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Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2018, 07:48:20 am »
Thanks for the kind words and the help I have received on this forum.  It really means a lot coming from this group.  All of you make excellent bows. 

Offline simk

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2018, 08:44:48 am »
Ben, those profiles...will have sweet dreams about the upcoming days - that's a masterpiece for sure. thanx for showing!

Offline ohma2

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2018, 09:02:03 am »
Thats top shelf all the way around.

Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2018, 09:06:19 am »
Great job, Ben. You hit that tiller right on the head.
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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2018, 06:06:37 pm »
Wow! Beautiful job.
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Offline Morgan

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 07:46:53 pm »
Ben, you did a ridiculously good job on that bow.

Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2018, 05:10:04 am »
Ben ,man that tiller is awsome I come back and look at your pics it's mesmerizing  , it looks like it's not that stressed at your full draw , I'm just curious if any how it feels stack wise , I think 62 in is a good length for a blind bow, I only have 60 or 64'' bows , I think shoot ability out trumps speed in a hunting bow , I will bet that bow stays consistent I would bet if you clock it 1000 arrows from now it will clock the same !
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Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2018, 07:55:16 am »
Thanks for the compliments guys. 

Thanks Ritchie.  I came to the realization on this bow that I don't actually draw the 29.5-30" that I'm measured for.  Real life shooting is more like 28".  I guess I lean in a little and I don't anchor quite that far back.  But this build did prove what I was testing.  I wanted a shorter bow with good string angle and low stack and low stress out in the draw (I guess those all go hand in hand).  This bow did achieve that.  String angle is great, it didn't take much set going from 24" to 28", and it's a smooth draw all the way till anchor.  It feels like a lighter bow.   

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 09:54:47 am »
Thats one thing that I have always liked about this design concept is the short bow no stack even my dark side 60 in. has no stack to 31 in a even 3 lb ruffly per inch but to be honest as soon you got that on the tree I was bitting my nails nervious...lol because I know the presure in the inners but your bow with the exspert tiller bends a little bit more in the uppers & with the reflex you chose and taper rate it worked out ,now you need a 60 in....lol or like he said you could come over to the dark side  >:D
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2018, 11:55:47 am »
Wow, beside design, tiller, I also admire your finish work! Normally I don't like greenish bows, but in combination with the boo it turned out really great! Also your arrowshelf is carved out very nice!

Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2018, 12:36:42 pm »
Wow, beside design, tiller, I also admire your finish work! Normally I don't like greenish bows, but in combination with the boo it turned out really great! Also your arrowshelf is carved out very nice!

Thanks.  I'm glad you like the carved shelf.  I have noticed a general dislike of the cut in style shelves, and I wanted to try something a little different.  I like how it came out too.  You can get your hand right under the arrow this way. 

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2018, 01:19:55 pm »
Very nice bow.  Well done
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Offline Peacebow_Coos

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2018, 09:40:35 pm »
Beautiful bow, and a great tiller.  I love the lines

Offline ThreeSons

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2018, 07:15:48 am »
Wow that is an unbelievably pretty bow. Not usually drawn towards lamination but we'll done. Beautiful r/d.

Offline silent sniper

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Re: Forward Handle R/D 62"
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2018, 10:14:05 am »
Excellent in every way! Congrats, SS