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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #375 on: October 18, 2021, 12:52:34 pm »
well, I got my bow finished and it is so beautiful, and the tiller looks great ... on the tillering tree.... I've been shooting it a ton, and its shooting awesome too!


but after a little while I noticed some compression fractures.... *sigh* The tiller looked so good on the tillering tree, but then I took an FD pic where I was drawing it .... oh it makes me so sad, I don't understand how I did this, why didn't I see that horrible top limp on the tillering tree?? it holds about 1" of reflex after a lot of shooting. the bottom limb took some set, the top took none, and it's the limb that I failed on, I really don't understand. I'm quite upset with myself.....

sorry guy, I will drop out cause I'm out of time to work on bows for a while :(


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Why must we make simple things so complicated?

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #376 on: October 18, 2021, 04:07:47 pm »
I have no words. Totally gutted for you

Offline Tradcraftsman

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« Reply #377 on: October 18, 2021, 09:49:29 pm »
@ Fox, So sorry to hear that, that happened to 3 of mine, so I understand...

@ All,
I mentioned earlier that I am sending a bow I made summer of 2020 as my first three did not work.  I would have had it out earlier, but I decided to put a new handle on it and serve a spare string this weekend.  It is packed up and ready to go. 

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #378 on: October 18, 2021, 10:00:50 pm »
What kind of wood is that fox?
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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #379 on: October 18, 2021, 11:45:42 pm »
Its walnut allyn
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #380 on: October 19, 2021, 10:59:37 pm »
Ah bummer man
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Offline Kidder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #381 on: October 20, 2021, 12:06:11 am »
Alright everyone - great work! Tomorrow is the shipping ďdeadlineĒ. That said there are a few people still working away - keep working! And a few people who I havenít given the shipping green light to but who have finished their bows. Those that are ready to ship by tomorrow will be entered in a drawing to win Selfbowmanís beautiful Osage self bow, regardless of whether you have been given the actual approval to ship. Iíll conduct the drawing when I get back from my Montana deer hunt. Iíll probably video it and post a link. Finally, if you have NOT been given approval to ship but are complete please PM me so I can make sure I havenít missed anyone. Thanks and great work.

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #382 on: October 20, 2021, 05:57:01 am »
Well, my guy's bow is mostly tillered, I love this bow, can I keep it please? Its nothing like what he asked for but maybe that's a good thing since its definitely not one he'd ever make for himself?  Anyway, apologies for running very late, I think I'll be good to ship end of next week.


Offline simk

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #383 on: October 20, 2021, 04:21:34 pm »
Just did it  (-S

Offline Mafort

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #384 on: October 20, 2021, 09:03:06 pm »
So I just got my trade bow from PAsteve and guys this thing is scary fast and dead silent. My arrows also go exactly where theyíre pointed. I canít express how amazing this is. And the finish on it is super smooth.

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #385 on: October 21, 2021, 12:01:31 pm »
Anyone have suggestions on how to ship a bow? mine has some deflex and recurves so i cant use a big pvc pipe. I dont trust the postal system to treat a bow nice honestly.... wanna make sure its safe.
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #386 on: October 21, 2021, 10:37:24 pm »
Will be getting my trade bow out by the 1st. Its maple back Ipe. Really nice little shooter. It 47#@26" and 57" t2t. R/D.

I received a tube in the mail today and after what seemed like an hour, I finally got the wrapping off and found this bow from TimothyR inside.  He is right, it is a nice little shooter.  It is a beautiful bow and a pleasure to shoot.  It is a true piece of art and I am proud to be the new owner of this bow.  I will get some pictures of me with the bow posted sometime soon.

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #387 on: October 25, 2021, 07:59:36 am »
I've been tweaking and fiddling, it now comfortably draws to my guy's draw length but I've missed his draw weight by a few pounds.  The workshop supervisor reckons its time to put a finish on it.
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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #388 on: October 25, 2021, 08:03:45 am »
Anyone know why the image is so big, I've posted it the way I normally do, never had a photo come out so big gefore

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #389 on: October 25, 2021, 01:35:41 pm »
Anyone know why the image is so big, I've posted it the way I normally do, never had a photo come out so big gefore
Iím not sure why, but I took the liberty of resizing and replacing it.