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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Catamount » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:16 am

I've been so excited to get this bow and it turned out fantastic. I told Jim I always wanted a Osage bow and it looks great with the brown glass and accents. Thanks my man, you did a great job. Mike
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby brians » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:39 pm

I noticed when you were glueing up your riser you used smooth on with no heat.How strong is that.
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby jwillis » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:20 am

brians wrote:I noticed when you were glueing up your riser you used smooth on with no heat.How strong is that.

Strong enough, I hope! I'm not convinced yet that baking risers at 180 degrees for four hours is a good thing. I've had them warp and crack after baking. The best thing is probably to glue up all riser pieces, then post cure them in the oven at reduced heat...like 140 degrees? I wondered how long it would take for somebody to cry foul on this. Jim
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby SteveJ » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:34 pm

WOW Jim! Your bows keep getting better and better! Thanks for telling about this site. I've really enjoyed. The "other" site seems different now..???

You've got me wanting to build a takedown recurve now...hehe

I've been missing the bow building...haven't built one in almost 2 years. I'm finishing up a tri-lam stave now.

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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby jwillis » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:20 pm

Steve, good to see you over here. That's for sure, the other sites just don't match up to POA! Lot's of really talented builders here. Jim
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby MOUNTER » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:35 pm

I'm new to this site and really like what I see. I really appreciate you takin the time to teach us new guys about bow building. The build alongs are awesome! I have tons of osage on my farm, was wondering what other native woods would look good with osage? Also if ERC would work in a 3 PC. riser? Maybe with hickory . Beautiful Bow!
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby jwillis » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:46 pm

I'm glad you like the build alongs. Osage has great contrast with walnut, bocote, cocobolo, bolivian rosewood, etc. for risers. Avoid the ERC...the guys on here say it is soft and will shear if you use it in cores. Jim
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby angelstaff » Tue May 05, 2009 9:11 am

hello. like snake skins put in limbs, I have a couple of rattle snake skins that I like to send if I want to say his address and could send
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Khaled » Wed May 06, 2009 4:07 am

angelstaff wrote:hello. like snake skins put in limbs, I have a couple of rattle snake skins that I like to send if I want to say his address and could send

he means he hase a rattle snake skins if any one want them just giv him your address.
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Wed May 06, 2009 10:34 am

Well if nobody else wants them, I would take the skins, I've wanted to try some out for a while now...
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