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Offline simk

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2019, 02:12:07 am »
clean release  8)

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2019, 08:37:34 pm »
What a cool little bow!

The adult ones are looking pretty darn good too.
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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2019, 10:55:14 am »
Hello Again & thank you Matt  (-S

Today I mounted overlays. Don't know how you fit them on the stave but I have a special little procedure. Requires only a dirty finger...

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2019, 10:24:10 pm »
OK - time to get a little nervous: Iniatial bend after sinewing...shows ok bend and draw force of around 33# on the tips => estimeted draw weight on 28" draw = 60#...that's fine. First excersise and correction measures established.
To be continued...
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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2019, 07:01:47 am »
I dont understand how rubbing the lead helps.
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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2019, 09:01:21 am »
I dont understand how rubbing the lead helps.

If you do so the exact outlines of the overlay will appear as negative image on the paper... :OK

Offline Rākau (NZnuka)

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2019, 06:58:55 pm »
Hi Simon, what are you doing with those clamps in the second picture there?

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2019, 10:17:41 pm »
Finally I could squeeze out some time for this bow!
I brought down the limbs to a reasonable thickness, slightly bending it over the chest.
Then tempering of the belly.
Here I also made some little corrections.  Little more in a flat spot in the upper and a little less in the lower.
So now I have about 3" reflex.
After a bit of resting and rehydration I made the Back Taper and the nocks.
Bended it a bit over the chest - not far from bracing but I will bring it down a bit more before.

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2019, 10:22:05 pm »
Here is a pic from the back with the string tracking Im looking for.
What do you think? is this a way to go?

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2019, 12:42:06 am »
Both Beautiful looking Bows Guys - Nice post - double build along in one - seems like a dance off with Bows hahah

backtowood B2W - in your tool picture on 1st Page - there is a beautiful stool in Background - did you make that ?? hand tools - looks like the old fashion tractor seat type style made from a Log - (being a cabinet maker , made few chairs and can appreciate the shape in that one )

Sink - Is that a sort of Mongolian Horse bow type style made out of 1 piece ?? interesting what's that style called ? (i just made a horse bow with Glass - i know dont mention glass here , but its mostly wood bow)
i like that idea of all one piece ??
Mark

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2019, 11:45:31 am »
Hi Simon, what are you doing with those clamps in the second picture there?

Exercising sinew. Try to soften and stretch the sinew in stiffer spots - instead and before more wood removal. I now only scraped a little inner top limb  and and then clamped again for 10 min. There is an effect on the tiller, isn't there? At least the reflex is gone  ;D

Mark: Not a specific design, I call it overmotivated molle   

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2019, 10:31:35 am »
Globalmark: the stool is still roughed out, just made the sitting surface. I made 3 bows, a riser (you will see soon), and this stool out of this huge wild cherry tree. I burnt the rest :NN.
some progress:
braced it today! 25#@13" Lost 1" of reflex and it follows the string 0.5" hopefully I'm not too short with this one - quite some character.
The outcome of the handle makes the lower looking stiff, but it feels good balanced.
I also used dons method for string alignment with the wire hooked on the string over the handle.

Concerns? Thoughts? Comments? You know Im still a beginner, so please feel free to criticize !! Thank YOU!

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2019, 10:32:53 am »
String alignment and stool  ???

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2019, 01:09:59 pm »
Nice bows both starting to look good and stool also - keep pics coming of both STOOL and bows haha
Mark

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Re: Simon & Martin's BowSwap Build Along (-;
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2019, 09:33:00 am »
Hey Martin - super clean profile on a stave with plenty character. Everything looks great. The only spot which I think is difficult to judge is the deflex after the fade top limb. If I were you I^d go on with evenly scraping from the fades till after midlimbs...and leave the reflexed part. But that's just a bloody beginners consulting  ;D

I got mine on a solid 25" draw now - feels like 45# - to achieve a safe 28" draw for Martin some small corrections need to be done. Any good advice for final tillering warmly welcome. Failure is not an option with this one  (--)

Thanx in advance
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