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    new build

    Post by mhof86 on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:04 am

    Alright guys not very far along with this one yet but I find if I post something then I am more likely to finish. 

    I am going to be using my existing hardware off my first crossbow. The tiller will be replaced, and it will also get bow irons this time instead of a bridle. 

    For the tiller I came into a huge amount of maple that is just begging to be made into something. Here is the piece I chose. It is the large log right in the center just above that split piece. 



    It measures about 3' long and about 8" diameter. I have it roughed (really rough) out right now and should have something that slightly resembles a proper tiller after this weekend if the holidays don't keep me to busy.

    I finally have my forge up and running and a decent coal supply so I plan on starting the bow irons sometime next week. Right now in keeping with my cheapskate mentality they will probably be made out of some RR spikes I have laying around. 

    If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. Thanks for reading and I will be updating as I go.

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    Re: new build

    Post by phuphuphnik on Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:14 pm

    At this point I'd say the bark is worst than the bite. Are you worried about it splitting as it dries? I have a black walnut that is coming down this year, I was going to quarter saw it and loft it to dry a year.

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    Re: new build

    Post by mhof86 on Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:00 am

    The maple was cut down I would guess maybe 6-8 months ago but still has a ton of moisture. I was a little worried but no checks so far. Will keep my fingers crossed though.

    Here are some update pics. Removing a whole lot of wood and trying to get it tamed, I am done with the saw and chisel for now. Switching to the draw knife and rasps from here on in to get the final shape.

    A side note to this project. I have no access to saws of any kind aside from small hand saws. All the lines are stop cuts that I put in and then knocked out bulk with a chisel and hammer. Those will all go away here in the next week or so when I finish it out with the rasp and draw knife. 




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    Re: new build

    Post by phuphuphnik on Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:05 am

    That is exactly how Morganna made her bow. She didn't want to use a bandsaw, so she made stop cuts and a chisel knocked out the blocks. Then a rasp and plane to make it look nice.

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