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Reply #30 - May 17th, 2020 at 9:15pm
 
Thats still impressive.
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Reply #31 - May 17th, 2020 at 9:35pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on May 17th, 2020 at 9:15pm:
Thats still impressive.


the explosion is quite impressive. No stack. No kind of warning. No nothing. Just BOOM!  Shocked
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Reply #32 - May 17th, 2020 at 11:05pm
 
We had a large branch fall down on my house in a storm, just got one stave to rough tiller, going to start trying to bend it next time.

Hopefully it works , not a perfect stave or wood but seeing as it came down in a storm it could be a comic book style storyline.

Wish me luck
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Reply #33 - May 17th, 2020 at 11:17pm
 
LOL, good luck!
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Reply #34 - May 17th, 2020 at 11:40pm
 
A gift from the nature god, good luck!
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Reply #35 - May 24th, 2020 at 7:22pm
 
Made it this far , natural reflex, 60” staff
Hoping for a 5-6” brace and happy with anything over 20pounds @27-28”
Ideally 45@27
But it’s not easy I’m at the do or die moment where I need to get a string on it and the natural reflex has a few stiff spots
Gentle gentle !!!
If it makes it I have it’s name

WONDERBOW

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Reply #36 - May 24th, 2020 at 9:33pm
 
Don’t forget the welding torch and nails when you make Wonderbow.  Smiley
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Reply #37 - May 24th, 2020 at 9:43pm
 
That's looking interesting.  Can't wait to see the finished version.

I still have to pick up my board for this.  I'm planning to get it this week and will be able to start working on it.
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Reply #38 - May 29th, 2020 at 12:04am
 
The grain on that yard stick looks way better than I expected. Too bad it broke. Any word on number 2 Walter? Decided on a name yet if you get her shooting?
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Reply #39 - May 29th, 2020 at 6:30pm
 
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#2 is glued, shaped and in the pvc hydrater waiting for this weekend to get backed with hemp fiber. If all goes well (I've never backed a bow) it  will  be tillered by Monday pm. Hows that for optimism Grin

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Reply #40 - May 29th, 2020 at 9:08pm
 
Thats so cool. I havent even started on my 2nd bow yet.  Did split a nice maple branch that broke from a stofm a couple nights ago.
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Reply #41 - May 29th, 2020 at 9:30pm
 
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What i miss most about ne is the trees. Love rock and red maples, white and red oaks, white and  black ash, beech and white, black and yellow birch Cry
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Reply #42 - May 30th, 2020 at 3:22am
 
I have  plenty. Lol. Even though my lot was logged before i purchased it. I just dont have any beech or oaks  on my land. I dont think i could ever live somewhere without trees, i love the cold, and need fire
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Reply #43 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 10:54pm
 
I finally got out to Lowes.  My first step toward stud-bow has been taken.

There are a couple things to mention with this piece of wood.  I didn't notice at the time of purchase, but there is a pretty good sized knot near the middle of the board.  That's fine though.  I'll just make that the middle and have a solid handle.

What I was mainly looking at when I grabbed this particular board was the rings.  I'm going to put a backing on it, so it doesn't really matter, but I'll be able to get the back of this thing down to one ring.  Unnecessary, but I think pretty cool.

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Reply #44 - Jun 6th, 2020 at 11:20pm
 
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Have you decided on length and width dimentions?
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