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Offline mikekeswick

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Sinew backed juniper recurve
« on: September 17, 2011, 07:53:40 am »






Just finished this bow and thought i'd post a few pics.
It's a sinew backed juniper, 54 inches (before recurving) and 67lbs @ 27. The overlays are ebony and the handle some raffia twisted into cord and stained.
The fps is with a 520 grain arrow.

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 08:00:12 am »
Good looking bow with very nice art on,Got tiger associations when i saw it ;D

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 08:38:42 am »
Beautiful Bow! Looks like a hard shooter. Did you use steam or dry heat for those curves?

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 08:41:48 am »
Very nice work i like that bow allot any crysals in it???

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 08:50:11 am »
Very excellent bow, Mike. The curves, the artwork, the speed and the perfect tiller make is a real beauty!!!  8)  Very well done!!!
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Offline gstoneberg

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 09:56:24 am »
Beautiful bow, love that full draw profile.

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 10:21:55 am »
Howdy,  Nice work.  The full draw pic shows very nice tiller.  More pics of the paint on the back would be nice.     
Yeah, let us know how you got those recurves! My attempts at steaming western juniper haven't worked so well.
Oh, and my crony has never shown a message like     "IAF.i".   Please interpert!
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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 01:50:18 pm »
Very nice tiller Mike. 183fps?

Offline Stiks-N-Strings

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 01:57:14 pm »
Love it! What method did you use to recurve the tips. Flipping tips has been my arch nemesis and I'd like to build one
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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 02:25:14 pm »
 Beautifull bow, great tiller and profile, chrony, 188?
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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 02:31:23 pm »
Nice looking Juniper, Mike!  Like the paintjob, especially!
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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 02:48:24 pm »
Mike that is one of the best sinew backed junipers that I've ever seen. Excellent profile, curves are perfect size and the paint scheme completes the package well. The stats show what a great performer you have as well.  Sinew backed Juniper is becoming one of my favorite bow types. Congratulations on a very sweet bow!

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 02:58:00 pm »
Beautiful work, love the grain on the belly and especially like the paint job.
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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 03:10:14 pm »
Thanks for all the kind comments. Juniper and sinew is a great combo - maybe my favourite ;D
I bent the recurves with steam, around a form with a steel strap to stop any splinters lifting on the belly. I left them quite thick just in case of any splinters but had no problems. I let them heat up for about 30 mins then tightened the clamps a bit more every 10 mins. One thing I do with juniper is once the tip is fully bent around the form and clamped in position I give them a quick blast with the heat gun just to make sure it's hot enough to take the shape...not sure if it makes a difference but I only got a tiny bit of spring back once out of the forms?
My chronos screen isn't too hot anymore after getting hit by a .22.... ::) it says 186.1 fps.

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Re: Sinew backed juniper recurve
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 03:34:58 pm »
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man it don't get no better...
"The way of heaven is like the bending of a bow-
 the upper part is pressed down,
 the lower part is raised up,
 the part that has too much is reduced,
 the part that has too little is increased."

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