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Offline Dano

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The Tollhouse Recurve
« on: December 24, 2004, 02:02:00 PM »
Some of ya'll may remember Timo cuttin osage back in Januray. With Tim standing in that hollowed out tree, he did kinda look like a keebler elfe but don't tell him I said that  :D  My good friend Tim gave me a piece of that gold harvest at MOJam, and I just have to make my best bow yet outa her. So I need some help, which is more important? Getting the limbs to bend even out of the fades or getting the tips to bend first? This would be my second attempt at a recurve, I would kinda like it to live.
 
This is a primo piece of wood.
 
Here she is roughed out, and tips steam bent.
 
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2004, 03:30:00 PM »
Oooooooo looking as good as a yellar chocolate chip cookie

rusty

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2004, 03:41:00 PM »
dano you humble me......  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:  
happy holidays,
dave
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2004, 03:45:00 PM »
Dano......that piece of wood is WAAAAY to straight; no way it'll ever make a bow!     :thumbsup:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2004, 03:47:00 PM »
Don't be humbled Dave, Be happy   :D   Happy Holidays.

Doug, I know that's what I'm worried about  "[dntthnk]"    :D
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2004, 03:52:00 PM »
Dano.....might I suggest you heat gun a sharp deflex at each fade, followed by a couple of snake curves and maybe even drill 2 or 3 'mock' pin-holes in each limb.  That should make you feel more at home.     :bigsmyl:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2004, 04:01:00 PM »
Looks sweet Dr. Dano continue the lesson please.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2004, 04:05:00 PM »
Now I feel like Dr. Frankenstien, thanks Don!!! Merry Christmas Buddy.

Doug, I know I'll be bored to death with such a clean piece of wood, but I'll try to get by like it is.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2004, 04:07:00 PM »
Dano, When I grow up I want to build a bow like you.  :thumbsup:
Sawdust, Wood Chips, and Shavings are as close to Potpourri as I get!!!!!!

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2004, 04:15:00 PM »
I don't wanna grow up, I wanna retire and do this till I do grow up.  :bigsmyl:  Happy Holidays Steven!!
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2004, 04:24:00 PM »
Nice...yellar wood...gitter done  :bigsmyl:    :wavey:    :wavey:    :thumbsup:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2004, 04:29:00 PM »
Dano, you will do that one justice I am sure!  what a beauty that other bow in the primo piece of wood is!  What is it made of?  Merry Christmas, Barry
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2004, 04:37:00 PM »
Thanks Barry and Merry Christmas to you. The bow on the left is a BBO, I haven't quite finished yet and the one on the right is an osage bow I need to sinew.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2004, 04:54:00 PM »
You guys are good!  I am so amazed at the talented and gifted bowyer on this site!  If I made a bow it would probably come out looking like an old man's cane... :)
Barry
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2004, 05:07:00 PM »
Yep, made one like that once   :bigsmyl:  Don't let that stop ya Barry.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2004, 05:27:00 PM »
Man that thing is some kinda of a beaut Dano!

Nice lines already.

Those things are a bit tricky bud.Those curves  probly won't do much bending.So you gotta keep an eye out on that inner limb or you'll set it! ( at least I do)! Try to use as much limb as you can,out to were the bend starts.

If you want it to be working, then you'll have to thin the ends some,and stand the chance of losing some of that curve.

Are you gonna induce some reflex in the working limb? It looks to have a bit of deflex?
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2004, 05:36:00 PM »
Thanks Tim, gotta love recurves. Yeah there is some natural deflex in one limb, I had thought about at least evening them out. If you think it would help I'll ad some reflex to them. I think I can afford to loose some of the curve, so I may thin them we'll see. Thanks Buddy, Merry Christmas to ya.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2004, 06:22:00 PM »
There isn't much difference, just make the deflexed one the bottom one. I've got one in the works that looks similar.  If you leave the tips thick you can shorten it by bending a bit more if you need to.  Getting the fades the same is the part that is buggin me.  I don't want to do it and lose the weight.  Good luck.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2004, 06:55:00 PM »
Dang it all Dano.You just go from one to the next duntcha.Looks great so far.You just have talent oozing from your pores.  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2004, 07:01:00 PM »
Dang it I got something oozing from my poors, is that what ya call it? I am so addicted to this stuff   :rolleyes:  Merry Christmas Linc.
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