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  1. CaptainBeaky

    Music with feeling

    I'm late onto this thread... https://youtu.be/pPpkaldk84Y
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    Change a Letter

    Straps....
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    Change a Letter

    Sorry - answered a post at the beginning of the thread! Changing one letter: Crypts..
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    Change a Letter

    Firm Apparently I have to use at least 10 characters in a post...
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    Direct Action Dust 20L Backpack

    Yes please. :)
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    barnett wildcat crossbow 150lb swap

    Just found this on a pricing trawl - can't believe no-one commented on the fact that the prod is mounted upside down... ;)
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    Stave makin :) and a bit of tillering.

    Looking good there, Dwardo ;)
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    Plucking up the courage to show you guys my efforts.

    Some nice looking stuff there, Graham - more please :)
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    Thanks, dwardo :) The second one is just about finished as well... (posted on PA and ArchersRest).
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    OK, 'tis finished :shoot1: Just south of 40lb at 30", and has taken a couple of inches of set (probably due to me tillering before it was dry enough). Sarah (my eldest) has called dibs on this one, and did the artwork for me. Sarah doesn't believe in wasting any available drawlength...
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    UKSF Windproof smock , lowe alpine daysack

    Arrived this morning, thanks - nice jacket :D
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    UKSF Windproof smock , lowe alpine daysack

    Yes please :) Is Paypal ok? If so, please pm details. Ta Peter
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    Yeah - I had come to that conclusion ;) The next one will be done like that. This weekend, hopefully. Too impatient, that's the trouble...
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    That looks useful - thanks. Shame I can't leave staves in the computer rooms at work - 16C and 54% RH 24/. Would put me bang on the money. Hmm - perhaps I should speak to the IT people...
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    That sounds like a plan - I have a digital scale that does 3.5kg in 1g increments: accurate enough?
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    Hmmm - I'll have to sneak it into the house and hope the Management doesn't notice :D Is there any way of telling when the MC is low enough, without spending one's hard-earned wedge on a moisture meter? And thanks for the tips!
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    Thank you, kind Sir :) Finish drying - I may have been a bit impatient to get started... It's been down about 6 weeks, and split for 4. As the garage temperature hasn't got to double figures for longer than that, I doubt the stave is anything like dry enough. I just hope I haven't done the...
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    First try at a whitewood self-bow

    As I have recently acquired a large quantity of ash, I thought I'd have a go at making bows (as you do). Not having a drawknife, and being a devout cheapskate, I made a drawknife from an old file and set to with wedges, carving axe , drawknife and spokeshave. From this: Via this: and...
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    Draw knife for bow making

    Yes, indeedy :D I managed to restrain my drawkniving enthusiasm and switch to the spokeshave and then the scraper at about the right point. I could maybe have done with switching earlier, but you live and (hopefully) learn. Next bow will be shorter and wider.
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    Draw knife for bow making

    +1 on the shave horse - also have a look for "Champion the Lumber Horse" This is the quick & dirty drawknife (excuse cr@ppy mobile phone pics):