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Offline Tom Leemans

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2006, 08:15:00 AM »
Cool bow rack Luke!
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2006, 10:03:00 AM »
My bad, I see know, I'm not trying to sound negetive about your making of this bow but there is certain things that need to be watched when adding overlays to selfbows, meaning that most of the backs are not flat so flattening is required, also the overlays length needs to be shorter than the handle area, no bending at all in the handle are is waht your looking for.  If you can pull it off it will be one sweet looking bow, keep up the good work.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2006, 11:04:00 AM »
Hello Luke
Your doing a good job on that longbow
i dont know if the bow i am making you
will be as good that one. Way to go my friend
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2006, 01:34:00 PM »
Luke you do a good job on that bow now..She is looking good so far so take it slow..I know you get a little over anxious now and then ..remember this one is gonna make the weight..good luck..gut
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2006, 02:55:00 PM »
Thanks  Joe, I need all the advice and critiscm I can get. I did some flattening of the back with a scraper, but the overlay pieces are very thin - the red one you can almost see light when looking through - so I used lots of elastics, and it looks like it did a nice job of conforming to the crown. This is my first time doing anything like this though, so I'm kinda riding by the seat of my pants.

No problem Cody, just the fact that you are making one for me is good enough. I'm sure you could though.

Thanks Kurt. I have a feeling this is going to be the one that makes the final cut. I can't decide whether or not to skin this bow when it's done. The osage looks so nice alone, but it also looks so nice with the black rat skins. I'll cross the bridge when I get there.

Thanks all, I'll try and get some more work done tonight
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2006, 03:11:00 PM »
Luke I thought you had to go to school?  Good lookin bow.  I'll catch up on it tonight.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2006, 03:30:00 PM »
ah school smchool  ;)  . Just kidding, I get home at 2:45.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2006, 03:50:00 PM »
Looks Good Luke.  Love that stove too, got one just like it in my house!  Keep up the good work on the bow and in school...BLM
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2006, 03:51:00 PM »
Luke I got a pair of copperheads that would look sweeeeeeet on that sucker...If it makes the grade and I am sure it will, there yours...Kirk..AKA..gut
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2006, 04:05:00 PM »
wow thanks for the offer Kirk (sorry got your name wrong last time  :(  ). There's a fair amount of tradgangers in on this, we might have to make one of these pass-around bows  :)  . We'll see how it comes out.

Back to the basement!
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2006, 05:19:00 PM »
Ok, I just came across my first little problem. The tip overlays were supposed to be rosewood (that's what we'll call it, for easieness sake), mahogany and the purpleheart. It looks like I didn't have enough clamp pressure, and there was a crack on both tips between the purpleheart and the mahogany that run about half the length of the overlay. The other woods seemed fine. When I was reducing the tips, the unglued purpleheart popped off. So I just took off the rest of the purpleheart, and this is what is left
 
I have to go to the hardware store and pick up a new nock file - lost mine somewhere in all the...stuff - so work is kinda halted for the day. The tip is only partially shaped, planning on finishing that after tillering.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2006, 06:00:00 PM »
looking good luke.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2006, 08:18:00 PM »
Isn't that Padauk instead of rosewood???
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2006, 10:46:00 PM »
I have no idea   :confused:  . It was just some scraps at a wood store.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2006, 05:57:00 AM »
i had a paduak riser once. kind looks like it. if so it will turn darker over time, like the osage.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2006, 07:08:00 AM »
Very nice Luke...... you're doing great....    :thumbsup:   Terry
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2006, 07:36:00 AM »
Hello Luke.
I sure do like that bow. Its one of the best bows i have seen by made buy a teenager. Way to go.
Best to you Luke.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2006, 03:00:00 PM »
sorry guys, I don't know how much work I'll be able to put into this bow over the next little while, what with school, working, volleyball, youth group, etc etc... I'll do my best  :(  

Thanks Cody, but it's not over yet. The hard part is still to come.

Thanks everybody  :)
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2006, 03:23:00 PM »
Don't sweat it Luke.  Sounds like yu have your priorities in line.  Get that stuff done and holler back at us.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2006, 07:50:00 PM »
Lord, please let my kids grow up like Luke. Amen.
Great job. "Far away from Killy" I liked that.


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