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Offline superkodiak

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #200 on: April 11, 2006, 11:12:00 PM »
Looking good look. I just started my first bow, and this post has really helped me through some of the tough times! =) Keep on Keepin on. It's lookin great.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #201 on: April 12, 2006, 06:45:00 PM »
Way to go Little Fred!!! Go slow, can't wait to see it finished myself tough.
How is the squirrel population holding up?
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #202 on: April 12, 2006, 07:00:00 PM »
I like the right limb, Hate the left  :bigsmyl:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #203 on: April 12, 2006, 07:01:00 PM »
Yes Dano
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #204 on: April 12, 2006, 09:41:00 PM »
haha Dano, I know what you mean. I think that a fair bit of that could be natural though. Hopefully.   :(   You can't really see it in the relaxed pic, but there's a fair bit of reflex/deflex off the fade. I'm hoping that's what I'm seeing. The two funky looking spots in the mid-outer third are both natural character.

Either way though, I've got a bit of work to do on that limb still. Help me out here, remember I'm still a hack beginner with this stuff.

Bert I think the squirrel population is actually going UP, not down    :readit:        "[dntthnk]"    My shooting needs a bit of work    :D
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #205 on: April 15, 2006, 09:06:00 PM »
Need your help guys, this top limb for some reason has my brain tied up in knots.

Here's a better unbraced pic
 

Drawn with a 2 inch brace height
 
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #206 on: April 15, 2006, 10:28:00 PM »
coming around a little?
 
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #207 on: April 16, 2006, 09:22:00 AM »
Looking better Little Fred. That whoop de doo in the right limb is tuff, But I think you can work out in time. Heck alot of guys would have made firewood out of her already  :D
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #208 on: April 16, 2006, 11:32:00 AM »
I'm definately impressed.  I've got to admit, I would have given up long ago....

Just a guess, cant see the limbs working..sub yellow for red.

 
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #209 on: April 16, 2006, 06:19:00 PM »
Thanks for that Chris, that's what I was thinking.

Wow, this thing is going to be bent like pretzel by the time it reaches full draw. Here it is drawn 24 inches with the bow reversed on the tree
 
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #210 on: April 16, 2006, 06:29:00 PM »
That left limb is looking much better, nice job. Now it looks like that right limb is a little stiff out of the inner third.
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Offline DarkeGreen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #211 on: April 16, 2006, 07:01:00 PM »
I haven't made a bow yet, but wow! Following this thread I can't believe you pulled this one out of the fire! It's looking pretty darn good to me. I can wait to hear about the arrows fired thru it. Keep up the good work.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #212 on: April 16, 2006, 09:36:00 PM »
What weight are you shooting for?  What weight is it pulling now?
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #213 on: April 16, 2006, 09:44:00 PM »
Bill I'm shooting for high 40s to 50, pulling that at 24-25.

Yeah it's looking a bit stiff Dano. I think the first 3 inches of the left limb are stiff as well. What do you think?

Thanks DG  :)
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #214 on: April 16, 2006, 10:56:00 PM »
woah, it just hit me. I realized I am measuring draw length from the belly of the handle rather than the back, which means that in the pic below it's actually drawn 29 inches. If we add 2" for  the riser, and if we account for a few pounds lost in shooting it in - shazam! We are very close to a finished bow    :)    

Here it is drawn to 27 inches on the tree, or 29 inches real draw. Man it's scary watching the limbs bend that far    :eek:    
   

There's still some tillering finessing that should be done. What do you guys think?
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #215 on: April 16, 2006, 11:11:00 PM »
I think I am in LOVE!!!!!  Looks real nice Fred!  As I am typing this, I remembered I haven't made the time yet to mail your present yet.  I will rectify that in a day or so.  I am BEAR hunting tomorrow!!!!!!!!   I hope to bloody my tri-lam!!!

I like the string angle as well.

Brian
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #216 on: April 16, 2006, 11:15:00 PM »
No problem. Bear hunting is certainly more important than a movie! With a bow like that you don't even need luck, but I'll say it anyways. Good luck!!!


Yeah I'm very please with the string angle and how it came out so even between the two limbs. That's a problem I've had before.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #217 on: April 17, 2006, 12:43:00 AM »
looking good!
...gosh this is hard.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #218 on: April 17, 2006, 01:53:00 AM »
Wow!  

I just read this whole thread from start to finish for the first time....I'm impressed!!!  You certainly don't give up easily Luke.

Now, I'm gonna throw an observation out there but remember this, you have built more bows than I have so I probably don't know what I'm talking about.

Something that keeps bugging my eyes is how one limb seems to be coming off the handle area at a slightly different angle than the other.  I'm not sure if I'm describing that correctly though.  In that last pic, it looks like the left limb kinda goes uphill right out of the handle and the right comes out level.  It shows up the same way in most of the other pics depending on how you have the bow flipped on the tree.  I'm wondering, is your handle the same thickness on both ends?  If not, is that making it look that way by not laying flat in the tree?

That left limb sure looks like it's bending nicely to me.  The right maybe looks like it's stiff between the two bumps but maybe it has to be that way.
Dave


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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #219 on: April 17, 2006, 08:46:00 AM »
:bigsmyl:
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