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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2006, 10:24:00 PM »
Doug: you are the one that spoiled me!  1/8" rings and straight as a string for my first osage bow. I thought all osage was supposed to look like that!

I had planned on bringing this to OJAM for advice but I couldn't wait.

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2006, 10:47:00 PM »
Dang that's a perty tiller! Nice job!  :thumbsup:
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2006, 07:03:00 AM »
S-w-e-e-t looking bow ya got there Bob.  :thumbsup:
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2006, 10:55:00 AM »
Bob,

I've been sending people wood for a lot of years.  This year has been great for seeing the chunks of wood I send out turned into bows.  I had one customer email me a pic of a doe he killed with a bow made from some wood I sent him.  Then HunterDFK makes that awesome ambush bow.  And now this!  What a great tiller.  Congrats.  Great job.  Those tips don't look bad to me.

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2006, 11:04:00 AM »
If you get more of that "twisted" wood that you don't want to mess with, just give me a shout.  That is straighter than anything I have ever had.  I'm with Ted.  Tiller it and shoot it.  That slight twist won't hurt you at all.
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2006, 01:38:00 PM »
Looks like another beautiful wood bow to me.Great job on the tiller
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2006, 01:45:00 PM »
That twist doesn't look like anything I would worry about much. Looks pretty good actually. Steve

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2006, 01:46:00 PM »
Beautifull Tiller !!!


that wasn't a twist  :bigsmyl:  You try trick us  :bigsmyl:  

60# 62"  that's nice


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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2006, 01:54:00 PM »
Outstanding. Well done. Great tiller. I basically shape the nocks to fit my stringer which I rearely use these days anyway. There's some info on my site. Check the buildlalongs. A 4 way rasp works well for nocks.  Jawge

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2006, 05:26:00 PM »
J Scifres: I hope to send you a photo of something shot by this bow!  Sorry I failed to give credit to the source of this wood (while I whined about the "twist").

I know the twist didn't look like much to the experienced guys here but it had a novice like me worried at first. Even at first brace it looked pretty shakey, kind of like an old recurve that had been improperly strung.  

As the tillering progressed I kept thinking about a sentence in Dean's book:
" The only meaningful criterion which should be applied to the tillered bow is what it does at full draw."  
And to tell the truth, this bow looks it's best only at full draw.

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2006, 08:58:00 PM »
Bob....you'll find that a LOT of the bows you make will be that way.  I've noticed that the earlier in the tillering process that I try to string the bow, the more likely it is to show some twist...that's one of the reasons I try and get my bows to within about 10 lbs of their target weight before I string them.

GREAT JOB!!!  I can't believe you are already turning out bows with such an expert eye for tilleing!
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2006, 09:51:00 PM »
Ditto every good thing said. What could I add? Wonderful tiller, and I would take issue with your statement that the full draw pic is the only good looking one. That braced pic is spot-on also. Well done, Bob. Well done.
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2007, 08:31:00 PM »
TTT for final pics......
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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2007, 09:23:00 PM »
I forgot to add the final photos of the finished bow before it moved to another forum:

 

 

 

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Re: tillering osage limb twist/ its a bow (photos added)
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2007, 09:40:00 PM »
Moved to the 'How To' forum.

Wow!........what a BEAUT!!!!!!

Nice Job Sir!!!!!   :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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