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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #240 on: April 17, 2006, 08:40:00 PM »
How long should I wait until I can shoot it again? I remember reading 1 week but wasn't sure if that changes with sinew.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #241 on: April 17, 2006, 11:36:00 PM »
450 is about the same as DF-97

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #242 on: April 18, 2006, 04:58:00 PM »


Anyone notice anything a little bit odd in the pic above?   :knothead:    :D  

Thought I might through in some handle pics too
 
 
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #243 on: April 18, 2006, 07:11:00 PM »
all I can say is that the skins sure LOOKED like they matched before I put them on  :knothead:    :knothead:    :knothead:


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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #244 on: April 18, 2006, 10:13:00 PM »
Looks awesome man, congratulations on taking it to the end. Nice work!
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #245 on: April 18, 2006, 10:30:00 PM »
Way to go Luke you should be very proud of that bow.I am looking foreward to seeing some video of you shooting her(on or off a trampoline)

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #246 on: April 18, 2006, 10:50:00 PM »
:readit:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #247 on: April 18, 2006, 11:47:00 PM »
Luke,

If you get it done soon, I might could try to stick a Bear with it!!!  Hint, hint, hint!!!  They are a little slow so far, but should get hot and heavy SOON.  It sure felt good to be in the bush again yesterday.

I could even pass it along to Bert when I was done.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #248 on: April 19, 2006, 10:19:00 AM »
Luke what did you do use a king snake on one end and a black rat on the other......man that sucker still looks good...when you get the scales off the black rat that pattern will bleed through even more...Didn't I send you more than one king and rat....gut
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #249 on: April 19, 2006, 03:26:00 PM »
I guess your bow is one of them "hyrids". Cool looking bow Luke.   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #250 on: April 19, 2006, 06:15:00 PM »
Sounds doable Brian.  :)  The faster the bow is out of my hands the less chance there is of me breaking down and piking it, or doing something else stupid like that.

Kirk you did send me two kingsnakes and one rat, but before I applied the skins I thought you sent three kingsnakes and one rat, so I used one of the kings for arrows.  :knothead:  The arrows looked nice, but not as nice as the skins would have looked on the bow.

Thanks everybody!

Is there a better way to take scales off than duct tape? I tried it twice last night with the tape but only a few scales came off and the tape tore off a little bit of the top layer of the rat snake skin
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #251 on: April 19, 2006, 07:34:00 PM »
Luke, The Skins you have on there give that Bow  Character , Makes it Stand Out from Everyone elses. Its Very Well Made, and has Character as well!! What else could ya Ask For!!I think it Looks Great As Is!!!  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :archer:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #252 on: April 19, 2006, 09:55:00 PM »
It takes a while but, I just use my thumb nail to scrape the scales off that the tape didn't remove. You do want to get them all, cause they will cause problems in the finish is ya miss one.
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #253 on: April 19, 2006, 10:41:00 PM »
Argh  :mad:  

I think I might have just butchered the skins on one limb. I tried using my thumb as you suggested Dano, but it looks like the scales were so stuck that they pulled off part of the skin when they came off. What am I doing wrong???
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #254 on: April 19, 2006, 11:39:00 PM »
Are you pulling the tape off the skin head to tail? Going the opposite way will tear the skin.

When you put on the tape rub it really hard with the edge of your thumb and pull it off slowly.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #255 on: April 20, 2006, 07:52:00 AM »
still no scales coming off. Maybe I just have the skins of two super-snakes  :readit:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #256 on: April 20, 2006, 09:28:00 AM »
well they are Ga. snakes...and we grow them bad down here...tuff buggers......tell ya what bro...if you stll have problems with them..send the bow to me and I will stain one limb and put these copperheads on I got...that is the only way I will be able to get these two to match....I guess I could do that ...I dunno with it being sinewed.......just let me know what you want to do..sorry you are having fits with those skins I sent....gut
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #257 on: April 20, 2006, 04:40:00 PM »
Sorry, Kirk, didn't want you to feel guilty, you shouldn't at all. Skins are skins and there's no way you could have known. I tested a few of the others and they all work fine. I'm still happy as could be with the skins you sent. I might see how that big one would look if I split it and put it on. hmmm, maybe  :)  


Just had an idea, what with all this talk of tempering the belly. What if I toasted the belly on this one? It would raise the weight and take off a bit of the set it's taken. Any thoughts? I'm still not satisfied with the low weight.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #258 on: April 20, 2006, 04:42:00 PM »
osage is an awesome wood i just wish we had it in my country  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #259 on: April 20, 2006, 04:46:00 PM »
opps sorry guys i got the wrong end of the stick  :knothead:
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