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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2005, 09:07:00 AM »
Here's the batting order for this soon to be great bow and build along.

1)  Yew board - Mike/Tim
2)  glue up with Tonkin Bamboo Back  - Wingnut
3)  tiller to 40s flat belly - JD  
4)  Add horn belly,snakewood underlay and final tiller - John S
5)  horn tips with string keeper - Tom
6)  Leather L/R arrow rest - Dave Bulla
7)  Timo - carp skins
8)  finish work - CK  
9)  Bow sock and string - Dano
10) Self nock arrows - SLR

Any additions or changes required?

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2005, 09:09:00 AM »
# 11: everyone start saving your money NOW!   :readit:

Somewere it was mentioned about a armguard? I talked with New guy last night, and he said that he could doit if needed?
(Enny o yuns know ware thu heart o a stumpytail izz??)

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2006, 04:23:00 PM »
Well a couple of things have happened since I last posted on this thread.

Dan Raney donated a piece of snakewood for the handle to go with the underlays.

The yew board arrived here in Texas safe and sound.


I'll start the bow and the pics tomorrow.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2006, 05:00:00 PM »
I've been reading this and was wondering if olive wood is the same as we here in montana call russian olive. If it is I could send you some russian olive 1x2x12.  This stuff does have some great dark and lite colors

sure sounds like the makings of a great bow

brian
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2006, 05:40:00 PM »
brian,

I think we have all the makings now.  Thanks for the offer.  Russian olive is some very nice stuff.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2006, 06:44:00 AM »
Mike, Call me today when you have time. I didn't get the shipping address for the Snakewood. I'll just bring it on the 22nd if it can wait. CK

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2006, 11:04:00 AM »
Curtis,

Send it to:


Mike Westvang
Dryad Bows
231 rambling loop
weatherford, TX 76087

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2006, 11:18:00 AM »
If anyone wants to send me pics and the story, I'll post it on my website.
Take a kid hunting!

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2006, 11:54:00 AM »
Thanks for the reminder John.  I'm on my way out to take pics as I type.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2006, 01:10:00 PM »
I recieved the yew board yesterday and without thinking went out and trimmed it up and cut two 1 3/4"X 36" x 1' billets without taking pics.

Here is a reenactment:  LOL

 

cut in half:
 

selected billet:

 

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2006, 01:14:00 PM »
Looks like we can rip each piece on an angle and get two bows.  Here we mark 3/8 on one end and 1/2 on the other and draw a line.

 

 

 

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2006, 01:15:00 PM »
With the line drawn we can free hand it on the bandsaw and get it ready for the drum sander and the taper board.

 

 

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2006, 01:18:00 PM »
My drum sander is in the shop so they will have to wait til I can go up to Mark Hornes and use his.

In the mean time we need a bamboo back.

We lay out the outline using the pattern on the selected piece.

 

Now cut outside the line 1/16 or so with the bandsaw.

 

 

rip the bamboo to thin it a bit.  (BE CAREFUL!!)

 

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2006, 01:22:00 PM »
Now off to the big sander for some reduction.

first square to the handle lines

 

Then the limb taper

 

Now thin to about 1/32"

 

 

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2006, 01:23:00 PM »
That's it for now, gotta work on a customers bow.

Mike

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2006, 01:25:00 PM »
Mike, I’m going to enjoy seeing the pics as you go move thru the process.

Glad to see you’re wearing a dust mask.

Your gloves appear to be getting a little thin on the fingers?

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2006, 01:29:00 PM »
Gloves? Heck John, That's nothing but slight wear. Have you seen his hat? Nothing left but a raggedy band left. LOL!

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2006, 03:02:00 PM »
I'm glad the yew is going to work..I was kind of nervous about it.

Looks good so far

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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2006, 03:41:00 PM »
Nice pictorial so far Mike, thats cool you got two bows outa those pieces. I didn't see any Hawaiin camo wear but hey it is winter time.  :D
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Re: St. Judes BBY build along? IT'S DONE!! Pics included
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2006, 03:49:00 PM »
Actually Dano, I'm not getting two bows.  I thought I would saw the other piece and prep it then send it to the guy that was given the board then donated it.  Might have too add a lam to it but can get a yew bow too.

Mike

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