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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2006, 10:14:00 PM »
Dang John you're good...and fast!
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2006, 10:59:00 PM »
Not what I'd call typical bowery attire Mic!

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2006, 12:06:00 AM »
Lookin good Mickey.

Nice duds, gentleman bowyer?
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2006, 02:12:00 AM »
I went through the thread very quickly and I am sorry for being so late - If there is any arrow work that needs done for this project I would love to see to it. Now I know, being a practical sort of thinker, that you can't match up arras before the string is on it. I have plenty of raw material on hand for the shafts and I remember somebody wanting to do the nocks. I could send them shafts and they could send them back or whatever you all need. Just ask or PM me or for sure send a email to michael.fletcher@comcast.net.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2006, 07:40:00 AM »
John..... On the list of donators please add Ron Razzolini (Buffler Razz) He contacted me by e-mail and will be making a stringer with leather cups and a string holder for the bow......Great job on the site.....   :thumbsup:   Terry
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2006, 08:08:00 AM »
Mickey, Mickey, Mickey!!

Look at the mess in that shop.  Dang boy them boxs aren't even in size order more or less alphabetized.  And there is glue and stuff just setting out on the bench.  What no place to go?

LOL

Hey how come you aren't sweating?  Did you go take a shower and change before Dianne took the pics?

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2006, 08:36:00 AM »
Mike I was thinkng the same thing about Mickey's shop.  After what he did to your kitchen at javie camp you'd think he would know better than to have boxes partly open, stuff laying around half unrolled and such general disaray! Tsk Tsk TSk...shameful...down right shameful.   :D  

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2006, 09:52:00 AM »
The more I ponder it the more I like the idea of a bendy handle short bow. No one better to start it off then the Ferret.

Nice website John, quick work and well done.

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2006, 11:03:00 AM »
But did you notice how nice his pictures are turning out now?   :)

BTW Mickey - You've got rain and snow coming your way. Snow is coming down here pretty good right now. Oughta be enough to whiten up the ground a bit in case you get out this weekend.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2006, 12:30:00 PM »
Mickey, sorry about the crummy stave, knew I should of sent one of the long ones.  I'll know better next time.

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2006, 12:50:00 PM »
Timo, do you have a pic of a carp skin backed bow?  

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2006, 12:58:00 PM »
This is close to what it should look like when finished Charlie. Not sure why those pixels are distorted?

 
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Offline John Scifres

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2006, 01:36:00 PM »
Take a kid hunting!

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2006, 02:07:00 PM »
Cool pic John!

The pic in my post was from skin closer to the belly of the fish.

The one in Johns pic is closer to the top of the back.

If a man is mindful he can get enough(from one fish) to back 2 bows.
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Offline On Fire aka Charlie

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2006, 02:24:00 PM »
Thanks, now I gotta learn how to do that.  It's not a problem to shoot a 36" + grass carp around here.
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2006, 04:43:00 PM »
Sometimes working with osage is like dating a super model..oh she can look real pretty on the outside, but the more tiime you spend with her the more her "inner" flaws show up.

And that is what we have with this stave.

I got a chance to work on it before work, and at lunch time and things started showing up that have convinced me this stave in all liklihood will not make a bow after all.

Will take me awhile to download all the pics and show you why.

BUMMER!
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2006, 07:41:00 PM »
First let me show you the growth rings. This is NOT a problem, but it is a bit confusing. On one end the best ring is the second ring down

 

On the other end thereare 6 growth rings slammed together like a stack of paper and the best ring is the 7th one down

 

No biggie on that though I'm sure Icould get it into 1 of those rings cleanly or if not rawhide back it
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2006, 07:43:00 PM »
Anyow after taking off the bark and most of the sapwood I struck a centerline

 

I then used a floppy ruler to layout a blank 1 1/4" wide end to end

 
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2006, 07:45:00 PM »
I measured this in about a dozen places on the centerline and then connected the dots

 

Then went to the bandsaw and cut it to outline.

 
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Re: Saint Judes Team Osage
« Reply #79 on: January 13, 2006, 07:54:00 PM »
This revealed 2 fatal flaws (plus some minor ones)

Here's the first major flaw, a big old punky knot right on the edge of the bending limb. Once I removed the rest of the sapwood in that spot it was really close to the back. It would never bend there and it might break there.

     

the other thing that revealed itself is a crack, not sure if it's from splitting, or drying or wind, but it's 6"-8" long, runs thru the stave at an angle and isn't gonna leave enough wood if remove (PS look close it starts out green where the end was painted...it's in the center of the stave from this side and it's not the black line which is the back edge of the bow to the left...)

     
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