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Reply #30 - Jun 1st, 2020 at 12:39pm
 
My vice isn't  bolted to a table, so i came up with a way to use a cinder block to be able  to use my draw knife, and the flock like to hang out, thinking thw wood shavings are food.
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Reply #31 - Jun 1st, 2020 at 3:49pm
 
I used to use a ďbutt-viseĒ. Get a hard wooden chair and just sit on the stave. I made many bows like this before getting a normal vise. Not the best but it works.
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Reply #32 - Jun 1st, 2020 at 5:20pm
 
I am definitely using thst as well. Gives me practice for when i am in the woods, just in case SHTF.
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Reply #33 - Jun 1st, 2020 at 6:51pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Jun 1st, 2020 at 5:20pm:
I am definitely using thst as well. Gives me practice for when i am in the woods, just in case SHTF.


Which, letís face it, is looking more and more likely.  Grin
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Reply #34 - Jun 1st, 2020 at 7:18pm
 
Thats why i figured i get a head start on making some bows.
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Reply #35 - Jun 13th, 2020 at 12:30am
 
Morphy wrote on Jun 1st, 2020 at 6:51pm:
vetryan15 wrote on Jun 1st, 2020 at 5:20pm:
I am definitely using thst as well. Gives me practice for when i am in the woods, just in case SHTF.


Which, letís face it, is looking more and more likely.† Grin


Likely?! If you live in Seattle or Minneapolis I think it already has hit the fan!† Once again very glad to live in Texas.

... although, another good reason to live in Texas: you donít need a bow because thereís guns everywhere!
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Reply #36 - Jun 13th, 2020 at 4:15am
 
Same with Maine.  I am on the Canadian border really quiet up jere
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Reply #37 - Jun 13th, 2020 at 7:19am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jun 13th, 2020 at 12:30am:
Morphy wrote on Jun 1st, 2020 at 6:51pm:
vetryan15 wrote on Jun 1st, 2020 at 5:20pm:
I am definitely using thst as well. Gives me practice for when i am in the woods, just in case SHTF.


Which, letís face it, is looking more and more likely.† Grin


Likely?! If you live in Seattle or Minneapolis I think it already has hit the fan!† Once again very glad to live in Texas.

... although, another good reason to live in Texas: you donít need a bow because thereís guns everywhere!



Iím all for Minneapolis disbanding the police. Should make for great television. Hopefully those who arenít a fan of mob rule can get out before martial law is enacted.
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Reply #38 - Jun 13th, 2020 at 7:03pm
 
I'm thinking some kind of maple for that stave.  Possibly pear or apple.  Not hickory.
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Reply #39 - Jul 21st, 2020 at 7:16pm
 
Red oak is the only wood locally available at home depot. I have made several red oak bows and they all end up with over an inch of set after 100+ shots. I recently read that red oak is known for this. Nothing to worry about.
I would like less than an inch not more than an inch. Knowing I have to make them wider and longer, I cut another board 1 1/2" wide and 68" n-n and for some unknown reason tllered it heavier at 50 lbs  Huh
It has 2 1/2 " of immediate set. One and three quarters permanent. So, my plan now is to put two inches of set back in the handle and heat the belly.

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Reply #40 - Jul 21st, 2020 at 9:37pm
 
Beautiful tiller Walter. Hows it shooting?
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Reply #41 - Jul 21st, 2020 at 10:07pm
 
It may be my best shooting bow and maybe I should leave it as is, but I really hate set Angry
BTW, do you feel immediate set is worse than permanent? I do because immediate is there when using the bow. Permanent when it is resting.
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Reply #42 - Jul 21st, 2020 at 10:44pm
 
I agree, immediate set is the only one that matters. Thereís a big difference in feel between a bow with true reflex and one that only achieves it after a certain amount of time unstrung.
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Reply #43 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 1:09am
 
Looking great! I need to build a selfbow at a good weight. I really should motivate myself more
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Reply #44 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 6:16pm
 
Thanks  Mersa !
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