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Toxopholite said:
Excellent tiller!
Bet ya cant build just one

That is a fine job indeed! Wait till ya use it in the field!

FWIW-You might want to look into making a tillering tree with a pulley system. I'll try to get a pic of mine to show you what I mean.

Your current one may work just by adding the pulleys. The main problem with your tree- mine was the same for my 1st bow- is that you can overwork the limbs and risk damaging the limb. With the pulley you can "work" the limbs back and forth "teaching" the limbs to bend properly without over drawing during this critical stage.

Again thats a fine bow! Congrats!! And Welcome Home!!
Toxo, if you could get a pic up of your tillering tree that would be great
 

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This is very addicting, I have two hickory stave bows going a red oak board bow thats close to being finished and this past weekend I striped the bark and white wood of of an osage stave. The osage will have to sit for some time it was cut recently and that's fine because I will need some more practice before I tackle that one.

loridr, You should try the board bow instructions I sent you, it's cheap practice and gives you some tiller experience.

Rain Man, my board bow has the same handle and rest as yours I wonder if we used the same instructions. Did you get yours on the net or is that your own design?
 

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Hickory would be better I wish I could find it around here.

I can't wait to see the magic in that bow that is really cool that it's a local wood from an area you hunt.

I get my stave's on eBay just like the Indians used too
 

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Good stuff Toxo thanks for sharing.

I just realized that it was you I PM'd with about some hickory staves a couple years ago. 2 years and I still haven't finished one. I have to get moving
 
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