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Offline TRACY

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2013, 10:54:17 pm »
You did a real nice job with this build a long Bubby!


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Offline bubby

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2013, 03:50:03 pm »
thank's tracy
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Offline AndrewH

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2013, 06:45:46 pm »
Very informative....looks like a good candidate for my first attempt. Time to whup out the ol chainsaw and go hunting for some wood!
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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2013, 10:20:33 pm »
so this bow didnt explode on you
i need nothing but my old bow and arrows.

Offline bubby

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2013, 08:32:45 pm »
no kidbow, this bow did not explode, in fact I gave it to a guy at work, it's got at least 1000 arrows thru it and still no set, I've made a lot of bows this way with few failures, as you can see it's a well tillered bow
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Offline Squirrelslayer

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2013, 05:40:27 am »
ive heard a bow is not built until it has fired it's 500th arrow
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Offline Niltsiar

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2013, 07:37:21 pm »
what are you looking for in a board when it comes to making one into a board bow?
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Offline bubby

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2013, 08:22:14 pm »
the best grain you can get, quartersawn, riftsawn of plainsawn will all work, check all 4 sides of the board and see what you have,
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Offline bubby

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2014, 08:47:43 pm »
gonna bump this up
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Offline Knoll

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2014, 09:19:41 pm »
My latest was made w/ constant thickness, like Buddy's build-along.  Also, similar to Buddy, used table saw to rip thickness. 
GREAT technique, but be sure to think through where gonna stop your rip so ya can then blend in riser using bandsaw or scrollsaw or rasps or ... etc.
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Offline Jax666

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2014, 08:50:08 am »
Can this be done with just hand tools? How do I find a good board? I know straight grain is a must.

Offline bubby

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2014, 07:26:00 pm »
yep you can do this with hand tools it will just take more time and will possibly be more satisfying depending on how you look at it, follow the measurements and you will be ok, use jawge's site ant the top of the page here he gives detailed info on board selection
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Offline Jax666

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2015, 08:18:26 am »
yep you can do this with hand tools it will just take more time and will possibly be more satisfying depending on how you look at it, follow the measurements and you will be ok, use jawge's site ant the top of the page here he gives detailed info on board selection
I have book marked Jawge's site also some others.

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2015, 04:18:17 pm »
just want to bump this up
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Offline BowEd

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #59 on: November 21, 2015, 09:33:56 am »
I've never made a board bow yet but if I do this is what I'll go by.Very nice build-a-long Bub.Thanks.Board selection will be an issue for sure.
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