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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2024, 05:36:11 PM »
First night wrestling this thing into shape.

They can be a pain sometimes :thumbsup:
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2024, 08:02:37 PM »
All clamped up.
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2024, 08:43:04 PM »
DVSHUNTER that looks great.  Those that build all wood bows have my respect and admiration. 

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2024, 08:49:46 PM »
 :shaka:

Thanks! The love of selfbows for me came from the lack of funds a d desire to have a custom bow. Hahaha

Here it is off of the caul. It doesn't appear to need further adjustment, so I'll put in the string grooves and clean up the thickness and side some more tonight, but no bending...I think...

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2024, 08:51:42 PM »
Sorry for the multiple posts, I'm dealing with this through my phone.
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2024, 06:54:45 AM »
4 point do you use four different templates for grinding the pieces in such a riser? Going to be a very nice riser.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2024, 08:32:56 PM »
Bue, I don’t have a pattern sander. I just hand fit them. I need to get one built.

 I swear every swap bow I do I have an issue with. I grabbed a lam I had already ground for an accent piece. I think there was a reason it hadn’t been used. Some how it wasn’t ground even. Makes it unique I guess.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #127 on: February 11, 2024, 09:25:23 PM »
Bue, I don’t have a pattern sander. I just hand fit them. I need to get one built.

 I swear every swap bow I do I have an issue with. I grabbed a lam I had already ground for an accent piece. I think there was a reason it hadn’t been used. Some how it wasn’t ground even. Makes it unique I guess.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #128 on: February 12, 2024, 08:43:51 AM »
Terminology I use is character flaw.  :goldtooth:
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #129 on: February 12, 2024, 10:30:30 AM »
I remember the days of hand fitting those flair shaped footings. Some went together well, and some I sanded on for hours.

The one thing I did learn about hand fitting those type footings was to never force those tight together with clamps. I had my first riser failure doing that.

If I had a CNC set up and the knowledge of writing programs for them, I would build custom footing jigs for pattern sanders. Brandon Stahl from rose oak creations built some years ago that I was fortunate enough to have a couple custom jigs built.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #130 on: February 12, 2024, 11:29:17 AM »
I didn’t get near as much done as I hoped since we had company over a good part of the afternoon. But I got the Osage stave roughed out and ready to start tillering. I also picked out a bamboo slat and eastern red cedar plank as an alternative.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #131 on: February 12, 2024, 11:54:23 AM »
now that stave is having a party.   Bent up and twisted, looks like fun brother!

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #132 on: February 12, 2024, 12:32:56 PM »
Oh it is. And it was dead standing long enough the sapwood rotted off and the wood has the aged color all the way through. Twist wise it has about 90* from one end to the other. I got the other half to work without heat so I’m gonna try on this one and see how it turns out.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #133 on: February 12, 2024, 04:47:51 PM »
well Its time to get started, gathering a few items...

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #134 on: February 12, 2024, 05:17:37 PM »
Laminating a riser with a hard maple I beam.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #135 on: February 12, 2024, 07:56:14 PM »
4 Point, thats real nice looking work on the riser accents, specially for freehand sanding.  Years ago I bought this cheap little drill press, and then ordered a template sanding drum from Klingspor. It takes a standard 3 x 3 sanding sleeve, and with 50 grit and the fastest rpm setting it cuts fast and smooth.  Once you get the base to a perfect 90 degrees to the drum, it does an incredible job. I’ve been using it for the past 10 years with never an issue. Affordable too!



 
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #136 on: February 12, 2024, 08:19:26 PM »
I've yet to break into the footing and templates aspect  but this bow swap is making me want to get my act together and get some templates made up.   Some really beautiful risers coming together in this swap.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #137 on: February 12, 2024, 09:36:43 PM »
I know a guy he's here if he wants to do templates.______
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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2024, 11:38:42 AM »
I’ve seen those pattern sander drums for drill presses. I always worried about not keeping the sanding surface square. I have a really good drill press and there’s still a little side to side movement in the chuck.

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Re: 2024 Bow Swap Progress Thread - Open
« Reply #139 on: February 13, 2024, 11:41:22 AM »
If you mean robo sanders they are junk. Would work OK if you had a bottom brg.
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