:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 16, 2020, 07:41:38 PM
Kenny that Cummins will way outlast that Dodge. I worked on Cummins high horsepower 43 years. And built a few Bs along the way. They do have a kit for that fuel filter that puts it right up top where it is easy to get to. Be cheaper after market and not from Cummins.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 16, 2020, 07:45:53 PM
Shredd it is 60 in. bow 17 riser string right now 7.5 brace is 57 in.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2020, 10:29:09 AM
My full draw 26 in. is not working these limbs very much. I have another set coming up with a PL about three in. past the fades should help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41dDKB86P34
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: 4 point on May 18, 2020, 10:50:00 AM
Looks like to me they need more taper to get them bending mid limb. Just my opinion wrong or right
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 18, 2020, 07:38:34 PM
The PL will move the bend out some for more tip action. Yes
When I get this limb lined out and know my stacks this will be my limb veneers
Buckeye very pricey so ya dont want to screw them up.
(https://i.imgur.com/63H53IJ.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 27, 2020, 06:11:12 PM
Well I got the buckeye under glass so my wife come to the shop I ask do you like these "they look like a countertop"
 :banghead: I guess it does look like corian.


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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on May 27, 2020, 09:00:42 PM
I like the Corian, I mean Buckeye ;)  I also like shiny nickels at the bottom of fountains. :goldtooth:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 28, 2020, 07:07:52 AM
Well it takes a whole bunch of them shiny nickels to get the Buckeye  :o
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Post by: Flem on May 28, 2020, 10:20:50 AM
I'll bet it does. I was just looking at an Eastern tree book and it's looks like you live in Buckeye territory Stic.
Could not find a local sawmill?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on May 29, 2020, 10:57:52 PM
I call this my corian countertop bow  :laughing: Finished it today. 60 in. 47@28 and has the powerlam lam off Kennys  sled. Goes about 6 in. past the fade.
(https://i.imgur.com/4eLEV3t.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d7dOJS3.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on May 30, 2020, 01:01:16 AM
Very nice looking combo!
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Post by: Buemaker on May 30, 2020, 03:21:40 AM
Looking good, I like it. :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 30, 2020, 05:04:23 PM
So I have not work on any bows for a while now.
Roy sent me 2 bamboo Backings ready for glue up back in November and I glued on some African Black wood for the  tips and got them close to finish today.
Now I can start to Tiller.
(https://i.imgur.com/JsrA0pE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/clCzMWu.jpg)
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Post by: kennym on May 30, 2020, 05:13:39 PM
Cool!
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Post by: Shredd on May 30, 2020, 05:26:41 PM
Nice...  Good to see you working on bows again...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 30, 2020, 06:14:10 PM
Like the tips.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 30, 2020, 06:22:52 PM
Put the finish on the second granddaughter bow.  Decided not to stain the maple riser and do kinda like the look.  The form for these little bows was a reduction of the full size form template for the full size bow.  Just did a percentage reduction in cad .  Simple as that.  Here's a picture of a full size and the little bow together.  Big bow is 60" and the little is 50".

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Shredd on May 30, 2020, 10:30:41 PM
Monty...  So Cool that you did that...  It's hard to visualize what a smaller bow looks like, so being next to a standard bow gives you a better idea...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on May 31, 2020, 10:30:05 AM
Mike, I've found the shape can be percentage but stack is harder to guess. Did you  % that also?
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Post by: Flem on May 31, 2020, 11:22:37 AM
I think that plain Maple looks good. Simple and clean. It's easy to get caught up in the quest for the "bling" look. I know, I have been guilty of unnecessary adornments.  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 31, 2020, 01:27:32 PM
Mike, I've found the shape can be percentage but stack is harder to guess. Did you  % that also?

No, I kinda swagged based on suggestions from Jess Stuart.   These could've had a little thicker stack but better light than heavy.  Also would benefit from less thickness taper.  This totals. 004 which I went with due to maintaining the width well out the limb.  These two girls will out grow these pretty quickly so they will be due for something off the full size form.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 31, 2020, 01:30:47 PM
Monty...  So Cool that you did that...  It's hard to visualize what a smaller bow looks like, so being next to a standard bow gives you a better idea...

I was a little bit surprised at how well worked.   If you look carefully you can see that the little bow is reflexed a bit more.   That's because the thin limbs had almost zero spring back off the form.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on May 31, 2020, 01:33:19 PM
flem, I have a bunch of well seasoned maple and plan to use more of it.   Especially with an ASL it doesn't look good when it gets on the gaudy side.  Just my opinion on that.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on May 31, 2020, 03:08:54 PM
Quote "these little bows was a reduction of the full size form template for the full size bow.  Just did a percentage reduction in cad "
I'v done that many time on my CAD program but never on a bow.
You got to keep the kid's away from the cell phone a little bit.
Nice work
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on June 01, 2020, 12:17:08 PM
Thanks,  Max.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on June 02, 2020, 05:51:32 PM
OKay am protoing curve limbs. got a shoot able set here. So I had the ash block laying around. should I sex it up or leave it plain? Ideas ??
(https://i.imgur.com/u2wQ62V.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on June 02, 2020, 06:11:38 PM
Less is more :thumbsup: you got a nice curvy stripe going there.
sx, more is more
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Post by: wood carver 2 on June 02, 2020, 06:49:35 PM
I like it as it is. Maybe a simple leather grip.
Dave.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: 4 point on June 02, 2020, 07:31:46 PM
I agree. Looks good already but a brown leather grip would really set it off.
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Buemaker on June 03, 2020, 03:19:37 AM
I like it the way it is.
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Post by: ztontonz on June 03, 2020, 06:07:36 PM
Looks great the way it is !
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: kennym on June 03, 2020, 06:13:01 PM
I agree. Looks good already but a brown leather grip would really set it off.

This!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on June 03, 2020, 08:15:04 PM
looks like you got a nice Ash there :biglaugh:
I agree with the consensus, looks nice. Maybe when you finish it, give it a little amber tone, like old school varnish look.
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Post by: Forwardhandle on June 04, 2020, 07:09:56 AM
I like it plain & elegant , pretty is as pretty does  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on June 11, 2020, 11:41:29 PM
 

  Flem, You gotta get on the Bowyer's Corner on FB... they are touching base on the Neutral Plane...   :) :)
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Post by: Mad Max on June 13, 2020, 02:24:28 PM
Made a new form Template for a recurve
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Post by: monterey on June 13, 2020, 04:21:16 PM
Let's see that template.  :)
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Post by: Mad Max on June 13, 2020, 05:11:07 PM


