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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby jeffhalfrack » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:03 pm

There has got to be a better way??????? I hope Kirk has it :D Please keep us informed!! JeffW
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Crooked Stic » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:02 pm

Maybe or not better. Let see I can think of 5 or 6 Name bowyers that use that method. It is just like anything else you do where experience pays off and you get comfortable with what you are doing. The idea Bro Kirk has in mind like the Centaur uses is rock solid also. But it is gonna take some pretty good machining to pull it off. I would like to see a build a long on that to. Kirk ;) ;)
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Rigs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 am

Thanks Guys!

Kirk, cannot wait to see what you come up with next.

I just wish I had heat in the garage...weather here in Montana is changing so bow building is going into hibernation...dang

Mike, I did just as you...watched the vids numerous times and then went for it... I didn't smooth the tenon totally smooth, but it was close and I made sure I sealed it good before spraying the release agent (it's the spray stuff right from U.S. Composites).

There's always another one...
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Crooked Stic » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:27 pm

This is what I am talking about. The only way I see it can be done is to make the riser portion have enough extra material in on layup to make the cut down the center of the riser. Even then I would think a CNC would be the only way to get it dead on accurate.
http://www.centaurarchery.com/takedown.htm
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby upnorth » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:48 am

Ring,
I use both, the Ultra spray and the Partall # 2 wax from U.S. Composites.
If you are only going to buy one buy the wax, for me it work way better that the spray alone.
Using the spray alone :
The most important part after making a perfect parallel or slightly tapered tenon is to perfectly seal that tenon with superglue.
Because no matter how good you will be sanding the wood if you haven't sealed it the spray will suck in to some area.
Using both:
1. Apply first coat of wax
2. Immediately buff
3. Apply 2nd coat
4. Immediately buff
And so on. (5/6 for me)
Then spray one or two coat of the Ultra .

The last one:

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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Crooked Stic » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:07 am

That is a fine looking bow Virgil. I to seal with CA before any release agent is applied. Never tried the spray. Paste wax has worked for me so far.
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby upnorth » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:13 am

Thank you Mike.

If you haven't thought of it yet, this is a very helpful little jig I made out of a dead flat peace of Ipe.
I actually made two, one with 80 grit and one whit 120.

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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Crooked Stic » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:28 pm

Real neat idea for getting things nice and flat. Are you putting some sort of carbon On the tenon before you do the socket?
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby upnorth » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:59 am

Dyed fiber glass.
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Re: Hey Crooked Stic! UPDATED

Postby Crooked Stic » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:52 am

Tell us more about that.
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