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Offline simk

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two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« on: November 22, 2020, 12:37:32 pm »
finally sanded and polished and ready for storage. not the very fastest but good target bows. heavyier one 2 ,5" reflex, light one zero after shooting. interesting expirience and good teachers. to be continued.







































thanx for watching

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 01:03:55 pm »
nice lamination work. Did you perry before glue up? Is one a quad lam? or perhaps I see a powerlam over the handle.  seems like you have your gluing techniques work out well. hope you can tell more about your methods


Offline HedgeHunter

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 01:05:28 pm »
Wow
Love the gray on that honey colored yew. Nice.

HH~
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Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 03:07:13 pm »
Nice work.
You said they are for storage?  I think I could find a better use for them; if only I needed another bow :)
What is the arrow pass made of? It looks clear.

Offline simk

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 03:34:21 am »
thanx guys  :)
willie: no perry before glueup. glued all 3 lams and powerlam at once into a wooden caul. altough I usually use inner tubes I went with clamps this time. glued with thickened casting resin (because it works fine and is cheaper than most other specialized 2ks).
tradcraftsman: arrrowpass is made from a stuff called "bluefix" - curious how long it might last. every bow only a little step on a stair  :) I usually shoot them a few hundred arrows before storing them. from time to time give one away as a gift...
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 03:57:00 am »
Impressive!!! Arvin
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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 04:30:03 am »
Well, those are amazing. (A)

Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 09:28:39 am »
those are beautiful bows...the fit and finish looks spot on, as does the tiller.  excellent workmanship!   :OK
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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 11:53:11 pm »
Very nice bows! ...except those unnecessary lumps on the handles... why not sand them down and cure the bows to perfect. Arrows will leave the bows nicely from your knuckles only.

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 01:00:42 am »
thanx guys  (-S
lethis: I know what you mean and I consider to follow your advice ;) if, but only if you can tell me how i can make sure to place the arrows always exactly in the same place. And I mean exactly exactly  ;) usually I have a leather grip on my bows that gives me something like a little arrow rest. thank you.

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 06:53:04 am »
Looks good, nice work.
If I see correctly the most bending is at the inners/mids, are they shocky?
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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 07:43:05 am »
what is shocky?  ;D i'd say the lighter one not at all - but there's also more bend towards the outers...
the heavier one maybe a little. but that's very subjective. On that one I could have spread the bend more towards the outers and also saved weight, but might have lost reflex at the same time. that's the reason why I'm still not sure about the tiller on this one and might scrape a little more. bowyery often is kinda making a round square.  ;D
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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 12:26:57 pm »
thanx guys  (-S
lethis: I know what you mean and I consider to follow your advice ;) if, but only if you can tell me how i can make sure to place the arrows always exactly in the same place. And I mean exactly exactly  ;) usually I have a leather grip on my bows that gives me something like a little arrow rest. thank you.

I inset a pinhead under the pad of my index finger. I also balance the mass of the bow so the bow carries naturally at the same place. this allows me to raise my bowhand and keep consistent hand placement without taking my eye off the target.

Offline bownarra

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Re: two ash-ash-yews // 64" - 66" // 35# - 47# @ 28"
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 07:54:47 am »
I thought the inners were maybe bending a little too much also?
You will actually keep more overall reflex if you were to get the outer limbs bending a little more. The wood is thinner there and can safely accept more bend. Any set at all in the inner limbs is never good.