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Offline simk

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My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:05:49 pm »
Hi All
I'm happy to post a few pics about my new hornbow. Didn't know weather I should call it primitive Hornbow or advanced Selfbow  ;)
Drawweight is just perfect to me - the originally 52# really felt uncomfortable to handle. It's 61" measured over the back. After resting the bow has a 11" reflex and after shooting around 8" (measured from the nocks). It's shot in well by now. A friend gave me a set of matching arrows too - didn't know how straight arrows can fly; my handicap just improved 50% since  (-S
Specs:
Ash core
Buffalo Horn
Buffalo Nocks
Beef Backstrap
Rawhide
Laburnum arrowpass
620 gramms
8 strands of bcy452x

Cheers 
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 02:27:58 pm by simk »

Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 01:11:11 pm »
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Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 01:13:10 pm »
thanks for watching

Offline sleek

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 02:25:49 pm »
Holy cow! Thats amazing!
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 10:48:37 pm »
That is some bow! :OK :OK!
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Offline bownarra

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 11:16:10 pm »
Very nice and i'm glad it worked out well for you.
Love the labernum arrowpass too :)

Offline Shamusrobert

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 01:42:54 am »
Wow, Thats pretty cool! :)

Offline AndrewS

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 03:21:25 am »
That's a nice primitive bow (-S

Offline Pat B

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 07:49:26 am »
Very cool bow and a nice upgrade.   :OK
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Offline AndrewS

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 08:40:13 am »
Which glue did you use for the horn wood gluing?
For the tendons and the rawhide you certainly used hide glue. For the horn plates too?

Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 10:10:01 am »
thanx for nice comments dudes. glad you like it.
Andrew: this time I was too lazy to glue the horns with the hide glue stuff and used some of the expensive epoxy instead  (-S

Offline Del the cat

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2020, 12:34:12 pm »
Very cool bow
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Offline sleek

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2020, 12:46:50 pm »
thanx for nice comments dudes. glad you like it.
Andrew: this time I was too lazy to glue the horns with the hide glue stuff and used some of the expensive epoxy instead  (-S

How did you prepare the surface for epoxy, and what epoxy did you use?
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Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 01:03:23 pm »
thanx del 🙃

sleek: i do groove both sides well with a metal saw blade, brush them clean and glue with uhu 300 plus. but there sure are equivalent glues on the market i think. this one just has good reputation around here, is easy to work and can deal withe higher temperatures needed for heat corrections, manual says you can temper it @ 180 degree celsius👍
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Offline bownarra

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2020, 11:57:25 pm »
Sleek EA40 works perfectly as well. Mix it 2:1 and you have the required resistance to heat. Flat surfaces are fine, sanded to anywhere between 120 and 60 grit.