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Offline DC

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RD tiller question
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:16:50 pm »
Right after glue up I traced the profile on to paper. As I tillered it gained about 3/4" of reflex. Then I screwed up a bit and it took some set in the fades. Now I'm at 40#@26". If you look at the picture what I think I'm seeing is it's still holding about 1/2" of "gained reflex" mid limb but the set in the fades has dropped the tips back to where they were right after glue up. Well within 1/4". I want to tiller it out to 40#@28".  I've never had the gained reflex last this long so I'm thinking it's over built mid limb. Should I side tiller mid limb where all I have to loose is some of the gained reflex?

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 02:25:48 pm »
Here's 26"

Offline Del the cat

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 03:13:42 pm »
Put your hands where we can see them and step away from the bow....   ;D ::)
It's fine IMO
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Offline DC

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 03:38:09 pm »
I'm happy with the tiller as is but I want to go 2" more and I'm wondering if side tillering the mid limb is the way to do it.

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 03:47:02 pm »
Although now that I'm staring at it is there a bit of a flat spot at the arrow?

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 04:06:01 pm »
Maybe just a smidge. Perhaps you could scrape just a little there and get the remaining weight off with sandpaper?  (-P

I wouldn't take anything off the sides cause the width will give you stability and help it hold it's profile over time.
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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 05:18:04 pm »


I wouldn't take anything off the sides cause the width will give you stability and help it hold it's profile over time.
That's a good point.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 07:15:48 pm »
Sweet lookin bend by the way.  ;)
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Offline Pat B

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 09:32:36 pm »
I'd think you could get a bit more bend mid limb.
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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 01:49:45 am »
Ok... if pushed to say where I think it could work more ::).
I've marked 2 points that look thicker and don't seem to be bending much from the unbraced shape.
If you gain 1/8" movement near the fades, that ends up as 1/2" at the tip.... 1/2" at the tip is  1 1/2" extra draw.
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Offline leonwood

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Re: RD tiller question
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 04:54:38 am »
I would definately not touch your mid limbs, right limb looks a little stiffer and I think if you scrape a little where Del's arrows are and a little at the last few inches just in front of the recurves you are done