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Title: the faces we make...
Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 14, 2019, 12:25:11 pm
Thought some of you might get a kick out of this picture.

I was taking a shot of the tiller on this bow when... BOOOOOOOM! The look on my face says it all.  ;D
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 14, 2019, 12:28:32 pm
My phone camera took a burst of shots and this is the last one...  (--)
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 14, 2019, 12:33:18 pm
Okay, now the whole sequence...
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on August 14, 2019, 12:38:16 pm
wow are you ok!
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Post by: SLIMBOB on August 14, 2019, 12:40:11 pm
I've made that face.  Now the PTSD every time you draw one back for a month afterwards.
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Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on August 14, 2019, 12:56:46 pm
Months? More like years Bobert! I short draw and snap shoot every self bow I touch. I grab a glasser and yank it right back to a solid anchor. I'm screwed for life, unless maybe hypnotism could help.
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Post by: SLIMBOB on August 14, 2019, 01:09:16 pm
Yeah...who am I kidding.  My draw used to be 29 inches...:)
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Post by: Hawkdancer on August 14, 2019, 01:17:52 pm
Wow!  Awesome sequence!  Never saw an "S" bow before (--) >:D!  Don't want to experience one, either!  Hope you are all right!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: George Tsoukalas on August 14, 2019, 01:19:22 pm
Whew! Glad you are ok. I haven't had one of those for awhile.  Jawge
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Post by: Badger on August 14, 2019, 01:23:20 pm
   Thats one of the reasons I started adding more mass to my bows, I don't flinch or cringe when I draw them back anymore. Early on I was breaking at least 1 out of 5.
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Post by: bradsmith2010 on August 14, 2019, 01:49:03 pm
whew that was good one,, (W
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Post by: DC on August 14, 2019, 02:19:18 pm
That will buff right out ;D ;D
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 14, 2019, 03:13:52 pm
That will buff right out ;D ;D

 (lol)


I'm fine guys, thanks  :D
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Post by: bassman on August 14, 2019, 04:22:28 pm
 It is good your OK. A week ago I blew  58 inch Hickory Sudbury style bow. I gave it a belly heat treat to get some set out of it.It tillered Ok so I put it up to rehydrate.A week later I took it of the wall, and strung it, and pulled to full draw,and bang. Sounded like a 30/o6 went off in the house. Top limb went ,but I was not hurt. Three years ago I had a wild choke cherry bow blow the top limb at full draw. It broke my glasses in to two pieces ,and bruised my eye.Jawge say,s you aint making them if you aint breaking them, but it,s not  much fun when it happens . All's well that ends well
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Post by: bjrogg on August 14, 2019, 05:00:21 pm
Jeff I think it was bending a little to much top limb mid to outer.lol Glad your ok buddy. That is a really interesting series of pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Bjrogg
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Post by: jeffp51 on August 14, 2019, 05:18:27 pm
It's interesting in the picture that the splinters look like they are flying forward-safely away from you. Obviously they also can fly back and cause injury. I wonder what conditions send shards "faceward" and what conditions send shards outward? Is it where the break occurs?  The physics  interest me.
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Post by: M2A on August 14, 2019, 08:12:39 pm
Dang! Glad all is good in the end. Those are some great action photos!   
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Post by: bentstick54 on August 14, 2019, 08:25:21 pm
Glad you didnít get hurt. I can only image the looks that would have been on my face if it happened to me. Probably be changing my pants also. 
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Post by: rps3 on August 14, 2019, 09:54:54 pm
Awesome picture sequence. I am just glad you didnt damage that great looking glass door in the process.
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Post by: burchett.donald on August 15, 2019, 07:29:02 am
   Glad yo didn't get hurt buddy...Sometimes even perfect wood lets go...That look on your face was very entertaining...My wife said what's so funny? I told her it was a "here hold my beer moment"...
                                                                                                              Don
                                                                                                                                                                               
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on August 15, 2019, 09:40:55 am
Good thing you were wearing those glasses bassman!

I think you're probably right about that top limb BJ  O:)

Yeah Jeff, that is an interesting question. Luckily, whenever one of mine blows, the splinters always fly away from me. Not sure what that says about how I make them, but I've broken my fare share, and that's always the way it goes. In fact,  I've probably developed a false assumption that I'm in less danger than I actually am.  :NN

All is good M2A  :OK Glad you enjoyed the pics.

That's why I never wear nice pants when I make bows 54.  8)

Me too rps3, otherwise my wife would have made sure I didn't come away unscathed.  :-M

Yup Don, got some good laughs looking at these myself. I don't know why my phone takes bursts of photos like that. It used to annoy me, but now I'm glad it does!  :D
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Post by: ohma2 on August 15, 2019, 01:25:34 pm
To quote George IF YOU AINT BREAKIN YOU AINT MAKIN.glad you are ok.
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Post by: Pappy on August 16, 2019, 05:32:36 am
Yep , been there done that, just no pictures. :)
 Pappy