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Offline M2A

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2019, 04:55:50 pm »
Nice progress on your bows guys. Been a fun read so far. Looking forward to the rest.  (-P
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:55 am »
Looking good Simon! A Pic in front of some better background would help me a lot, also if its rotated.
Couldn't make too much on your bow, too much distraction lately! but I got done a little  ???
I worked on the inners as you suggested and raised draw length slowly.
Around 17 I had to give the lower outer a bit more bend because the upper outer started to get set.
The bow measures 31,5#@18",  bh: 4", m:542g

Offline DC

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2019, 08:34:38 am »
B2W do you have a slick way of outlining the bow like that or do you just use the mouse and a steady hand?
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Offline MattTheClueless

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2019, 08:53:52 am »
Both bows are looking excellent, chaps!

Simon, once I get to the last few inches of draw I shoot it up to the final length. So, assuming the tiller is good at 25", I'll shoot maybe 30 shots at 25", then check the tiller. If it starts to lose it's shape I'll shave it where necessary. If it keeps it's shape I'll shoot another 30-40 at 25" and then check again. If it's still good, I'll give it a 15 minute rest and then start the process again at 26", and so on.

I let set be the deciding factor in my final draw length. So for example, if I'm aiming for 29" of draw, but I notice set increasing exponentially from 27", I'll leave it at that length. If it's reaching 29" without taking any set I'll normally narrow the outer tips to slowly approach that "trade off" point.

Of course, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, so that could all be complete nonsense  ;D

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2019, 09:04:05 am »
DC: First i crop the pics, leaving more or less same space left and right the tips. Than I reduce resolution and image sice. Doing that with apple preview.

Going camping to LEGO Land with the family for 3 days! So no progress this weekend!
Gonna take my Ishi sticks with me. )P(

Offline DC

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2019, 01:12:42 pm »
I'm talking about the black outline along the limb.
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2019, 08:35:53 pm »
DC: i donīt do that with the computer. I set up a strong light on a tripod - Adjusting it in the hight allows me to make a thinner or thicker shadow of the Bow on the background. Photo taken right above the light source aligned with the centre of the bow of course.
I like to do this especially with character staves - its a bit like squeezing your eyes to get a fuzzy vision.

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2019, 05:33:59 am »
DC: i donīt do that with the computer. I set up a strong light on a tripod - Adjusting it in the hight allows me to make a thinner or thicker shadow of the Bow on the background. Photo taken right above the light source aligned with the centre of the bow of course.
I like to do this especially with character staves - its a bit like squeezing your eyes to get a fuzzy vision.
I like the result, a nice crisp line. I was hoping to do that to my full draw pictures but it would be kind of tough to set up outside with a timer and running back and forth. Thanks
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