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    Sunday, 17 July 2005

    It has about 3/8 inch of crook still left in it. Here are 2 shots of the front profile.

     

     

    I added some reflex too. I'll probably fine tune it. Longer top limb is on left.

    Steve Harville posted @ 16:04 - Link - comments

    That took out about 1 1/2 inches. The top limb still had a dogleg in it, so I heated it again.

    Steve Harville posted @ 07:45 - Link - comments

    I have the Cherokee bow floor tillered a little. It had a sideways bend in it about 3 inches. I decided I need it closer to straight. I have had bad luck with this wood. It was growing in about a foot of water and is very unusual. The rings are intertwined and it has some kind of black pitch in the wood. It is very dark orange with light streaks. I have broken one stave using dry heat. It's pretty dry. I decided to use the Crisco method this time :). I think it will spring back some. I will shoot it off the bottom side (left handed). I want it to spring back a little.
     
     

    Steve Harville posted @ 05:55 - Link - comments

    Friday, 08 July 2005

    Stress diagram - see Leatherwall discussion on handshock. 

    Steve Harville posted @ 03:06 - Link - comments

    Sunday, 03 July 2005
    I'm not very good with scissors  so I copied an idea from Bruce Grant's book Leather Braiding. It cuts a pretty uniform thong but you still have to pay attention, a uniform circle makes it easier to cut evenly. I'm still looking for some groundhogs, this is goat rawhide.
     
     
    Steve Harville posted @ 09:41 - Link - comments



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