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Offline Pappy

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2023, 05:14:11 pm »
That is looking really good. Beautiful curves.  ;)
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2023, 06:06:58 pm »
Looking great as usual Dave.. I might have to try and do a little recurve on my next one. Iíve still got the hickory stave I got from you and itís screaming for some attention.. Iím definitely following this build with much interest..

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2023, 07:12:15 pm »
Looking real good Dave! Those recurves going to be static or working?
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2023, 07:37:10 pm »
Wow...it looks amazing already.  With curves like that it will be fast for sure.   :OK
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2023, 08:48:36 pm »
Looking real good Dave! Those recurves going to be static or working?

Thanks Arvin.   I think theyíll be static recurves.   
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2023, 08:58:01 pm »
Looking great as usual Dave.. I might have to try and do a little recurve on my next one. Iíve still got the hickory stave I got from you and itís screaming for some attention.. Iím definitely following this build with much interest..

Thanks mike.  Yes lots of possibilities with that piece of wood. 
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2023, 09:05:46 pm »
That is looking really good. Beautiful curves.  ;)
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2023, 09:06:35 pm »
Wow...it looks amazing already.  With curves like that it will be fast for sure.   :OK

Thanks bob. Iím hoping so.   
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2023, 10:16:47 pm »
Looking forward to seeing what you get out of that stick. Going to follow along. Thx for posting!
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2023, 10:31:51 pm »
Those are some nice curves.

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2023, 09:59:20 pm »
Quick update with this bow build.  I thinned down the limbs a bit to just under 6mm thick.  I also slightly radius belly.  I think it should give it a nice grain display on the belly.  Also made my form for when I do the heat treatment that on this bow incorporates the recurves.  Another day in the house and I think Iíll be good for mc.  Iíd like to get it close to 8% before I do heat treatment.   Thanks for following along!   

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2023, 11:04:54 pm »
I thinned down the limbs a bit to just under 6mm thick.

That's quite thin for a ~45lb bow, how wide are the limbs?

I'm also enjoying the ride, keep up the pictures and updates.


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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2023, 11:17:51 pm »
The limbs are 1 3/4Ē at widest point running parallel out to about 14Ē then tapered to 1 1/2Ē then the tips currently at an inch wide. These will be 1/2Ē or less in the end.   Still lots of thickness to remove yet but will do that after heat treatment.   The heat treatment will add a lot of poundage in the end.  Iím also adding a little reflex into the limbs about an inch or so. 
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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2023, 07:59:45 am »
Looks great, Dave. I really like the profile and the recurves. I like your attention to detail. By the way, what kind of hickory is it?

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Re: Hickory bow build.
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2023, 09:49:10 am »
Thanks Will!   This is shagbark hickory thatís been seasoning for about 2yrs. 
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