Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Selecting a board for bows (Read 416 times)
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 6863
Selecting a board for bows
Jan 17th, 2021 at 12:16pm
 
https://youtu.be/uAVXLLy8-aQ

In this video I sometimes use rings and grain interchangeably even though they are not. Even so this works the vast majority of the time on most decent boards.
Back to top
 

"I think this guy is the king of trolls of the forum, he waited 16 years just to say this. please pay your respects in an orderly fashion."-Sarosh
 
IP Logged
 
vetryan15
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 1735
Northern Maine
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 5:58pm
 
Good information.
Back to top
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Duckhands
Descens
***
Offline


Making Some Sick New Slings!

Posts: 166
Idaho
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 2:28am
 
I liked and subbed to your channel for this video, before I ever found this forum. Thanks, it is much appreciated. Would you mind if I post some pics of my bow with questions here about your opinion on if I should keep working or find a new board?
Back to top
 

Hands dirty from throwing dead ducks I eat my lunch and earn my title.
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Online



Posts: 3806
Finland
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 3:14am
 
Absolutely post it here. That way I can get tips on the sly from Morphy giving you tips  Wink
Back to top
 

You are a great guy Kick but also slightly scary at times. - Morphy
ďMorphy uses Crabunition, it is very effective!Ē
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 6863
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #4 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 9:51am
 
Duckhands wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 2:28am:
I liked and subbed to your channel for this video, before I ever found this forum. Thanks, it is much appreciated. Would you mind if I post some pics of my bow with questions here about your opinion on if I should keep working or find a new board?



Of course. If you had any idea how much time I have off you would understand why you never need ask that question. I work 8 days a month by the way.  Shocked
Back to top
 

"I think this guy is the king of trolls of the forum, he waited 16 years just to say this. please pay your respects in an orderly fashion."-Sarosh
 
IP Logged
 
Oxnate
Senior Member
Webmaster
****
Offline


Crus de agnus Dei con
quilon menthae.

Posts: 330
Minnesota
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 10:37am
 
Morphy wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 9:51am:
Duckhands wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 2:28am:
I liked and subbed to your channel for this video, before I ever found this forum. Thanks, it is much appreciated. Would you mind if I post some pics of my bow with questions here about your opinion on if I should keep working or find a new board?



Of course. If you had any idea how much time I have off you would understand why you never need ask that question. I work 8 days a month by the way.† Shocked


And here's me working 8 days a week, like a chump.  (More than 64 hours per week)
Back to top
 

Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine:  'Yea' isn't the word you want.  It's 'yeah'.  'Yea' is an anachronistic word you see in the King James bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Spellcheck, I shall fear no misspellings for thou art with me.  Thy dictionary and thy thesaurus, they comfort me.
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 6863
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #6 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 11:03am
 
Oxnate wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 10:37am:
Morphy wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 9:51am:
Duckhands wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 2:28am:
I liked and subbed to your channel for this video, before I ever found this forum. Thanks, it is much appreciated. Would you mind if I post some pics of my bow with questions here about your opinion on if I should keep working or find a new board?



Of course. If you had any idea how much time I have off you would understand why you never need ask that question. I work 8 days a month by the way.† Shocked


And here's me working 8 days a week, like a chump.† (More than 64 hours per week)


Ya we work 24s but that is very decieving as we are completely on call work. So I might come into work in the morning, get station duties done and then sleep or work on projects for the next 8 hours. Maybe mix it up and watch some youtube or even video games. Itís a tough life.

But it works out very well. For example, departments around here pay pretty well. Houston after all is one of the major hubs for medical in America, so thereís high demand for paramedics. If you are a paramedic with a good background and decent skills you can have a second job in the snap of a fingers. You have to beat companies off with a stick.

The other thing that people donít understand is the pay scale. If you look on Indeed it shows us as pitifully underpaid. In reality thatís a very decieving number. For example letís say you are really worked hard at a department and you work say 9 days a month...† Roll Eyes Paramedics at Texas City, Pearland and others start out at 63k a year. Right out of school. Of course, no one wants to sit around all the time so most get second jobs and work maybe...oh 15 days a month. With a yearly or 3 yearly raise at those departments and a going up in rank you have a good pention, pull in around 80k a year and live an easy life besides the whole infectious patients and running into burning buildings while others are running out.