(https://i.imgur.com/2EhaJ3M.jpg)
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Post by: monterey on June 13, 2020, 05:11:54 PM
Static or working?
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Post by: Mad Max on June 13, 2020, 05:36:36 PM
Working :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on June 13, 2020, 08:23:47 PM
Bow length. how long is the riser.
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Post by: Mad Max on June 13, 2020, 09:30:02 PM
60"---20"
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Post by: Shredd on June 13, 2020, 10:19:05 PM
Cool...  Looking forward to seeing this...  Are you gonna do a build along??
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Post by: wood carver 2 on June 20, 2020, 05:05:10 PM
I got a longbow glued up today. First one in a while. 62” d/r , bamboo back and belly.
Dave.
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Post by: Mad Max on June 30, 2020, 08:30:37 PM
Yard work
Pretty dang HOT out, Humidity is high :o
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Post by: Mad Max on June 30, 2020, 08:44:49 PM
It's to dang quite around here, speak up :o
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Post by: Flem on June 30, 2020, 11:13:56 PM
Last day of June and it was 48deg today! Raining and blowing. Turned out to be a good day to clean up the shop. Seems no mater how hard I try to stay on top of the clutter, it always reaches critical mass :banghead:
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Post by: Mad Max on June 30, 2020, 11:21:28 PM
Flem it was 90 today with 85 percent Humidity and it will get hotter
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 06, 2020, 07:43:33 PM
Something new.
(https://i.imgur.com/7N8Pv6r.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ikUA9nM.jpg)
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Post by: Mad Max on July 06, 2020, 07:53:05 PM
Nice stic :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on July 06, 2020, 09:53:21 PM
Am I seeing correctly......thick narrow longbow limbs with recurve hooks?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 06, 2020, 10:23:09 PM
Not quite hooks. But all reflex in the end of the limb.
(https://i.imgur.com/ShZxth4.jpg)
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Post by: ztontonz on July 07, 2020, 01:11:33 AM
Interesting design Stic. Well done.
How does it shoot?
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Post by: Buemaker on July 07, 2020, 05:39:59 AM
Looking good Stic. I can see where the inspiration comes from, but I won’t tell ;)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 07, 2020, 07:13:25 AM
Yes Bue it is really close but a couple of my own things in there to.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 11, 2020, 08:10:16 PM
This thing seems to like Big Jims Dark Timbers in a 600 spine
(https://i.imgur.com/hGajBBx.jpg)
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Post by: Bvas on July 11, 2020, 10:09:37 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on July 11, 2020, 10:18:13 PM
Looks really good stic :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 12, 2020, 05:27:26 AM
THX
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Post by: Buemaker on July 12, 2020, 08:30:30 AM
Looking good, would be interesting to see a full draw pic.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 12, 2020, 09:10:08 AM
I may video it today.
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Post by: buddyb on July 12, 2020, 10:03:35 AM
I like it Crooked, it kinda looks like Kirk's bows but different.  :shaka:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 12, 2020, 11:43:43 AM
Okay took a vdo. while ago. Just remember on  good day I draw 26 in. Right at the end I pull it maybe 27. But it has a lot left in it. This one has tip wedges but not so sure it would need it them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSqrcxXumq8
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Post by: monterey on July 12, 2020, 01:18:43 PM
I think the tip wedges are fine but there is possibly more tip length than needed.  You could easily cut an inch off each end I think.  The way it looks at full draw it seems like as it is there is probably another four or five inches of draw left in it.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 12, 2020, 02:25:34 PM
Exactly Mike. for my short draw I could do that. I can also make the straight taper wedge longer to get less working limb for a shorter draw. Still in the proto stage.
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Post by: monterey on July 12, 2020, 02:53:19 PM
I think you are on a good track with it.
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Post by: kennym on July 12, 2020, 03:11:53 PM
She has a lot of draw left!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: buddyb on July 12, 2020, 04:07:34 PM
 :shaka:
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Post by: Shredd on July 12, 2020, 05:18:43 PM
 :shaka:    Looks Nice Mike...   :shaka:
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Post by: ztontonz on July 12, 2020, 05:51:44 PM
Very nice Stic!
I am with Monterey, tips could maybe be shortened a bit.
Hard to hear on the video, but does the tips part close to the string generate any noise?
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Post by: Mad Max on July 12, 2020, 06:47:58 PM
Awesome :thumbsup:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 13, 2020, 06:37:24 AM
If it is braced right you can barely see day lite at the tips so not an issue.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 18, 2020, 08:36:56 PM
I got some East Indian Rosewood a while back and making a 60" Recurve

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

I just need to feather out the last 1/2" of the fades and glueup.


(https://i.imgur.com/jNvdg14.jpg)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on July 19, 2020, 10:31:17 AM
That rosewood looks good.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 19, 2020, 01:07:22 PM
I hope so, we will see :bigsmyl:
Thanks stic
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Post by: ztontonz on July 20, 2020, 03:59:01 PM
Another nice bow in the making  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Carpdaddy on July 21, 2020, 03:57:35 PM
Let Kenny lure me in and fed my addiction again!  :knothead:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Carpdaddy on July 22, 2020, 07:16:12 AM
Made some executive decisions about my next bow...
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Post by: Mad Max on July 22, 2020, 09:15:49 AM
What kind of wood do you have there?
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Post by: Carpdaddy on July 22, 2020, 09:41:07 AM
Bubinga riser with charcoal A-wood fang, Birdseye Maple lams, the big eyed piece.
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Post by: Mad Max on July 22, 2020, 10:41:15 AM
Going to look nice :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on July 22, 2020, 12:46:00 PM
Yup...  Love the Crescent accent...  Use it in my bows...   :shaka:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on July 22, 2020, 05:34:09 PM
Hmm I would call it a canine.
This stinkin BP glass. Just layed one up that came out 50@28. did the math to come out 5 lighter. Still came in 7 heavy. Should be able to loose that much tho. anyhow its a Crazy Stic. Just put veneers in the stack and allowed for them.  :dunno:
(https://i.imgur.com/KNGllTX.jpg)
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Post by: Mad Max on July 22, 2020, 06:28:01 PM
That's going to look purdy :thumbsup:
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Post by: Stagmitis on July 24, 2020, 10:59:35 AM
Thats good Crooked!

That BP Glass must have a higher fiber to epoxy ratio....using Less glass=less limb mass=more performance :clapper:
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Post by: monterey on July 24, 2020, 11:53:40 AM
The ups and downs of BP has me thinking to go back to Gordon's and take my chances!!
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Post by: kennym on July 24, 2020, 06:25:22 PM
Thats good Crooked!

That BP Glass must have a higher fiber to epoxy ratio....using Less glass=less limb mass=more performance :clapper:

It' makes it hard to guess stack. I have a crude spine tester on my glass cut table. Judging from the Gordon's marks I put on for reference, the BP  .040  x  1.5  right now is about like .043 in Gordons so that would be like adding .006 to your stack if using Gordon's for reference???

Buuuutt... this roll is about gone so what will the next be?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on July 24, 2020, 11:25:46 PM
Moved my thickness sander toward the wall and edge sander some, I ordered some Dust fittings from Grizzly to hook up both machines. :bigsmyl:
Free shipping :clapper:

I need to clean up the shop too :knothead:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: williwaw on July 25, 2020, 02:08:01 AM
Thats good Crooked!

That BP Glass must have a higher fiber to epoxy ratio....using Less glass=less limb mass=more performance :clapper:
I'm confused. you must mean higher epoxy to fiber ratio, or an epoxy rich lam with less glass?  Seems that less glass would make a bow weaker, not stiffer, yet you are saying the reduction in mass increases performance?

Has this been discussed in more depth somewhere? I would like to understand better whats going on.
Thanks
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on July 25, 2020, 03:57:30 PM
I spent about 3 hours cleaning up the shop today and Monday going to hang a Double Air Filter
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-Heavy-Duty-Double-Air-Filter-with-Remote-Control/G9956
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Post by: Buemaker on July 25, 2020, 05:35:57 PM
Max, that should take care of the fine dust particles.
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Post by: ztontonz on July 27, 2020, 08:52:24 PM
Great to have this in a shop
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Post by: Pat B on July 28, 2020, 10:02:22 AM
Nothing archery related except I'm and old bowyer that turns 70 today.   :goldtooth:
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Post by: ztontonz on July 28, 2020, 10:21:41 AM
Happy birthday to you!
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Post by: Minnesota Bill on July 28, 2020, 10:37:18 AM
Happy Birthday Pat.
 
