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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #330 on: September 10, 2021, 04:47:56 pm »
Hey everyone sorry itís been a while. Itís been nonstop work and runs for me since I started ems. With COVID springing up it Seems like itís work sleep and work again. Iím about to start tiller on my hickory pyramid bow mainly cause I donít think plan A is feasible anymore. Hopefully you all arenít too mad at me for not posting my work. Hope everyone is safe and healthy.


I wouldn't mind at all :)

What don't you mind?

Woops ! I quoted the wrong person  :fp
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #331 on: September 10, 2021, 04:48:41 pm »
I need the opinion of the group please. My current favourite bow to send will be too short of draw length. I think it will be a really nice  yew character bow. If I do it right, it should be good for draw weight and will reach the requested draw length, but, it will be maxed out as the draw length is exactly double the distance from nock to nock. Would you be disappointed if you received a bow that was shorter than you asked for?


This is who I meant to quote :)
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #332 on: September 17, 2021, 03:43:41 pm »
Just an updateÖIíll be sending out approval to ship for a number of people shortly so watch your messages. It may have to wait until next weekend as I am off to Idaho on an elk hunt. But Iíll try for later today.
Also, one of the members unfortunately had a fire and lost all of his bow building stuff including his trade bow. That said we are going to need at least 1 if not a couple back up bows. So that said, if anyone has a reserve going it would be great. Iím also trying still get deerhunter in on the reserve trade.

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #333 on: September 17, 2021, 06:17:50 pm »
I need one more coat of finish and then I will call it as good as I can get.

Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #334 on: September 19, 2021, 03:49:28 pm »
Managed to get a few sessions in this week; deflex is down to about 10mm, twist is about 15į. But some of the side to side bend has come back, bit annoying.  Thinking maybe three or four more sessions with the heat gun.  It is bending to 16 inches though, so I'll need to sort out a string soon.
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Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #335 on: September 23, 2021, 10:45:01 am »
Sent my trade bow off yesterday

Offline Swampman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #336 on: September 24, 2021, 02:52:23 pm »
I dropped this tube in the mail today. It is headed south.

Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #337 on: September 24, 2021, 03:30:12 pm »
Got a couple pics uploaded of my finished trade bow. 




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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #338 on: September 24, 2021, 03:55:34 pm »
Got a couple pics uploaded of my finished trade bow. 

[img width=338 no=600]https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/b36/flntknp17/IMG_5312.jpg[/img]


Someone is going to be very happy with that bow.  Beautiful work!

Offline TimothyR

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #339 on: September 24, 2021, 11:46:54 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.
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #340 on: September 26, 2021, 09:17:36 am »
Please be brutal, this is where my character yew is at.  If you think its not gonna be up to scratch then say it.  Heat treatment isn't finished, I want to flip the tips a tiny bit, and straighten the side to side at the handle.  Once that's done then I can get on with tillering.




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Offline Fox

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #341 on: September 27, 2021, 10:45:15 pm »
Stuckinthemud, it looks like itís going well to meÖ seems like itís got potential to be a great bow!

As for meÖ Iím getting close to putting a finish on my bowÖ but I have a questionÖ how exactly does one ship a bow? Iíve only shipped like one ore two things before and they were small. So what exactly do I do? ;D (lol)
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #342 on: September 27, 2021, 11:02:43 pm »
Arrow boxes taped together. PVC pipe. 1x2 and 1/4Ē plywood. Us postal.you will figure it out. Arvin
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Offline Morgan

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #343 on: September 28, 2021, 08:27:32 am »
PVC pipe works well and would have to be a disaster for the contents to get broken. I shipped a bow in pvc through UPS and they would not ship with both caps glued on. Would allow one glued on but other had to be put on and taped in place by them. That was for a bow trade 3 years or so ago, and things may have changed, or it may have been a procedure of my local UPS office, but you might make a call before you glue lids on.

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: 2021 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #344 on: September 28, 2021, 12:23:31 pm »
So, I have a bit of a problem.  I just finished my trade bow, and immediately found hairline chrysals.  The bow is rawhide backed, is there anyway to salvage it?  If not, I have a nice 36# @ 27" hickory board bow with cloth diamondback that I made August of 2020, but it's practically new.  It is significantly underweight, but it looks great and it shoots.  I'm very disappointed that I haven't finished a successful bow since February, but I can offer this bow or drop out.  What do you all think?

The troubled cherry bow.