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    Wow, I haven't looked at this thread in a long time! Kind of scary looking back at those first few bows... At this point I've had about 12-14 bows turn out as decent shooters and probably 15-20 that are in the kindling pile! Hopefully a person or two has found this as inspiration to try a build. It's becoming an addiction of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Wow, I haven't looked at this thread in a long time! Kind of scary looking back at those first few bows... At this point I've had about 12-14 bows turn out as decent shooters and probably 15-20 that are in the kindling pile! Hopefully a person or two has found this as inspiration to try a build. It's becoming an addiction of mine.
    Photo bucket has been giving me fits for a while, i can't get my pix on here, sorry, I'll try tomorrow.

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    Here are a couple of my more recent ones...they have improved a bit from those first few!

    A red oak self bow with paduak accents for my daughter, we boiled the tips and bent them on a caul -



    This one was the 70# hickory backed jatoba for a bow swap. I sent it off to Pennsylvania -





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    Looking good

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    Beautiful work, i might of missed it but do you have any experience with birch wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldminerlodgealaska View Post
    Beautiful work, i might of missed it but do you have any experience with birch wood?
    I've tried a couple of kild dried birch from Popperts mill... They exploded dramatically and without warning! I've broken several bows and they usually give a hint they are going to break by lifting a splinter, creaking, or cracking slightly. The birch I tried looked (and sounded) fine right up till they let go. I was not backing them so I imagine they would make a decent bow with a hickory backing but I am leery of investing the time with birch again.
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    Im having troublewith my tiller. Im not sure on how to brace and what length of srting to use? Right now im at 40# 21". Does this mean i have a bunch of shaving to do still.

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    and my cord has slack

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