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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #220 on: April 17, 2006, 09:39:00 AM »
boy Luke you really made a heckuva recovery on that piece of wood bro...nice , very nice...I sent ya a PM let me know what you decide...gut
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #221 on: April 17, 2006, 10:33:00 AM »
Dang Dave, you got good eyes! When I sanded down the bow for it to accept the handle I didn't do a very good job of keeping it even. You're right, the handle does kinda lean to one side. I fixed it when I shaped the handle last night. And you wouldn't think it but the bow does have about 1/8" positive tiller.

Thanks guys! I'm very happy with how this one turned out.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #222 on: April 17, 2006, 12:21:00 PM »
Vertical pic. It looks like I'm skimping out a bit and not reaching full draw, but you get the idea.
 

Wow what a nice shooter this bow turned out to be. I'm not drawing it all the way to 29 yet but it really spits fire. No detectable stack and a very smooth draw all the way back
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #223 on: April 17, 2006, 12:45:00 PM »
How to stay with it, good job Luke!  Tiller looks good in the last pic.


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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #224 on: April 17, 2006, 12:49:00 PM »
:mad:  

Stupid technerolomogy! All along I've been measuring draw weight using an old bathroom scale. That scale reads the bow shooting about 47@29. I thought it felt a bit light for that, so I checked it with our good bathroom scale. 43@29!! Gerrrr.  :mad:  I was really looking for a bow in the 47-48 pound range, and I want to get it there, if it's possible. I'm thinking of another layer of sinew. What say ye? I figure the sinew would help protect the bow from the extra stress the added weight gives, so that's a plus. I think piking the tips wouldn't do very much because the added stress would just cause more set, thereby dropping weight.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #225 on: April 17, 2006, 12:53:00 PM »
WOW! cool i can't believe how awesome that bow turned out! congrats and have fun with it!

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #226 on: April 17, 2006, 01:10:00 PM »
Luke you can add sinew and you will have retill which you may end up back to 43 after you clean it up again...Leave it bro..don't do it..she looks fine...what the heck is 4 lbs anyway...JMO...remember what happened to your last few you tried to pike a bit......hope this helps...Lookin good in your last pic, I would call it quits on her...gut
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #227 on: April 17, 2006, 01:22:00 PM »
With the static tips, sinew and 29" draw you probably have a 43# bow that shoots as hard as a straight limb 53# bow. Add a fast flight string to inhance performance if you are using B-50 and your bow will gain another 5-10fps. If you don't have any I would be happy to make you a DF-97 string and send it to you.

I am very impressed with your finished bow and the path you took to complete what looked like a lost cause.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #228 on: April 17, 2006, 02:16:00 PM »
LEAVE IT !!!  :bigsmyl:  

time to start an other buildalong ( gotta beat this 16 pages one)LOL

BTW, that bend elbow draw looks much better

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #229 on: April 17, 2006, 02:18:00 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts guys. There's a couple reasons why I'm looking to add weight. Maybe I'm just crazy though  :knothead:  

1. I'm trying to move up in draw weight, and 43 pounds is what my other two bows draw, so this one won't help me that way.

2. I have some arrows being made for me that are going to be fairly heavy in spine and I would like it if this bow would shoot them well.

3. Biggest reason: I don't think I've announced this yet, but I had a plan for this bow. After I was done shooting it for a while I was going to pass it along to whoever wanted to shoot it. They would shoot it for a week or two and then pass it on, but not before signing their name and handle. After the bow had been passed to everyone who wanted to shoot it and everyone had signed it, it would be entered into the closest St. Judes Auction. I know there's a lot more people shooting 50 pounds than low 40s, so if it was a bit heavier there would be more people interested in shooting it.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #230 on: April 17, 2006, 02:30:00 PM »
Super slick lookin' stick.....Very nice.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #231 on: April 17, 2006, 02:30:00 PM »
well Mr. Luke that is a mighty fine jesture on your part...I am sure if that is the case there will still be plenty of fellows wanting to shoot that bow reguardless of 4 or 5 lbs of draw...I still say leave it alone...and kill a deer with it before you send her off....gut
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #232 on: April 17, 2006, 05:11:00 PM »
Mr. Luke, I just read this end to end, and I am very impressed. You appear to be so much more mature than your age indicates. I can't believe the patience you have, I would have made whittlin sticks out of that bow about 3 times in the story, but you kept on going. Your charm can be seen in your writing and your dedication to schoolwork is admirable. Your parents should be extremely proud of you, and of themselves as well.
 I forsee a great life for you. Best of luck in your further endevors. You have restored my faith in todays youth, and have touched everyone on this board that has read this post.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #233 on: April 17, 2006, 05:28:00 PM »
Little Fred, anyone would be proud to shoot this  bow after all the hard work you put into it. Stay with your plan it's a good one,  :thumbsup:  the lesser wieght won't hurt a thing.  Nice work dude!!!   :D
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #234 on: April 17, 2006, 06:16:00 PM »
Congratulations litlle Fred, you pat yourself on the back my friend, you are one classy young man.
That bow is an awesome piece of work and I would be proud to shoot it for a while.
I will send you some finished pic's of the triple decker soon.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #235 on: April 17, 2006, 06:41:00 PM »
Dang Bob, don't say that. You're making my head swell.  :D  

Good news everyone! I just applied the first snake skin, the bow is in the clear! It was getting close there, but I managed to put on a snake skin before I added more sinew. It's too late to go back now! Whew, that was close though  :p  

Sorry Eric, I missed your offer when I read through your post. I have some 450 on it now, is that about the same as DF-97? If it's not, I would love it you did that.  :)  Thanks
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #236 on: April 17, 2006, 06:43:00 PM »
Keep it as is,,you have fought a long battle and have won. Adding more sinew will only bulk it up and add more mass weight. You may very well loose some of your speed and quick recovery. I'd be proud to shoot it, you have gained a great accomplishment.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #237 on: April 17, 2006, 07:03:00 PM »
Way to go, Luke!    :thumbsup:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #238 on: April 17, 2006, 07:26:00 PM »
I can't wait to see it with the skins on it. I'm betting it would make a perfect deer hunting bow.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #239 on: April 17, 2006, 07:43:00 PM »
Way to GO!  I am very impressed!

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