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Post by: Pat B on July 28, 2020, 11:22:59 AM
Thanks guys. I'll take every one I can get from here on out and brag about it.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on July 28, 2020, 12:13:05 PM
Happy Birthday :jumper:
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Post by: Flem on July 28, 2020, 02:51:59 PM
Happy Birthday Pat!
And congratulations on surviving 7 decades :clapper:
Thats a milestone I hope to make!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on July 28, 2020, 04:20:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/L5uRnhn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/osyIlMU.jpg)
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Post by: Buemaker on July 28, 2020, 05:45:13 PM
Gratulerer med dagen Pat. Pretty soon you will be older than me. :)
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Post by: Pat B on July 28, 2020, 07:22:21 PM
Gosh, I hope not, Bue. It's already going too fast.  ;)
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Post by: Flem on July 28, 2020, 09:41:01 PM
That looks like a big a$$ overlay on the belly, Mark. Got a pic?
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Post by: Mad Max on July 28, 2020, 10:43:01 PM
It's a .030 underlay 3-1/2" from the nock with a piece added over the nock area

(https://i.imgur.com/q6CULp0.jpg)
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Post by: Buemaker on July 29, 2020, 07:43:59 AM
Powerlam jig, very usefull when making these who taper to both sides.
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Post by: Carpdaddy on July 30, 2020, 03:49:05 PM
 Continued to be teased by Kenny M!
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Post by: Flem on July 30, 2020, 04:13:21 PM
I like that wishbone look of your underlay, Mark :thumbsup:

Tony, it looks like Kenny sent you a giant Jolly Rancher :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on July 31, 2020, 08:10:01 PM
Drank some beer and worked on a template for TD limbs.

Then had some more beers and figured I better stop working on the template before it gets all wonky.

So now I’m just drinking beers.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on July 31, 2020, 10:05:45 PM
I didn’t do much today, but I did cook up some stuffed venison backstrap medallions. Mmmmm!
I’ll take meat from a tender young doe over a buck any day. 😁
Dave.
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Post by: Shredd on August 01, 2020, 01:34:12 AM
Drank some beer and worked on a template for TD limbs.

Then had some more beers and figured I better stop working on the template before it gets all wonky.

So now I’m just drinking beers.

                                          :biglaugh:  :laughing:  :biglaugh:   That can happen...

I sanded some lams for a another bow...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Eric Krewson on August 01, 2020, 09:17:02 AM
When you get old a feeble you have to improvise. My camper battery was shot, in most cases you don't need one as I am always hooked up to power from my truck or at the campground.

It still bugged me that it was so weak so I decided to change it out. Now, with bad body parts I can no longer pick up a heavy battery up so I had to improvise a way to get it out of its awkward compartment.

I rigged up my deer dragamatic 2000 (my deer mover invention) to loop the mule tape over a gas line in the compartment, hooked to the battery and pulled it out of the battery box with my cordless drill. Next I put a ramp under the battery and slid it out of the compartment on the ramp.

I used a hand truck and 4 wheeler ramp to get it into the bed of my truck.

I reversed the procedure and put the new battery back in the compartment. I never picked up the battery during this swap out.

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Post by: monterey on August 01, 2020, 01:03:23 PM
Very innovative.  We gotta keep on keepin on whatever ways we can and you are doing quite well at it.
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Post by: Bvas on August 01, 2020, 04:51:19 PM
Worked on my form for TD limbs. Still gotta get dowels cut and installed for bands. This is my first go round with a TD.
I’m converting my one piece 58” D/R into a 62” three piece with a 14” riser. Fingers crossed, hopefully everything works out.  :pray:
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Post by: Mad Max on August 01, 2020, 05:31:43 PM
Are you making the butt end long, to cut back to size after glue up :dunno:

Lookin good :thumbsup:

Got one sprayed this Morning

(https://i.imgur.com/lPeeclC.jpg)
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Post by: Bvas on August 01, 2020, 06:23:30 PM
I’m not adding any extra, but I have a little wiggle room if needed. My flats will be about 1” longer than needed.
But I am planning on letting my tips run extra long just in case.   
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on August 02, 2020, 10:14:12 PM
Got all the jewelry put in my form and made a sled for cutting limb pads on riser block.

Getting closer......but still got a lot of stuff to do before I get anywhere near building a bow.

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Post by: Mad Max on August 02, 2020, 10:33:28 PM
 :bigsmyl: :archer2:
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Post by: zhangkeyang on August 03, 2020, 04:57:41 AM
 :pray:
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Post by: Shredd on August 03, 2020, 12:57:44 PM
Good luck Bvas... Hope she works out well for you...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: monterey on August 04, 2020, 12:21:41 PM
I'm fiddling with an asymmetrical riser design for my 62" RD. 


Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on August 07, 2020, 07:36:51 PM
Z-yang
you built any other bow?
show some :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on August 07, 2020, 10:26:57 PM
Started prepping a couple  riser blocks for the TD. Still got to get my drilling jig made and get lams from Kenny, but things are slowly moving along.

Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: zhangkeyang on August 08, 2020, 03:58:15 AM
Z-yang
you built any other bow?
show some :thumbsup:

Hi Mad Max,In the past I only made bows shaped like hill-hype and it’s my first time trying to make a bow shaped like RD. :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on August 08, 2020, 09:17:35 AM
Nice looking work Keyang!  And welcome to the bowyers bench. We really do have people from all over the world on here. It's pretty awesome that this somewhat obscure pursuit finds passionate adherents from all over the globe!
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Mad Max on August 08, 2020, 09:57:11 AM
Not a Hill style fan myself, but it looks good and you shop look nice too :thumbsup:
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Post by: zhangkeyang on August 08, 2020, 12:09:28 PM
Thanks :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: monterey on August 08, 2020, 01:16:29 PM
Thanks :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Your avatar is hilarious.  :)
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Post by: zhangkeyang on August 09, 2020, 01:32:10 AM
Thanks :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Your avatar is hilarious.  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Pat B on August 09, 2020, 07:53:26 AM
Someone shoots like me.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Shredd on August 09, 2020, 08:09:19 PM
That's a looker Bob...

  Not to be negative...  But you can keep them boxes...  I just use an electric blanket now and never looked back...   I bring it up to 110 to 120 degrees which is plenty to cure epoxy...  Fold it up and takes very little space...  I use the hot box as a kiln now...
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Post by: Buemaker on August 10, 2020, 07:17:33 AM
Monterey. I use an asymetrical design, I find it easier to shape handle that way.
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Post by: monterey on August 10, 2020, 12:38:18 PM
I like the looks of yours Bue.  Mine might end up a little less suave than yours. :)
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Post by: Mad Max on August 10, 2020, 12:47:07 PM
That looks Slick Bue :thumbsup:
Slick = Really Good :laugh:
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Post by: Shredd on August 11, 2020, 10:06:27 PM
Looky what I came across today...  Been kinda wanting one of these for a while...  Anything to help cut my sanding time down...  Offered him $10 and he took it...  Motor runs...  Might need some tweaking...
 I'll make a nice granite table for the disc with a fine grit paper on it to do certain jobs...
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Post by: Buemaker on August 12, 2020, 03:28:18 PM
Good catch Shredd  :)
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 15, 2020, 09:33:46 PM
Well I am back folks. After contacting Terry he said the new system something was clicked that would not let me login. Fixed now. So here is what I am doing today. Calling it my scrap barrel bow. Some pieces to good to throw away. Cherry ans KY. coffeebean riser with tulipwood and zebra veneers.
(https://i.imgur.com/d2drhrI.jpg)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: zhangkeyang on August 18, 2020, 06:37:08 AM
 :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Eric Krewson on August 18, 2020, 08:50:21 AM
I made a tillering tree for a guy I gave a hickory stave to, he stalled out on his first bow, hopefully the tree will get him going again.

