The birth of a bow.

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  1. Carpdaddy

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    Fired up the old bandsaw today, it’s about worn out like me, and the blade was even worse! Figure it would break at any time, I kept stopping when it got to smoking, give it a few and slowly go again. First cut done...
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    So I got a little more serious, slowly but surely it made the cut...
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    Quality control Dog wasn’t liking the smoke and smell so I turned her some fans on..
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    Little by little it managed to get the job done, about thirty minutes involved, about all this old codger can handle at a time, especially with the mask and heat!
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    Working on the limbs today, most of which I can do sitting down, so I last much longer.
    First I cut some phenolic for the tips..
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    Roughed up surfaces giving glue something to latch on to.
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    Glued one black and one tan on.
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    Cut off the extra length..
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    Then the extra width of the phenolic tips..
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    Began sanding them to shape..
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    Quality Control didn’t appreciate the dust... She kept a sharp eye out!
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    Now we get down to hand tools, sandpaper, files, etc.. slows down bad.
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    These post cover several hours for this old man, in and out of heat, the picture posting is much faster.
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    Sanding all edges smooth...
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    Then 220 grit for edges and all surfaces...
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