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Reply #45 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 3:16pm
 
Forty pounds @ 28" draw Smiley

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Reply #46 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 1:26pm
 
Beautiful!  Nice job.
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Reply #47 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 11:48pm
 
Thanks joe!
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Reply #48 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 9:20pm
 
Another red oak bow. This one is 69" n/n, 45lbs @ 27" draw with 1 1/4" set on bottom limb and 1 1/2 " set top limb. Except for the quarter inch difference in limb set, I am very happy with this bow.

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Reply #49 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 4:05am
 
Thats awesome
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Reply #50 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 8:23am
 
Uneven set is very common. I definitely would not consider that a drawback. It looks really nice. What kind of stain did you use?
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Reply #51 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 9:34am
 
Haven't stained it yet. Been using blo and true oil. Going to cover the blo and true oil with urethane on this one.
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Reply #52 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 7:17pm
 
https://youtu.be/SkeRPlnXwSE

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Reply #53 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 5:18pm
 
@walter - Nice job as usual.  How many bows is that you've made so far?

@ghost0311-8541 - I like the video.  It's very interesting to see all the different tools and techniques people use when bow making.
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Reply #54 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 8:04pm
 
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Third bow. I have #4's profile cut and the belly planed and rasped down enough to begin floor tillering. It is a quarter inch wider fades to mid limb and a few inches shorter. Hoping for 45lb less than an inch set.
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Reply #55 - Dec 3rd, 2019 at 8:26pm
 
Did not get less than an inch set @28". Got exactly 1/1/2" set on both limbs, but still very happy with this bow Cheesy

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Reply #56 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 10:03am
 
Thats beautiful.  I just cut down an ash tree, and cut into  12 staves. Never made a bow, but want to attempt next year
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Reply #57 - Dec 4th, 2019 at 2:49pm
 
@walter - Nice job on the tiller!  How much shaping do you do in the handle area?  I looked back through the topic but didn't see a front (or back) view.  Just curious.

@vetryan15 - Awesome!  Ash is a great bow wood.
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Reply #58 - Dec 5th, 2019 at 6:06pm
 
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Not much shaping. The bow is 1 1/2" wide. I cut the handle to 1 1/4" wide. After the bow is shot in, I sand, blo, tru oil and cover the handle area with leather.
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Reply #59 - Dec 5th, 2019 at 6:09pm
 
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Thanks! Think you will enjoy turning that ash tree into bows Smiley
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