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Post by: Longcruise on August 18, 2020, 10:26:29 AM
Today longcruise layed up his very first bow. :)

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Post by: Shredd on August 18, 2020, 01:58:59 PM
Good Luck Long...  Hope everything runs smooth for you...
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Bvas on August 18, 2020, 02:02:22 PM
Today longcruise layed up his very first bow. :)



You've got that laid out like a pro.

Did ya watch a YouTube video or something? :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2020, 02:45:45 PM
The scrap barrel bow came in at 46@28. 61 in. Cherry coffeewood tulipwood and zebra.
(https://i.imgur.com/K3BGvQy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FLT6nT4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Awcdhk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PpLNAlL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CBqVcIL.jpg)
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Post by: Mad Max on August 18, 2020, 04:00:59 PM
Looks good stic-- You got that woop de do lokin good off the riser :thumbsup: :notworthy:
Probably smoke an arrow too :archer2:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 18, 2020, 04:35:09 PM
Has a crack in it..

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Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Crooked Stic on August 18, 2020, 05:35:57 PM
Yeah I wudered what that noise wus.
Me thinks the big crack my be on yur backside Roy  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 18, 2020, 06:08:24 PM
 :laughing:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Longcruise on August 18, 2020, 10:18:28 PM
Had me taking a closer look. :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Longcruise on August 18, 2020, 10:21:21 PM
Today longcruise layed up his very first bow. :)



You've got that laid out like a pro.

Did ya watch a YouTube video or something? :laughing:

I been looking at all the pitchers you guys post here.  Some Monterey guy had some that I used as a bad example which was a big help!  :)
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Flem on August 19, 2020, 09:50:42 AM
What ya got there, LongMike? Looks like Cherry from here.
I love that you do all your layups outside :thumbsup: I would be afraid of skeeters in the ointment.
Speaking of Skeeter, where are you?
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: Longcruise on August 19, 2020, 01:35:08 PM
It's an ASL 68" with some reflex in an arc.  Green back and gray belly with charcoal spectra ply riser.  No cherry,  just good ol maple cores. This one gave me a scare cause my topless set up busted a peg just under the riser.  The cord is wrapped over itself so many times that for the most part it still held but pressure fell to 25# at about hour #2 or so.  I aired it back up and waited it out.   All is good! :) Tip overlays curing now.  I'll do a few pics when it's looking like a bow.

No skeeters but i start my lay ups early before it gets too hot.  Hit 99 yesterday bit was about 70 during this project.   I  do almost everything outside cause my inside is a 5 X 10 alcove in the garage! :) 

I'm in Colorado a ways NW of Denver.  We are a pocket of sanity between Denver and Boulder.  :)
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Post by: Flem on August 19, 2020, 03:59:31 PM
There is some nice country around you, Mike. Lots of recreating folks too!
Been there a couple of times to play in Eldorado canyon and drink beer in Boulder. Don't think I have ever been in a town with so many brew pubs :bigsmyl:

That Maple looks dark in the pic. Makes an awesome ASL :thumbsup:
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Post by: skeaterbait on August 20, 2020, 05:43:59 AM
What ya got there, LongMike? Looks like Cherry from here.
I love that you do all your layups outside :thumbsup: I would be afraid of skeeters in the ointment.
Speaking of Skeeter, where are you?

I am still suffering the after math projects of a move that turned... cantankerous shall we say  :banghead:. One project after another and none of them the ones I would like to be doing. I have a boat load of veneers I have cut just waiting to be used, just no time for them right now.

But I am now in a 30x50 shop on 7 acres, so once I get to building I have lots of room to bury arrows for my mower to find.
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Post by: Longcruise on August 20, 2020, 10:47:37 AM
There is some nice country around you, Mike. Lots of recreating folks too!
Been there a couple of times to play in Eldorado canyon and drink beer in Boulder. Don't think I have ever been in a town with so many brew pubs :bigsmyl:

That Maple looks dark in the pic. Makes an awesome ASL :thumbsup:

Yeah, the recreating is amped way up during the pandemic.  Then there's a whole lot of people who got nowhere to go but are tucked away in out of the way  places in the mountains.  There's a 14 day max per location in the NF but they seem to be leaving them alone.
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Post by: ztontonz on August 23, 2020, 12:50:52 AM
I spent the last couple weekends making a bed. Today finally resumed making dust in the shop.
Trying my hand at a first 3 piece.
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Post by: Shredd on August 23, 2020, 09:33:05 AM
Here is everything I been working on for the past month...  New projects and finishing up on old  projects...
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Post by: Shredd on August 23, 2020, 09:36:14 AM
Here's more...
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Post by: Flem on August 23, 2020, 09:40:00 AM
Really fine craftsmanship there Rich :thumbsup: Nice photos too!
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Post by: Shredd on August 23, 2020, 09:41:26 AM
And more...   :biglaugh:
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Post by: Shredd on August 23, 2020, 09:44:17 AM
Thanks Flem...
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Post by: Bvas on August 23, 2020, 10:21:28 AM
Nice work shredd.

What are you using for pins on your TD?
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Post by: Shredd on August 23, 2020, 11:52:14 AM
1/4" fiberglass...
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Post by: Longcruise on August 23, 2020, 01:36:07 PM
lucky thing you busted those tips to match.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 23, 2020, 06:38:06 PM
I like that first one with the red flared stripe the most :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on August 24, 2020, 08:29:40 PM
Workin on my first attempt at a mosaic lam.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 24, 2020, 08:33:27 PM
what you got mixed in there B
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Post by: Bvas on August 24, 2020, 09:46:15 PM
Good‘ol maple walnut and Osage.
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Post by: Flem on August 25, 2020, 09:44:01 AM
Thats pretty cool looking Brad! Curious to see what your plans are for it.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on August 25, 2020, 01:24:22 PM
Nice Shredd.

Cool Brad..
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Post by: Bvas on August 25, 2020, 05:57:00 PM
Flem, gonna be used for accent stripes in a TD riser.

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Post by: Mad Max on August 25, 2020, 07:26:21 PM
What wood is your riser B-Rad :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on August 25, 2020, 07:49:11 PM
Black locust and with a black walnut accent.
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Post by: Bvas on August 25, 2020, 07:55:05 PM
Something like this.  :bigsmyl:

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Post by: Mad Max on August 25, 2020, 08:15:56 PM
Nice :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on August 26, 2020, 10:05:40 AM
Thats going to look good! Like seeing good ol' home grown woods being used :thumbsup:
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Post by: ztontonz on August 27, 2020, 01:03:06 AM
Going to look nice for sure!
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Post by: Bvas on August 27, 2020, 02:41:49 PM
Went and picked up my drilling jig from the machine shop.  :bigsmyl:

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Post by: Mad Max on August 27, 2020, 03:16:27 PM
Nice B-Rad
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Post by: skeaterbait on August 27, 2020, 03:44:29 PM
How about a pictorial on how to use it? I have a Dowell It that seems straight enough, but getting consistent alignment is a booger.
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Post by: Bvas on August 27, 2020, 08:18:05 PM
How about a pictorial on how to use it? I have a Dowell It that seems straight enough, but getting consistent alignment is a booger.
It’s pretty similar in design to crooked stick and crittergetters jigs. Only difference is mine is a two pin and one bolt design. That way doesn’t matter which direction limbs or riser are facing.

Block is the same length as the limb pads and same thickness of material(1.70” for 1.75” material after initial sanding). Block will be bolted to the piece of granite, so riser and limbs can be clamped to it. I have two sets of drill guide inserts. One set for riser and one set for limbs.

