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Offline Dryrot

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2006, 09:42:00 AM »
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I wanna know in what stage of bow-buildin' do you use the kitty litter? (see previous pics)
Is that for when the bow blows up in your hands and you need to clean up the "mess"???  :scared:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2006, 07:40:00 PM »
:scared:   They have all blown at full draw.   :banghead:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2006, 07:47:00 PM »
Oh yah almost forgot. Did the heat bend on the other tip.I'll take off the clamps in the morning.I bent the limbs 3 1/2" from the tip and raised the tip 1 1/2".
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2006, 09:21:00 PM »
Wow! Linc, she'll be a fine bow for you. Jawge

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2006, 04:31:00 AM »
Thanks Jawge,but I'm not really sure it will make a bow.   :bigsmyl:  

Here is a pic of the new profile.
 

3 1/4" of reflex total.
 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2006, 04:40:00 AM »
Sheba is a little camera shy this mornin.She makes sure I keep the floor clean.Dang dog likes chewing on osage curlings.Sure glad she don't swallow.Just spits them out and grabs another.

The far limb has slightly more reflex so that will be the lower limb if all else goes well.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2006, 06:05:00 AM »
Wow! If she goes, it will not be with a whimper...
I sure hope she makes it. It will be a pretty bend.

My doggy's name was Sheba, too. Came with the name and a collar from the pound.

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2006, 05:04:00 PM »
I remember the pics of Sheba.She was a beautiful little gal.

You're right Killie,if this one goes it will go big time.I'm thinking about backing it with rawhide.Going to keep the belly pretty flat but it has a good amount of crown in some areas.I'm keeping my fingers crossed.If it survives tillering I expect it to take a few inches of set.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2006, 11:27:00 AM »
I decided to go bareback and takes my chances. I had some time to work on it this morning.Got it to floor tiller and on the tree.
 

Here I have 8-9" of string movement.
 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2006, 11:31:00 AM »
Notice that the limb on the left has more reflex coming off the handle and also has a substantial amount of twist for close to 1/2 the limb length.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2006, 11:52:00 AM »
Man oh man, that thing is spring loaded. Should have plenty of early draw weight.

How did I miss this thread earlier? The bunch of C clamps hanging on the pipe wrench gave me a good laugh - looks like something I'd do, but not take a picture of.

Check Timo's thread on take down self bow for some tips on how to protect yourself during test shooting.

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2006, 01:54:00 PM »
Lookin good Linc, that baby oughta have some kinda profile  :eek:    :D
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2006, 02:02:00 PM »
Goodness what a train wreck.  Beautiful.  Ride 'em cowboy!

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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2006, 03:38:00 PM »
Gull wings, ...........looking nice.


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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2006, 04:02:00 PM »
Man looks like you're having fun Linc.... I'm gonna pull up a seat and watch this one..  :D  Terry
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2006, 04:15:00 PM »
Thanks guys.I put on a scale and got 46# at the end of 8" of longstring movement so that would be about the poundage at 5" brace height.I got a short string on her but she needs a little heat treatment.LOL.Need to move the snakey tip over 1/2" or so to get the string to track center of the handle.It's in the clamps cooling right now but it looked like the right limb is a little stiff at brace.

More to come later.   :bigsmyl:
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2006, 04:25:00 PM »
Actually this is going pretty smoothly so far but the tough stuff is still to come.Only have to get the string to move another 20+ ".  :knothead:  You get to try everything that you wanted to try but didn't cuz ya didn't want to ruin a good stave.
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2006, 04:29:00 AM »
I moved the tip over 1/2" but wasn't quite enough.Moved it another 1/4" and was too much.LOL.I should back it off 1/8" but I'm going to let it be till the bow is worked some more.It will probably move back on it's own.Braced profile looks a little funky but measures pretty decent.Braced at 3 1/2".
 

 
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2006, 07:29:00 AM »
Looking very good Linc.... I love that profile...   :thumbsup:  Terry
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Re: Playtime for the Masochistic-semi-sorta build-a-long
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2006, 07:55:00 AM »
Gee I wish I had the patience to do that because that is looking very good there Linc.

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