Maybe a quicker and easier photo posting routine:

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Maybe a quicker and easier photo posting routine:

Tim Baker
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May 6th, 2018, 8:29 pm #1

 
First type your message... photos won't post without text.

 
Click on 'Full Editor', beside the blue Submit button
 
To the left and just below your text click on the 'Add files' box.
 
Double click on the hard-disk photo you want to post.
 
Scroll down a bit and click on the blue 'Submit button.
 
Done.
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May 7th, 2018, 12:14 am #2

? #1-and-the-next-two.jpg
It's meant to be simple, not easy.
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May 7th, 2018, 5:44 pm #3

I don't think Natives did all this gluing and messing with  their bows !
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May 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm #4

That bear don't look too pleased. 
If I see a native, I'll pass on your message.
I'm just amazed that a picture appeared.
So far,so good, nice one Tim.

Is there a downside to this arrangement?
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May 7th, 2018, 8:51 pm #5

Rod:

What wood is that, and what's it's story, and what's the plan?
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May 8th, 2018, 7:59 am #6

Hi Tim,
I have permission to take a little coppice wood from time to time on a local estate.
It was the home wood of an abbey for quite a long time and was once an oak wood, now a site for natural oak recovery.
The coppice wood I'm looking at is mostly Ash and Hazel. These are Hazel trimmings in the 15 to 25 years old ballpark.
I've been messing around with finding a method for toasting the belly that I liked
Until I got into these woods I hadn't touched a Hazel bow for more than sixty years.
There's a lot of deer in there and the other day I saw a pretty large coypu crossing the long ride above the stag oak shooting seat.
I don't cut anything that I can't carry out across 1 3/4 miles of open field, so I'll be looking next for something with more girth that I can split for a flatter backed stave
It's meant to be simple, not easy.
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May 11th, 2018, 3:48 am #7

That is phenomenal, Tim!

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May 12th, 2018, 1:44 am #8

Rod: 
 
Good reminder. Someone should write a piece about the ease and value of creating coppice wood, little bow-stave factories. 
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May 12th, 2018, 1:45 am #9

Bow-stave factory
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May 12th, 2018, 2:23 am #10

A few acres of this...
1a. Hazel, chosen piece.jpg
1e. Basic shape sketched and cut on masking tape applied to centre-line. Roughly adjusted with tape patches..jpg
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May 14th, 2018, 5:46 am #11

Here's a pretty good utube explanation of coppicing:



Rod: 

What wood is that you've got roughed out, and what will it be?
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May 14th, 2018, 1:28 pm #12

It's Hazel and it might be one of a series of crowned bows (showing some slight Andaman/Penobscot/Meare Heath infuence).
I decided that a concave belly, not having a suitable tool to hand, was probably too much bother for the probable benefit.
I wanted to get away from a by the numbers division of the parts, just wanted to sketch it out and take off everything outside the lines (more or less).
Just messing about with it. 
Nothing new.
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May 17th, 2018, 12:48 am #13

5118C0C4-CB84-4E54-B50F-0788C16D8803.jpeg FE3A9F60-1292-4F24-9691-4ECFDE396B4B.jpeg Testing photo upload from hard drive.
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May 17th, 2018, 2:53 am #14

Love those bows, mini bows, new shop, and new living room/couch, Tom!

If this is working how I hope it is, it is quite extraordinary in the history of PaleoPlanet!

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May 18th, 2018, 9:24 am #15

Ken:

This photo posting system seems to be dependable.

 August 21, 2005

Photo of Tom trying to miss me while I try to photograph a dart in flight
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DSC03974 22 .jpg
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May 18th, 2018, 9:55 am #16

Awesome, let me try
DSC_0659.NEF (9.11 MiB)
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May 18th, 2018, 9:56 am #17

Hmm, maybe it is file type dependent
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May 18th, 2018, 10:04 am #18

Seems like PDF is the way to go, good to know... The bow in the above picture is a terget bow made from dense yew from Gotland (A Swedish Island in the Baltic), made for a native Gotlander. He is a target archer and wanted a 50#@29" bow, it is a very slender bow with just a very slight bend in the handle rather than round compass, and I never thought I would get it down to that low drawweight, It just wouldnt loose any as I scraped away, would have been good material for an insanely heavy warbow. 70"ntn, delivering about 175 fps with Samuel shooting it at 10.9gpp and 29" draw (probably slightly drier than most, not controlled for bias in drawlength). Last year in Gotland he got secound place with it, with a starting field of about 120 archers most shooting modern **** AFBs. (Leather handle was his choise not mine. One of the best bows I have built I think.
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May 21st, 2018, 7:46 am #19

All I've sent lately are jpegs, sent via this route: 
 
First type your message... photos won't post without text. 
Click on 'Full Editor', beside the blue Submit button. 
To the left and just below your text click on the 'Add Files' box. 
Double click on the hard-disk photo you want to post. 
Scroll down a bit and click on the blue 'Submit' button.
Done.

Kid's plum bow and arrow:
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May 21st, 2018, 7:47 am #20

Plum bow
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