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mwosborn
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Puts me in the mood to go cut some myself. Nice haul Roy.

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Krasus
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Oh man I'm so jealous. I can't get Osage up here at my hardwood store of choice.
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Roy from Pa
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And what kind of bow would you build if you had Osage?
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Gwass, of course!

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Roy from Pa
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Mitch go cut some. What I hate most is the 2 years ya gotta let it dry and season a bit. And 5 year old Osage is super stuff.. [Smile] But I hain't got much of that left.. But I do have a couple pieces of 10 year old Osage.
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Glass backed (clear) reflex deflex longbow. ( my design) [Smile]

Put some Osage under the clear so it just makes the bow pop!

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mwosborn
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Roy - it is on the to do list. I haven't cut any for a couple of years, but I do have several seasoned staves to keep me going for a while.

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Congrats Roybert!

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ron w
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Love that yellar wood........ [thumbsup]

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Looking good. Wish I actually had some growing around here. Just lots of mulberry ....

Care to show us how you mill it? You'd need quite the rig to get a big log like that onto the table of a vertical bandsaw.

I've been thinking of building a long sled with indeed and outfeed table for my bandsaw to mill some logs ...

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Ben, those big logs are 36 inches long. That's because of how they grew and what I was allowed to take. I got as many 36 inch pieces as I could. Some will be for lams and others will be for risers. I did get one beaut that was 64 inches long.

The 36 inch ones will be split with a wedge till I get them down closer to an extra large Osage stave size. Then I put a 3/4" X 3 tpi blade on my bandsaw and square them up and then I cut billet boards from there on. I try to get as many 1/4 sawn pieces as I can, then as many rift sawn as I can. Then if possible I'll cut some riser blocks out of it. Osage is like gold and I don't want to waste any of it. But for the first year they will just be split with the wedge and left to dry.

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Thanks Roy.

I guess I assumed you were cutting the logs on the bandsaw before splitting. I'll have to try that method, split first, then saw.

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