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Offline Swamp Thang

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2016, 08:35:53 pm »
This post oughtta be stickied, imo.


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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2017, 10:49:57 pm »
Just bumping this up for reference
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Offline Dave 4

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2017, 07:29:48 am »
Thanks for all of the effort you've put into this build-a-long. I've read the thread many times to make sure my questions haven't already been answered; I hope they haven't.

I have a 7' X 3/4" red oak board. I don't have access to a table saw or belt sander. Have any advice for taking taking the side from 3/4" to 1/2" with hand tools? Should I keep the extra length of take it down to the 66" as in your build? What glue did you use for the handle?

Thanks in advance Bubby and thanks to all of the forum members for sharing.
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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2017, 10:11:09 am »
Dave, you can reduce the thickness with a farriers rasp or anyother rasp that has a heavy cutting side, draw the lines for the thickness on both sides of both limbs then remove wood down to that line on both sides but leave a ridge in the middle like a roofline.  Once you get the edges reduce to the line start removing the center ridge untill the belly is flat. I used carpenters yellow glue tightbond and if i were you i would cut it down to 68" overall length and 66" nock to nock
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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2017, 01:39:04 am »
what's your draw length?

it would probably take me a day or two of just rasping to rasp 1/4" off of a 6' red oak with a regular Shinto rasp... is the larger version or the farriers rasp much more effective?

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2017, 08:54:30 am »
Yeah with the course side of a farriers rasp i can reduce one limb in about 10-15 mins
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Offline Dave 4

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2017, 04:55:02 pm »
Thanks Bubby.
Loon, my draw length is 29". It may take a while but I'm in no rush.

I've got some 2X4 studs I thought of using for the handle. Does the type of wood matter?
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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2017, 09:19:10 pm »
Not really use whatever you want for a handle
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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #83 on: February 05, 2017, 05:43:22 am »
Haha fir for a handle will be interesting.. never really heard of that

Offline Dave 4

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #84 on: February 05, 2017, 08:51:44 am »
Loon, if I get it done I'll post a pic.

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Re: an easy board bow build, full draw pics added
« Reply #85 on: February 05, 2017, 10:40:32 am »
You know fir can finish out really nice
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