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Offline backtowood B2W

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Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:31:38 am »
FD pic is 51#@ 26" draw. Actually 27.5" measured from the back of the bow. 73"ntn. 76.5"ttt.
The very nice stave had about 1.8" deflex, it didn't took any set or stringfollw yet, but I want it to bring to 60#@30" draw length. So not much scraping is to do. But I don't mind if it gets to 55#.
Im always struggling with this long asymmetric ones, and thought Id better ask.
(Its my first yew self bow and ELB as well)

Thanks!
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Offline simk

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 09:13:10 am »
My quick beginners advice: a few scrapes the outer 1/3rds maybe not wrong? More on the upper...later then maybe another few scrapes in the middle. But let's hear the pro's advice first...cheers

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 09:30:35 am »
Both limbs are V good, but the lower is a bit stiffer... yes the lower generally should be, but it looks just a little too stiff in comparison to my eye. So I'd say scrapes off out of lower limb, but it's pretty damn good :)
Two identical ellipses centred above and below the hand to show the difference in limbs.
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 09:48:19 am »
something like this ?

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 09:51:00 am »
Ah you already did for me!
Don't know I have troubles showing pics in this section !?!
Ok I see now, thanks DEL very appreciate it :OK

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 10:00:58 am »
Some scrapes out of the lower and slowly pulling it further observing set and bend will be done, when its finished Ill post some pics...
just a thought: maybe reflexing the outers a bit? or first shooting it through a crono ...

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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 11:52:02 am »
I wouldn't reflex the outers until you have got it shot in and seen what it does and how it shoots and how it settles down.
Enjoy it for what it is... if you want to do it later you'll have a valid comparison.
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Re: Yew ELB tiller advice needed
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 12:21:12 pm »
Wait if its assymetric shouldnt the longer one be bending more? but then the bottom one should be stiffer. well just what i was thinking.
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