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Offline lebhuntfish

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2015, 06:38:34 am »
No problem, shoot me a pm if you need any help and I'll do my best. I kinda figured it out as I went then took measurements and wrote them down. Patrick
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2016, 07:28:40 pm »
Thought I would bring this back up to the top. Several of the guys that was at Marshall was pretty interested in building their own caul like this.
I feels good to have made something like this that so many people have complemented me on.

Patrick
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2016, 09:08:40 pm »
You know i used it Patrick, pretty slick set up, i shot the course with the bow i built friday and i liked the way it shot
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2016, 10:24:42 pm »
Nice form Pat.Think I might have seen it at the get together by St.Louis.Those R/D bow designs are hard to beat for sure.
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 04:22:01 am »
I'm glad you guy's liked it. It sure has been fun to use.

Patrick
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2016, 02:42:28 pm »
Patrick even managed to finagle a way to do a straight REFLEX with this same caul last weekend using a couple squeeze clamps, a bow string, a screwdriver handle, and some careful balance.  It was odd-burger, ...but it worked!

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2016, 03:40:37 pm »
You never know what you can come up with when the pygmies running off with their reflex caul!

Patrick
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2016, 06:53:39 pm »
Thanks for the use of this caul Patrick. I am finishing up my bow from this caul. Hopefully it will be done in the next week. I will try and post some pictures of it.

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2016, 08:14:38 pm »
Cool Ryan,  I hope it shoots as good as it looks! Anytime I have my caul you guy's are welcome to use it!

Patrick
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2016, 06:19:28 pm »
You did a great job on the caul. I really enjoyed the build a long

Offline lebhuntfish

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2016, 06:50:54 pm »
Thanks Gut! Now you just have to build you one.  :laugh:

Patrick
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Building a bow has been the most rewarding, peaceful, and frustrating things I have ever made with my own two hands!

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 10:47:04 am »
Patrick, it was really great spending some time with you and Eric!  Both of you spend way way too much time working at MoJam.. while I spend most of my time playing while there.   (SH)
I have my wood for the caul build.  I have never made the part, that you actually shape the bow on, more than 1 1/2" wide, but yours is 3" wide.  I asked you about it but I'm still wondering if, after all of the times it has been used, you still feel the need for the extra width ?  How did you decide to make it that wide ?
thanks again!
Bob

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 10:40:11 pm »
Yes Bob,  I do think it needs to be that wide.  I do several character bows and I also straighten them some while shaping them to the caul.  I use the joint of the two 2x's as a center line so I know im Bending the tips and handle in a straight line.  Short of a couple of tip flipping cauls I've  only made this one. 
It may take me a bit to get the pictures fixed on this thread.  I have to get them off of photo bucket and uploaded to imgur then reposted.  I can trade my form shape and send it to you if you want.  Just let me know. 

Patrick
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Missouri, where all the best wood is! Well maybe not the straightest!

Building a bow has been the most rewarding, peaceful, and frustrating things I have ever made with my own two hands!

Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2017, 03:33:36 pm »
cool... I have only used my Gary Davis reflex caul for lining up tips/risers and inducing reflex... I can see how the extra base width could come in handy.  I'm babysitting my granddaughter this weekend but with build a caul once she goes home. 
Thanks again!
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Re: How I made my reflex/deflex caul!
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2017, 08:19:37 am »
No problem Bob,  Ill see if I can get things lined out for you.

Patrick
Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout!

Missouri, where all the best wood is! Well maybe not the straightest!

Building a bow has been the most rewarding, peaceful, and frustrating things I have ever made with my own two hands!