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Offline Pat B

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Re: Bamboo backed osage board bow design help
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 12:18:47 pm »
A bow with the center section parallel before tapering to the tips is called a semi-pyramid. The length of the parallel is not important but if only the last few inches are tapered then it's called overbuilt.
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Offline bubby

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Re: Bamboo backed osage board bow design help
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 01:14:44 pm »
On mine I keep the middle 18" parrallel then straight taper to tips
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Offline Badger

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Re: Bamboo backed osage board bow design help
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 01:21:08 pm »
  When I lay the bow up I usually taper about the last 14" and then once I start cleaning it up and tillering I smooth out the transition area by hand extending the taper a few inches further in.

Offline Jesse

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Re: Bamboo backed osage board bow design help
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 02:06:18 pm »
If going with a reflex deflex profile i taper from the peak of the curve out to the tips then blend it in like badger said.
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Offline dave young

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Re: Bamboo backed osage board bow design help
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 05:50:30 am »
I just ordered Deans video. So I will watch it before I start.