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No, I soaked thru and clamp it to my steel table to straighten it. The cordage will keep it straight and strengthen it.


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Posts: 3714 | Location: Acatlan de Juarez, Jalisco, Mexico | Registered: 22 October 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ahh,I'ma gonna have to think on this....


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The rainy season is upon us. I have no finish protecting el guamuchil. So he was de eloping some string follow. With slower speeds and wobbly accuracy. So I tied a knot in his string toward one end. Now he has a slightly longer set. But aiming the next arrow the same way it sent over the top of the box centered for windage and fast. But I hate to keep adding set shooting him with excess moisture. I may have to put him away until tbe wet season is over. Then when he is dry enough put finish on to hold the set from lengthening.


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Sounds like a plan.Happy rainy season!


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Today, there was bright sunshine and the air seemed dryer, so I put el guamuchil out in the sun. When I shot it later I put some arrows over the target box before I found the range again. I guess I can keep shooting if I dry it a little before hand.


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Today I took the clamps off little champ. It was just nearly straight front to back. So I clamp one end in the sears work station and proceeded to glue side by side the hemp twine on the back. I wrapped it with twine as a form of clamp. Likely I will remove the wrapping when all is dried and cure. I think I will put blo over the whole stick and strands before putting the leather wrap handle back on. Once sufficient blo is on and soaked in, I will test it. Here is a pic from todays work.


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I took the wrapping off this evening. I put a coat of polyurethane on it. I first trimmed all the hairs off. I will shoot a pic and post it tomorrow.


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Here is the pic. Iput the final coat of urethane on this morning.


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Posts: 3714 | Location: Acatlan de Juarez, Jalisco, Mexico | Registered: 22 October 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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BTW, happy birthday to me. (Feliz cumpleaños a me) I have 69 years now. El León


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Happy happy,Leon....9 years older than moi,and still kicking,eh?


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Yep, so far. More time to serve the Lord and enjoy his earth. I am not afraid to die, I am afraid of what the medical community will do to me in the meantime.


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Okay, I put the leather wrap around the handle, adjusted the arrow rest, strung it and test shot it. While it is livelier than las week before starting to work on it, I don't think it faster than when it was a newly cut stick. I guess backing is mostly for preventing breakage. Unles I am doing it wrong, which is highly likely.


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i know laminating with ligaments,and use of horn is supposed to strengthen the whole assembly.


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Heh,I want to stay around,as long as I can be relatively healthy.Mainly out of curiosity about what will happen next,at least for now...


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Yes, ligament/sinew is touted for making the bow stronger. I just seems so complicated and I don't feel like trying it. A new development: a friend was at our house thursday nite. He has a farm nearby. He promised me two man size sticks for bows, one for him one form me. This is another species. He says you can bend it in a circle and when released snaps back to straight fast. He wants a really strong one. He wants to hunt the javalinas that eat his corn. He says we don't need a hunting permit. This may take some time.


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GOODIE!If it looks like a pig,acts like a pig,it probably tastes like pig.Go for it!


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Yesterday, I tried to make arrowheads from obsidian pieces that came with driveway stone. Right away I knew it would take years to gain the skill to knap them. I had even watched a utube video on this. So I got out my tile grinder and managed to cut one in half. I tried to grind edges on it, but the edges just flaked away. So I am giving up that idea. My canal reeds are drying but I don't think they will be stiff enough or strong enough for arrows.


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Ya,knapping is a skill it takes a long time to learn.Then more time to get good.I can usually get a useable flake to use as a hand blade,but not always...It can be frustrating.


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Volie if you have some old circular saw blades and an angle grinder, You have the makings of some broad heads.
 
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Yes, Bud, I have these things. I just tried to do crystal first.


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