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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2003, 02:10:00 PM »
Calvinator - I like to rubber cement two pieces of leather under the grip area and one piece over it.  My favorite grip wrap this years is some barbie doll pink down rigger line.  This down rigger line other than being such an obnociuos color no one will speak to me is kinda like hollow.  The tube shape flattens in to kinda of a tape shape but still offers a lot of grip-itis.  Da down rigger line also came in greenapple green.  The pink stuff just feels so good in your hand

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2003, 02:23:00 PM »
Calvin,

DON'T DO IT!!  No dang pink handles allowed.  That Trashwood needs to get in touch with his male side. (not that male side)  Anyway a wrapped grip with heavy leather or cork under is the way to go.  They look and feel good.  A nice black or brown lacing will do fine.


Mike

@#$@#$ pink hand wrap, next thing he'll be putting snake skin on and namin them Lucy

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2003, 03:03:00 PM »
LMAO!
...gosh this is hard.

Hailey (5) 3 minutes into a pilates workout

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2003, 04:43:00 PM »
Calvin..how long is buffalo sinew?

Adam...IMO no way is 2 weeks long enough on drying sinew..6 weeks maybe and 8 would be better.
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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2003, 06:37:00 PM »
Mickey...all the buff sinew I have gotten has been slashed off by meatcutters...not sinew savers. The pieces I have are about6-7" long...I would suspect if one was trying to maximize the length it should go out to 10-12". You might ask Doug Campbell how his turned out, he saved the legs from the bison they killed when I was out there, and all of them since. I hadda go home before he got that far. (sniff)

I have only ever bashed emu, elk and buff sinews...the buffalo is the easiest in my opinion. feels right too.

"muchum medicine"
...gosh this is hard.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2003, 06:40:00 PM »
BTW I noticed the sinew had lifted the tips off the blocks when I checked on the bow today.

Mike

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2003, 09:40:00 PM »
Wingnut - did ya hear 'em afterburns winding up?  Fire in the belly, i tellya.   Where is 'em boys that say sinew don't add no fire to a bow?????

When that little sucker turns all the heat it's taking on and shrink'n in, 'at afterburner will be blowing blue flame all the way to the target  :)

Rusty - sinew is magic- Craine

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2003, 11:10:00 PM »
You boys don't start askin about that "Buff sinew" from Montana.It's already here in Mo.tucked away nicely!

Thanks Doug.HeHeHe  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2003, 08:50:00 AM »
now 'em technocratics don't believe it helps any but let me tell ya it do....when ya'as sinewing your bow make sure ya get a little deer hair from just over the heart mixed in the glum.  I always put a few stranes of a turkey feather, little squirrel tail hair......Much MOJO, your bow knows what to look for.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2003, 04:55:00 PM »
Well yesterday we had "lift off", today we have an additional 1/2 " of reflex.  Now i started with 2" so I'm really looking forward to what the next couple of weeks bring.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2003, 05:01:00 PM »
That things gonna look like a Texas Longhorn... Glad you're tillering it and not me....  :D  ... Terry
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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2003, 05:03:00 PM »
Lookin forward to seein some of them bows in person.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2003, 09:28:00 AM »
Took the bow off of the form this morning.  It had lifted so far that it was flopping around.  Back in the heat though.  Figure I got one more week and it's tiller time.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2003, 10:17:00 AM »
Mike I know you know that sinew won't really get done all it's gonna do for several months.  Some tillering early will help keep the reflex coming eveningly but depending upon how consistently thick the sinew is and how right and regular the stave wood was, it's final tiller shape won't be known for sure for some time.  True?  

I've only made a few sinew bows but not one I've made kept it's initial shape after a few months of drying.  Seems like the longer it drys the smaller the outer limbs can be.  It can get into trouble if you don't leave enough bow in the middle.  I busted the handle outa one that started out a 45# tillered bow and wound up closer to 55# after sinew and seasoning.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2003, 10:23:00 AM »
yep, that sinew will keep curing for ever.  this bow is kinda different.  It's really and experiment in building a balleen bellied bow.  I glued a bow up in my R/D jig with garolite on the belly and osage edge grain on the back.  took it down to size and got it moving a little on floor tiller.

Then we sinewed it.

Whe the sinew is dry, I'll finish the tiller from the sides and belly.  maybe some sanding on the back if necessary.

The bow is in a box at 90 degrees and 30% RH.  24/7.  they dry pretty fast that way.  i will start weighing it daily next week to see if it's loosing any weight.

Mike

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2003, 10:29:00 AM »
Oh my.  Sinew backed edge grained osage.  Hummm.  I loved those baleen bellied bows JD and Dean made.  Garolite.  Where do a fella find a Garolite, in the bottoms or up on the ridges?

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2003, 11:44:00 AM »
Garolite is a phenolic.  JD turned me on to it.  He says it works a lot like balleen and it's real cheap.  Heck I think I paid $15 for a 3'x3' sheet. That will do a lot of bows.

Mike

ps I know it's not primitive but it is fun to play with.

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2003, 07:07:00 PM »
"glass cloth impregnated with synthetic resin"

Humm....  Fiberglass.  Should give some real benefits.  

I like to spearmint perty good myself and have often thought of making a "real" glass bow.  I never could get anybody to glue me up a blank and don't want to invest in the setup.  I got a boy that will probably have me one this spring.  I only see him around 3d season.  I set him up on some selfbowyerin stuff.

Sinew backed and phenolic bellied selfbow should make a real humdinger.  Trapped down nice and skinny on the belly side maybe?

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2003, 07:45:00 PM »
Man, I go to the woods for three weeks an' you give Barfly to the next pretty face that comes along...  :scared:  
Aw Rsuty, how couldja?

I'm gonna go sulk now.  "[dntthnk]"  

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Re: Trashwood/Wingnut sinewfest
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2003, 08:45:00 AM »
not to worry Killdeer,  transite ischemic episode.  I'll take a couple of hits of O2

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