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Offline Will B

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2023, 05:20:56 pm »
Nice bow Dave!  Looking forward to seeing how much reflex this bow holds after tillering. Just curious, would snakeskins be less or more weight than hog casings? 

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« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2023, 06:03:47 pm »
when will you brace it, :)

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« Reply #107 on: March 03, 2023, 07:58:25 pm »
Thanks will.  These hog gut backings are lighter I would presume.   Iím hoping to get it braced up next week when dried enough. 
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« Reply #108 on: March 03, 2023, 11:01:26 pm »
looking forward to seeing it braced,, :)

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2023, 08:16:45 am »
That is really an outstanding beginning, Dave. You have talent. Thanks for sharing! Jawge
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« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2023, 02:14:08 pm »
Thanks guys!  Iím eager to get it bending this week
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« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2023, 11:42:37 pm »
Very cool build, Dave. How much reflex do you thing she'll hold after shooting her in?

Pat. Iím hoping to keep about 7Ē or more if lucky after shooting it in.  Heck Iíd take 6Ē if it shoots well and would just make it easier to string.  We shall see this week.  Iím gonna do some tillering on it this week. 
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« Reply #112 on: March 10, 2023, 04:57:41 pm »
Quick update.   

So something weird but explainable happened when tillering this bow.   I gained reflex!  About 1/2Ē or so.  I went from 10.5Ē after removing the string holding it in backset while everything dried to now about 11.25-11.5Ē.  Only explanation I can see is that by removing belly wood scraping with card scraper Iíve essentially removed some of the resistance on the tension side being the sinew thereby giving more reflex.  Just a bit mins you but thatís a first for me.  By removing belly wood resistance against the sinew pulling the opposite direction it pulled more reflex if that makes sense.  Does this makes sense to anyone else out there or am I losing it??? ;).  Anyway here a couple pics.  Itís getting to about 1:1 ratio of wood to sinew thickness in bending parts so it should be a screamer!   Itís still got lots of weight to scrape off yet too.  Also had to make a new set of leather boots for a new stringer for this highly reflexed monster as my old set are not stable enough with this bow.  Have a look.  I got this idea from bowed actually and I think it should work better.  Thanks for following along

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« Reply #113 on: March 10, 2023, 04:58:37 pm »
Couple more
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Offline Bob Barnes

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« Reply #114 on: March 10, 2023, 05:12:02 pm »
wow!  Put on a hardhat and some safety glasses...  :OK  I think they make a jig for stringing bows like that...and do it in several steps...
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #115 on: March 10, 2023, 05:16:02 pm »
I really hope this one turns out as good as I think itís going to.

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Offline PaSteve

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« Reply #116 on: March 10, 2023, 09:11:03 pm »
Makes perfect sense to me Dave. That's exactly what I was thinking when you mentioned gaining reflex. Looking great.
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Offline Selfbowman

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« Reply #117 on: March 10, 2023, 09:20:32 pm »
I agree we just learned about moving the neutral plane in the limbs. Cool.
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« Reply #118 on: March 10, 2023, 10:56:46 pm »
I agree we just learned about moving the neutral plane in the limbs. Cool.

Yes! thatís the phrase I was lost for words on. Thanks Arvin. 
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« Reply #119 on: March 10, 2023, 10:59:18 pm »
Hereís some pics of the string saddles added.  I kept them slim and slight for weight.  Made of white oak. 
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