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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2006, 09:17:00 PM »
Ok, finally had enough of homework, and got some work done. I got it on the tree for the first time. Here's the profile. Left limb (lower) has about 2 inches of reflex, top limb is about even, maybe 1/2". I think the picture is a little crooked though, so it looks a bit distorted.
 

First pull. It'll looking like all the bend in the right limb is hapening right off the fade, which I kinda expected. That area had to be taken down a bit so I could put the handle on a flat surface. Still have a lot of weight to play with, so I'm hoping it will be ok
 
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Offline Aaron Proffitt 2

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2006, 10:52:00 PM »
lookin' good ,Luke !!

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2006, 12:30:00 AM »
God bless Canadian Tire  :D

Lookin' good dude, keep at'r!
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2006, 07:35:00 AM »
Luke
Your bow looks like a old howard hill longbow.
I am going to try to make a bow out of the osage
that i have. are you going to make some new wood arrow for that bow.
Best to you
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2006, 07:58:00 AM »
I don't know Cody, I probably will. Depends on how it turns out.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2006, 08:20:00 AM »
Luke you're doing great.

Thanks for letting us ride along.    :thumbsup:

Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2006, 09:31:00 AM »
Here's where I got to last night. Getting a bit better, but still hingy right off the fade in the left, and bending a bit too much right off the fade on the right (top limb is left)
 

Got to go to work.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2006, 10:36:00 AM »
nice job Luke, keep away from the fades for now. what weight are you shooting for?

did you get a PM concerning some elk sinew??? I steered a buddy your way.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2006, 03:28:00 PM »
Hey Luke, I'm followin-ya.  Lookin good man.  Nice to get it bending in the fades already.  Thats a hard part for me.

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2006, 05:27:00 PM »
Thanks guys. I've got a big NO! written on the parts that are bending too much. That should help me remember   :)   . Yeah, thanks Cary, I just got that. I appreciate it.

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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2006, 04:23:00 PM »
not really much to report as of now. Pretty much the same as the last picture, but getting a little bit closer. I'm doing my best to take this one slow, so it's going slow  ;)  


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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2006, 04:42:00 PM »
Slow is good Luke, we will be here that's for sure.  :D
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2006, 05:20:00 PM »
alright, I've been looking at this thing too long, my eyes are starting to chase eachother. Drawn 8 or 9 inches.
 


this is fun  :bigsmyl:
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2006, 07:12:00 PM »
uh oh    :(    . As I was stringing the bow for the first time, I heard a small *tick*. When I opened my eyes, stood up from and the floor, and changed my pants, I gave the boy a real good looking-over. Turns out their was a small spot where the overlays didn't get a good bond with the osage, and the paduak and purpleheart cracked there    :(    . The osage is fine, but I had to take down the overlays quite a bit until there was a good glue line all the way around. After a lot of the overlay was gone, I noticed that the hingey part of the upper limb (left in the pic above), is because of two factors. 1. When I glued on the handle I had to take it down a bit so that the handle would have a straight line to adhere to. 2. Right at that spot, the back of the bow takes a little dip down into the riser. So at this one spot I have a little dip from gluing on the handle, and a little natural dip on the back of the bow. This is creating a thin spot, and therefore creating the hinge. Should I be worried about this?

Did that make sense??
Here's a pic. You can't see it all that well, but it might give you an idea about what I'm talking about
   

What do I do?? Redo the overlays? sinew? patch? Think nothing of it and keep going?   :help:
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2006, 07:36:00 PM »
Luke,it's pretty common for a glued on handle to want to pop off if the bow bends within a few inches of the handle. With the hindge it makes it worse. You can pin the handle and at least keep it from coming off.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2006, 07:41:00 PM »
I would redo the overlays on the back, but I would stop them about 1/2" above the arrow pass and 1/2" below the bottom of the grip.  I would also guess that you will have to tiller that hinge out and probably loose more weight than you want, but that is where the sinew could save your bacon.  You could also steam some recurve into those tips and make it a static recurve.  To gain the weight back if you left the tips wide enough for that.  Or you could just leave the bow as is and use it as a staff to fight off your attack squirrels.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2006, 07:44:00 PM »
Luke, use the force!!!!

You can do it.  Just don't get in too much of a hurry.
Gen 27:3  "Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;"

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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2006, 09:53:00 PM »
Bad news. This happened while I was trying to string it. I think I shouldn't have cut in that large an arrow rest, it weakened it too much in that area. Sorry Cary  :(    "[dntthnk]"  

 
 
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2006, 10:02:00 PM »
uh...one of the reasons some of us DON'T recommend cutting in arrow rests on wooden bows. As least it can serve as a good example of WHY.

Sorry to see that young Luke.
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Re: The Beauty of Osage... Buildalong *finishing up tiller*
« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2006, 12:49:00 AM »
Dang, I was hoping this would be the one that held together for you! Well, nothin' to do but try again! You are miles ahead of the learning curve from many folks far older.....keep the faith! Steve

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