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Krasus
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You old dogs [Wink]
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Jomohr84
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Toasting some belly [Smile]  -
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Jonathan Mohr

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Jomohr84
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...and after
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Jonathan Mohr

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Today I bought a 1"x4"x8' piece of straight grained hickory from Fleet Farm for $2.50. [Smile]
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Jomohr84
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Wish the Fleet where I live carried hickory. Actually they dont have any wood at the Fleet here. Nice find, you'll get a couple bows out of that!

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Jonathan Mohr

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Jomohr84
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Btw, I like your youtube video making a reflex de flex bow, very good and in depth.

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Jonathan Mohr

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bowhunter15
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Thanks. Hoping to upload a few more this year. Our Fleet has random boards of Red oak, ash, aspen, black walnut, pine, soft maple, and cherry, sold by the board foot. I figure the hickory is good for backing, black walnut and cherry good for core, but they really don't have any dense belly woods. I might try making an experiment bow with an oak belly to hone my skills before trying with osage.
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Jomohr84
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I've made a few red oak bows. I've had good luck heat treating the belly on red oak, I have thousands of shots through one I made 4 years ago. I prefer hickory now, but would like to try white oak. I had some boards cut from a white oak felled on our property, and have also cut some nice backings from it. It seems more dense and the early growth isn't as porous as red oak.

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Jonathan Mohr

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Mike Mecredy
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So far today, I ground down some longbow limbs, I inset two logo medallions into two bows I'm completing today, I got a riser block ready to cut, and I still have to cut out the riser, glue up a longbow, rough out two grips/shelf/sight windows, glue on grips and tips. and if time permits, ship out a recurve and a longbow with which I'm almost done.

*update* (Edit) I didn't make it to the Post office today, but I got another bow glued up, and tips and grips on another longbow

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-Maddog
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canopyboy
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Sounds like a lot to do with only half a day to go Mike.

I'm leaving early to hit the PO on the way home and drop off a couple of long overdue bows. I have one more to send once I hear back from the recipient with an address that the USPS doesn't tell me is invalid. It probably is fine and the computer algorithm is just not flexible enough, but I don't want to chance it.

And a haircut. Long overdue for one of those too.

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Robertfishes
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I finally got that tumor taken out of my shoulder/back today..it was the size of a tennis ball. I havnt been doing any bow work or shooting in several months because of it. I'll be back to normal in 3 weeks..
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Roy from Pa
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Wish you a speedy recover Robert..
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Now that's good news! Wishing the speediest of recoveries!

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All the best Robert. I hope you recover 100%.

I went to Rockler today and got a fence and resaw fence for my bandsaw. New urethane tires too.

Then I stopped at a hardwood store and grabbed a bunch of ipe and Bolivian rosewood.

Came home to find a big package of osage waiting on the porch.

Bow wood gatherin days are good days.

Then I went out and put another coat of finish on a bow rack I'm working on.

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Jomohr84
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Prayers for your speedy recovery Robert

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Jonathan Mohr

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