Thursday, October 19, 2006
testing new google docs(0) comments (0) comments
Saturday, June 11, 2005
I have moved the web log to TradTalk.(0) comments
Sunday, May 01, 2005
I broke the tip on the bamboo backed white oak board. Looks like I had a glue failure where the oak and bamboo pieces are smooth near the tip. Titebond is supposed to be stronger than wood and the bamboo and the wood are still together in the rest of the break. But the wood was really really dry too and that may have been part of the problem. I had gotten the tip bending a little too much and I broke it while increasing brace height. It was not a bamboo failure. I sawed the tip off the bow and will make a kid's bow from the leftovers.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Raw data from the first MOJAM.(0) comments
Statistical analysis of bows at the first MOJAM selfbow meet.(0) comments
Monday, March 28, 2005
It lost about an inch of reflex after unclamping. Glue line is pretty good, on limb has a small gap about mid limb.
Sunday, March 27, 2005
My first laminated bow glue up. It's a white oak board bow I started in 2000. It's been in the hot box for a couple of years. I glued a strip of bamboo on it. The bamboo and the rubber strap holding it on were a gift from Chris Parker. I thinned the bamboo a lot because I thought it would overpower the white oak. It was tillered with stiff tips so I put all the pressure for bending near the tips. It's reflexed 3 inches. The bottom limb is on the right. It's shorter and stiffer, so I put more pressure on that side to even out the overall reflex.
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Steaming the green wood I traded for some dry wood a while back. This wood was twisted 180 degrees. I could only get out the twist on one end. I'll have to steam again.
I made a caul out of a 2x8 the contractors threw away when they were building the new house next door. Here's all my clamps too.