Hope that helps. You’ll have to wait til I get the rest of my material for more pics.

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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 29, 2020, 06:21:45 PM
Here is the thing on these bows. They are wood. Unless you have a mill or CNC you are not going to get thickness perfect everytime, So you need that block mounted on a machined plate or the granite will work to by clamping it. To keep the same side down when drilling you need to be able to drill from each side of the block. This keeps one as straight as possible. Then if your thickness is not perfect all the uneveness is on one side. sand the other side parallel with the straight side. And there you have it and most times be good to go.
(https://i.imgur.com/GzvufTU.jpg)
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Post by: Bvas on August 29, 2020, 07:05:39 PM
So you need that block mounted on a machined plate or the granite will work to by clamping it. To keep the same side down when drilling you need to be able to drill from each side of the block. This keeps one as straight as possible.
The block is bolted to the granite.

I went with the bolt centered between two pins so that I am always drilling thru the jig the same direction and don’t have to flip the riser over.
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Post by: Mad Max on August 29, 2020, 07:10:36 PM
How about a pictorial on how to use it? I have a Dowell It that seems straight enough, but getting consistent alignment is a booger.
It’s pretty similar in design to crooked stick and crittergetters jigs. Only difference is mine is a two pin and one bolt design. That way doesn’t matter which direction limbs or riser are facing.

Block is the same length as the limb pads and same thickness of material(1.70” for 1.75” material after initial sanding). Block will be bolted to the piece of granite, so riser and limbs can be clamped to it. I have two sets of drill guide inserts. One set for riser and one set for limbs.

Hope that helps. You’ll have to wait til I get the rest of my material for more pics.



You should have laid the drill jig on it side when you took this picture B-Rad ;)
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Post by: Bvas on August 29, 2020, 08:21:24 PM
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Post by: Mad Max on August 29, 2020, 09:01:15 PM
I got to get me a slab of Granite   :)
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Post by: Bvas on August 29, 2020, 09:16:36 PM
I got to get me a slab of Granite   :)
I got a whole stack of them. My FIL gave them to me. They are sink cutouts from a hotel remodel.

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Post by: skeaterbait on August 29, 2020, 10:49:18 PM


Do you clamp a backing board on the limbs to keep from splintering the glass on through holes?
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Post by: Bvas on August 30, 2020, 11:29:25 AM
Do you clamp a backing board on the limbs to keep from splintering the glass on through holes?

That’s what I intend to do. You pretty much have to with this design, or you would be putting the hold down clamps directly On the fiberglass.

But I will probably also put wood overlays on both the back and belly side of the limb pads prior to drilling.
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Post by: Crooked Stic on August 30, 2020, 04:08:11 PM
Darn that centered bolt hole is a good idea. Wish I had thought of that long time ago  :knothead:
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Post by: zhangkeyang on September 06, 2020, 11:43:52 AM
 :goldtooth:
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Post by: Mad Max on September 06, 2020, 03:00:24 PM
Looks good :thumbsup:

How long is that going to be?
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 07, 2020, 06:28:51 AM
Awhile back I put some spalted sycamore veneers in a longbow limb. My guess is they had some moisture in them because the delamed. So had to make another set of limbs. scrap barrel stuff again. walnut/cherry and maple belly.
(https://i.imgur.com/igjwLzJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2G5GZkj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/R3qhhyZ.jpg)
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Post by: kennym on September 07, 2020, 08:37:47 AM
Yer gettin pretty scrappy lately Mike!  :biglaugh:

Good looking bow too!
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Post by: Mad Max on September 07, 2020, 08:44:08 AM
Lookin good stic
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 07, 2020, 08:51:49 AM
I guess it's ok:)
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Post by: BO-R on September 07, 2020, 12:45:27 PM
This is my first attempt at making mosaics for risers.
combo of maple/black dymond wood/bocote.
will be sandwiched between .030 maple and bubinga.
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Post by: Stagmitis on September 07, 2020, 01:16:40 PM
Hey Stic, kinda looks like a Kirkll bow. Love the color choices!
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Post by: Mad Max on September 07, 2020, 04:14:30 PM
BO-R
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Post by: mmattockx on September 07, 2020, 06:51:03 PM
BO-R
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None of the forum hosted pictures are working, the forum must be having issues.


Mark
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Post by: kennym on September 07, 2020, 08:11:51 PM
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 07, 2020, 09:10:20 PM
There is a software problem and pictures are not working. Rob is working on it.
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Post by: kennym on September 07, 2020, 09:27:59 PM
 :thumbsup:
Thanks Rob and Roy
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Post by: Bvas on September 07, 2020, 09:59:06 PM
I drilled and rough shaped a TD riser. Or maybe not??
Since...”it didn’t happen wifiut pitcher”  :biglaugh:
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Post by: 4 point on September 07, 2020, 10:25:14 PM
Trying stabilizing a riser block for the first time. A friend gave me a nice slab of maple crotch wood. Hopefully it'll turn out, looks good so far. I'll post some pics when it's finished.
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Post by: Shredd on September 08, 2020, 12:35:25 AM
Looks Good, Bo...  Hope all runs smooth for yah...
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Post by: Bvas on September 08, 2020, 11:59:04 AM
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 08, 2020, 12:22:12 PM
Nice looking dog, Kenny.

Yer a good man for taking him in and fixing him up.
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Post by: Bvas on September 08, 2020, 01:48:08 PM
I noticed the wrapped up leg.

I just figured Kenny had been teaching him to use the disc sander.  :dunno:  :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 08, 2020, 03:12:11 PM
LOL
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Post by: kennym on September 08, 2020, 06:08:44 PM
The disc sander is prob the safest tool in the shop ...til you make a hillbilly jig for making perfectly round wooden wagon wheels... :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 08, 2020, 08:18:19 PM
Wagon wheels are round???

When that happen???
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Post by: kennym on September 08, 2020, 09:00:31 PM
Sure they are! You forget comin west in the covered wagon? They wuz the things on the corners of the wagon that always fell off ...  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Mad Max on September 08, 2020, 09:14:46 PM


It's coming together. :thumbsup:
Have you glued up the limbs?
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Post by: 4 point on September 08, 2020, 10:43:13 PM
That is a cute pup Kenny, glad you took him in!
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 09, 2020, 04:58:58 AM
My wagon had stone wheels back then.

I made them traditional ya know?

That's how I learnt to knapp...

 :laughing:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 09, 2020, 05:00:08 AM
Brad looks sweet.
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Post by: zhangkeyang on September 09, 2020, 05:04:55 AM
 :archer2:
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Post by: kennym on September 09, 2020, 08:26:33 AM
Brad looks sweet.

Got a pic of him? 

Travis, he's about a year old according to vet.  Think he's gonna be a pretty good dog... Like we needed another one.. :dunno:

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 09, 2020, 08:48:47 AM
Matter of fact I do's have a picher of Brad...


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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 09, 2020, 08:52:31 AM
Hmmm egghead
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Post by: Bvas on September 09, 2020, 08:54:59 AM
Dang....I look good :biglaugh:

Max, just got the material for limbs yesterday. Will be glueing up the first limb this evening.
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Post by: kennym on September 09, 2020, 09:07:25 AM
Man he looks better there, I’d only seen him with a deer he ran over or sumpin...
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Post by: kennym on September 09, 2020, 09:08:51 AM
Brad, I never noticed any moisture in the walnut that had been submerged but it might not hurt to warm it awhile before gluing up ?
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Post by: Bvas on September 09, 2020, 09:12:59 AM
I used a piece of it in the riser and haven’t had any issues.

