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Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2004, 05:28:00 PM »
JD... you are my hero   :)   This will be my very next project... thanks a bunch.
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2004, 06:07:00 PM »
JD,

It looks like the slat is tapered in the last few inchs where you bend it.  Is that just an optical illusion caused by the aluminum banding?

Also, I assume you just need a piece of banding about 12" long, that is a yard stick cut into 3 pieces.  The backing and clamp must try to "walk" up the slat as you bend.  Do you clamp it way tight or just let it slip a little?

Great build along and good timing too.  Thanks.

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2004, 06:30:00 PM »
David... I think I mention on one of the pic's about the strap being a yard stick cut in 3 pieces:)  also mentioned the reason for clamping the strap before you make the bend, but I didn't mention how thick the bend area is thanks bud:) I taper the last 8" to around 3/8"... Just got in from work... gonna relax abit and head to the shop to look at some bamboo.

JD

Offline Adam Keiper

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2004, 06:56:00 PM »
JD, That's some really good stuff!  All those little tidbits (like boiling w/ the strap on, clamping the strap prior to the bend, and heat torching, etc.) are the things that make a project work versus fail.  Thanks alot for posting.    :D    :thumbsup:

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2004, 10:14:00 PM »
added some pictures detailing how I draw shape and flatten the bamboo before recurving it.

JD

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2004, 10:15:00 PM »

Offline Stick & String

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2004, 10:22:00 PM »
It's also nice to see different methods folks use during building, like tapering the Boo on a power sander vs. planing. I'm just starting my 1st BBO and even though it's not a static recurve, I'm hoping to gain a lot of valuble info. and watchouts from your postings/pics.  Thanks for the build along!

S&S
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2004, 10:29:00 PM »
Stick & String your right theres all kinds of ways and technics when building a simple lam bow, everything about my statics including the glue-up form mirrors my Phenom r/d flatbow all thats different is the static tips.

JD

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2004, 10:36:00 PM »
Very well done J.D. I'm watching in earnest!
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2004, 11:02:00 PM »
Way cool JD! You got my fever up so I finally went to the shop and roughed out the billets for my takedown. Just had to make some yeller dust. I see the three apprentices from Norman aren't around. Bet you can get a lot more accomplished that way. I've got a little story for you.  Ralph  :knothead:
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Offline Chris R

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2004, 06:43:00 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by the Ferret:

Finally a build along by someone that knows what they are doing     :bigsmyl:    

:thumbsup:  


Awesome static.    :thumbsup:  

Chris
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2004, 07:15:00 AM »
Chris why the frowny face after my quote?

That statement was made as a compliment to the generosity and expertise of a man who makes awesome bows,is a true expert at it (in my opinion one of the top 3 wood bow builders in the country), and could make a living from doing it. (as opposed to a wood hack like myself)
There is always someone that knows more than you, and someone that knows less than you, so you can always learn and you can always teach

Offline AZStickman

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2004, 07:38:00 AM »
Couldn't agree with ya more Mickey.... this is a special treat and I'm eating it up......  :D  .. Terry
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2004, 07:43:00 AM »
Man JD you make that Bandsaw work look easy...Very nice..... Terry
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Offline Chris R

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2004, 08:17:00 AM »
Ferret,   :thumbsup:    if you're a hack, I'd hate to see where I fall in line   :rolleyes:  Guys like JD Jones , Dean, Rusty, yourself and the rest are what make guys like me want to build bows.

Guys, I did have a frown after the quote, definately a thumbs up though, bad day and I read his quote wrong.

JD, I can't wait to see how this bow finishes.

Chris
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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2004, 08:25:00 AM »
"ok heres a recurve thats been took off the form"

I like how J.D. types. You can hear his Oklahoma drawl.  "[laffsmyl]"
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2004, 08:42:00 AM »
J.D.,

Dang now ya got me wanting to build a dang static and I don't even like recurves.   :bigsmyl:  
Nice tip on the use of dry heat while the wood is on the cull.  I'll try that on the selfbows that I straighten on a cull.

I sure would like to come up one of these weekends and learn a thing or two.

Now get to work and finish this thing.

Mike

Offline '46

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2004, 09:15:00 AM »
JD...Wow!, and thanks.

How come it all comes together without a hitch when you do it?   :)

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2004, 11:15:00 AM »
That's odd Tom......I couln't tell nothin' strange 'bout his typin'.  Sounds like perfic anglish ta me.
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2004, 03:58:00 PM »
I can't believe I spent all that time rasping my bamboo down to near thickness, when I had the bandsaw sitting there.  That alone was worth the time reading this thread.  And I like the additional heating of the bent area, I do this a lot of times when I have a piece of wood on a form.  Although, I think I've actually got some stuff too dry from being overly zealous about heat treating.  Too dry resulting in that popping sound you hear just before your bow becomes a volunteer takedown.
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