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Roy from Pa
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Looking forward to seeing the pictures, John. My first selfbow was hickory. I may try another one soon. I have a good bit of hickory here in the shop, and some nice shagbark hickory trees growing on the property.
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John Scifres
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My first bow was hickory also. It sure tried but my rookie mistakes killed it eventually. The best part about hickory is lighting a few scrapers wisps and making the shop smell like a BBQ pit [Smile]

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Roy from Pa
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LOL, gonna have to try that....
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quote:
Originally posted by John Scifres:
Got the hickory bending pretty good last night. 47# @ 28". Got some finessing to do and then I am going to toast the belly. I'll post some pics tonight.

can't wait

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John Scifres
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Photobucket (or as I sometimes call it Boto**ucket) is dog ash slow right now for some reason. Here's a video. Let's do tiller along. What do you see?

Hickory Selfbow Tilleralong

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both outer 3rd's need scraping

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I just about finished up chasing my first ring. One knot left.

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OK, I'll be back in a minute.

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15 scrapes on the outer thirds:
Tilleralong

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John -

What does it look like unstrung? Parallel limbed?

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Specs:

69" NTN, 1-3/4" for half the limb tapering to 1/2". Looking for 40-45 at 28".

It is straight-limbed after resting now. Maybe 1" of follow right off the string. It started with 1-1/2" of reflex. It's decent hickory, cut as a small tree last year, taken to near bow dimensions and been drying in a reflex form since. It seems dry.

Don't think I mentioned that I am going to toast the belly after tillering.

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Worked on the basement, in other words my sons 5 year bday present. Red oak, 46" nock to nock. This is at 16", from about 5.5" brace. The tips deflect within 1/8" of each other.

Hows it look guys? Those black spots are tape for my reference and stop points.
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John,

I agree with Mad Max - outer thirds a bit stiff. The left more than the right.

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I'll get back to it tomorrow.

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Finished filing riser and did first sanding pass. The two opposite R/D's are for me and the hill is for my wife. [Smile]

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