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Offline Linc

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2005, 04:31:00 AM »
WWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!Sure is a purty little thing.Your doing a mighty fine job Sparky.   :thumbsup:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2005, 08:13:00 AM »
Looks really nice Sparky.  It's a build along buddy, not a race.  No worries.  Thanks for posting.  Now where's the trophy shot.

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2005, 09:53:00 PM »
Thanks fellers...I guess I lost the intrest of da others...  ;)  
  No hero shot till I get her gussied up and such. I still got some work to do befor that happens. Thanks for foller'in along. I guess I need to take more pics of da progress. I'll do better if I get me a god piece of wood.

More ta come...

Sparky
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Offline Timo

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2005, 10:01:00 PM »
You ain't lost me Sparks man!Been havin trouble looking at your album a bit.Finally got into it and seen your progress.Like Mimms, waiting for all gussied up!

Nice tips.I gotta do that some time!

inlay looks very well done!
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Offline the Ferret

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2005, 10:22:00 PM »
Looks great to me Sparks. Tips look great. Where'd ya get the elephant ivory for the strike plate?
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Offline DCM

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2005, 10:26:00 PM »
Uh, from an elephant?

What about piano ivories?

Them Sparks is kinda like gypsies.  They come to town with a cart load of stuff.  Half of it you don't know where it comes from.

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2005, 11:07:00 PM »
aint lost me either. just dont get much time to write.  :)
...gosh this is hard.

Hailey (5) 3 minutes into a pilates workout

Offline Sparky

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2005, 09:37:00 PM »
Weeeeell,, got her all gussied up I guess. She turned out at 68" NTN 49#@29". Not my best tiller by far but the dang knots bout fdrove me crazy.
  She has 13 visible knots, about 15 deg of twist and loads of whoop-te-doos. Think I call her "Knothaid", inspired by my good buddy Dano.
  She draws and shoots Ooooohh so sweet. Think I'll take her to the Texas State Longbow shoot commin up and give her a good shaggin'.
  It's been fun guys..thanks for staying along for the ride. I know this was a long build along.
Now I gots to get me a "proper" piece of Yew...  :bigsmyl:    :bigsmyl:  
Heres tha pics if ya wanna look,  http://photos.yahoo.com/sparkylongbow

Sparky
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #88 on: April 10, 2005, 09:47:00 PM »
for having 13 visible knots that bow is beautiful  :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #89 on: April 10, 2005, 09:51:00 PM »
Oh..sorry not to respond Mickey. "Pop" went to a knife show some time ago (he collects theem and has a bunch) and a feller had a box of cut-off's of IE. Made him a offer and brung it to me...nice guy ain't he...LOL. Also brung me some Ibex horn, Kudu and some strange/cool lookin tropical woods they use. Gonna make overlays with it...

Sparky
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Offline Timo

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2005, 10:17:00 PM »
Looks real fine bud! Real fine!

Don't be so hard on yourself about the tiller job.All I see is a wee bit of stiffness in that outer third/top limb? Looks like a well done job?

Finish in great,nocks,and what is that handle,rattan?

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Offline Sparky

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2005, 10:24:00 PM »
Thanks Tim...yeah it's stiff for sure. There's a big ol' knot right where it should be bending and I got skeered...LOL
  No it my traditional lrather lace wrap I do on all my selfbows, just black...
  I'll put some close-up's later of the goodies.
Now get that YEW bending bud!...we need to se a proper Yew ELB bending.... :bigsmyl:

Sparky
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Offline Timo

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2005, 10:45:00 PM »
Well Rodg,I just keep putting it off.The thing has a pretty good dose of deflex,and I need to address it,just not sure how I want to do that.

Thought about dry heat,then steam,then takedown,then sinew,yada,yada.I'll get to it someday.

 I've been to busy with my hatchet bow here lately to think on it much.Got that dude shootin!Not a winner,but it will compete!
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

Offline Sparky

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2005, 10:52:00 PM »
OOOO yeah...hatchet bow. got me a "sucker" to work on...runnin out of time...LOL
  You know we want pics my friend...pics. Also..what kinda hatchet ye got? Need me a new one for sure before I really get down to biz.

Sparky
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Offline Sparky

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2005, 10:56:00 PM »
Tim...on another note...I reflexed my Yew some with dry heat but I think it was still some what wet..may still be!
  Iffin it was me I'd use steam my friend. From what I'v read it seems to work better with Yew and will "hold" better...just a thought

Sparky
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #95 on: April 11, 2005, 04:34:00 AM »
Mighty fine job there buddy.  :bigsmyl:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:  It's a looker.
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2005, 07:13:00 AM »
Steam is the direction I was headed Sparks. Just got to get my "werevoes" goin!  :knothead:
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Offline DCM

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #97 on: April 11, 2005, 08:19:00 AM »
Nice job Sparky.  It finished up real good.

Offline Sparky

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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #98 on: April 11, 2005, 08:52:00 PM »
David ...I'm not happy with the tiller. I can't stand it!...I gotta fix it...already done some scrapin on it. the knot makes it hard...rasp scraper, rasp , scraper.


Thanks...Sparky
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Re: Yew ELB build along...
« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2005, 08:05:00 AM »
;-)

It ain't the bow your are after.  There will be lots of them.  It's the satisfaction of having done it right by your standards.  Great lesson Sparky.  Hope some newbies are watching.

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