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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #225 on: February 22, 2021, 02:10:13 pm »
I really like it fox! I have pin nocks on mine as well : ) I hope yours holds together for ya

Thanks!

this is my first time using pin knocks... I really like them! I wonder how they'll hold up in the woods... ( I have a bad habit of using my bow as a walking stick on tricky terrain  :fp(lol)
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Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #226 on: February 22, 2021, 06:22:20 pm »
I heat tempered the bow yesterday and now the tiller looks better ??? 

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #227 on: February 22, 2021, 07:40:11 pm »
the Right (edit, sorry i meant right) limb looks awesome, bug the bow kinda wobbles along the line on the left limb. heres what i think.

the blue circle is the weaker area

the Red circle is the stiffer area

i say you just loosen up the red and dont worry about the blue since the blue is suuuuper minimal and is probably caused by the red.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 11:53:35 pm by Deerhunter21 »
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Offline TimBo

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #228 on: February 23, 2021, 10:19:29 am »
That looks a lot better.  I would be careful of messing around with the left limb - it seems to be following the unbraced profile pretty well to me.  I would be evaluating set and thinking about how it feels when you shoot it at this point. 

Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #229 on: February 23, 2021, 11:41:55 am »
That's kind of what I was thinking.  There is virtually no set now, but I have only pulled it to 20" so far.  I think right now it would be about 55# @28".  I'd like to end up a little less than that to avoid chrysals. It is still about 18 oz, which is 6oz more than it needs to be, so it should be plenty sturdy. 

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #230 on: February 23, 2021, 05:52:39 pm »
I finished sanding my bow today and applied that stain. Oh and I made a string last night but one spool is well waxed and one is not so I ordered some beeswax and then I'm going to redo it.








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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #231 on: February 23, 2021, 05:56:27 pm »
I finished sanding my bow today and applied that stain. Oh and I made a string last night but one spool is well waxed and one is not so I ordered some beeswax and then I'm going to redo it.







I really like the finish on that, and the pin nocks.  Looks like a hunter!
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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #232 on: February 23, 2021, 07:08:27 pm »
Thank you sir, I'm hoping it get some deer for sure. The stain wasn't bad The only thing I didn't like was it made the grain pop so I had to sand it down again
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Offline Zugul

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #233 on: February 24, 2021, 07:00:39 pm »
Today I reached 34# @ 25", and the bow is still holding! At the start it had less then 1/2" of reflex, now it's pretty much flat. It weights 17,6 oz, I think it will end up around 16 oz... Absolutley feather-weight compared to my other bow!

Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #234 on: February 24, 2021, 09:15:32 pm »
Nice stain allyn.... excited to see it zugul!
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Offline Zugul

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #235 on: February 25, 2021, 02:31:08 pm »
Guys... It's done! 39# @ 28", 63 3/4" ntn, 17,1 oz. I know it's not perfect by any means, but for a few months it will work.
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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #236 on: February 25, 2021, 02:44:37 pm »
Looks good to me!  Heckuva nice tillering tree, too!
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Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #237 on: February 25, 2021, 02:56:06 pm »
Looks good to me!  Heckuva nice tillering tree, too!

+1 on both accounts  :)

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #238 on: February 25, 2021, 04:13:01 pm »
Congrats man
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Offline Zugul

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Re: 2021 1st Newbie build along challenge
« Reply #239 on: February 25, 2021, 05:13:42 pm »
thanks guys! I took the idea for the tiller from Del Cat's videos. I made the portant structure with a 5" x 5" x 5 ft larch beam and I clamped it to the concrete column. In this way I can move it if I need. BTW tomorrow I'll make a string for the bow ;)