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Offline bentstick54

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Advice on tiller
« on: November 24, 2022, 11:01:03 am »
Would like some opinions on taking off another 3# to 4#. Currently at 50# @ 28, thin ringed Osage, 63ntn, 1-3/8 at widest point of fade tapering to 1 then last 6 tapering to 1/2 tips.

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 11:21:52 am »
I should have stated that it has taken 1-1/4 set in the outer 1/3 of both limbs.

Offline Pat B

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 12:04:25 pm »
The overall tiller looks good to me.  :OK   You could bring the bend back towards the handle on both limbs to reduce a bit of weight but go gingerly and check the weight often.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 02:06:39 pm »
Very nice looking tiller. Set indicates that too. First Id let it sit braced for a few good hour or shoot it a couple 100 times and check tiller again. If # hasnt gone down, Id scrape or sand evenly on both limbs to keep that tiller.
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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 02:22:51 pm »
If you only need 3-4lbs. reduction and you want to maintain the same tiller shape, follow Askel's good advice.

To my eye, the top limb needs to bend, just a small amount, mid-limb. Again, go slow and only make a few scrapes at a time, then exercise and check. The final few adjustments will test your patience.

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 03:12:51 pm »
The overall tiller looks good to me.  :OK   You could bring the bend back towards the handle on both limbs to reduce a bit of weight but go gingerly and check the weight often.

+1 for pats advice.  Go lightly on closer to handle.  I would be careful taking any more off on outer 1/3 where you are seeing set.  IMO.
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 07:08:03 pm »
Thanks guys. Asked, I have only shot it maybe 20 arrows but have left it strung several times for about an hour each, plus have had it strung at full tiller while tweaking the tiller its a card scraper. I think I will follow Pat Bs advice on scraping/sanding going into the handle a little more. That seems to be where my weakness falls, by not getting enough movement right out of the handle.

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2022, 10:03:32 pm »
If you only need 3-4lbs. reduction and you want to maintain the same tiller shape, follow Askel's good advice.

To my eye, the top limb needs to bend, just a small amount, mid-limb. Again, go slow and only make a few scrapes at a time, then exercise and check. The final few adjustments will test your patience.
This is exactly what I see as well.

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2022, 12:34:08 am »
I think the tiller is very good. Enjoy it. By the time you sand it you'll loose some weight. Jawge
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2022, 08:58:33 am »
Thanks George. Very little sanding need, back and edges have already been finish sanded, and belly has been worked down carefully with card scraper.

Offline wooddamon1

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2022, 09:01:10 am »
Looking good!

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2022, 09:36:41 am »
bentstick, welcome. Shoot it at least 36 times and then check tiller and decide if you need to reduce it more. That's what I do. Jawge
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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2022, 07:21:01 am »
I think the tiller looks good to my eye. I havent seen the unbraced profile so Im assuming it was pretty even.

I would probably shoot it some more. Do some sanding and see how it feels then. If it take a little set and you lose a little weight from sanding you might be right where you want.

Its easier to take weight off than to put it on. Wouldnt rush anything at this point.

I like that you are still trying to perfect the tiller though and not just taking off lbs.

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Offline bentstick54

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Re: Advice on tiller
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2022, 09:08:28 am »
I took a few scrapes off mid limb like NonBacked suggested, then concentrated on the 4 or 5 out of the handle. Dropped weight to 48# so Im stopping there. Shot about 30 more arrows through it and am happy with the way it feels in the hand at the loose, so Im calling it good. Going to start finishing with Truoil , will post some photos when done. Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Advice on tiller
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