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274407 Darrell <larchmont479@g...> 2021‑08‑22 Re: crossbow project

So I spent some time last weekend with a camp stove and some handscrews
trying to untwist the crossbow prod I am working on.  My hope was that
boiling the wood might allow me to recast the twist so  that I could
continue with the project.  It seems to have worked.

This weekend I am busy figuring out how "tillering" works.
It's one of those woodworking things that's more art than skill
but you still need to be kinda skillful with the tools.  In this case
it's a Stanley #64 spokeshave.

I tried uploading a bunch of the pix on Groups.io.
See my album at https://groups.io/g/oldtools/album?id=267353
The tillering is going OK I think, but the curvature of the two
limbs isn't even. so I have a bit more work to do before starting
on the stock. And then I have to make a string for it. And the
trigger mechanism, that's gonna be right up there with "Interesting".

Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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