With the second job you can very easily hit well of 100k a year. Now, I say this and full disclosure I choose not to make that much. I spent years in school and I missed a lot of my daughters early years because of it. We will take less than that so I can be with my family and start my side buisness/write my book.

All in all itís a nice lifestyle and the best thing of course is helping people.
Back to top
 

"I think this guy is the king of trolls of the forum, he waited 16 years just to say this. please pay your respects in an orderly fashion."-Sarosh
 
IP Logged
 
Duckhands
Descens
***
Offline


Making Some Sick New Slings!

Posts: 166
Idaho
Gender: male
Question about this wood for making a bow
Reply #7 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 7:42pm
 
So I initially was worried about using this piece because of the cracks in this knot, so I chased the deepest ring I could, while leaving enough material for tillering. However I wasn't able to get below the knot. So my question is if there is a good way to stop those cracks, or if I should abandon this board? I initially thought maybe some wood glue or epoxy in there could help. Either way I plan on backing the bow with raw hide and a sinew wrap. Oh and I am new enough here that I don't know how to resize images. My apologies
Back to top
 

20210311_173734.jpg (2923 KB | 2 )
20210311_173734.jpg

Hands dirty from throwing dead ducks I eat my lunch and earn my title.
 
IP Logged
 
Duckhands
Descens
***
Offline


Making Some Sick New Slings!

Posts: 166
Idaho
Gender: male
Further shot of the board
Reply #8 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 7:45pm
 
This is my first attempt at a self bow btw
Back to top
 

20210311_173725.jpg (2922 KB | 2 )
20210311_173725.jpg

Hands dirty from throwing dead ducks I eat my lunch and earn my title.
 
IP Logged
 
Mersa
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Druid

Posts: 1993
Australia
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #9 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 8:09pm
 
Abandon ship.
Back to top
 

Razor glandes, Aim for the eyes!!!
 
IP Logged
 
walter
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 2385
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #10 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 8:37pm
 
Mersa wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 8:09pm:
Abandon ship.


Thumbs Up
Back to top
 

Perseverence furthers
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 6863
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #11 - Mar 11th, 2021 at 9:03pm
 
walter wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 8:37pm:
Mersa wrote on Mar 11th, 2021 at 8:09pm:
Abandon ship.


Thumbs Up


At this point it might be more helpful to throw him a life vest.

Duck let me do a quick picture to show you why that bow breaks in multiple different ways at the same time...

...

These are just the places in this picture where that bow breaks.

https://youtu.be/6x7FN6BVK80

This is part one. Please forgive that piece of shit saw. I have sinned. The next video will go into detail on more tools and layout, tillering etc. But this is kind of what you need to know but that particular stave is barely fit to burn. I would be ashamed to put that in my fireplace.  Grin  Wink
Back to top
 

"I think this guy is the king of trolls of the forum, he waited 16 years just to say this. please pay your respects in an orderly fashion."-Sarosh
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 6863
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #12 - Mar 13th, 2021 at 6:39am
 
Duck I hope you didnt take our teasing as serious. Its when we dont tease someone that they should be worried.  Wink Cheesy
Back to top
 

"I think this guy is the king of trolls of the forum, he waited 16 years just to say this. please pay your respects in an orderly fashion."-Sarosh
 
IP Logged
 
Duckhands
Descens
***
Offline


Making Some Sick New Slings!

Posts: 166
Idaho
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2021 at 3:31pm
 
Oh no worries haha. I am just curious why it would break at my pencil lines, and sharpy marks lol. The sharpy marks were just marking bits of the growth ring above the one I chased. The knot is pretty obvious why it might be an issue lol. I might make this one into a staff for a staff sling. Can't complain for a free board really.
Back to top
 

Hands dirty from throwing dead ducks I eat my lunch and earn my title.
 
IP Logged
 
Duckhands
Descens
***
Offline


Making Some Sick New Slings!

Posts: 166
Idaho
Gender: male
Re: Selecting a board for bows
Reply #14 - Mar 13th, 2021 at 3:33pm
 
I am new to bow making, and trying to read wood grain. Been in metal work since I was 12, but there is no grain involved in that.
Back to top
 

Hands dirty from throwing dead ducks I eat my lunch and earn my title.
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Mauro Fiorentini, Rat Man, Curious Aardvark, David Morningstar, Bill Skinner, Chris, Masiakasaurus)