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Offline Dano

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2005, 02:22:00 PM »
I was just thinking 1/4" with rawhide might be a bit thick.

Rocdoc, yew's sapwood is so soft, one ding to the back it she'll blow, rawhide is good insurance. Heck the sapwood won't hold up to a string without tip overlays, or horn nocks.
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2005, 03:21:00 PM »
Wellll...looks like we got a show stopper. Was roughing out the bow today and encounterd a massive knot/limb inside the stave near the outer edge. The wood gave no indication it was in there. It appears to be solid but I think it's done for. Well I guess Yew really do get what Yew pay for...

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2005, 03:35:00 PM »
Bummer Sparky.  Can you get a billet out of it?

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2005, 03:51:00 PM »
Hate to hear that Sparky.  Are none of the splits you got gonna work?
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2005, 04:23:00 PM »
here is what I would do Sparkaroo. I would take 3 or 4 hours making the handle real pretty before I went any farther. That way, if she BLOWS you at least have a nice handle. wait, maybe I got that backwards...no...I think that's right. no, wait.

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2005, 04:24:00 PM »
Thanks guys...just makes me sick. I been studying this knot for a while and am wondering. Does it look like to you guys that it would come out if the thickness was reduced. I can't tell if it runs into or out of the stave. Normally I would say I have just cut through sideways, a limb that was buried in the wood and it would dissapear.
  I have some wiggle room with the width here...mebe it will come out. Man this wood has some purty grain!
  What say ye ol' sage's of Yew...LOL
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2005, 04:33:00 PM »
Sparky, where is it on the stave in realation to where the handle would be? Jawge

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2005, 04:36:00 PM »
Jawge...it is about mid limb on the upper limb. Does it look like I split a limb to you?

Thanks

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2005, 05:41:00 PM »
Ah heck!! go ahead and make a bow, what do you have to loose.
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2005, 06:04:00 PM »
So we are looking at the belly?

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2005, 06:08:00 PM »
You guys that build self bows amaze me. I don't have the patients to even think about doing it.    :notworthy:
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2005, 06:27:00 PM »
I did some additional wood reduction and she looks like she wants to be a bow after all. The knot MAY go away if I play my cards right. Gonna go at it anyway...LOL
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2005, 06:35:00 PM »
Go Sparky!!,Go Sparky!!,Go Sparky!!  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2005, 06:39:00 PM »
Got my fingers crossed for ya.... Terry
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2005, 06:39:00 PM »
i knew you'd figure it out. Jawge

Offline Texoma Felton

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2005, 06:44:00 PM »
Dano, looks like I might be going back to Grandberry, I can work on this thing during the daylight hours for Sparky, then he can work on her at night. Does this sound like a plan to you?
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2005, 06:56:00 PM »
Yep, sounds like a good plan, you guys are a team I tell ya.    :thumbsup:        :D    BarB-Q'ed any poodles lately my friend?
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2005, 07:22:00 PM »
Hey Spark... is the knot in the handle area?  If so I think you might be ok... Dang its got a nice profile...

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2005, 07:29:00 PM »
woops went back and read the second page... maybe the knot will magically fade away:Y

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2005, 07:29:00 PM »
No JD...it's about mid limb on da other side...I'll take a pic of the other side.

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