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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #105 on: May 14, 2022, 07:15:01 pm »
I made a bit more progress on my trade bow. I didnít nab many pictures though. Itís been braced and pulled to about 21Ē. Itís still holding most of its reflex. Iíve started working on the nocks. I got some deer antler glued down but still need to shape them out. It shouldnít take much longer the Next day I have to work on it, to get it shooting.

Kyle

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2022, 08:13:26 pm »
Lookin good.  Lookin forward to more!   
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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2022, 06:03:39 pm »
Got my bow roughed out. Going with a simple inuit design. Attached is a pic of it and the style I'm going for.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #108 on: May 16, 2022, 09:18:33 pm »
Looks cool.  Are those siyahs at the ends?
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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2022, 08:02:28 am »
Honestly I'm not sure. I'm going to try bending it using a thin metal strap on the outside to avoid splintering.

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2022, 08:41:37 am »
I got mine the trilam all tillered out last night. It turned out a bit lower draw weight than I expected for the thickness but it shoots well. And the combination of materials looks good with finish on. So far just a healthy slathering on linseed oil before I start on the truoil.

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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2022, 08:42:26 am »
Gotta show the tips

Kyle

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2022, 10:51:04 am »
Cool stuff, guys.  Kyle, love that top nock.  Looks like it would make a decent boar spear in a pinch!   ;D
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2022, 11:34:46 am »
Lookin good
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Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #114 on: May 19, 2022, 04:28:02 pm »
I put my trade bow in the mail yesterday....praying for a safe journey!

Matt


Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #115 on: May 21, 2022, 11:07:29 am »
I received my trade bow from Kidder.....and it is fantastic!  Definitely the physically lightest bow I have shot (never had a yew bow before) and it's so quiet that it won't need string silencers.  I wouldn't change anything if I could.  Shot around 300 arrows with it now and hoping to hunt with it come October. 

Thanks for organizing the bow trade this year!

Matt








Offline Kidder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #116 on: May 22, 2022, 01:49:30 pm »
Glad you like it Matt!
Your bow arrived safe and sound as well! Unboxing the bow was like Christmas when I was 7, and to my total surprise it included a bow sock and a knapped knife! Totally blown away by it all. Matt is obviously an all things primitive expert and the knife will be displayed with honor in my office. As for the bowÖIíve never seen a bow maintain 2 inches of reflex through it all - mine sure donít - Iím lucky if I can keep half an inch. Purely a masterpiece. Shoots fantastic and will be going afield with me come fall.
With the trade, my build included, I learned a valuable lesson. Final tiller isnít all that matters, how you get to final tiller is equally important. Proof is in the relaxed profiles of our two bows. Senseiís bow is perfection. Thanks.

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #117 on: May 22, 2022, 02:44:59 pm »
So cool. Very nice fellas.
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Offline Flntknp17

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #118 on: May 22, 2022, 09:16:24 pm »
Glad to know it made the trip safely!  I probably donít have the most orthodox way of arriving at final tiller, but itís worked for me for a long time so I keep at it and keep learning 😄. 

Matt

Offline Kidder

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Re: 2022 Bow Trade - build in progress
« Reply #119 on: May 23, 2022, 12:43:44 am »
Well guys looking for an update from a few people. Kidder and Flntknp17 trade is complete. Superdav95 Appears to be complete, waiting for shipping approval. Mo_coon-catcher and Jakesnyder seem to be making good progress. Ssrythm had his bow roughed out about a month ago.
Swampman has been lost in the swamp since March. Stuckinthemud better get the winch out and pull himself out of the mudÖ