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Offline goomba

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Need fresh eyes
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:44:34 pm »
This is another one made of elm.
I'm almost finished tillering (it's at 24" pulling 42#)
I'm going for around 45# at 26".
With it unbraced the left limb is taking more set
than the right but it also seems to be leaving the
handle at a more downward slope than the right.
Should I try to steam bend that left limb to
match the right or just leave it alone?
The tiller seems ok to me but I would like
some other eyes on it.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 03:55:38 pm »
Outer right I think needs to bend more
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 05:39:53 pm »
My thoughts too.
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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 10:40:35 pm »
+1
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Offline Artus

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 12:29:41 am »
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 03:26:44 am »
Looks good to me
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 04:49:23 am »
Trace the left limb at full draw on a piece of paper and lay the right limb over it. I think it will show you the stiff spots in the right limb.
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Offline goomba

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 07:23:54 am »
I compared it with tracing paper and it looks
like outer and mid limb need wood taken off.
I'll post the fix later.
Thanks guys.

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 08:21:13 am »
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Offline M2A

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 04:10:56 pm »
Might be a good idea to take a video of the bow being drawn by hand. Watch it over and over and see if it rocks back one way or the other to a stuffer limb. Some folks use I mirror  but I cant seem to get that down yet. Looks like your mighty close .

Offline goomba

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2019, 06:07:45 am »
I fixed the tiller on this (I got it close anyway). 
I did the tracing paper test on it and the
limbs match pretty good. I put a bunch of arrows
through it and it shoots fine.
I wrapped the limbs with some hemp because
there were a couple of minor cracks.
Stained it and put on some polyurethane on it.

Offline goomba

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 06:08:37 am »
Oh I forgot...43# at 26"

Offline Woodely

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 06:13:21 am »
You need to build in more of a fade transition into your bows like at least 4" on each side.  I think this will help in your tillering end game.  So a total of 12" from end fade to end fade, it looks like you only have about 7".
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Offline goomba

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Re: Need fresh eyes
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2019, 06:41:23 am »
It's about 8" but I'll keep that in mind next time.
Thanks for the tip.