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Offline BowEd

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Latest composite prodigy/finished/with arrows
« on: June 09, 2017, 08:09:17 am »
Another hickory/horn/sinew.Not yet near finished but on it's way.56.5" NTN.Right now 52#'s @ 28".Pics of profile before tiller and after tiller.Had to remove 65 to 70 grains of horn sanding to get current shape & poundage.Started with 14" TTT reflex.Lost 3" overall to 11" TTT after tillering resting over night.A person could take off 3/4" to get to NTN reflex measurement.The actual real measurement.Immediately after unstringing being braced 4 hours or so setting with 9" reflex.Mass weight 17.90 ounces but don't have handle carved in yet.I'm guessing lower 17 to upper 16 ounces in the end.
Before tillering

After tillering resting overnight

Brace of 6.5 to 7 inches to the back.I guess this one can be called a true recurve as the string does actually rest on the belly a couple of inches.

Full draw

I'll dress her up in the next few of weeks.Take more pics of it then.
Here are pictures of the preliminary process:
The core


Glue up of horn.Using smooth on I can get away with a tight inner tube wrapping.Both core and horn are pretappered before glue up.

Off form



Around 1200 grains of sinew ready

Reverse bracing while drying.Sinew was put on 3 different stages.Reflex increased a bit each time


Final cured look then to tillering and look as in pictures at beginning of the posting of the bow

« Last Edit: October 21, 2017, 11:35:21 am by BowEd »
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Offline bubby

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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:25:27 am »
Looking good Ed
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 09:08:45 am »
Sweeet...
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 09:24:47 am »
You sure make sweet bows Ed. :D :D Do you run the sinew right out to the end of the limb? Do you wrap the end of the sinew?
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 10:03:59 am »
That is going to be nice!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 10:17:32 am »
Very nice
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 01:30:02 pm »
Braced and full draw look awesome Ed
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Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 01:44:29 pm »
That's a amazing bow Ed I always enjoy your next generation vertion the new & improved composite bet you have a 200 ++++ fps bow there at your specs, anxiously waiting your shooting report !
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 04:37:45 pm »
Thanks fellas.
It needs to be broken in good and proper to settle in yet but for all purposes it's done.It needed a tip tweaked for alignment yet.
I don't think I've hardly ever put sinew to the tip knock on any bow.This one quits around 8" from the tip.Wraps are mostly for accents really I think.Not really necessary for fear of sinew popping up anyway.At least I've never seen one do it.The loop dragging down the tip unbraced can wear things once in a while.
It should perform good with a 10 grain arrow or any arrow really.
Gotta finish other bows I've started while waiting on this one.
Finish work.....Decisions,decisions,decisions.
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 05:08:31 pm »
Man Ed,  that one sure looks good buddy!

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Offline BowEd

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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 04:29:16 am »
Thanks Pat.
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2017, 04:42:54 am »
Ed, you're a talented feller. Congrats!
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2017, 04:57:12 am »
Thanks Pat.

Your welcome Ed,  I really admire your work.  Ive always wanted one of those horn bows or a composit like the one in the thread.  Ive read a lot on making one but I can never find the horn or when I do I can't afford it.  I sure do enjoy shooting that selfbow I got last year at mojam that you made.  Sure is a sweet shooting bow. 

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 06:33:59 am »
Very nice bow, Ed. I got a set of horn from Matt Wirwicki at the Classic this year and am giving it a lot of thought whether to build one like this one of yours or a more "Native American" style bow.
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Re: Latest composite prodigy
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 01:44:03 pm »
Thanks again fellas.
Pat B..I think StickBender has the same thoughts in mind for a bow.
Patrick...It's good that that bow has a good home.If I remember right it was 49#'s @ 28".That may have gone up a bit since like self bows can do.I'l pick out another here for the auction at Mo Jam too.It's a fun place to shoot.
Tillering horn is a different ball game as far as stability goes.Depending on percentage of thickness it is.More so then wood being a lot stiffer.Can't jump to conclusions as quick while tillering.
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