It has been in dry storage for over three years.
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Post by: kennym on September 09, 2020, 09:40:57 AM
Ahhh , good deal!
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Post by: Bvas on September 09, 2020, 04:40:04 PM
One limb wrapped up!

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 09, 2020, 05:48:29 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: ztontonz on September 09, 2020, 06:32:35 PM
I glued up my take down handle prototype. Have to get the pads squared.
Still working on the limb design. Trying to figure out how much is too much  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: skeaterbait on September 09, 2020, 06:54:50 PM
:archer2:

I like that profile, very nice.
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Post by: Bvas on September 10, 2020, 04:35:42 PM
One limb off the form. Number two on.

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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 10, 2020, 04:38:16 PM
Looks like a good one Brad.
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Post by: Mad Max on September 10, 2020, 07:03:46 PM
One limb off the form. Number two on.

 


If only it was a Recurve :tongue: :tongue: :biglaugh:
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Post by: Bvas on September 10, 2020, 08:33:28 PM

If only it was a Recurve :tongue: :tongue: :biglaugh:
Why? :dunno:

I prefer fast and quiet to slow and loud.  :biglaugh:  :jumper:  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Mad Max on September 10, 2020, 09:31:10 PM
 :deadhorse:
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Post by: Bvas on September 13, 2020, 09:00:49 PM
Got pins and inserts in the riser and most of the shaping done.
Hopefully I can mount limbs sometime this week and see what I’ve got.

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Post by: Mad Max on September 13, 2020, 09:56:47 PM
 :thumbsup: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 14, 2020, 05:56:30 AM
What's the pins for, it got a crack in it already?:)
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Post by: Bvas on September 14, 2020, 08:51:09 AM
What's the pins for, it got a crack in it already?:)
Those are stabilizing bars to help control the power.  :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 14, 2020, 09:01:11 AM
Ah I see, so it adjusts from 15 to 25 pounds then?

 :laughing:
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Post by: Bvas on September 14, 2020, 10:05:50 AM
Yea, but I could make you one lighter If ya need me to.  :tongue:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 14, 2020, 12:30:30 PM
 :laughing:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 14, 2020, 09:18:14 PM
Bvas you prolly need some these pink accents to for that LIGHTER BOW.   :bigsmyl:
(https://i.imgur.com/MT3Yib1.jpg)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 15, 2020, 06:30:56 AM
 :thumbsup: :laughing:
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Post by: ztontonz on September 21, 2020, 03:19:58 PM
Done with shaping the prototype td limbs forms. Still got the hardware to install and I can start glueing !
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Post by: Mad Max on September 21, 2020, 05:31:23 PM
What, are you make 2 different proto. limbs?
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Post by: ztontonz on September 21, 2020, 05:44:57 PM
One recurve, one hybrid design. All for the same riser
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Post by: Mad Max on September 21, 2020, 07:48:28 PM
Aha, that recurve look like it's going to be static :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bvas on September 21, 2020, 08:50:13 PM
Thank goodness.
I thought that was upper and lower limb.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Shredd on September 21, 2020, 09:32:31 PM
Doing some colors...  Red...
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Post by: Shredd on September 21, 2020, 09:34:40 PM
And Wine...
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 21, 2020, 09:52:25 PM
Shredd your finish looks good. But I got ask about the groove in the shelf what the purpose? And do you not think that weakens that area.
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Post by: Shredd on September 21, 2020, 10:00:51 PM
I had not had a problem yet...   Most of my bows are under 50#...  The slot allows you to shoot vanes and it is a lot easier than sanding that corner...
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 22, 2020, 08:06:44 AM
Very nice, Rich..
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Post by: ztontonz on September 22, 2020, 01:47:39 PM
Looking great Shredd. Do you have picture of the entire bows?
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Post by: Buemaker on September 22, 2020, 03:50:53 PM
Nice, I like that wine color.
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Post by: Shredd on September 22, 2020, 05:05:47 PM
thanks guys... 

ztonz....   here is a pic of that design...  your standard r/d bow...  i don't post pics of the whole bow any more because most have seen it and it's nothing new... 

bue...  i thought it was purple and my girl at the time said it was not...  so after a little discussion she said look, this is purple and she showed me a sample of the color...  she was right...   :biglaugh:  so i called this color wine...

excuse my penmanship...  my computer got issues and my capitols don't work so well...

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Post by: Buemaker on September 22, 2020, 05:25:25 PM
That is a good design, I bet a speed in excess of 190 feet with 9 grains pr pound bow weight
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Post by: ztontonz on September 22, 2020, 05:34:21 PM
Thanks Rich. Nice bend !
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Post by: Buemaker on September 22, 2020, 05:54:04 PM
Don’t mean to hijack your thread Shredd, but your bow and one of mine looks quite the same, I think.
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Post by: skeaterbait on September 22, 2020, 06:08:59 PM
I dunno Bue, yours looks a lot more European.
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Post by: Buemaker on September 22, 2020, 06:12:51 PM
 :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 22, 2020, 06:22:25 PM
Very nice guys.
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Post by: Bvas on September 22, 2020, 06:47:32 PM
Nice looking bows guys.

I finally got a string on my first take down. Seems to be pretty quick and quiet. But may just be “new bow syndrome”.  :biglaugh:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on September 22, 2020, 07:02:52 PM
Purty nice...
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Post by: Bvas on September 22, 2020, 07:10:09 PM
One thing I’ve noticed. After I assemble the bow....the first time I draw it back I hear a click, then it is good from there on out. Is this common?

I put a rubber/fiber gasket between riser and limbs and put wax on pins.
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Post by: Shredd on September 22, 2020, 08:08:12 PM
That is a good design, I bet a speed in excess of 190 feet with 9 grains pr pound bow weight

good eye bue...   you are probably right... this model shoots up to 184 @ 10 gpp...

nice bow bvas...
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Post by: Mad Max on September 22, 2020, 09:00:08 PM
1st one Bvas  :thumbsup: :archer2:
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Post by: Crooked Stic on September 23, 2020, 08:24:44 AM
That bow certainly is bending good. I been using potty ring wax between the pads and limbs and on the pins.
Always use a new one  :bigsmyl: or it smells like hiney ho.  :laughing:
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Post by: ztontonz on September 23, 2020, 10:40:05 AM
Nice one Bvas. I like the bend. What taper are you using?
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Post by: Buemaker on September 23, 2020, 02:06:14 PM
Bvas, bow looks great.
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Post by: Bvas on September 23, 2020, 02:29:21 PM
Thanks fellas.

Z-The bow has .003 taper, but has wider tips (9/16” at grooves) than normal for me.
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Post by: Fishinglink on September 30, 2020, 08:07:44 PM
Built a new target stand today. Just have a few holes to drill for my 3D woodchuck and skunk.



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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 01, 2020, 06:32:18 AM
Nice.

Do you have a fetish for skunks?

 :laughing:
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Post by: skeaterbait on October 02, 2020, 06:27:02 AM
I put together my bday present from Mrs., Limb profiling just got a little easier. I have an oscillating spindle/belt sander that I have always used and could never keep a straight line on it. This should help.

Now, if I could just find some time to build a bow again.


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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 02, 2020, 08:32:20 AM
Nice, yer gonna love that Lonnie.

I have the same thing but with the longer table.

