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Rangeball
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Thanks, that's what I was guessing. So do you want the spice that'll need rasped off sticking up off the back or belly? Is it necessary to fill in the dips in the splice area on the other side?

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Rangeball.... The tails will be sticking out on the belly side... Rasp them off....you can fill the back with the glue sawdust mix.... I won't usually reflex more than an 1 1/2" or so and a lot of times the squeeze out fills the back in and requires only a little sanding..... When you get it tillered it will have a nice gull wing profile..... Terry

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Rangeball
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Thanks a bunch, another mystery solved [Smile]

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Thank you Terry. I have always shyed away from the thought of using billets because I wasn't sure how to splice them. The explanations in a couple books I've read just didn't sink in I guess. Your pictures and explanations filled in all the info I wondered about billets. I will have to give that a try sometime.

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I'm glad it helped Brandon.....It's definitely easier and cheaper to get premium billets than it is to get premium staves for most of us.....And all things considered splicing isn't really all that hard....Take your time and get your cuts straight and square and you've got it made.....Whatever tools ya have to cut the splice out will work....I've done good splices using a handsaw, Jigsaws and my bandsaw.... Heck if I can do it anyone can........ I was the guy in school who had all his woodworking projects come out looking like ashtrays...... [Smile] Terry

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good on ya Terry. It is sooooo much easier to find really good sood 36" long than it is to find a really good stave. Sister billets make some of the best bows I've ever made.

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1st stupid question of the day-

What makes a piece of wood a billet? Is it simply a short stave?

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Yep.... Terry

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