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Offline clintopher

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2005, 10:13:00 PM »
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Originally posted by the Ferret:
Rather have my noggin busted than my.............   :eek:  
That's exactly what I was thinking.  

Dano, could you wrap it with sinew for some insurance?

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2005, 04:46:00 AM »
Dano,I think you will be fine as long as you keep the knot area a little stiff.If you do pull a splinter at least you know how to repair it.I don't think the limb will break at the knot with the amount of wood you have around the hole.   :bigsmyl:
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Offline John Scifres

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2005, 08:50:00 AM »
Just make her bend a little.  She'll be fine.  I think I would have left her in.  Have fun!
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2005, 09:10:00 AM »
Johnny "come lately" Sci-fries  :bigsmyl:  Now you tell me. We shall see today, it's time to make or break this bow, good thing I got a long tiller rope.  ;)
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Offline Walkingstick

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2005, 09:13:00 AM »
Go Dano...Mac~
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2005, 09:21:00 AM »
Thanks for the support guy's, I'm having a good time with this bow thats what it's all about.
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Offline Slim Buttes

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2005, 10:42:00 AM »
Thanks for starting this thread and the pics. I have run into this situation twice in my short bow building time. I would have never thought to drill it out.

Thanks again

Offline Jason Lester

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2005, 11:19:00 AM »
Dano,
   Man that bow will be cool.


BTW
   I went with some small diamondbacks he suggested. He suggested them because with one longer one I'd loose the pattern on the narrow bow. I called him and we talked about it for a minute. Can't wait to get them. I have this picture in my head of what this bow will look like when its done. I'm ready to get to it.
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2005, 01:45:00 PM »
Slim, this wasn't my idea, I've heard it done before, thought it might be worth a try. So far so good.


That's great Jason, Mike will set you up that's for sure. I can't wait to see how it turns out buddy.
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Offline '46

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2005, 01:47:00 PM »
ok pal...hows the tiller comin? lets have some photos. Going to be a cool bow.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2005, 01:54:00 PM »
Geeze, a guy never gets any rest.   :bigsmyl:

Braced, doesn't look real bad, keep in mind that whoop de doo is causing the limb to twist upward at mid limb.
 

Here it is drawn 13", pretty stiff at the knot and whoop de doo.
 
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2005, 03:20:00 PM »
lookin good, hows that wood around the knot? A little hard?
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2005, 03:22:00 PM »
George, I've gone in and dug out most of the real brittle stuff, the wood around the knot seams ok, still trying to get it bending better right there.
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2005, 03:48:00 PM »
Look a little stiff. I've found,in my limited experience, that area will always be a bit hard to bend...even the wood around the knot is a wee bit harder than the rest if for no other reason that it's changing direction to swirle around the knot.I think when ya bring the tiller home it will still look a little like its not bending enough there...thats ok.
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Offline tom sawyer

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2005, 04:23:00 PM »
Yeah, that swirl of fibers around the hole, certainly makes for an odd situation as far as bending.  and you almost have to hollow out the belly side, to make the knot wood the same thickness as the rest of the limb.  And even then, the cone shape would probably be stiffer.

The whoop-tee-doo is simpel compared to the knot.  And its no walk in the park either.

Go for it Dano.  Show no mercy!  I wanna see this sucker bend through that knot.
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2005, 04:29:00 PM »
depending on the width and depth of the knot hole from the belly side there may not be enough wood left on the back side to provide enough strength if you get it thin enough to bend which is what caused this. The knot hole was cone shaped and didn't leave enough supporting wood on the back.

 
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2005, 04:42:00 PM »
Dang Mickey don't show me pictures like that right now  :bigsmyl:  

Lennie, your right and I am treating the wood around the knot with care. The whoop de doo just takes a little finece to tiller. Here's a picture of the knot now and it drawn to 16"
 

 
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2005, 04:52:00 PM »
LOL sorry Dano   :knothead:

You have that knot cleaned out real well, are we looking at the back or belly in that pic?
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Offline tom sawyer

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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2005, 04:59:00 PM »
Yeah Mickey, I scrolled down and saw that and thought, well Dano has the rest of the day off if he isn't in the emergency room.  But then saw it wasn't his knot.
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Re: Character Osage Question :-{)
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2005, 05:01:00 PM »
:D  Just kiddin Mickey. Ooops sorry, that's the back.
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