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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2004, 10:41:00 PM »
Dano, You are gonna learn a bunch from that piece of wood. Take your time and enjoy the journey. I envy you, but can't wait to see the finished bow.    Pat
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2004, 10:42:00 PM »
Ed, you gotta show us all pictures now  :D  

Thanks for the encouragement guy's.
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2004, 11:09:00 PM »
Now THATS a piece of wood    :bigsmyl:  

She's gonna be a beauty Dano   :thumbsup:
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2004, 11:39:00 PM »
Dano mine is down on the bow rack patiently waiting for me to find time to get back to it. Been busy with arrow work lately.
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2004, 12:25:00 AM »
Dan,Dan, he's our man,If he can't do it?..... Well we will see? Ha,Ha Bud! "[tunglaff]"

Looks like a gudin Dano? Skip the rawhide,and slap some of that "Crane magic" on her!  :D
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2004, 06:27:00 AM »
That's a great hunk of Sage Dano......Kinda funny but chasin rings was the most intimidating stage of bowbuilding for me when I started out now it's the part I enjoy the most.....Thanks for taking the time to share the build along......    :thumbsup:    Terry
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2004, 09:18:00 AM »
Well with all this pressure you guy's put on me   :knothead:    :D  I decided I had better back it before I put a string on her. So I cut the rawhide strips to size by tracing the back onto the hide, cut them and let them soak in water for a half hour. While the hide was soaking I sized the back with TB III and let that dry. Then applied the hide squeezing out any air as I wrapped with the ace bandage, making sure the hide was in it's proper position, you need about 4 hands while you do this.  :D  Now it's just a matter of waiting 24 hours for the glue to dry.

 

 

 
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2004, 09:40:00 AM »
Looking good Dano!

Nice clean,"Ferret looking shop" ya got there!  :p
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2004, 09:40:00 AM »
I am on tenter hooks...

What's that bow that is sittin' next to The Mummy? Not a template for this one, is it?  "[tunglaff]"  

Dano, if this one turns out as good as it looks, it will definitely be YOUR bow. One of a kind, full of character, unexpected twists, unbridled energy, and with a heart (only a  little  violated) of pure gold.

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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2004, 09:43:00 AM »
Looks good Dano.  You said you need to wait for the glue to dry.  Does the TBIII soften up and then dry again to the wet rawhide or does soaking rawhide give it an adhesive quality?

By the way, pretty bow in the background.  What's it made from?

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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2004, 10:09:00 AM »
I'm betting that she lives. Based on the ring violations that I could see, I'd rate the pucker factor at 5, on a scale of 1 to 10 ;-)
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2004, 10:10:00 AM »
Oh, my bad....I see you already have the rawhide on it. She'll be fine.
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2004, 10:38:00 AM »
Thanks Timo, a clean shop is a sign a sick mind, no wait  :D  Slow day, yeah that's it  ;)  
The bow in the back ground is a hickory stave I decrowned and backed with hickory, dang white wood  :knothead:  

Geeze thanks for the kind words Killie, I think  :bigsmyl:  
Clint, the moist hide helps the TB adhere and makes it more plyable.
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2004, 10:51:00 AM »
Dano, I hate being the lone dissenting voice but it  won't  be the first time and Lord willing it won't  be the last. The violation on the edge there looks like it really isn't one. Just looks like you left some wood on top. Edges rarely fail anyway. I'd be concerned about the violation in the middle. You don't want to hear this. LOL. I've had this happen many a time. I went back and chased the ring again and brought the back to 1 ring. I know. it will probably be ok. Osage is tough stuff...But....But... (Life is full of them.) I've always looked at backings as added insurance and not the exclusive reason a bow holds  together.  :)
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2004, 10:53:00 AM »
Dano.  I've been waiting for 'Ed' to post a pic of his bow.....then I realized 'Ed' was ME!  I come from a long line of Ed's, so I use my middle name and go by Doug.

I posted pics of this bow when I finished it a few weeks ago so you might recognize it.  Don't want to contaminate this thread too much, so I'm just sending one picture without me in it ;-)

 
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2004, 11:10:00 AM »
Hey that's a sweet lookin bow Doug, er Ed     :D    Kind of a challenge to keep the skin centered isn't it?

Yep Jawge, I like the insurance value too.
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2004, 11:19:00 AM »
LOL Timo you will be happy to know that my shop is a stinking mess. but i hope to have it cleaned back up soon cause it's time to start making chips fly and I need ot be able to find my tools ha ha

Dano that is such a neat bow, I'm hoping she bends like a first quarter moon for ya.

Doug I really like that one. Ya done good son. How do you like shooting it?
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2004, 11:39:00 AM »
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Originally posted by Timo:
Looking good Dano!

Nice clean,"Ferret looking shop" ya got there!   :p  
Timo, I have seen it myself and it looks messy in that picture.   :scared:
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2004, 11:47:00 AM »
Don, The cleaning lady, says she don't do windows or shops, shhhhhh!!! here she comes  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Chaseing a ring on Osage can be fun @#%*
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2004, 12:44:00 PM »
Dano, for some strange reason, Eva gets grouchy and nervous when I'm standin' ankel deep in yellar shavings and smokin a seegar....so I'm obliged to seep things swept up   :knothead:
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