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Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Cutty » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:47 pm

I'm going to build my first in next couple months. You guys are going to have to bear with me, and give me a little support though-- not kidding, I wasn't allowed to take woodshop in high school because my dad and baseball coach were afraid I'd hurt myself. They might have been right. :D

But I've had 4 1/2 good years of working with a chainsaw, and various types of dangerous machinery without losing a limb...I haven't even lost a finger.

Which by the way, my grandfather did. He was a carpenter and did cut off his thumb. Oh well, you really only need one thumb to type.
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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:27 pm

awesome!!!! glad i could help.

remember, "if that 15 year old kid did it so can i!"

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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Cutty » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:57 pm

Well, originally I was just going to do a riser for a pair of Samick Recurve limbs I have laying around, but after your build-a-long, I'm going to do a straight limbed longbow.

Just trying to figure out if I want to do the grip straight, or reverse.

Then there's the wood combo. Black glass? Brown glass? Can you even find green glass?

I'm selling a couple bows and figured instead of buying a couple more used ones, I should pick up some tools and get to work. :)
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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:05 am

i havent seen green glass anywhere but you might be able to find it. i really like brown glass with lighter colored woods in between like boo or maple.
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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Hank » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:01 am

I like that classic contrast of light woods and dark glass, as well. 2 of the bows I have made have dark glass on the face and clear on the belly, makes for an interesting looking bow :)
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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Feral Donkey » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:33 pm

But I've had 4 1/2 good years of working with a chainsaw..


Ahhhh, you have the makings of a craftsman. :P
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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby rwsbow » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:36 pm

WATCH OUT FOR TABLE SAWS!!!!

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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Hornseeker » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:40 am

Pete, if you need any materials, or some lams or whatever, dont be shy about asking.... Its really a piece of cake, you can do it!

Want some carbon?

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Re: Thanks to TJ, I'm going for it...

Postby Cutty » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:11 pm

Thanks for the offer, Ernie. Hope you don't mind if I ask you some questions either. Everytime I ask Gino a question, he just says, "How the heck should I know, Bill Howland really builds all my bows." :P

And Feral, don't laugh, I'm so good with a saw now, I'm doing those little sailboats you see in the bottles. :lol:
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