But it does like to eat fingers and knuckles right down to the bone:)
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Post by: Buemaker on October 02, 2020, 08:49:25 AM
Now that is what I call a birthday present. Congrats.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 02, 2020, 09:00:37 AM
Nice skeater  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on October 02, 2020, 11:31:38 AM
Niiice!!   You got a good sander and even a better woman... 
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Post by: Crooked Stic on October 02, 2020, 09:59:50 PM
Have had mine for quite awhile. It will be your workhorse for bow building.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 04, 2020, 06:59:20 PM
It rained all day here so I spent some time spinning small pieces of wood.
Grunt calls anyone? 😁
Now all I need is to get out into the woods.
Dave.
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Post by: kennym on October 04, 2020, 08:45:40 PM
It's cause thats how you hold em to use em.  Nice work... :thumbsup:
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 04, 2020, 08:49:59 PM
Thanks Kenny. They are the first ones that I have made.
Dave.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 05, 2020, 06:13:00 AM
They look fine to me:)
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Post by: Flem on October 05, 2020, 10:29:47 AM
Those calls looks nice, but the box with the relief carving looks exceptional :thumbsup:
If thats your work Dave, my hats off to you :notworthy:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 05, 2020, 11:58:21 AM
Yup Dave is an artist. He made this for me years ago.

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Post by: Mad Max on October 05, 2020, 12:12:40 PM
Nice work Dave :thumbsup:
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Post by: Buemaker on October 05, 2020, 01:37:07 PM
Very good Dave.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 05, 2020, 05:16:29 PM
Thanks guys. 🙂
The box is for a good friend that I hunt with. He loves fishing.
I need to get some finish on the calls. The best one is going to be sent to another friend in Ohio who’s in the hospital being treated for leukaemia.
I’m pissed that I can’t visit him because of this stupid virus.
Dave.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 05, 2020, 05:20:12 PM
You know Roy, I really like that wolf I carved for you. One of these days I’m going to make an entry door with a window like that. When I get my butt out of town and back into the country that is.
Dave.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 05, 2020, 06:09:26 PM
I like it too, it hangs right above my bows, been there for quite a few years now. I'd bet 8 years anyway.
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 05, 2020, 07:27:28 PM
That long? Time is flying by a bit too fast for my liking.
I’m glad you like it. Picture something like it about three times the size on a front door with light from the house shining through the glass where the moon is.
And a pair of matching side lights.
Dave.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 05, 2020, 09:13:44 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Flem on October 06, 2020, 09:46:14 AM
I pictured that carving on my front door and it looks real good ;)
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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 06, 2020, 04:16:07 PM
👍🏻
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Post by: Bvas on October 10, 2020, 08:14:29 PM
Finally got the TD finished up and ready to ship. It’s not perfect, but pretty nice.
Can’t wait to build myself one.

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Post by: wood carver 2 on October 10, 2020, 09:26:35 PM
Very nice. I like the wood combination.
Dave.
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 11, 2020, 04:48:19 AM
Pretty nice Brad..
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Post by: kennym on October 11, 2020, 08:39:11 AM
Nice one Brad!!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mad Max on October 11, 2020, 09:57:47 AM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shredd on October 11, 2020, 11:27:21 AM
Nice one, B...  She looks quick... Let me know when you get one perfect...  Been trying for years...  :)

Can we see a 28" draw on that girl?
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Post by: Bvas on October 11, 2020, 01:44:20 PM
Nice one, B...  She looks quick... Let me know when you get one perfect...  Been trying for years...  :)

Can we see a 28" draw on that girl?
This is actually closer to 29”.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 11, 2020, 04:16:25 PM
Nice Bvas

I got some string wax from 3Rivers Archery today.
USPS took 59 days to deliver the package, Date on package is Aug. 13th.

We will see how the USPS ships my next stuff in November

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Post by: Bvas on October 11, 2020, 06:55:40 PM
Nice Bvas

I got some string wax from 3Rivers Archery today.
USPS took 59 days to deliver the package, Date on package is Aug. 13th.

We will see how the USPS ships my next stuff in November
I hope it doesn’t take that long for my mohair fabric to get here :o
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Post by: Crooked Stic on October 11, 2020, 09:22:39 PM
Not real surprised right now with all the goings on with USPS postmaster change  :readit:
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Post by: Mad Max on October 16, 2020, 03:04:13 PM
I'm making a riser from East Indian Rosewood  .920 x 3-3/4" x 28-1/2"

(https://i.imgur.com/Fba36rj.jpg)

Cut one side to 1-3/4"

(https://i.imgur.com/ufiZj3j.jpg)

And cut it to 22" and split the short piece
Cut the other on on a angle to make it longer.

(https://i.imgur.com/LOF1UNw.jpg)

see the paper pattern next to the riser

(https://i.imgur.com/Oo6JG8S.jpg)

I added a flat stripe---time to glue up

(https://i.imgur.com/wkYWnuB.jpg)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 16, 2020, 03:21:25 PM
That is awesome, Mark.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 16, 2020, 04:51:45 PM
Thank you Roy :bigsmyl:
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Post by: flntknp17 on October 16, 2020, 10:30:35 PM
I finished a maple longbow backed with hickory.  I have been wanting to do some 1/8" hickory backed bows for a while, but I didn't have a saw that was powerful or precise enough to cut the slats from lumber until recently.  This bow is 66" long and 50#@27" with about an inch of reflex left after tillering and shooting it a couple hundred arrows.  The string is 14 strands of 452X and the overlays and handle are che chen. 

Matt

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b36/flntknp17/IMG_9605.jpg)
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b36/flntknp17/IMG_9551.jpg)
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b36/flntknp17/IMG_9592.jpg)
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 17, 2020, 05:35:48 AM
Very nice..
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Post by: Stagmitis on October 17, 2020, 09:22:13 AM
Flnt VERY Nice eliptical tiller and bend at full draw!

 How much backset did you start out with for it to hold an inch after it was shot in?
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Post by: Eric Krewson on October 17, 2020, 09:57:47 AM
That is some fine craftsmanship, I am impressed, REALLY IMPRESSED!
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Post by: Mad Max on October 17, 2020, 10:34:10 AM
Looks really good :thumbsup:

On the next one the high point of the arrow shelf needs to be in line with the deep part of the grip ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/6VbOlkH.jpg)
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Post by: Shredd on October 17, 2020, 11:06:05 AM
Purty nice, Flnt...
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Post by: flntknp17 on October 17, 2020, 11:22:53 AM
Looks really good :thumbsup:

On the next one the high point of the arrow shelf needs to be in line with the deep part of the grip ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/6VbOlkH.jpg)

I agree with you completely......this was an experiment at best because I almost never cut an arrow shelf into wooden bows.  I got a wild hair on this one.  I did ponder radiusing the shelf as your diagram shows, but that tropical wood is CRAZY HARD and I was afraid I’d mess up the maple so I left it with the radius it had.  Seems to shoot really well. 

Thanks

Matt
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Post by: flntknp17 on October 17, 2020, 11:26:25 AM
Flnt VERY Nice eliptical tiller and bend at full draw!

 How much backset did you start out with for it to hold an inch after it was shot in?

I typically start with 3” of glued in reflex when I apply my normal bamboo backing.  The boo backed bows lose maybe 1/2” to spring back, but the hickory lost a full inch so the bow started with 2” of reflex before I started tillering. 


