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Reply #60 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 2:11pm
 
Wonderbow snapped  Embarrassed
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Reply #61 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 3:09pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 2:11pm:
Wonderbow snapped† Embarrassed

I know that feeling. With my 2 bows have broken.


@walter can you show a close up of the handle? If anyone else wants to show one here as well. My first 2 bows the handles i carved different, and thats where mine are snapping
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Reply #62 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 4:42pm
 
i think the handle on this little bow should only be 3" plus 1" fades, but i made it 4" for some unknown reason† noidea
still needs touch up, but i am keeping it in my pvc hydrator cause the relative humidity is a whopping 7%.
worked on a long bow this am and after a couple hours draw weight went down to where i started, but the tips moved about an inch more. put it away also.
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Reply #63 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 10:00pm
 
Well my tree has been condemned so I will have and almost endless supply of Eucalyptus wood. The tree is a monster and I must pay homage in some way . A nice bow would be good. Probably mill up a few table and bench slabs too
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Reply #64 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 1:26pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 10:00pm:
Well my tree has been condemned so I will have and almost endless supply of Eucalyptus wood. The tree is a monster and I must pay homage in some way . A nice bow would be good. Probably mill up a few table and bench slabs too


One of these days we need to do a bow trade. You trade me a eucalyptus bow and I will send you our native Osage bow.  Smiley
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Reply #65 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 2:18pm
 
Thanks Walter, really appreciate it..
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Reply #66 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 11:01am
 
the ystick bow developed cracks (frets). I tried sanding them out and scraping more wood above and below the frets, but they came back. Think the reason for all the stress in that area on both limbs is the poundage and tape backing, which allowed the 22lbs draw weight.
It was fun making the bows, but i'm not going to spend time making another, although fifteen lbs should work  Smiley
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Reply #67 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 3:04pm
 
Valiant effort Sir!
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Reply #68 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 4:12pm
 
The whole process is going to take a while, but I started chasing a ring on that stud I bought.† Normally I would cut out the basic shape of the bow first, but I want to see where knots are coming through and if there are any other problems.† I think that will give me a better idea what to do when I cut the bow to length and start shaping it.

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Reply #69 - Jul 15th, 2020 at 3:22am
 
I need to get back into building, Iíve been awfully lazy. Might try make that riser for that old set of limbs too.

Oh slinging.org how your challenges keep me busy playing catch up.
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Reply #70 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 3:08pm
 
Decided to try and bring the ystick bow back to life. It was pulling 22lbs @ 10";† 2 1/2" brace height when frets appeared on both limbs at mid limb
I removed more near handle wood, worked the tips down some, and beveled the edges so the belly is sightly wider than the back hoping this would relieve the stress mid limb.
Bow is now pulling 18lbs @ 4". Tips @ 2 1/2".
Going for 18lbs @ 10" draw.
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Reply #71 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 8:44pm
 
Cool deal walter!  I'm glad you bumped this topic back to the top.  I replaced my workbench a while back and did some other rearranging in my basement, so the stud-bow I was working on got set to the side and I kind of forgot about it.  I got it back out tonight after seeing your post and will start working on it again.  I'll post another photo as soon as any kind of worthwhile progress is made.
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Reply #72 - Jan 24th, 2021 at 10:33pm
 
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Reply #73 - Jan 27th, 2021 at 7:19am
 
Interesting how they are forced to use wood with such perfect grain so as the avoid warping for a ruler. At least you have that going for you Walter lol. Too bad the wood is one of the worst that can be used. Still awesome idea for a bow.

Problem is itís not even the back per se that is the issue. Itís fretting under what can only be assumed is a prodigiously small amount of poundage. Pine, you never fail, to never fail. Well done!

I have my poplar bow designed and canít wait to start once we get moved in and my workshop is back up and running. Yeeeeeee hawwwww.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #74 - Jan 27th, 2021 at 8:57am
 
My sapling has mostly died off so once it's warmer, I'll be starting on it. I expect to break it VERY quickly, but hey maybe this time I'll get a string on it just before it explodes.
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