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Offline kcdaniels

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Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« on: June 10, 2004, 05:34:00 PM »
Thought I post a brief build along, I know I get something from every build along posted and its fun to see how every one
else is doing it   :)  

Most of what I do here with the BBO is from Dean Torges video "Hunting the Bamboo backed Bow" I highly recommend  it.
I have already started on the bow and will post pics. on my site as I go.
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Dan

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2004, 05:43:00 PM »
Cool, Dan.  Looks real nice so far.  Thanks for taking the time.

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004, 05:50:00 PM »
Ya Know Dan I think my bow needs a sister..

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004, 06:07:00 PM »
very neat stuff you are doing. That wood handle ya make is pretty neat! I will be watching!!!!
...gosh this is hard.

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2004, 10:48:00 PM »
Looks like a real fine start.  How wide is it now?

Offline Glenn Newell

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2004, 05:53:00 AM »
Good work Dan, your curly maple handle bow is a very nice looking bow...Glenn...

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2004, 06:36:00 AM »
I own one of Dan`s BBO`s and can honestly say the pics dont do the bows justice..They shoot as good as they look..

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004, 10:31:00 AM »
Looking good.... I might have just missed it but how thick do you make your Osage  when you start and do you taper it at all....Terry
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Offline kcdaniels

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2004, 04:05:00 PM »
Thanks guys, hope to have time this weekend to start the tillering,thats where Iam slooow!  :)  

David, right now she is about 1 1/4" wide at the fades but will Narrow some as I tiller.

Barb, you looken for a twin? LOL Iam glad your enjoying "Quiver Girl"

Az, This one I started at just under1/2" at center and tapering to just under 3/8" at tips

Offline Adam Keiper

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2004, 09:33:00 PM »
Looks great!  Nice job capturing the process!

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2004, 09:44:00 PM »
I dont want a twin but something for the woods..I wouldnt be happy if I scratched my favorite bow..

Offline kcdaniels

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2004, 08:15:00 PM »
Well I have not been able to spend as much time on her as I would like  :(   but I do have her shaped and to floor tiller stage  :)  . here are the latest pics to this point.
 http://community.webshots.com/user/kcdaniels

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2004, 08:36:00 PM »
Great job Dan, love the shape of the handle and fades.
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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2004, 08:44:00 AM »
That's coming along right nice Dan.....  :thumbsup:  Terry
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Offline John Scifres

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2004, 02:00:00 PM »
Neat!
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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2004, 03:34:00 PM »
I just received a nice osage slat from Murray Gaskins and I'm about ready to try and make my first BBO ala Torges directions in his tape. I do have a question about tapering. I understand the part about tapering the bamboo. But I'm unclear on tapering the osage slat prior to glue up. Should I taper the slat on the glue line side and then reserve the tapering on the belly side for tillering step? Hope that makes sense.

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Offline kcdaniels

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2004, 05:27:00 PM »
Steve,That makes perfect sense to me LOL. I taper on the belly side,Measure out about 1/2" from the end of handle area, where the fade ends. this way you still have a flat back and a flat area where you will glue up your handle on the belly side.

Hope that made sense LOL

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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2004, 06:07:00 PM »
Looks great.
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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2004, 10:02:00 AM »
Steve, taper the belly side.
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Re: Building a Bamboo backed osage bow
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2004, 03:22:00 PM »
KC and John, thanks for the tapering info. That part has always been a little confusing to me. Thanks for the great pics too KC, they are really helpful.

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