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Offline DC

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Re: New project
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2019, 03:23:21 pm »
Don't put yourself out looking for them. If I want to see them bad enough I'll find them. There's only about 5000 posts ;D ;D
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Offline PatM

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Re: New project
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2019, 03:37:01 pm »
The backing would hold that together but side plates are easy to do. An undelray would box it in nicely and cover the exposed belly splice

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Re: New project
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2019, 03:45:31 pm »
Don't put yourself out looking for them. If I want to see them bad enough I'll find them. There's only about 5000 posts ;D ;D

Oh dear God no. Dont do that to yourself. Going backwards through my posts is a good way to de educate yourself.
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Re: New project
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2019, 10:19:44 pm »
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Simk-Could you tell me the dimensions of the levers on the Molle you posted the other day

Hello DC, checked it again:

Grip 90mm
Main bending zone incl 40mm fade: 420mm
Lever incl. fade 320mm
= 17/30 // 13/30
Main bending zone @ the fades 46mm tapering to 36mm @ outer fades
Thickness @fades 14mm, mid limb 12 mm, @outer fades 11mm (incl. about 3mm sinew)
Levers start 24mm thickness, 21mm width, tapering to the tips.

Lower limb is 20mm shorter than top limb but same 17/13 ratio.

I also did this elm selfbow with exact same measurements:
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http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,64889.0.html
Limb thicknesses are: 13mm at the inner fades, 12mm midlimb and 12mm before outer fades.

For tillering you should be aware that it will loose positive tiller after shooting in. I therefore just added another 7 gramms of sinew to my lower limb yesterday. My consultant Wolfgang told me that this is normal with this design. Edit: I think it's the sinew streching a bit due to much bigger stress on the lower limb. Maybe for future projects I will do the lower limb same length as the upper...

Always at your service!

Cheers
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Offline DC

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Re: New project
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2019, 07:49:21 am »
Thanks Simon :D
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Offline sleek

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Re: New project
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2019, 11:43:10 am »
Here DC, this one has side lams. Im trying to find the other posts about it.

https://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,61822.msg864750.html#msg864750

They dont go all the way to where your splice is, but, they can be made to.
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Re: New project
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2019, 12:02:20 pm »
DC,, I have had the bottom limb shift a bit ,, even when same length,,I think shooting in while you tiller will help,, maybe leave a few pounds till you shoot it a bunch,, so you can adjust,, adding sinew is an option as stated,, I think it just takes sinew longer to settle in , than all wood bow,,

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Re: New project
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2019, 12:03:03 pm »
Thanks Pat! Boy, i need to talk less and build more. Yeesh. How long did it take you to find that?

DC, the way i did the handle splice with horn side plates is how id reccomend you do your tip side lams. Id even use horn. Wouldnt need much thickness.
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2019, 12:07:41 pm »
I've already done it. Not as nice as yours but it will stiffen it where I wanted. I don't like trying to blend the two where the dark wood tapers into nothing. Never looks good. I'll call this one a prototype :D I'll take a closer look at yours now that Pat found it
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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2019, 12:09:37 pm »
Oh my God. I just fell in love. Drop dead elegant. Damn. Much wow.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: New project
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2019, 12:10:38 pm »
that looks great

Offline DC

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Re: New project
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2019, 12:15:54 pm »
Now I'm trying to decide if I should drive into town to get some epoxy. I'm ready to put the backing on and ran out of epoxy.
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Re: New project
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2019, 12:17:38 pm »
Why is this even a question? Get to it! Im excited to see this build happen!!!
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Re: New project
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2019, 12:36:35 pm »
Thanks Pat! Boy, i need to talk less and build more. Yeesh. How long did it take you to find that?

DC, the way i did the handle splice with horn side plates is how id reccomend you do your tip side lams. Id even use horn. Wouldnt need much thickness.

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