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the Ferret
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Chris why the frowny face after my quote?

That statement was made as a compliment to the generosity and expertise of a man who makes awesome bows,is a true expert at it (in my opinion one of the top 3 wood bow builders in the country), and could make a living from doing it. (as opposed to a wood hack like myself)

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Couldn't agree with ya more Mickey.... this is a special treat and I'm eating it up...... [Big Grin] .. Terry

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Man JD you make that Bandsaw work look easy...Very nice..... Terry

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Chris R
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Ferret, [thumbsup] if you're a hack, I'd hate to see where I fall in line [Roll Eyes] Guys like JD Jones , Dean, Rusty, yourself and the rest are what make guys like me want to build bows.

Guys, I did have a frown after the quote, definately a thumbs up though, bad day and I read his quote wrong.

JD, I can't wait to see how this bow finishes.

Chris

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"ok heres a recurve thats been took off the form"

I like how J.D. types. You can hear his Oklahoma drawl. [laffsmyl]

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J.D.,

Dang now ya got me wanting to build a dang static and I don't even like recurves. [bigsmyl]
Nice tip on the use of dry heat while the wood is on the cull. I'll try that on the selfbows that I straighten on a cull.

I sure would like to come up one of these weekends and learn a thing or two.

Now get to work and finish this thing.

Mike

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JD...Wow!, and thanks.

How come it all comes together without a hitch when you do it? [Smile]

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That's odd Tom......I couln't tell nothin' strange 'bout his typin'. Sounds like perfic anglish ta me.

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tom sawyer
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I can't believe I spent all that time rasping my bamboo down to near thickness, when I had the bandsaw sitting there. That alone was worth the time reading this thread. And I like the additional heating of the bent area, I do this a lot of times when I have a piece of wood on a form. Although, I think I've actually got some stuff too dry from being overly zealous about heat treating. Too dry resulting in that popping sound you hear just before your bow becomes a volunteer takedown.

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Lennie... just be carefull when using the bandsaw for reducing the boo, might not have any boo left on one side:) Also when I add dry heat to the bending area I'm realy just heating the metal strap which helps from not scorching the osage.

JD

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As long as my fingers are the same length when I'm through, I consider my badnsawing effort to be successful. Grass grows fast, fingers don't.

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JD, what size/type of bandsaw do you use? Is there a size you would suggest for cutting osage and other hard woods? I'll be looking for a used one down the road and need suggestions on hp ratings, size(12",14"), and manufacturer. Anyone heard of a Cummings Industrial Tool Band Saw? They send me a flyer this week and had a new 14", 3/4hp on sale for $229. Is this a good deal or piece of crapola?

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S&S My bandsaw is an older type 12" craftsman, I've had it about 9yrs... it has a 1.8horse motor which is plenty enough to cut osage up to 4" thick, its been a workhorse for me but I know its limits, having a 3-T.P.I. blade is mainly what I use.... the cummings that you tal;k about is one of the taiwany made type, about the same as the Harbor Freight crap, stay away form them... If I was in the market to get another it would be a 14" delta, jet or grizzly, lots have been said about these three, even tho none are american made.

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S&S I don't hesitate to buy Grizzly power tools. They're great people and their stuff is made to tighter tolerances. They have a 3/4 horse 14" saw for $320 and a 1hp 14" for $375. The 3/4 horse will serve you well for your purposes for years to come. It's the same saw they've been using at MoJam for 3 years. Someone finally managed to break a shaft on it last year but I'm sure a LOT of proper sawing practices were being violated to cause the failure. I'm surprized it went THAT long before breaking.

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S&S, it all depends on how much you want to spend on your bandsaw. Like J.D. said it is important to use the right blade for the job and make sure your saw is tuned properly. The big four mfg are Delta, Jet, Grizzly, and Powermatic. Delta does have one bandsaw being made in the U.S. That is their X5 series 14 inch, cost is $900. In my opinion the best 14" being made today is the powermatic: 1.5 horsepower, Carter bandsaw guides, 4" dusport, and a quick release blade tension release. Any of the above mentioned bandsaw have good warranties, Jet, Delta, and Powrmatic also have service centers in most big cities if anything goes wrong.


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