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Offline Linc

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2006, 05:04:00 PM »
Thanks Terry.Thanks Scooby,you can do it too.Just do a little at a time.When your patience runs low,quit and go do something else.

Thinned down the limbs some and this is how it is looking now. 3 3/4" brace drawn to 51#@26".When unstrung it still had 1 5/8" of reflex.Will see how it recovers after resting.
 

Looks like it needs a little work on the outer 1/3 of each limb.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2006, 05:06:00 PM »
Yeh,I know I have to move the bows for an unobstructed view. Sorry,I forgot.  :o
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2006, 05:14:00 PM »
now that is called making wood BEND!

very nice work  :thumbsup:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2006, 05:17:00 PM »
Thanks Luke.I still have a ways to go.Still have to raise the brace to 6".That should put some strain on those limbs.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2006, 05:21:00 PM »
Patience??  ...yeah, that's what they called it! Said I needed more... I figured they thought I was a doctor or something...

Linc, I like your style. That, my friend, like all you work, is a joy to look at. To take what may not even catch most folks' eye and draw a bow out of it --- you've got patience, and talent.

And no self-depricating replies! Take an honest compliment for the way it's meant. And take a few bows, too. Well deserved.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2006, 05:33:00 PM »
That baby is looking good my friend. I go along with Terry, the profile is sweet. I won't jinx her with anymore comments, she's lookin good. I think ya need to name her Sheryl Crow or Cyndi Lopper  :rolleyes:  ya know something appropriate.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2006, 06:34:00 PM »
Well it's not Dolly Parton yet.LOL.

Thanks Tim and Dano.Someone once said "It's just a piece of wood".I took that good advice and gladly accept the challenge.I do the best I can with what I have.I've been a jerry rigger my whole life and I guess it plays a part in making selfbows.I don't look for the best wood to make a bow,I look for the best bow I can get from a piece of wood.Like I told Dano last month "the only thing I seem to be good at is making something from nothing".LOL.Maybe someday I may even be able to be a craftsman but in the meantime it's function over finish.    :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2006, 07:08:00 PM »
I measured the reflex after resting for an hour and a half. 2 1/4" of reflex. 1" shy of what I started with.No too bad. I decided before removing any more wood I had better do some flip-flop pics.Upper limb on the right.

 

Upper limb on the left.
 

BTW,The lower limb has all the twist so it really looks screwed up. 4" brace and still holding 50#@26".
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2006, 08:33:00 PM »
Looks like you about got her tied boy, and she's a little darlin too.  It's hard to say on such a wretched lil heifer but I'd take what weight I had to give between 1 and 2 on the upper and between 2 and 4 on the lower.  But you know we can't tell too much from over here.  By golly that braced pic is sweet and creamy ain't it.  Thanks for posting the build along.

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2006, 04:26:00 AM »
Thanks David. I still have poundage to give.Looking at bringing up to 6-6 1/4" brace so that in itself will boost the poundage.

I pretty much agree with you.I think I will leave the top limb alone till I get the lower limb coming around.But I think the upper needs a little attention between 3 and 4.That area looks pretty flat to me.

The braced pic is sweet.That is the look I was after.I visioned a little more curve at the tips but I'm happy with the way they are.   :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2006, 04:37:00 AM »
Love that braced profile, ..a bird in fligth.


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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2006, 04:53:00 AM »
Thanks Manny.  :D  

I reread this thread and realized I forgot to mention that the wind checks don't seem to be a problem after all.And the ring separation is located in the handle area but may still become a problem later.I may just have to shape the handle area and then wrap with cordage if it looks like it may be getting to much stress.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2006, 05:37:00 AM »
Dang she looks sweet! What does ring separation look like? The term sounds like a nasty divorce in the making.  "[tunglaff]"  

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2006, 08:53:00 AM »
i was thinking on doing that myself linc...
 why not some leather lace , wrapped up nice and tight over a little barge to keep her in position.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2006, 07:01:00 PM »
Killie,Here is a pic of ring seperation.
 

Jamie,Not really sure what I'm going to do yet.I don't think the seperation will be a problem.It doesn't go though and where it is located,it shouldn't get much stress.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2006, 07:43:00 PM »
Thanks Linc. I'm just starting to learn a little, so I am also starting to open my mouth a little, which will expose my ignorance...a lot!!  :thumbsup:
Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke;
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2006, 08:24:00 PM »
Ignorance is bliss they say  :bigsmyl:  I just blame it on the sixties  "[dead]"
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2006, 08:26:00 PM »
Sometimes I am most blissful when I am being ignored.  :)
Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2006, 08:36:00 PM »
Nice one buddy...ya got that tiller goin yer way. I'm gonna be watchin'. Ya figgered out what to do with them slat's yet? heh heh

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2006, 04:21:00 AM »
Killie,I'm blissfully ignorant.   :thumbsup:
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