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Online upstatenybowyer

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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 12:03:43 pm »
Thanks for all the input fellas.

DC, it's pulling 45# @ 27" which is full draw for me. It's a little less weight than I was shooting for so I'm glad to hear the tiller looks okay to everyone.

I have made plenty of mistakes and had lots of failures with this design BJ, so if I can be of any help it'll be advice on what not to do!  (--) Pearly and Ben (amongst many others) know a ton and have helped me a lot.

Ben, at first it wasn't easy to brace with all the early draw weight. It's not so bad now. That early draw weight can be deceiving, which has lead to a few coming out dramatically underweight.

I've looked at that bottom limb quite a bit TimBo and I think I've decided that if it is straightening out a bit more than the top I'm willing to accept it.

I'd like to see that too DC.
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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2018, 03:20:23 pm »
Good lookin bow,put the finish on it .

Offline loon

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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2018, 11:00:30 am »
not sure if the 3rd pic is at an angle, hopefully this isn't misleading

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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2018, 02:21:59 pm »
I've never made a recurve, I've only made about six bows though, but can you just tiller it first, and then put the recurves in it with heat?

Online upstatenybowyer

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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2018, 04:47:18 pm »
Wow loon that's pretty amazing.  8) Thank you very, very much! Now with the tiles as a reference, the bottom limb looks like its bending just a tad more mid limb. I suspected that, so as I was sanding I spent a little extra time in the middle of the upper limb. Hope that did the trick. Fingers crossed.

Ponyboy, with this type of bow I only tiller just a little bit once the billets are spliced together. Then I heat in the recurves, and glue in more reflex when I add the backing. When the glue is dry I finish off the tiller.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2018, 04:53:28 pm by upstatenybowyer »
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Re: Tiller check? :)
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 11:34:29 am »
That's interesting that almost half of the tip travel is used up just bracing the bow. I'll have to look at this a bit. Thanks Loon :)
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