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2018 What did you do today?
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:03:00 PM »
I got to meet Bvas from Ohio.

I guess he's ok..   :)

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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 09:17:00 PM »
I thought about cleaning the shop today......
Then I remembered it's the thought that counts so I'm good!
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 09:33:00 PM »
Visited central Indiana today. Seems like a nice place. Closer to osage. Bigger deer. Friendly people. And was warmer than when I left here yesterday.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 09:42:00 AM »
Going to buy lumber for a table maybe I can find a piece of bow wood while I'm there. Wish me luck.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 12:52:00 PM »
John, I was in a similar situation.  I went to Menards to look at washers and decided "why not check out the lumber."  To my delight, I not only found they just started carrying random lengths of hard maple, but I discovered this beauty:

 

This is just a small bit of the board, but almost all of the 1" x 6" x 12' is like this (with a small bit of heartwood inclusion at one end and a little bit of swirling in the middle, but it's also on the side with the heartwood).  I'm guessing I should be able to rip a good number of backing strips or core lams from this.

And I was able to find a steal of a deal on a nice open box washer!
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:18:00 PM »
Nice, Ty.

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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 04:38:00 PM »
Nice board Ty, we have lowes that's it even if I drive an hour to h depot same thing poplar or oak that's it. Ive called every cabinet maker and any one I can think of but no good. Guess ill end up in charlotte or fayettenam  to look. I hate the big city.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 06:53:00 PM »
TODAY!!!!! Today I endured "One of those days".... One of those days that no matter what I did or how much effort, attention or care I put in to it, it all just turned to crap.

But, no matter what I did wrong, no matter what I misfigured, no matter what I miscalculated, my wife loves me, my kids put up with me, my grandkids don't even notice and Jesus still loves me.

I'll take it.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:23:00 PM »
Skeater at least you got the right attitude sure makes life a lot easier.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 12:25:00 AM »
Lmao...  Life is Good...

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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 12:41:00 PM »
Great outlook Lonnie!!

I got Hova's camera but the batteries were dead. Takes a 7.3 volt battry so may be a bit on the pics , Roy.  :D
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 03:17:00 PM »
I glued up a hickory backed lemonwood ALB and she's in the oven as I type this. I guess we'll see in a few hours.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 01:25:00 PM »
I'm probably jumping the gun here but I've done my design for the Bow Swap.  I'm building an old school hill with straight limb back set.  Back set will range from about 1.65 to 1.85 depending on the length of the bow.

I'll probably have to build two of these.  The first with a SWAG on the stack and the second with a calculated stack to meet my recipients draw weight.

This will be for the form template.  Doesn't get much simpler than this.    :)  

 
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 02:28:00 PM »
I took the hickory backed bow out of the cold hot box today and cleaned her up. Looks like she's gonna be a sweet bow.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 01:50:00 AM »
Got my lams thickness sanded for a tri lam tonight.
...not tapered yet.
Been a long time..
..felt good to make some sawdust again....even if it was just sanding dust...lol
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
Looks like I'm going to watch it snow, got 3 inches in two hours already. That means I can tiller my bow all day!
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 11:04:00 AM »
Over a foot up here so far and 10 degrees.

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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 12:07:00 PM »
Not that cold here yet. Think I need rehab. Its a week day not even noon and I'm calling it TILLER TIME.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 04:08:00 PM »
Finishing a bow blank to go to Canada. Wenge riser, amberboo cores, Bocote veneers. 40 @28 and 58”D/R
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 07:49:00 PM »
Tried to make sure my fingerprints don’t match the FBI database. 40 grit on the belt doesn’t just grind, it grabs and rips.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »
Blew up a bow going out now to start another one.
Bvas, ouch been there that hurts. Unfortunatly they grow back. Fire is the only perment way to remove them i think.
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 08:22:00 PM »
Yeah it’s a throbbing sob. Worst part, it’s my ring finger on string hand. So it’s either gonna have to stop hurting or I’m gonna be shooting with two finger. I still got a couple weeks of deer hunting  ;)
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 09:34:00 PM »
Glad that's all it was dude.

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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2018, 09:42:00 PM »
That's painful, been there !!
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Re: 2018 What did you do today?
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2018, 09:59:00 PM »
Oh ya, me too...

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