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Mo_coon-catcher
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It sounds like so far it's unanimous, making the warbow is a no go. But it'll probably be a couple weeks until I get started. I've got one more bow to get done first. Though I may go ahead and rough it out when the other bow is on the form cooling from a heat treat.

Krasus- that's gonna look real neat with it spliced like that.

Kyle

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Dan Landis
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Going to try a hickory backed tri-lam for my trade bow. Got the hickory cut, core lams of hackberry tapered, and the osage belly lams cut. Hope to have it glued up in the next week or so. My smooth on supply is getting low, might need to order more before I can get started. Also need to splice my lams and get a handle block cut out.
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KellyG
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Well sounds like some very nice bow in the wood works.


Dan I bet that combo will turnout one of the best bows ever. Osage belly, hackberry is so light and makes a good bow in its owe right. Then adds some hickory. I bet you get a narrow and light son of a bow.

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Dan Landis
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Kelly, we shall see. I plan to do a light heat treat to the hackberry lams to help with the performance.

I reworked my form to do a straight limbed bow, with 2-3" of reflex in the outer half of the limbs.

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well I got started on my guys bow today.
im going to have some spare time for the next couple of weeks, so my guy may get an early package in the mail.

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This afternoon I got my bow roughed out and 90% floor tillered. I just gotta get the middle 12" moving a bit more to be happy. I'm guessing it's bending in the 80# realm right now. I'm gonna leave it in the house until this weekend to dry a bit more then I'll long string it and get it a bit closer to draw weight. I've never worked persimmon and don't know how well it'll take to a D belly. So I want it close to the full drae before I start pulling it from a full brace. I'll get it about 6" shy of weight on the long string so I have room to get it tracking right and not turn itself inside out and minimize the stress.

Kyle

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Krasus
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So quick question everyone regarding shipping and duties. What's specific to your country regarding receiving a package? Anything to know regarding value of said item? That way the recipient dosent have to pay dues to get thier bow.

I know in canada I've never had to pay to receive a bow but not sure if that's cause the shipper said it was a gift..or had a low value attached to it. When I ship to the USA I usually just go over the boarder and mail it domestic.

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Any info on shipping rules & regs could be useful.

I've had nightmares in the past, shipping stuff.

Shipped a bunch of personal stuff from UK to Canada last year.

3 day service turned into 3 months of battling with shipping company and customs, due to the shipper messing up the paperwork.

I'm a big fan of smooth!

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i know in canda- anything valued at over 20$ stands the chance of being opened and examined- and relevant duties applied.
in theory you can ship between us and canada- using a nafta certificate- makes it duty free' irrespective of value- we do it all the time for our products.

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Some idiot decided that wood turning chisels constituted weapons!

I packed everything in front of them and asked if they thought anything in there could cause a problem.

They said everything was OK.

Then all hell broke loose.

Given the 5 hour time difference and dealing with customer service by phone, I was starting to lose my mind!

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Canada, Germany, Australia, South Africa, never had a problem shipping other than if damage or disappearance there is no recourse. You are out the item with no cost recovery.

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2017 Bow trade bow
Canary and Cocobolo Riser with the same wood Mosaic stripe with Red Phenolic


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1st stripe is the lower one

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I cut and glued up the stripe wood

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"nothing ventured ,nothing gained"

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Hoping Mad Max got my name. lol.

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Your odds are 1 out of 16

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Looks like good stuff guys! I really want to get in on this next year. I cut some more guava and it is drying so i will have several nice staves to chose from for next years build. Until then I will just be observing your work. Keep it up.


Aloha.

Msturm

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