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Offline hoosierf

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2022, 10:28:49 am »
Weíll done on both of those bows fellas.  Super cool. 

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2022, 10:53:35 pm »
So Iíve got both my bows finished. The first done was a yellow heart boo at 50# at 27.5Ē. The second was a boo yew at 55# at 27.5Ē. Both bows measured 64Ē tip to tip. The yellow heart has a power lam, glued on handle, and tips of an ornamental cherry I took out of my yard. The yew has no power lam, tips are Buffalo horn, strike plate inlay is mammoth. I scooped the fades, which I think looks pretty cool. Overall both bows are great shooters. Neither is perfect. Each taught me some lessons. The unstrung profile pictures are immediately after unstringing. The yellow heart maintains a slight bit of reflex as does the yew, but the yew took some uneven set in the upper limb due to having too much positive tiller early on (lesson learned). Havenít decided which Iíll send but Iím leaning towards the yew. Happy to hear any suggestions and constructive criticisms.
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
2022 primitive archer trade bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
Boo yellow heart by B Kidd, on Flickr
Boo yellow heart by B Kidd, on Flickr
Boo yellow heart by B Kidd, on Flickr
Boo yellow heart by B Kidd, on Flickr
Boo yellow heart by B Kidd, on Flickr

Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #92 on: May 02, 2022, 01:32:21 am »
Both look great, I love the tiller on the Yew bow especially!  You should put both of these in BOM.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2022, 08:00:08 am »
Both bows are amazing!  My vote goes to the yew bow of the two.  Iíd take either one of these bows.  Nice work.  Love the scooping detail and mammoth inlay! 

Dave. 
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #94 on: May 02, 2022, 08:03:00 am »
Very nice kidder, I like the scoop
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #95 on: May 02, 2022, 03:37:39 pm »
Very nice bows! what did you finish them with?
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Offline Kidder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #96 on: May 02, 2022, 04:18:22 pm »
Very nice bows! what did you finish them with?
Thanks guys. I finish my bows with usually 3 coats of tung oil finish, followed by 3 coats of tru oil, and then wet sand it and finally I buff it with olive oil and pumice.

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #97 on: May 03, 2022, 11:53:14 pm »
Those both look great! I vote the boo backed yew as well.

I got the lams for mine ground and tapered on the belt sander and the persimmon belly heat treated today and got them glued up with smooth on. Iíll let it sit a couple days before I pop it off and see how the glue lines turned out.

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Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #98 on: May 04, 2022, 06:24:57 pm »
We finally had warm enough weather to apply the finish to my trade bow.  It finished 49#@27" and is probably the best bow I have built to date.....and that has always been the goal of the bow trade.  I will make a new string for it and then I'll be ready to ship.




Offline Stickhead

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2022, 07:07:42 pm »
Wow!  Looking good!

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #100 on: May 04, 2022, 11:04:39 pm »
Thatís a stunner! Iím really impressed with the work on the trade so far! Still a couple people that need to turn it on, but coming along nicely guys.

Offline superdav95

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #101 on: May 05, 2022, 12:50:09 pm »
You knocked it out of the park flntnp17!   Looks awesome. 
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Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2022, 08:57:15 am »
Finished and string made and ready to ship.  I shot another 50-60 arrows last night to make sure all was well before calling it complete.  The bow pops back to its full reflex immediately upon unstringing so I'm happy with how the dynamic parts of it turned out.  This one seems to be about the right length for a powerlam (I've been experimenting with different lengths for a while).  I'll wait for instructions on when to ship.


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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2022, 12:03:08 am »
Very nice indeed.
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2022, 08:11:47 am »
Well done super Dave itís a beauty !!
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