INFO: Trad Archery for Bowhunters



Author Topic: Checks and Balances-A bow build  (Read 5431 times)

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Checks and Balances-A bow build
« on: December 31, 2004, 01:15:00 PM »
I am a bow-a-holic.I admit it and I'm fine with it.  :knothead:  

As you could tell from my last post,I have started on another bow.This stave of osage has some character.It also has quite a few wind checks,hence the name.

Here is the stave taken down to a single ring.
 

Here is the profile before thinning.
 

I am now at the stage of having the stave pretty much layed out and thinning to floor tiller.
 

It is roughly 1 3/8ths wide at the widest down to 1/2" at the tips. 69 1/2"tip to tip.
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Walkingstick

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 332
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2004, 01:59:00 PM »
got to watch this Linc with interest cuz i know the origin of the stave. I will be with you all the way...Mac~
" I always hunt with two other companions even though I mostly hunt alone - God and my dad."
God's love is like an ocean..one can see the beginning but not the end.

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004, 03:30:00 PM »
Thanks Mac! In the process a doing some heat bending to get string alignment.I figure I better get that taken care of before any more long string tillering.  :wavey:
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline NEW GUY

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 101
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2004, 03:30:00 PM »
Cool Linc, can't wait to see how she turns out.

We wanna see some dang pics of this thang bendin too!    ;)
"Good Judgement comes from experience, and alot of that comes from Bad Judgement."

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2004, 03:39:00 PM »
Yah yah yah,you'll get pics.LOL.

One limb has a slight reflex to it and the other has a slight deflex and a little twist.I may not even try to correct them.The reflexed limb is bending pretty good,a bit stiff at the fade but still pretty good none the less.I'll take some pics in a few hours after the wood has had time to cool.
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2004, 05:21:00 PM »
Lookin good buddy, love them bows with character!!!  :D
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Offline Walkingstick

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 332
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2004, 06:20:00 PM »
Welcome to Linc's build a bow a day buildalong...slow down and enjoy yourself...Mac~
" I always hunt with two other companions even though I mostly hunt alone - God and my dad."
God's love is like an ocean..one can see the beginning but not the end.

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2004, 06:34:00 PM »
Linc, listen to Mac, back away from the draw knife,put that bow down and get upstairs.  :bigsmyl:
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2004, 07:00:00 PM »
I'm b-a-c-k!!   :bigsmyl:  See me smile.BTW I'm done for the day.  :wavey:
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2004, 07:03:00 PM »
Ok let's have it.Just remember all the whoopdy-doos.(There's quite a few of them)   :saywhat:

I welcome any and all comments.I'm about ready to fall asleep sitting here so I'll be signing out now.I hope to hear from you other bow-a-holics.  :wavey:
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Dano

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 2660
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2004, 07:57:00 PM »
It looks great, dang son you were busy today.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" Red Green

Offline Sparky

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 168
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2004, 08:44:00 PM »
Looking good Linc...that's a pretty mean lookin piece of 'Sage. Happy New Year Buddy!

Sparky
"Dang...you really do have a 29+ inch draw"...DCM at MoJam 2005

Offline cjones

  • Moderator
  • Trad Bowhunter
  • ***
  • Posts: 1355
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2005, 12:13:00 AM »
Lookin good so far big guy. Guess i need to get out to the shop and make some shavings. your gonna have 5 built before i get the first one done.
Chad Jones

TGMM Family Of The Bow

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2005, 08:22:00 AM »
Happy New Year everyone.

Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words.

Dano, I've been working on this one for about a week.I spent an hour the first day chasing the ring for the back.The rest was a little here and there till yesterday which was about 5 hours.

Sparky,This is a mean piece of osage.It's coming close to giving me fits.  :knothead:  

Chad, like Dano said before "This isn't a foot race".You have to remember,I'm not working the kind of hours you are and deer hunting is over.So ya see I have plenty of time (kind of).
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Madpigslayer

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 467
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2005, 01:37:00 PM »
:wavey:
...gosh this is hard.

Hailey (5) 3 minutes into a pilates workout

Offline Many Arrows Lost

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 82
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2005, 04:58:00 PM »
Snakey bows are the eighth wonder of the world to me!  It is cool to watch you guys do that.  :thumbsup:  
KT
Athens, Illinois

Offline larry

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1148
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2005, 06:38:00 PM »
Linc, don't tell me ya took the day off, how could ya with all us watchin and waitin???  ;)    :wavey:  


larry

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2005, 06:45:00 PM »
Today was a day of rest from the snakey stave.Did some knapping and then some napping.  "[moon]"  

May file in some string grooves,make up a string tonight and get back to it tomorrow.

Thanks MPS and KT,they are fun and challenging to make. Eack has it's own pequliarities to deal with.
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline Linc

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 639
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2005, 06:51:00 PM »
Larry,What's happenin? So sorry about taking the day off.I was so beat that if I tried working on the bow,I probably would have broke it.I broke most everything I tried to knap.
Lincoln E. Farr

Offline larry

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1148
Re: Checks and Balances-A bow build
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2005, 06:54:00 PM »
gonna be hard workin on that bow with all them bandades on yer fingers  :saywhat:  

larry

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
 

Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2020 ~ Trad Gang.com ©