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Offline Shakes.602

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2006, 12:49:00 PM »
What I wanna know is Where do ya get a  ULU??   :confused:   Thats a Nifty Tool!! I cant say I have ever seen one at Wally World or any of the Various Home Improvement Wharehouse Stores???
  Good Job on that Bow too!! I am watching this one Too!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2006, 02:26:00 PM »
[http://www.ulu.com/]

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2006, 07:27:00 PM »
You could buy one from the site listed above, or you could buy just the blade from Jantz Knife making for about $5 and attach your own handle.  That's what I did! =)  It's not all that difficult and boy it sure does work nice.  There might be a better way to make a handle specifically for bow making by extending the handle out further, maybe making it larger?  I also used that Ulu as a scraper to shave off some fine yellow curls.  Be careful though, you must be very masculine in order to use it.... =)  Daniel was gracious enough to inform me that traditionally, these knives were for women.... LOL.  It was originally designed to scrape hides and to be used in the kitchen.  I think it's found a place among my other tools.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2006, 10:57:00 AM »
LOL....Superkodiak, I can see ya gettin pretty good with that Ulu of yours.  Your right, they are pretty handy to use, I use one too...   :)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2006, 11:02:00 AM »
I bought a cheap one from Smokey Mountian Knife Works. I see it and thought it was different and added one to my collection. They can be used for many different applications but I mostly use mine to look at.  :)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2006, 11:07:00 AM »
Hee hee looks like he must've seen Calvin's bow building threads. Hope he has a good vacuum.

Seriously, it's looking great so far!
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2006, 03:55:00 PM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2006, 03:58:00 PM »
So I took some time this morning to heat up the osage and straighten her out a bit.  There was a little twist, so I got that all worked out.  It turned out pretty good.  This was the first time that I have ever done that, so thank you to all those that have helped me with this process.  Also, many of the how-to's were very helpful in learning exactly what to do.  After I straightened it out, I decided to put the string grooves in.  I'll add some closer photos of the finish product there.  If I get some time tomorrow, I am going to put that tiller tree together so I can get ready for that whole process. =) I AM LOVING THIS!

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2006, 03:59:00 PM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2006, 03:59:00 PM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2006, 06:20:00 PM »
wow, what a nice job you are doing for a first bow on a such a knotted piece of wood  :notworthy:
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2006, 06:40:00 PM »
Thanks For the ULU Info!! Looks like a Handy-Dandy tool to have!!
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2006, 12:15:00 AM »
Alright, I am back at it.  I finally got around to making a tiller tree.  It's nothing fancy, but it's good enough to hold the bow and work on the tiller. =)  I started with a longer tiller rope.  It is 60inches the same length of my bow.  From here I began to draw the bow some.....

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2006, 12:22:00 AM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2006, 12:24:00 AM »
After checking out this tiller pic, I made a few marks on the limbs and did some scraping.  Things started to shape up so I put her back on the tree and checked it out.  I am gonna stay here for tonight.  I really would like to hear what you guys think.  This is all new to me! =)  Here are two pictures of the tiller.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2006, 12:25:00 AM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2006, 12:28:00 AM »
I thought it would help if I put the tiller tree and bow against a wall with bricks (for reference), so I took another picture in my kitchen... not so far from the living room. Hey, it's a small apartment.  Once again, God bless my wife for putting up with all this.... which reminds me, I am gonna need to sweep up some shavings from making that tiller tree earlier. =)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2006, 12:28:00 AM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2006, 12:30:00 AM »
OK, fellas. I am stopping here for the night. If you can comment on the tiller, I'll know where to start tomorrow or the next day.  Did I mention that I am loving this?!  OK, it's time to clean the mess up.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2006, 07:53:00 AM »
both limbs need to bend a fair bit more at mid limb, it's looking a little hingy of both fades. What weight are you at?

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