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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #360 on: October 03, 2021, 10:38:28 pm »
Nice!
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #361 on: October 04, 2021, 10:16:54 am »
Nice bow Steve. I liked the one your brother shot his deer with in the magazine article too
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #362 on: October 04, 2021, 09:31:12 pm »
Thanks guys. Appreciate the kind words.
Well, I received my trade bow today. All I can say is it's beautiful. Unfortunately, I injured my shoulder the other day and can't really shoot a bow at the moment. Anyway, I was the lucky recipient of Kidder's Bamboo Backed ERC Bow. His craftsmanship is excellent. Attention to detail is well displayed in this bow.  I don't think I could be any happier. I can't wait to shoot it. Thanks Kidder, you did an excellent job. I'll get some pics up soon. I'm sure there's more bows getting shipped out real soon. Can't wait to see everyone's work.
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #363 on: October 06, 2021, 02:49:25 pm »
Taken a long time to get here, but, straightening is more or less done. Might have one mor session to take out some more of the twist but time is running along and I haven't done the nock overlays, made a string, cleaned the back or finished tillering yet ! So, no pressure then :-[


Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #364 on: October 07, 2021, 09:17:31 pm »
I received my trade bow from Swampman.....such a beautiful piece of wood, and after a lifetime spent with longbows, I just know when I pick up a bow whether or not it's going to "fit" with my shooting style.....well, I knew immediately that I was going to get along with this bow before I ever strung it!  Pic is literally the first six arrows I ever shot with the bow at 15 yards.  I have a couple treestands specailly set for selfbow ranges and this bow will definitely be hunting this fall. 

Thanks Swampman!


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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #365 on: October 07, 2021, 10:27:10 pm »
 That is some good shooting!  I am glad that bow fits you and I wish you success in the woods.

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #366 on: October 09, 2021, 05:18:02 pm »
Well, its fighting me all the way. As soon as I started flexing it, some of the shaping pulled out. I think I'm going to gently reflex the tips an inch or so. Taking my time with tillering. After a few hours this morning, its at a low brace and drawing to 14 inches would welcome any comments...


Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #367 on: October 09, 2021, 08:17:10 pm »
Is it dry?
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #368 on: October 10, 2021, 05:28:44 am »
RH was above 85% yesterday, think it might have picked up some moisture, might be a good idea to bring it into the house

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #369 on: October 10, 2021, 11:58:52 am »
Opted to flip the tips an inch or two, tips are now level with the back of the handle in a deflex/reflex sort of thing. In for a penny, in for a pound, I took out most of the twist at the same time, just a minor tip adjustment left to go.Any thoughts?

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #370 on: October 12, 2021, 12:00:36 am »
Good work everyone. I sent out some more shipping approvals. Still waiting on a few people but I think we are doing pretty good at this point. That said, as some of you are aware Iíve had to deploy a few reserves and also set up a reserve trade. I think Iíve communicated all necessary information to everyone but if anyone thinks they are missing info please reach out to me. Thanks for everyones hard work and patience!

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #371 on: October 14, 2021, 11:24:51 am »
My trade bow got shipped to the recipient today. Hope he likes it.
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #372 on: October 15, 2021, 03:30:52 am »
Finally fixed the washing machine and school breaks for half term , should be able to get into the workshop, keeping fingers crossed. Wish me luck

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #373 on: October 15, 2021, 05:36:26 pm »
Got my trade bow sent off today.
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #374 on: October 17, 2021, 12:26:56 pm »
Taken out to 16", small amount of set (less than 1/2 inch). What do you all think of the tiller?