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Offline the Ferret

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2004, 12:11:00 PM »
Chris you got that bad boy looking good! Here's a tip. next time you steam in the kitchen,put down a piece of aluminum foil and some paper towels where it drips on the stove and counter ha ha

osage drippins will stain! (don't ask how I know these things)   :D
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Offline Raven

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2004, 03:15:00 PM »
Nice bow rack!  :D   Have to see if we can't find one of those down in S. Ohio this fall. Need to work on mine some more, have had it at work in a room to help dry it out some. It's looken good, no splits or anything  :D  
 How does osage tast?  :eek:    :thumbsup:

Online George Tsoukalas

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2004, 03:39:00 PM »
Chris, I dunno about me sometimes. I reach for the ugly duckling stave. Sounds like we are 2 the same. Ferret, you too. You have changed tho bigtime.
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Offline Chris R

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2004, 03:42:00 PM »
Ferret, LOL I shot that pic just as the steam started to roll.  Man I dropped the camera and scrambled for the paper towel rack.  I inherited that stock pot after the last one I steamed haha.


Raven, I can't wait until next fall, that is gonna be a blast  :bigsmyl:    Give me a shout when you're ready to come over  :thumbsup:  

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Offline Chris R

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2004, 03:44:00 PM »
Jawge, LOL that's all I got is them ugly duckling staves   :smileystooges:     Sounds like I'm in good company though   :thumbsup:  

Raven, that deer was my first selfbow kill and my best ever, definatley some mojo in there  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:  

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Offline Raven

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2004, 04:31:00 PM »
Can I hang my bow on that rack to get some of that Mojo  :p   The way I have been shooting of late I need something  :scared:  ......Raven  :thumbsup:

Offline Timo

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2004, 08:04:00 PM »
Haven't check this thread in a while, and must say,that stave is looking much better!!!

I think the "or knot" is out of the question now?  :thumbsup:
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Offline Chris R

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2004, 08:43:00 PM »
Well, I reduced her a little more, just have the limbs barely bending.  Conventional wisdom says get em to floor tiller then sinew them, but with about 4" of reflex already, I don't want the sinew to pull any more refelx.

Here's a couple profile pics:
   

   

I've still got a bad feeling about this crack.  I've shot her full of CA and after a spell in the hot box, if it opens up a little more, I'll hit her again.  Definately gonna get a wrap there though.

   

Got the sinew job done.  I almost forgot how messy of a job that is    :knothead:  

   

Got a little sliver bow taken down to just above to back and am getting ready to lay it out.  That ought to keep me occupied for a little while    :bigsmyl:  

Chris
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Offline Timo

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2004, 11:10:00 PM »
Watching sinew dry, is worse than paint!

Oh, it's gonna make a bow alright! sinew is magic!

Looking good Chris!  :thumbsup:
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Offline Chris R

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2004, 07:59:00 PM »
Timo, thanks for the vote of confidence  :thumbsup:  .  
Well, its officially put to bed.  I've got a quite a few hours put into it already and I want to make sure she's good and ready to go before I work on her any more.  Like I already said, that crack really concerns me, but we'll just have to see how she turns out.

Chris
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2004, 08:12:00 PM »
Chris don't know if it's too late but you can always rasp the handle in on an angle so that it lines up with the tips.
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Offline Chris R

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2004, 09:10:00 PM »
Probably a little late for that, but I did shape the handle to where it sits very comfortable in the hand where the tips point straight.  I'm building this one for the challenge of it to see if I can take a piece of wood that probably shouldn't make a bow and see if I can get her to fling an arrow.  So far it's been a pretty fun ride and I've learned alot about what it takes to make some pretty serious corrections, so if it blows, it's still been worthwile.  If I can get a shooter out if it, then   :bigsmyl:  .

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Offline gifford

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Re: will it be a bow...or knot
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2004, 09:31:00 PM »
Great thread and pictures, you're right on track imho; nice job. Agree, waiting for sinew to dry is exasperating, but time to start another bow. :-)

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