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Offline LeeNY

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2005, 08:12:00 PM »
Dano, I'm wondering how he balanced that Hacksaw off of that limb.lol  :smileystooges:

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2005, 08:14:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:  Me too Lee, I didn't notice that.
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2005, 08:26:00 PM »
Come to think of it I think he's using some of that elephant sinew. 60" sinew on a 56" bow!  :scared:

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2005, 08:38:00 PM »
This oughta be good Lee, Linc should go on Fear Factor. If he makes a bow outa these he is fearless, he is my hero.  :D
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2005, 09:22:00 PM »
:notworthy:
" still trying to look like a 300# leaf "

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2005, 09:53:00 PM »
HOLY CRAP...I though if you bend a bow backwards it was all over?

Linc tell me about this method.....do you have to cut backwards string groovs?

Offline Madpigslayer

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2005, 12:01:00 AM »
how many courses of sinew did you put on the errr...uhhhh..."happy face" bow?LOL!!!!
...gosh this is hard.

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Offline Linc

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2005, 04:59:00 AM »
I ain't fearless! Ize jest crazzzzzzzzyyyyyyy.

Wasn't easy balancing that hacksaw. LOL.

I'm just toying with the toothpick bow (smiley).It was 57" NTN bend in the handle and around 8-10#@28" LOL.One heavy course of sinew.I plan on shortening the toothpick later. The other bow is 56" NTN bend in the handle 35#@28" Which will also be shortened to make a pony bow.(maybe).

I just figured I would sinew some reflex into them to see what happens.

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Offline Tim Clark

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2005, 02:47:00 PM »
Hey, Bud - you've got mail.  :)  

That bow for the firedrill?

Talk to ya later  "[tunglaff]"
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2005, 07:26:00 PM »
Tim,Email back atcha.  :bigsmyl:  

Patch job helped a little but not much. Gotta play catch up with the lower limb and try to get it bending closer to the fade.Will be tough as there is a big bump of a pin cluster there.
 

 
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Offline Linc

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2005, 07:38:00 PM »
Jeff,String grooves are done normally.You can string it to brace but DON'T try to draw it.I guess it's about the same as clamping it and putting reflex into it.Just not using heat or steam.From what I hear,as the hide glue and sinew dry out it may draw the bow into even more reflex and increase the draw weight.Maybe you remember Cooter's bow?

The U shaped bow is so danged thin I could probably it backwards and not even hurt it.It's only about 1/2" wide and 3/8" thick at the most.It was actually going to be a joke but I started getting ideas floating around in this thick head of mine.    :scared:    :knothead:
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Offline Dano

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2005, 07:45:00 PM »
She's lookin a little better Linc, you still got a little work left huh?  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2005, 07:51:00 PM »
Alotta bit of work.  "[tunglaff]"  I don't think there is enough bow left to get it to a good tiller.It may end up a pony bow yet.  "[tunglaff]"  It's either gonna kill me or cure me.NOT!

I'm not going to give up!
I'm not going to give up!
I'm not!I'm not!

How's that sound buddy?
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Offline Dano

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2005, 08:06:00 PM »
Sounds like you have the right attitude  :knothead:    :D   You'll make a bow out of her I have faith.
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2005, 08:20:00 PM »
Oh yes. Bring it home. Looking good. Scrap'er in the middle and scrape the right limb mid limb on. There's nothing like a character bow. It's a rescue and it's special. The tillering is best done with all 5 senses and not just the eye. There's more to a good tiller than meets the eye. The tiller will not appear perfect visually for obvious reasons but you will now it when you have it. It will develop. I will be still now. Jawge

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2005, 08:26:00 PM »
Oh no Jawge has been into the Uzo again  :D  Seriously there is a certain feel when a bow starts to bend just right.
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Offline Linc

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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2005, 04:29:00 AM »
Thanks guys. One way or another this will become a bow or splinters.LOL.

This is being a tough one.It just doesn't want to bend between the patch job and the tip. It is shaped like a very slow U between humps. I'll be working some more on it after work today and most likely all weekend.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2005, 05:24:00 PM »
finally we got you back. I was about to send folks looking......... Now I know where all those guys on ebay get their bow stringing lessons....Mac~
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2005, 06:25:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:  Mac, now that was funny. Linc could give lessons in a few departments.
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Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2005, 06:59:00 PM »
ROTFLMAO. That's a good one Mac. I never would have thought about that.

Did a little heat work tonight but not much else.We'll see what tomorrow brings.Have company coming so I don't know how much I'll get done.
Lincoln E. Farr

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