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John Malone
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My Stanley 220 circa 1910ish its 117 years old give or take and still works like new. Now that's ALL AMERICAN right there fellows.
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Decided to taper the belly a little bit as I could tell straight of it was stiff on the mid and outer limbs. Going to make a new long string then see were I'm at.

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John Malone
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Should I cut the handle area out before I start tillering?

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BMorv
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Get the fade areas nice and feathered to the limbs as you don't want any surprises if you do it later.
It's easier to keep the bow in the tiller cradle if the handle edges are square.

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John Malone
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Gotcha BMorv. I left some meat on the belly so I could do that, ive feathered it in, the last two I done were a pain because I had a heck of time keeping them level and still so this time I left the handle square. Just wondering when the best time to cut that out is.

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BMorv are you a Morvant? I knew some Morvants from La. Beauregard parish area. Matter of fact I think i knew a Bret or Brent Morvant but that was 35 years ago.

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Well I ordered the Tbb complete set but #2 is on back order. Maybe I wont need it for awhile. I've ordered from 3rivers 3 times in the last month and a half, those guys are fast. Put an order in on Thursday I get it Monday, even the one I placed on thanksgiving day.
I went over board with the wood removal on this one AGAIN. So I stopped and regrouped. Impatience isn't usually my down fall. These last three attempts have taught me one thing if nothing else. The difference between a 50# and a 40# draw weight can be 1/32 of an inch on one board and 1/16 on another.
So I'm just going to laminate a piece of oak to the back of this one, hickory oak and oak. That will put me back to a 5/8 thickness and we will try again.

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Sorry man, I usually disconnect from the internet (and the rest of the world) over the weekend.
Yep, it's Benton Morvant. I'm in Lafourche Parish. My great grandpa and his brother came over from France to my area. They each had 15 children, so we populated south Louisiana pretty quickly. Hahaha.
Yeah, read all that you can on bow building. TBB is a great reference. There's some conflicting information in there, but overall it's a great base to start with. If you have volume 1 and 4, immediately after you read the performance part on volume 1, read performance revisited in volume 4. They changed their viewpoint a lot from 1 to 4.

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Never been to Lafourche parish that I remember? Been through the Naw lens area many times but don't remember much of it. To many side trips down Bourbon street and all through the French quarter. Which reminds me I'm down to one can of tonys got to get online and order some, kinda hooked on that Cajun food.
Those books should be here soon looking forward to reading them.

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Put it back on the tree tomorrow, hope she tillers and shoots as good as I think she looks. Only a 1/4 inch of the handle is ERC. Its 1 5/8 all together.
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That looks a whole lot better. [thumbsup]

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Wont matter if she don't shoot LOL. I prettied up the handle area because I wanted to give that glue on the limbs 24 hours clamp time and another 24 cure time before I started stressing it. We shall see today.

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Looks nice.
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Pat B
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It does look nice but it also looks like the plane of the belly is the same plane of where the riser is glued to. This can lead to the handle area bending, if only slightly and this will cause the riser to pop off.
I like starting off with a 3/4" belly lam and reducing to about 5/8" so the riser and belly are not on the same plane, so the fades go down into the belly lam placing it above the belly plane. I hope that makes sense. If I had my picks back I'd show you what I mean.

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