Matt
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Post by: Mad Max on October 17, 2020, 01:55:04 PM
 :thumbsup:
I don't like to cut in a shelf on anything but Glass bows ;)
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Post by: Mad Max on October 19, 2020, 05:05:43 PM
Waiting for USPS to deliver my clear glass today by 7:15

(https://i.imgur.com/yMEtgvn.jpg)
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Post by: ztontonz on October 19, 2020, 06:20:34 PM
Looking good Max  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ztontonz on October 19, 2020, 06:23:13 PM
Made a sled for td limb wedges. Finished fitting the hardware to the form. Did a dry run.
Hopefully I will glue the first limb on this form tonight.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 19, 2020, 06:30:09 PM
Ztontonz
Can't wait to see this one with that hook.
I've made a few myself


(https://i.imgur.com/fomsTfS.jpg?1)
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Post by: Fishinglink on October 19, 2020, 07:04:03 PM
The maple fairy dropped by today. I think I’ve got enough for a few bows if I do it right.
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Post by: bigbob2 on October 19, 2020, 11:25:37 PM
Serious hooks! Be keen to see the result
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Post by: ztontonz on October 19, 2020, 11:51:31 PM
First limb glued up
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Post by: flyonline on October 20, 2020, 04:45:04 AM
Finished off an ash longbow a few weeks ago. Was a bit of a trial as I've not used it before - after osage and the local hardwoods, it felt as soft as butter. Took a bit of heat treating to align everything and get rid of some of the natural string follow. Has taken a heap of set despite some heat treating, but next time I'll go wider and trap the back a little to reduce it some.

63" NTN, 57lb @28"

(https://i.imgur.com/u5il5TU.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/mp9YslY.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/374EVBF.jpg)

I initially thought the right limb in the braced/full draw pics would be the bottom as it's a hair stiffer, but it feels a little better in the hand as the top limb. Not much hand shock, so now I need to add an arrow pass and a handle wrap. Finished with beeswax, which made the toasty wood darken up nicely. It didn't take me long to get confident with it and would be happy shooting it out to hunting distances with a 550gr (~9gpp) arrow. Fast she ain't, but it is whisper quiet - with a leather side-plate I reckon a bees fart would be louder.

Steve
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 20, 2020, 05:45:09 AM
Mark that riser is sharp.
Nice work guys.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 20, 2020, 09:14:39 AM
Nice job on that bend :thumbsup:

Thanks Roy
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Post by: Mad Max on October 20, 2020, 09:41:56 AM
Flyonline
How wide is it?
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Post by: Flem on October 20, 2020, 09:44:05 AM
That is a beautiful circular tiller :thumbsup: No wasted limb wood on that one!
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Post by: Pat B on October 20, 2020, 11:18:03 AM
Great tiller on a nice ash bow. Ash is one of those bow woods I don't have luck with. Everyone I've made fretted but I never heat treated an ash bow either. Well done on this ash bow.   :notworthy:   :thumbsup:
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Post by: mmattockx on October 20, 2020, 11:23:35 AM
Been working on building a thickness sander for a while now. Got most of it assembled, just need to mount it to the stand and then mount the motor.

(https://i.imgur.com/RMl1nFW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pgeHr3q.jpg)


Mark
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Post by: Flem on October 20, 2020, 11:27:20 AM
Nice! Looks good Mark :thumbsup: How did you true your drum?
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 20, 2020, 11:46:59 AM
Very nice, Mark.
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Post by: ztontonz on October 20, 2020, 12:41:22 PM
Nice work Flyonline!
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Post by: mmattockx on October 20, 2020, 03:11:31 PM
Nice! Looks good Mark :thumbsup: How did you true your drum?

I tried first on my wood lathe and got it not bad, but certainly not perfect. After that a friend cleaned it up further on his metal lathe and it is very close now.


Mark
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Post by: kennym on October 20, 2020, 04:14:02 PM
Dug 75'  of propane line .  This new deck thing shoulda been done when its not bow season... :laughing:
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Post by: Mad Max on October 20, 2020, 04:39:33 PM
Dug 75'  of propane line .  This new deck thing shoulda been done when its not bow season... :laughing:

 :banghead: :knothead: :smileystooges: :bigsmyl:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 20, 2020, 05:40:38 PM
Don't ya have lights on that backhoe?:)
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Post by: kennym on October 20, 2020, 06:44:46 PM
No backhoe here.   :saywhat:
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Post by: Roy from Pa on October 20, 2020, 07:37:11 PM
 :dunno:

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Post by: ztontonz on October 20, 2020, 07:40:57 PM
Back when I built mine, the lathe didn’t solve it cause I had issue aligning the cylinder on the frame. What worked for me was to lay sand paper on the bottom board and rectify the cylinder in his final position on the frame
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Post by: ztontonz on October 20, 2020, 11:20:42 PM
First limb off the form. Glue lines looking good.
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Post by: Mad Max on October 21, 2020, 12:20:27 AM
How long is that bow going to be Z  ?
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Post by: flyonline on October 21, 2020, 01:27:44 AM
That is a beautiful circular tiller :thumbsup: No wasted limb wood on that one!

Thanks Flem, it took me a bit to work out how to tiller it, as this is the first bendy handle I've done. I went with just slightly stiff tips so I guess it's really very slightly elliptical.

Great tiller on a nice ash bow. Ash is one of those bow woods I don't have luck with. Everyone I've made fretted but I never heat treated an ash bow either. Well done on this ash bow.   :notworthy:   :thumbsup:

Thanks Pat, so far no fretting after a couple of hundred shots..... I was a little afraid it would and found a few little marks when tillering but discovered it was actually my scraper that was making the marks - with a file/rasp they disappeared and never came back  :pray:

Nice work Flyonline!

Thanks, this is the first bow I'm happy with the tiller.

Flyonline
How wide is it?

Thanks Mark, it's a tickle over 1.25" wide x .75" at the handle tapering straight to 5/8 x .5 at the tips. I plan on doing something like a pyramid next time, nice 'n' wide  :thumbsup:
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Post by: flyonline on October 21, 2020, 01:28:47 AM
First limb off the form. Glue lines looking good.

You chasing whales with hooks like that?  :laughing:  :laughing:
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Post by: Flem on October 21, 2020, 10:34:25 AM
" Thanks Flem, it took me a bit to work out how to tiller it, as this is the first bendy handle I've done. I went with just slightly stiff tips so I guess it's really very slightly elliptical."

Guess that depends on which part of the ellipse you are looking at :saywhat:
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Post by: mmattockx on October 21, 2020, 10:58:00 AM
Back when I built mine, the lathe didn’t solve it cause I had issue aligning the cylinder on the frame. What worked for me was to lay sand paper on the bottom board and rectify the cylinder in his final position on the frame

Yeah, a true cylinder is only one part of the alignment. I am going to have to shim the bottom board a touch to get it perfect with the drum surface, but that isn't too major of a problem.

Those are wicked hooks on your new limbs, I look forward to seeing how it all looks and bends when complete.


Mark
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Post by: ztontonz on October 21, 2020, 01:01:55 PM
How long is that bow going to be Z  ?

Well, my initial plan was to do a 60”. But I noticed last night that I screwed up the wedges length/position. So my current plan is to build it as a 64”, run some test and then drill holes to make 60”.
It’s part of prototyping. No mistake. All part of the learning curve
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Post by: Shredd on October 21, 2020, 01:17:31 PM
WoW, Z....   Looks extreme...  What is the radius near the tip??
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Post by: ztontonz on October 21, 2020, 01:41:28 PM
Hey Max how many inch past the hook did you cut your nocks? 2”?
I was thinking of making 2 sets of grooves for test purposes
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Post by: Mad Max on October 21, 2020, 04:44:39 PM
Hey Max how many inch past the hook did you cut your nocks? 2”?
I was thinking of making 2 sets of grooves for test purposes

1-1/2", I think longer could be better

I want to see the string angle at full draw, looks like your limb is short, it might make it open up NICE :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2020---->What did ya do today?
Post by: ztontonz on October 21, 2020, 05:58:41 PM
WoW, Z....   Looks extreme...  What is the radius near the tip??

That would be close 1.75” sir
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Post by: ztontonz on October 21, 2020, 05:59:33 PM
Thanks Max