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Offline John Sturtevant

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2006, 06:51:00 PM »


Two horny bellies…ready to re-tiller

Offline John Sturtevant

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2006, 06:52:00 PM »


The horn works great with a scraper.  Nice fine shavings.    I alternate scraper with sanding block.  
If your dog is hanging around, the shavings are a nice treat.  
The puke on the living room rug later isn’t.    You’ve been warned.

Offline John Sturtevant

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2006, 06:55:00 PM »


The horn is blended into the belly.   This is the start of the fun part…..    You can run the horn to the tip of the bow, or not.    The horn on the last 4-6” is not doing anything but adding weight, IMO.

You’ll need to re-tiller the bow, but if it was properly tillered to start with it’s not much of a chore.  

All the pics I have…thanks for taking the time to look.


This is a pic of a belly from a few years ago.  The horn cleans up and finishes nicely.  

 

Offline Jim Spencer

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2006, 07:02:00 PM »
John,this is probably a stupid question,but is the bow tillered the same way,from the belly,shave the horn down.Or is it tillered from the sides?....Jim.

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2006, 07:03:00 PM »
Outstanding pictorial John, I knew there was a little work to this but had no idea  :banghead:  Certainly worth the labor, thanks bud.
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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2006, 07:21:00 PM »
Nice tute John.  Thanks for posting.

Offline Timo

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2006, 07:24:00 PM »
I knew that boy would shake the cobwebs off his camera! :D

Very nice John! And John,I have a dog....It's an outside dog!    :readit:    :D
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Offline knife river

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2006, 07:30:00 PM »
Very nice work.  Really looking forward to pics of the finished bows!
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Offline clintopher

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2006, 08:27:00 PM »
I'll second the tutorials idea.  Also am looking forward to finished pics.

Clint

Offline Shakes.602

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2006, 08:36:00 PM »
All I can say is : WOW!!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2006, 08:43:00 PM »
This is the kind of thread I like. Nice looking bow   :thumbsup:
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Offline Timo

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2006, 09:36:00 PM »
Mike,come to mojam, and you can see those bows first hand!(and alot of others)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2006, 09:42:00 PM »
Great thread!
Excellent pictures!
More important, at least for me, its motivates.  I'm headed for ebay in search of some horns.  

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Offline Bodork

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2006, 09:49:00 PM »
Really neat tutorial. Can't wait to see the finished bow.

Offline James Wrenn

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2006, 10:02:00 PM »
Really cool! Thanks for posting this.I have always wondered how in the heck they get those horns flat like that.  :)
btw.. you can send me that bow when you get tired of it.   :D
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Offline horseapple

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2006, 10:18:00 PM »
Well look what the cat drug in:)  Guys John sure nows his stuff on these horn bellied bows and bamboo bellied bows and osage bellied bows and bloodwood bows and... the list goes on as you get my point:)  He's a true inspiration for guys that want to learn something other than selfbows, and for someone from Iowa he's pretty nice:) I'm lucky to own one of his horn bellied bows and believe me they look way better in person than pic's can show. Do you think I'll use it for a pattern on my next horn bow:) All I can say is thanks John for pushing the envelope and opening eyes to new and great ideas in bowcrafting.

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Offline Bloodtrailer

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2006, 10:27:00 PM »
that is nice work cant wait to see the bow that they are going on   :bigsmyl:

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2006, 10:35:00 PM »
Wow, that is just awesome work.  Thanks for sharing...  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:  


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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2006, 02:10:00 AM »
Very illuminating, thanks for sharing, John!

Offline NorthShoreLB

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Re: Oryx horn belly, pictorial
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2006, 02:57:00 AM »
I had no Idea how all that horn thing worked,

thanks for sharing.

I think I'll stick to selfbows  :rolleyes:  

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