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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2006, 11:52:00 AM »
I could never reconcile, "Ignorance is bliss" and the employment advice, "Follow your bliss". Follow your ignorance?

Anyway, nice looking stick there Linc. The bottom limb looks a little flat in the 3-4 square of your pictures. Then again I may be "following my ignorance".

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2006, 07:06:00 PM »
WARNING,WARNING!!!!! When working on a bow, don't come home and rush to get to working on the bow wanna be.

39#@26" 5"brace.
 

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6" brace  45#@28".
 

Made a big mistake in not waiting till this weekend when I could have taken my time to try and finess the tiller.I did not put back on the tree and mark the areas that I had to work on.I should have known better.Took off wood in an area I shouldn't then had to play catch up.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2006, 07:13:00 PM »
HATE when that happens  :banghead:    :banghead:  


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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2006, 07:16:00 PM »
At one point I heard a tick but upon inspection I couldn't find any splinter or crack or nuttin.So I kept plugging away.

BIG SURPRISE. She is s-m-o-o-t-h and shoots pretty good.Minimal hand shock.Seems to be pretty consistantly accurate (at least at 7 yds)LOL.

Missed poundage a little but I have room to tweek out a few more pounds by shortening.Then again I don't know if I want to mess with a good thing.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2006, 07:20:00 PM »
:rolleyes:  Linc, Linc, Linc. I thought you learned from my impatience.  :D
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2006, 07:21:00 PM »
Manny, It's a beech when it happens but it's still a lesson learned.Maybe.I've done it before but I forgot.Danged old timers disease.  :confused:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2006, 07:29:00 PM »
Dano,I thought I would learn from my own.LOL.

Actually,I lost sight of my intentions when I started this project.I wanted the reflex off the handle and I also wanted to get deflexed outer limbs.That's just what I've got.Reflex to store energy.Deflex (or set) to ease in stringing and less strain on the limbs at brace for long periods.  :readit:  I was looking to get 50-52# but 45# ain't all that bad.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2006, 07:40:00 PM »
Yep, I know what you mean, I built one kinda like that last year. It's a pleasure to shoot too, I think you'll like it.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2006, 07:52:00 PM »
It isn't a speed demon but throws a pretty good arrow.I haven't tried with a heavy arrow but I think it will do fine.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2006, 07:54:00 PM »
Looks like a pretty good job to me Linc.  I've heard more than once here that if you have a good thing, don't mess with it, move onto the next project.  That little bit of advice has served me well more than once.


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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2006, 03:52:00 AM »
Thanks David, I'll probably get'r finished up and on to the next project.Then again who knows.I may do a little tweeking yet.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2006, 04:29:00 AM »
Just couldn't leave well enough alone.I toasted the belly yesterday.I will let it set and rehydrate a few days and we'll see what happens.Hopefully I didn't burn the toast.LOL.This is my first attempt at toasting and not really sure what I'm doing.

 

 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #92 on: January 30, 2006, 07:26:00 AM »
I like mine lightly buttered  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #93 on: January 30, 2006, 03:59:00 PM »
I'm with you buddy.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2006, 07:33:00 AM »
Sorry it has been so long since the last instalment.

I toasted the belly and let set a few days. It didn't recover any wait but it did get some relex back.It also took out some of the twist.The string tracks off center but makes it closer to a center shot bow.S-m-o-o-t-h drawing.  Almost as sweet to shoot as Whatchamacallit.   :bigsmyl:  

Gave her a coat of linseed oil and now in the process of coating with tru-oil.I have 2 of 4 coats so far. I will take some pics later.

Toasting sure gives a nice camo effect. Too bad it's on the belly.LOL. But I don't dare toast the back.    :o
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #95 on: February 11, 2006, 09:21:00 AM »
Looking forward to seeing finished pics, partner.

Well done! Um, not that you overcooked it, but - oh never mind!!!  "[tunglaff]"
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2006, 12:25:00 PM »
I figured that it was over cooked. But it didn't seem to hurt it either. Just finished steaming the yew for 2 1/2 hrs and it's now on the caul.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2006, 01:58:00 PM »
Linc, good for you. Congratulations. i've found that when the string tracks off center I'm better off shooting from the "non center shot" side. It's easier on my forearm. Jawge

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2006, 07:37:00 PM »
Jawge,You have a point there.But I always seem to have a problem with string slap on these low braced bows.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2006, 07:55:00 PM »
Not quite finished.Still have to wrap the handle and put on a rest.

 

 
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