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Offline Ian.

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160lb Laminate bow finished - Update page 3
« on: May 21, 2011, 01:33:21 pm »
Hi Everyone

To keep the momentum going from the last two monster Elm bows that were posted recently I though I would share this bow with everyone, it marks a bit of a mile stone I set my self a goal a few years ago to one day pull my bodyweight, I have struggled to make a bow of this weight, a mix of poor design and poor timber has made hitting 130lb difficult let along anything over 140, after changing a few things and by chance buying some very good maple in a pile of Elm I managed it. Pictures of me drawing it will be posted in a few days when my arms feel up to it.

Specs   Maple/Ipe/Hickory  160lb at 32 about 76" long.



« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 03:09:25 pm by Ian. »
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Offline Dag

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 01:41:27 pm »
WHOA! :o  Thats awesome! Great job Ian!  How wide is it at the handle?

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 01:42:36 pm »
160lbs???

Rather you than me :o

Offline Ian.

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 02:04:03 pm »
Thanks

The handle is 37/31 tips about 14/14
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Offline toomanyknots

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 02:54:36 pm »
Thats a very nice tiller there!
"The way of heaven is like the bending of a bow-
 the upper part is pressed down,
 the lower part is raised up,
 the part that has too much is reduced,
 the part that has too little is increased."

- Tao Te Ching, 77, A new translation by Victor H. Mair

Offline medicinewheel

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 03:11:21 pm »
GREAT!
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Offline fishfinder401

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 04:57:30 pm »
great job, hopefully once i order the ff and short string tiller mine i will also keep the momentum going, along with a osge warbow im working on ;D
again great job
noel
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Offline nidrinr

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 07:32:13 pm »
Very good tiller on that one!

-And impressive thing to be pulling your own body weight. If I did that I'd get close to 230#, so I guess I'm not even... You, Eirik, and I'd guess Joe. Anyone else pulling their own body weight?

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 08:52:05 pm »
Nice.  Very well tillered
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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 10:15:11 pm »
nidrinr im in the same boat as you, although hopefully that will change :-\
noel
warbows and fishing, what else is there to do?
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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 02:07:54 pm »
     Great looking bow, looking forward to the full draw. I never could figure out how not very big guys can draw so much weight. I was always very strong when it came to lifting weights even though I never worked out but I could never draw a very heavy bow, it's like I hit a wall.

Offline ErictheViking

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 03:33:27 pm »
very nice work.
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Offline Ian.

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 10:53:17 am »
Update, my arms felt up to the challenge today,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvUM3r8AnEg



It seems fast
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 04:36:29 pm by Ian. »
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Offline Dag

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 10:57:52 am »
Well done man!  That is truly a great accomplishment!

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Re: 160lb Laminate bow finished
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 06:07:36 pm »
Nice!