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Offline Badger

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Got lucky on one
« on: June 11, 2019, 05:28:22 pm »
  I was glueing up an RD yesterday. I normally weight the backing and the belly and grind it down till I am within about 3 or 4 oz of projected mass and then I glue it up. That usually puts me right at floor tiller coming out of the form. This time I went a bit too far and ground it down to within 1 oz of projected mass. I glued it up with tightbond and let it sit in the hot sun for about 3 hours, unwrapped it and gave it 2 more hours. I cleaned it up on the belt sander and put it on the long string. Just by sheer luck no tillering at all and the bow came in at 49.8# after exercising. It lost a total of 2# and took 1/2" total set. I am having a little trouble handling my bows at 50# right now so I had to test it at 26" with a 500 grain arrow. I got 175 and 176 fps. I figure that should put it right at 190 or so when shot for flight. Top limb is a little strong but the bow is asymmetrical by 2 1/2" so it seems to handle the negative tiller pretty well and shoot cleanly. Best one I have had in some time and I blame it mostly on luck

Offline dieselcheese

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 05:37:41 pm »
Congrats.   Now we gotta see some pics ;D
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Offline sleek

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 06:02:25 pm »
Dang Steve. And I get happy when I can just get an even tiller at first brace, you are getting even tillers at full draw, and at target draw weight. That is absolutely insane. I wish I could learn from you directly.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 06:04:14 pm »
congrats on that one, we all need a little luck sometimes,, :)

Offline Badger

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 06:04:45 pm »
Dang Steve. And I get happy when I can just get an even tiller at first brace, you are getting even tillers at full draw, and at target draw weight. That is absolutely insane. I wish I could learn from you directly.

  Mostly just blind luck, I pretillered the pieces on the belt sander before glue up. Not room for adjustments though when I cut it this close.

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 06:22:45 pm »
You know what they say Badger. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. But it's even better to be both. Good job.
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Offline Woodely

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 06:31:10 pm »
I think I had one bow at floor tiller right out of the gate kind of sweet when that happens.
"I am having a little trouble handling my bows at 50#" .I hear ya I'm 63 and pulling anything over 38 is getting to be a strain on the old arms. 
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Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 06:36:46 pm »
congrats Steve!  It's good to hear when things go well for you... where's the pictures?   :OK
Seems like common sense isn't very common any more...

Offline Badger

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 06:51:41 pm »
congrats Steve!  It's good to hear when things go well for you... where's the pictures?   :OK
  I will see if I can get some pics up tomorrow, I don't do any finish work on them

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 07:09:02 pm »
we can see the beauty in the raw state,, ;D

Offline Badger

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 07:38:45 pm »
Drawn

Offline DC

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 07:42:50 pm »
Got bit of a Yumi thing going on there. ;D ;D It scares me when I cut it close. I've never been that close but the last few have taken very little tillering after bracing. Sooner or later I'll go to far.
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Offline Badger

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 07:45:09 pm »
braced

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2019, 07:46:16 pm »
Unbraqced

Offline Badger

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Re: Got lucky on one
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2019, 08:04:04 pm »
  This one here my main goal was as little set as possible for efficiency. I kept the handle and fade area short 8" as opposed to my usual 12" to 13". I also made it longer at 68" nock to nock, top limb is 2 1/4 " longer ( slight mistake here should have been 1 1/2" but I decided not to cut it down) It stores right at 50# energy which was also my goal.