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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2008, 09:16:00 AM »
Buck,
Good buildalong and nice bows!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2008, 09:18:00 AM »
Then cut it out
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2008, 09:26:00 AM »
Now to cut in the shelf, word of caution make sure you mark the top or bottom limb, I have cut the shelf on the wrong side already, you either have a lefty or you have to go back and retiller it to switch the limbs from top to bottom. I measure 2" up from center for my shelf, Then I go 3/8"deep and taper up 3" for the sight window.
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2008, 09:34:00 AM »
After the shelf is cut out I will measure down 1/4" and draw a line across the handle and then draw a radius on it. Then I will mark the handle. and cut it out.
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2008, 09:45:00 AM »
Now for the fun part shaping the handle. Everybody has there own way and shape they like. My dad does a lot of bird carvings and two dremel like tools that run on a cable. one is set up for taking the bulk of the wood off and have the other set up with a sanding drum. It takes me a bout 15 min to cut the radius on the shelf and to shape the handle.
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2008, 10:01:00 AM »
Time to shape the nock. first I brace it at 6 1/2" and then draw a pencil line along the string on each side. That gives me my marks to file for my string grooves then. After I file them in I will lay out my tips to the shape I want. Always experimenting with tip shapes.
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2008, 10:04:00 AM »
All thats left is a final sanding and to dress her up with a little stain and leather grip. That will be this weekends project along with finishing up two more bows. Here is a full draw pic and a braced pic. Shot about 20 arrows out of it and it shoots really sweet.
 
 

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2008, 05:59:00 PM »
What tool do you use to shape the nocks?  I am getting ready to put some overlays on an osage bow, and never shaped nocks.  Just use a rasp and file and then sand?

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2008, 06:04:00 PM »
I use a dremel with a 60grit sanding drum.

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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2008, 06:45:00 AM »
Very nice guys. Thanks for shareing. Dean
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Re: Bamboo backed Osage tri-lam build-a-long
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2008, 10:09:00 PM »
That's a beauty!
What will you use for a finish? Satin...
 Poly?

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