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Offline ESCANABAJOSH

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some birdseye please?
« on: June 09, 2008, 10:06:24 PM »
i was wondering if anyone knows where i might be able to find a stave of birdseye maple? i'm wanting to make a bow out of it. any help, thank you very much.

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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 08:41:43 AM »
I am not a bow maker, but wouldn't it be a rather weak piece of wood?
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 02:37:54 PM »
frank i belive you are right......my uncle is starting to get me into the hobby, after talking to him he also said somthing about the birdseye not being strong enough and that it would have to be backed with other wood.      oh well.....thought it would look cool. thanks guys.

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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 07:12:30 AM »
It would be cool, Josh.  You might what to think about useing some as a backing and very, very thin for decoration.
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 06:12:20 PM »
thats a good idea frank....i work in a veneer plant so i might be able to get a little strip for a good price!

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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 09:40:09 AM »
Osage is probably the most poplular bow material and would work great and look great with a veneer of Birds Eye!
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 08:54:24 AM »
Yes, I know, Osage is a great bow material.  I had a friend tell me he was going send  piece to me, for one of my past students to make a bow.  I am still waiting for the wood.  Oh well, stuff happens.  We all get busy and such. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D

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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 03:32:21 PM »
Ouch Frank, that hurt :o  ;) :D

Its pretty bad when you have to tell freinds................get in line  :)  I ahve not forgot about you but the paying customers keep piling up. 
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 08:29:51 PM »
One of my students from many moons ago, made me a bow from some Osage that was growing in the Willamette Valley, South of me about 60 miles. 
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008, 10:26:02 PM »
Was it osage or mulberry?  I have not heard of any Osage west of the rockies.
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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 11:01:11 PM »
It was Osage, growing in

Besides, what are you doing up so late.  I have been up stoking stoves.  I will do so again about 2 am. :-\ :-\

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Re: some birdseye please?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 07:58:09 AM »
I just fill the hopper and check it 24 hours later  ;D
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