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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2019, 11:48:29 AM »
At 21 inches, the kink is the thing.

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2019, 11:56:03 AM »
String tracks as good as I could get it.

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2019, 12:28:53 PM »
Looking good,  Bue..

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2019, 02:14:52 PM »
Bue, the string tracking is just right for this stave. With a selfbow, generally as long as the string tracks through the handle the bow should shoot fine. I think you've done a fine job with this kinked stave.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2019, 05:12:06 PM »
Looks good Bue  :thumbsup:
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2019, 07:00:03 PM »
Bue, the string tracking is just right for this stave. With a selfbow, generally as long as the string tracks through the handle the bow should shoot fine. I think you've done a fine job with this kinked stave.   :thumbsup:

Looking good Bue
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2019, 05:45:31 AM »
I would bet at 15/16 " that bow is snappy ,what's it weight  13 Oz ?  Very few woods could get that narrow , I will bet there is another osage self bow in your future  :cheesy:
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 09:14:41 AM »
Did you get the finish on there Bue
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
Not yet, I’ll see what I can do this weekend, been busy. Have an Elm bow on order that had to come first and grinding laminates. Us retired old geezers are busy all the time.  :)

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2019, 02:47:33 PM »
Can't wait to see it
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2019, 10:57:55 PM »
Looks great, Bue. Make sure that kinky area is doing its share of the bending. You should not be after a picture perfect tiller.

As long as the string is on the handle it will shoot well. I usually leave handles wide and nocks wide to help track the string. After stringing I can shape them.

Also,  if you can postpone which are the upper and lower limbs, tuning will be better - no string slap.

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2019, 07:52:00 AM »
Well, I finally got this one finished, turned out a nice, snappy shooter. Width at handle 15’16, lenght 67 ntn and 41 pounds at 29. I put buffalo horn tips on it.
I measured the tiller at 3 points at brace and again with the bow drawn to 17 inches, all was even. Thanks for help.
I’ll post a few pics.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 08:02:11 AM by Buemaker »

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2019, 07:54:07 AM »
At 30 inches.

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2019, 07:55:34 AM »
Kinky section

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2019, 07:56:37 AM »
Horn tip

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2019, 07:57:39 AM »

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2019, 07:59:39 AM »
Bue, you did an awesome job..

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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2019, 08:06:14 AM »
Looks Great !!
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2019, 08:12:02 AM »
Awesome Bue
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Re: Osage bowyers, I need some opinions.
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2019, 08:24:25 AM »
Well done, Bue.  :thumbsup:
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