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Offline TimBo

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 12:37:45 pm »
If it were me, I would 1. do a bulbous handle and make the fades work as Pearl said 2. aim for 27" 3. keep it for myself and use a longer stave for the trade!

Offline Yellowstave

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 12:43:57 pm »
So if I were to sinew would 2 dry oz. Shredded be enough?

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 12:44:26 pm »
Look a few pages back at Gordons, "Black powder group raffle bow". Its a perfect example of a semi rigid bulbous grip. It effectively allows for a 3-4" shorter bow for a given draw length. Gordon is the man.
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Offline Bryce

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 12:54:03 pm »
Look a few pages back at Gordons, "Black powder group raffle bow". Its a perfect example of a semi rigid bulbous grip. It effectively allows for a 3-4" shorter bow for a given draw length. Gordon is the man.

Exactly. Lol you beat me to it lol. Im a sucker for a slightly bendy handle/bulb grip.
These days I make my arrow passes as narrow as possible(usually1/2) to make spinning arrows/tuning and arrow flight easier.
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Offline Yellowstave

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 01:16:22 pm »
Sweet. Thanks guys. I'm peeling the back off of a longer one right now. With a better plan.lol

Offline BowEd

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 03:19:55 pm »
You do what your comfortable with.A person gets to know the wood in the bow your tillering.I've never been one to be afraid of breaking a bow though and will usually but not always push the limits.
For a trade bow to be sent I usually shoot it close to 500 times anyway.
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Offline Yellowstave

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 04:12:39 pm »
I just dont want to make a bow that only has that much stress on it for some poor soul to pluck an eye out with. I went ahead and chased a ring on a 65 inch stave just to feel more comfortable with the reliability of my trade bow. I want it to shoot a million shots before it breaks.lol

Offline BowEd

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 04:24:35 pm »
Yes they should last a lifetime I agree or most anyways until a person gets bored and makes a different design or uses different wood.Usually after a while a guy gets quite a few bows hanging around.
If the design/tiller/and draw weight are in sync it will.Your being good and self responsible and that's a good thing.
Picture shown by Ryan is not a slightly bendy handle bow.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 05:19:20 pm by BowEd »
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Offline Bubbabowyer

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2020, 05:49:34 pm »
Derrick, if it were me. I'd strongly consider putting some sharp hooks on the ends, sinew backing it and keeping it! That bow would definitely make me sad to give away.

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Question of length?
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2020, 08:25:00 pm »
what Pearl said,,is good advice