Cutting staves?

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Nock
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Re: Cutting staves?

#11 Post by Nock » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:11 pm

I’ve got a book from Comstock. I’ll look into that other one you mentioned Dave. I should start on something easier than Osage but where’s the fun in that haha. I’ve also watched several of clay Hayes videos. So I’ve already been looking at potential trees looking at how the bark runs and knots. I’m just ready to get some cut and split. So I can get a start on drying time. My main concern is September/October to early to cut?
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Re: Cutting staves?

#12 Post by stumper » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:33 pm

Torges talks about the best time to harvest, I'll reference when I get back and let you know. Torges does an accelerated drying method that works well for him. I am not going to lie, Osage is hard but I think its worth it. Yew or lemonwood would be my other recommendations if you did not want to go with Osage.
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Re: Cutting staves?

#13 Post by stumper » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:59 pm

I looked and I can't find where he says. He talks more about the particular tree in the chapter. Best book out there for building osage self bows from what I've heard.
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Re: Cutting staves?

#14 Post by Nock » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:53 pm

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May have some potential.
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Re: Cutting staves?

#15 Post by stumper » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Oh what I would do to have a stave of that tree. Still have to finish my current Osage bow. The one I have is A very difficult piece of wood
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Re: Cutting staves?

#16 Post by Carpdaddy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 am

That is an excellent looking tree, would make some good bows.

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