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Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« on: January 15, 2006, 01:44:00 PM »
How do you all like this for a side profile? Natural reflex at the handle to one limb and the reflex at the tip.The opposite limb has less reflex at the handle and has deflex at the outer 1/3 of the limb.
   

Heat bending to take out a 45deg.twist on the tip.
   

This stave has issues. plenty of knots,pins and windchecks.Even a little ring separation.    :eek:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 01:48:00 PM »
This one should be interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing you do your thing Linc.


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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 01:54:00 PM »
Back of the bow stave.
 

Profile close to floor tiller.
 

Adding reflex to handle to match opposite side.
 

Adding deflex to equal opposite limb.
 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 02:05:00 PM »
Not sure if it will work but I am also going to try recurving the tips a little.At present the length is 64" tip to tip.1"x4" handle with 1 1/2" fades and roughly 1 3/8 at the fades down to 1/2" at the tips.Profile will kinda look like a gullwing.(?)

This really isn't a build-a-long cause I don't know how much time I'll have to work on it.Let alone know what I'm going to do till I do it.  "[tunglaff]"  Guess you could say "I'm winging it"
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 04:52:00 PM »
To give a little run down. This here is an osage stave that I got from Carcajou 3 or 4 years ago.It has had plenty of time to season.I went down roughly 8 rings to get to what is now the back.

I'm currently doing some heat tweeking to get the string to run down the center of the handle.I probably won't get to work on floor tillering till next weekend.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2006, 05:16:00 PM »
Looks like alot of fun to me, heck anyone can build a bow with strieght wood  :banghead:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 05:25:00 PM »
Linc, Please tell me that i didn't sen ya that one too! I'm starting to get a complex.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 05:58:00 PM »
No Chad,it's not from you.    :knothead:    But ya never know.I seem to think outside the norm.Everybody else is thinking of deflex off the handle so I do reflex.They think reflex the limbs,I deflex.How's that for pissing outside the bowl?    :bigsmyl:    Speaking of learning curve.LOL.A piece like this one you can try out all kinds of ideas and see what works and what don't.The sky is the limit.

I had a few trains of thought with this one.The deflexed outer limbs would reduce stress at brace and ease stringing the bow.The reflex off the handle would possibly aid in storing power in the limbs and give a decent force draw curve.I may be totally off base but you don't learn much by sticking to the tried and true.Besides what do I have to lose?Still learn something,no matter what.     :rolleyes:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 06:02:00 PM »
Linc,
     would love to see this bow if you have it finished by Tollgate shoot!
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006, 06:13:00 PM »
Ken, If I have it finished I will bring it.But I wouldn't count on it.   :banghead:   It has a lot of issues and would surprise me if it survives.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2006, 06:18:00 PM »
What Dano said!

wow, Linc, I'm glad the "M-Word" has finally been used, and even more so that I'm not the one that used it first! I'm not saying you LIKE to work on this kind of stave, but you sure do have a way of drawing a darn good bow out of them.

I'll be watching this one intently, too.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2006, 06:26:00 PM »
Tim,I must be a masochist,cuz I like working on this kinda stuff.I just try to get the best bow I can out of the wood that I have.I have other wood that is waiting in the wings but it will have to wait it's turn. I have osage from Scifres,Hackbow and Chad Jones.Yew billets from Terry Riley.Hickory from you and Carcajou.Ironwood from Walkingstick.Bamboo and an osage slat from MOJAM 2004.Couple of vine maple staves from ebay. All this wood and there is only one of me.(Thank God)
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2006, 06:53:00 PM »
Linc, Like I told you the other day you'd figure it out. It's beginning to look like a bow!   :scared:  

But with that pile of primo staves under all those twisted bent up ones. I figure you're saving those until they're well seasoned   :readit:

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2006, 06:59:00 PM »
Lee, a pipe wrench is cool, course Linc couda used a scrap of leather to protect the wood. I use an old monkey wrench in pretty much the same manner  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2006, 07:08:00 PM »
Left handed one, eh Dano?

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2006, 07:10:00 PM »
Dano,Actually I did use some scrap leather to protect the wood.LOL.

Lee,Sorry.I forgot to tell you about the pipe wrench.Ya know I got oldtimers desease!No tellin how many other bowyering tools I furgot to tell you about.   :knothead:  

Here are a few updated pics.The deflex really doesn't show much but I ended up with 3" of reflex.(Would have been 4" without the deflex).
 

 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2006, 07:11:00 PM »
Dano, I know, but I can't just leave it he is my good friend. (and although I think that was a real piece of genious using a pipe wrench)But if you look closely in the picture he wrapped the limb end in pipe tape!!!!  :eek:    :eek:  lol

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2006, 07:12:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2006, 07:14:00 PM »
That's one thing I admire about Linc. He makes almost anything work! from a pipe wrench to a crow bar in bowyering!!!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2006, 07:16:00 PM »
Killie,Dano also uses a lefthanded screwdriver.He's my hero.  :D
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