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Offline NorthShoreLB

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #260 on: April 20, 2006, 05:20:00 PM »
Luke, You cannot temper the belly once you have glued a backing, the heat required for tempering the wood will get the glue to fail.

Stay with that bow, you can always make a heavyer on the next one

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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #261 on: April 20, 2006, 05:32:00 PM »
thanks Manny
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #262 on: April 20, 2006, 09:13:00 PM »
Luke, you don't have to dig too deeply into the skin to flick the scales off. Usually tape does the trick and all you have left is a half dozen or so to mess with.
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #263 on: April 21, 2006, 04:36:00 PM »
still no luck. How badly will the scales mess up the finish? I think I might have overreacted before when I said I had butchered the skin. It still looks good. If the scales are going to be a big problem with the finish I might sand the skins off and try shoot a few big carp for it.
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Offline 1gutpile

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #264 on: April 24, 2006, 12:02:00 PM »
the scales won't bother the bow Luke...which one is giving you fits. If I remeber correctly the king had just shed so that might have been some of the problem..I have a few bows where I left the scales on purposely...they are fine and look just as good...gut
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #265 on: April 24, 2006, 04:15:00 PM »
the kingsnake has one patch of scales that won't come off, and all the scales on the rat refuse to budge. I think I'll just finish it as is, if the scales mess it up I'll just put on some new skins.
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #266 on: May 15, 2006, 06:24:00 PM »
Here she is finished. 5 layers of poly, with one more to come after naming her. Speaking of which, it needs a good name. I was thinking of calling her Bloodline, after the red line going up the top limb. Any suggestions?

 
 
 
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #267 on: May 15, 2006, 07:53:00 PM »
Phoenix is a good name for her, as she was close to be firewood and you resurrected her...
That's my vote!

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #268 on: May 15, 2006, 09:34:00 PM »
I'm not much on nameing bows, but she turned out nice Little Fred.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #269 on: May 15, 2006, 11:22:00 PM »
I would call it "lock-jaw" from the red line going through the "limb" of the bow.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #270 on: May 16, 2006, 09:44:00 AM »
Luke just name her Justice....cause you done her good son...gut
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Offline Slim Buttes

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #271 on: May 16, 2006, 10:51:00 AM »
Where are the full draw pics?

Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #272 on: May 16, 2006, 10:33:00 PM »
hmmm, I'm liking "Phoenix". Kinda fits with the colours too


Slim if I find time I'll get a few up sometime soon
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Offline Yance

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #273 on: May 17, 2006, 10:51:00 AM »
Luke I just read through this whole thread and I gotta say this may very well be the best buildalong I have seen so far. I would not be concerned about the weight at all. This is a perfect example of taking a piece of wood, or lots of pieces actually, and making the best bow possible. Reread that part of the post before you measured the weight on the accurate scale, you said you were skimpin on the draw and it was still spitting fire! I would feel like a million bucks If I hade made that bow. And I believe "Phoenix" is also very fitting for her as well. I do not believe many people would have tried to let alone been able to finish this one.
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Offline Bert Frelink

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #274 on: May 18, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
Congrattulations Little Fred !!!!!
My hat is of to you my friend, you should be very proud .
I am not sure if I would have hung in there myself.
I am looking forward to the next one already.
Regards, Bert  :thumbsup:

Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #275 on: May 22, 2006, 08:37:00 AM »
uh oh. Run into a bit of a problem. It seems that now for some reason when I shoot it past 24" the string comes off the recurve on the top limb. I thought I had that licked a while ago, but it's reared its ugly head again. Anything I can do?
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #276 on: May 22, 2006, 09:49:00 AM »
dry heat bro ...tweek it opposite the way it comes off...just a minor line up problem...gut
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Offline Slim Buttes

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #277 on: May 22, 2006, 12:46:00 PM »
Check the string nock. I had a bow that was doing the same thing after I put a massey finish on it, I shot 100 times before the finish with no problems. I had a build up of finish in the nock groove a little sanding and all was better.

Maybe you should name the bow "LIFE" -- alway problems always solutions all the time.

Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #278 on: May 22, 2006, 03:04:00 PM »
will the dry heat affect the skins/sinew/finish?

I think the string nock is fine Slim. Maybe a bit small, but it looks good
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #279 on: May 22, 2006, 03:12:00 PM »
Do you have a nock overlay on the limb? Pretty hard for a string to come off with a deep groove across the back of a tip.

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