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Offline Linc

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #80 on: December 26, 2004, 06:04:00 PM »
Thanks buddy.  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #81 on: December 26, 2004, 06:17:00 PM »
Sparky, are you tillerin with the bow strung? is that why you have such a high brace hieght? Looks like she still a little stiff mid limb out. But I can only imagine how hard it is to tiller that design.
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #82 on: December 26, 2004, 06:33:00 PM »
Yeah it is Dano...gonna fine tune the tiller some more tomorrow. I was somewhat hesitant to get the outboard transitional areas bending to much. The brace is my usual 6 1/2" I use on all my selfbows. I do indeed tiller with my bows strung tho.
 I added more pics...maybe these look a little better.

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #83 on: December 26, 2004, 07:46:00 PM »
It looks like you got a handle on this one, probably be pretty easy to tweek those transitional areas later. Havin fun right along with ya Sparky.
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Offline DCM

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #84 on: December 26, 2004, 08:05:00 PM »
Like I said early on, tillerin' that outer fade is the challenge on this design it appears.  Right mid limb loods stiff as a wedge Sparky, unless it's got twist in it.  You still got weigth to give?  By golly you got the string tracking center though.  Few men can stand over a stave and get that shot with a digital camera btw.

Offline the Ferret

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #85 on: December 26, 2004, 08:15:00 PM »
Can't get them strings running any more down the center than that. Good job Sparky.

You know he can take those kind of pics cause he's so dang tall David. The rest of us can't bend over far enough to get it centered without falling over ha ha
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Offline DCM

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #86 on: December 26, 2004, 08:17:00 PM »
Well, I'm reasonably tall.  I just can't lean far enough over to get past my belly without fallin on my noggin.  ;-)

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2004, 08:49:00 PM »
LOL that's funny David...
 Thanks fellers, I will give up the weight if needed to nail the tiller on this one. I don't really have it to spare tho...might just turn out to be a girly wight bow...   :knothead:
  I'm gonna bring the limbs around a little more tomorrow. Gonna try to leave the last 6" or so...where the profile stacks (ELB'ish) stiff if I can. I have a deflex spot on one end at the tip that is giving me fits.

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Offline Linc

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #88 on: December 27, 2004, 04:47:00 AM »
Much betterer pics Spark.Thanks  :bigsmyl:  Dang that's lookin good.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #89 on: December 27, 2004, 07:09:00 PM »
Thanks Linc...got that VM roughed out yet?  :rolleyes:  

 Nuttin tonight..hadda work late...mebe tomorrow.

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #90 on: December 27, 2004, 11:36:00 PM »
Now it seems to me that this design would benefit from a little in the handle movement, is that the design or is the handle stiff?

as well the TBB suggests that these bows were made backwards so that the outside of the tree would be the belly. Is this whats been done here? I would love to try that myself.

Offline Linc

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #91 on: December 28, 2004, 04:33:00 AM »
Sparky, Not yet.I'm still watching your progress though.I'm just finishing up a BBO and starting on a piece of Pennsylvania osage.I have a few bows to make before I tackle the VM.   :D
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #92 on: December 29, 2004, 10:31:00 AM »
Ragi,
 This particular design will have a stiff handle section. Based on the legacy dimensions the original may have had a bending handle section.
  Some of the experts believe the original assumption to be incorrect on the back/belly controversy. They now believe the original bow was made from a sapling with the back of the bow being the outer side of the tree.
  Linc, stay with it buddy...i'll be watching...  :thumbsup:  

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2004, 08:48:00 PM »
Well she's finished. I call her "Kokopelli"...I'll let Dave research to find the meaning...    
  She took on about 1 1/8" of set due to my poor tiller skills and the fact that I couldn't seem to keep the wood dry. It always felt wet to me.
  Anyway if ya wanna have a look ya can...i'll put up some strung and full draw pics tomorrow. This has been a fun one, but I doubt i'll make another.

  http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sparkylongbow/my_photos  

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Offline Meathook

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2004, 08:55:00 PM »
Nice job.  Very nice indeed.
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #95 on: December 30, 2004, 08:56:00 PM »
I like the artsy fartsy work, very cool. Nice lookin finish, cant wait to see the full draw pics.
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2004, 10:57:00 PM »
Nice lookin bow Sparky.  I like that artwork as well.

Fun stuff, eh?
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2004, 12:18:00 AM »
Thanks Don...it was fun but WHEW!
"Artsy fartsy stuff"...he he he...is dat kinda like "poofey"?...  :bigsmyl:  
 Thanks NG...fun indeed

Sparky
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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #98 on: December 31, 2004, 01:15:00 AM »
Thanks Sparky, that was fun...you should do it more often!

"you doubt you will build another one" is that becuase you have another style in mind to build next ???!!!

 :)
...gosh this is hard.

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Offline Linc

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Re: Elm Holmegaard build along...
« Reply #99 on: December 31, 2004, 04:46:00 AM »
Sparky you did one heck of a job!It is gorgeous!?Have you critiqued it's shooting abilities?  :wavey:
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