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Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2019, 09:27:51 pm »
There is a ever slight taper from the center of the bow 2Ē out to each side of the handle then the side profile taper for the working limbs.  I guess the only fades are the fades into the stiff outer levers.  I gotta clear my head on this bow until tomorrow and try and finish it in the morning. 

Side note.  I went to my dads house today and found 9 bow staves and roughed out blanks of oak and maple that I cut, split, and roughed out almost 10 years ago,  they should be well seasoned by now.

Iíll post a picture tomorrow of the really snakey twisted oak bow I need to steam bend some twist out of.  If I can get some of the twist out it will make a really nice character bow.  This oak and maple I cut is SUPER hard. Makes red oak feel like pine almost. 

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2019, 01:50:24 pm »
Well I missed my goal of 45lbs at 26Ē.   I touched up the tiller and got some more inner limb bending and it is currently sitting at 42lb at 26Ē.  Set right now after 50 pulls on the tree to 26Ē is 1Ē on one end and 1.25Ē on the other. 

A couple test shots proved the out limbs are massive and I will begin to narrow them down to the final 1/4Ē width at the nocks.  I will get some more finished pictures this weekend when I have time and hit it hard.  Even if it settles at 40lbs at 26Ē I learned a lot on this bow. 

Years ago I attempted the same style on a piece of red oak and it finished with almost 3Ē of set on each limb.  So I think less than 1.25Ē so far is a step in the right direction. 

Staring at all these tillering pictures on here for hours has really helped me out.

Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2019, 01:25:57 pm »
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Ok so I have been shooting in this bow lately.  My brother lives in Austin, TX.  He came up here for thanksgiving week and we have been getting some great time together.  We havenít shot bows together for over a decade.   It was a great time slinging some arrows together.

This is the first time Iíve seen some third person view of this bow in action and I am happy with its performance.  I may cut a couple inches off each limb later to raise weight.  Right now it sits at 1.25Ē set right after unbracing. 

I think this is my best tillered now so far.  The addiction is coming back fast.  I am finding myself out in the garage in the zone until 3-4 o clock in the morning lol.

Offline burtonridr

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2019, 01:32:51 pm »
Man I forgot how addictive bow making is.  Honestly I canít believe I ever stopped.

Lol no kidding, totally know what you mean!

I'm blown away that you got a 40# bow with such little working limbs, nice work! Post up some full draw pics  :OK
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Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2019, 02:33:37 pm »
The bow actually has 38Ē of working limbs.  It bends just slightly through the handle. 


Offline TimBo

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Re: Itís been almost 10 years...
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2019, 03:50:32 pm »
Looks good from here!