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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2021, 12:51:14 pm »
congrats on your bow,,  :)

Offline Allyn T

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2021, 01:15:03 pm »
Thank you Brad : ) and thank you for all your advice and encouragement
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Offline Fox

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2021, 01:36:06 pm »
Well done allyn.... my first bow exploded... and my second.... and my third,..but not the forth !

I love the stain, really looks nice, especially with the cambium  :OK
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Offline bownarra

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2021, 02:27:49 pm »
Well done :) The first one is always special :)
Instead of rounding the handle you can glue on some leather and shape that to blend into what is already there. Then do a handle over the top. A simple wrap with hemp twine or similar, laid down over some watered down pva glue works well and is easy enough.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2021, 04:54:27 pm »
Looking good !
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2021, 05:08:18 pm »
Thank you bownarra and Arvin : ) Fox I'm glad your 4th stayed together for you and your still at it, I'm sure once I step away from hickory I'll have a blow up lol
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Offline Zugul

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2021, 07:27:26 pm »
Well well... You did it! And it's a lot better then my first bow! LOL. Well done mate ;)
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Offline organic_archer

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2021, 08:22:30 pm »
Uh oh.... the first finished bow... you’re hooked now  ;D
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2021, 08:49:53 pm »
Thank you zugul I'm ready to see yours all finished and polished up. Yes Correy it's gonna be a long dark rabbit hole I'm falling into : )
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Offline M2A

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2021, 11:28:06 pm »
Congrats! Stain looks great! Wish my 1st bow looked that good.
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2021, 10:06:54 am »
Wow! Congratulations on  a very fine bow. That's wonderful.

For the next one, my eyes were immediately drawn to the sharp edges on the limb.
It is a good idea to round that area off with sandpaper.

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Offline Allyn T

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2021, 11:34:51 am »
Thank you m2a
George I did round them with sandpaper do you think I didn't do it enough?
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2021, 01:19:37 pm »
Yes, I do, Allyn. But tough to tell from the photos. Let's put it this way I round mine more than what I saw in your picture. Jawge
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2021, 01:58:07 pm »
Rounding the corners is to prevent splinters from lifting on the edges correct? So how round do you make them I was just winging it
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Offline gifford

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Re: My first finished bow!
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2021, 02:30:18 pm »
Nice looking bow, good ol' hickory flat bow. You did a good job.

Your build takes me back 25 years or so. That design and wood was what I chose for my second bow, which I still have and shoot occasionally.