Author Topic: Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board  (Read 296 times)

Offline mrbxzzz

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Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board
« on: October 25, 2020, 08:24:35 PM »
Hello, I decided to take a chance on the osage orange board sold by 3 Rivers Archery and was somewhat pleased only finding a slight warp in the boards with a stained grain possibly crack in one. The crack in question runs 6-7 inches down from the envisioned tip and was visible on both sides of the board, one side was a little less visible.

Looking for some feedback from osage boywers whether they think this is a definite crack or just a stained grain line, I thinking if it looks bad I have enough material to pike the bow and not take the chance on it failing at draw.

The board is glued up as a triple lam at 64 inches, bamboo back and paduak core ready to make a nice shorty around 55-60 #

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Offline mrbxzzz

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Re: Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 08:35:33 PM »
Also the stained grain lines is not visible on the cross section at the end of the board.
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Re: Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 09:46:59 PM »
lay the profile out on the osage side a see if you can go around it?
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Re: Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 10:13:22 PM »
That is a crack, possibly a wind shake that developed in the living tree.
Is the bow backed already? If so and the crack is on the belly I would fill the crack with super glue and go on with the tillering. Be sure to use thin super glue so it sinks down in the crack.
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Re: Brown grain line possible crack, osage orange board
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 06:43:27 AM »
Yup it's a crack, like Max said maybe you can work around it with your bow profile and it will be cut off. Otherwise I would send it back!

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