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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2019, 09:09:49 pm »
I agree with JDub!!  Almost makes me think I could do that myself - Not!  You make it look simple, Eric!  Should be a solid fix.  Great work!
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Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2019, 08:44:14 am »
Back on the fix;

I glued on a long nock overlay to further reinforce the tip. I bent at least 6 pieces of wood before I got one to bend without cracking. I shaped the overlay and cut a grove across the back to mark my string grooves on the sides.



Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2019, 08:46:27 am »
I did some more shaping and cut all the string grooves where I wanted them;


Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 08:48:55 am »
DONE! Final shaping and the first coat of finish on, you can see my glue lines and how the back and belly lams reinforce each other. I shot the bow before I put a finish on it, it shot well.


Offline DC

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 09:52:09 am »
Looks great! Now break the other one so they match ;D ;D ;D
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 09:56:04 am »
The hard part was bending the lams for a perfect fit, I made a lot of scrap wood and kindling in the process.

Offline kbear

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 10:40:49 am »
Wow, what great work. You are indeed a master craftsman Eric!
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 04:32:55 pm »
Beautiful repair Eric. Your are a master craftsman in my book.

Offline ohma2

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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2019, 05:15:50 am »
How about a full draw pic of the bow .like to see iT.

Offline bradsmith2010

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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2019, 06:14:44 am »
looks great ,, congrats on the fix,, Im sure she will be so pleased to shoot it again,,has a bit more character now,, (-S

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2019, 02:45:38 pm »
Just an update; Julia Norris won the selfbow shootout at the Hill shoot at Tannehill park in Alabama this afternoon with the bow I repaired for her. In this event both men and women competed against each other, Julia whooped all the men and the women. I am proud of her accomplishment.

This is a picture of Julia shooting the bow before it broke.
 
« Last Edit: June 01, 2019, 02:52:01 pm by Eric Krewson »

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2019, 04:34:07 pm »
Wow that's pretty! You do anything to the other side or is it now asymmetrical?
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2019, 05:40:49 pm »
I make bows with the top limb 1" longer than the bottom, I measured all the pieces and made the fix exactly the same as the initial bow.

Offline bentstick54

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2019, 05:52:57 pm »
Thatís awesome Eric. A very talented bowyer, and a very talented archer.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: fixing the worst of the worst, getting it done
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2019, 07:14:31 pm »
Great job and kudos to you both!  Great to see her holding the bow in her right hand! (SH) >:D (lol)!
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