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Walnut Footed Riser ***(Finished)***
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:58:48 AM »
I was on my way to MoJam in Marshall Missouri about 4 years ago, and only 5 Minutes form there I passed a yard with half a dozen people cutting up a tree, A storm had come threw the night before and up rooted it., I notices the brown heart wood so I turned around and asked If I could have some, walnuts all over the ground.
I went to wal-mart and got some wood glue and and went to the Jamboree and sealed up the ends.



So here is one of the riser blanks, Iv' wanted to do a footed riser so I got busy.



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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 10:30:41 AM »
Mark, I  got no idea what's going on there but it sure looks cool. :)
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 12:35:15 PM »
 :bigsmyl:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 03:36:32 PM »
Nice score! Thats my favorite kind of wood, free or scavenged :thumbsup:

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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 06:07:32 PM »
Well Maxi boy at last ya got some nuts:)

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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 06:39:11 PM »
 :jumper:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 07:02:26 PM »
Pretty slick Mark.

Love working with it also. I got a bunch of it when the power company cut down a tree at my moms a few years back. I’ve always wondered if the sapwood was safe (hard enough) to use.

Is it still considered footed using the same wood for all three pieces?
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 08:53:51 PM »
"Is it still considered footed using the same wood for all three pieces?"

Good question?
I thought it was the way the stripes flares out at the limb pad. :dunno:

Part of my grip and site window will have sap wood in it.
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2020, 06:08:34 PM »
Making progress

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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 08:18:24 PM »
Mark, am I seeing things or are your limb pads radiused?
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2020, 09:11:26 PM »
Radiused  :thumbsup:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 01:00:18 AM »
beautiful wood :thumbsup:

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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2020, 07:00:38 AM »
I have a need to see how thats gonna look with a string on it.
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2020, 07:05:23 AM »
I've never heard the term "footed riser".  It's not in the Vocabulary section. 

I know what a footed arrow is -- a softwood shaft with a short bit of usually dense hardwood spliced into the head end to give the shaft a slight FOC balance.  But what that has to do with risers, I haven't a clue.
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2020, 08:55:40 AM »
I have a need to see how thats gonna look with a string on it.

I do too.
I braced it Yesterday , It's kind of like a nice looking Woman, the more curves the Mo better :tongue:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2020, 02:30:43 PM »
OK -- I found a description of a footed rise on the Blacktail Bows website.  It features a belly and back wood of contrasting color to a thin central strip of wood which flares out to be the only wood at the top and bottom ends of the rise... sort of an I beam effect with large ends on the eye...  Blacktail claims it as a proprietary design.
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2020, 05:27:33 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2020, 05:45:10 PM »
The main reason I made the riser with Walnut was it was free, and I did these stripes for the first time, no loss on a fancy riser. :bigsmyl:
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Re: Walnut Footed Riser
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2020, 09:03:21 PM »
Still need to shape the riser



I like it :tongue:

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