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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:31 am

OK so I ran into a little problem....see that nice little bolt & bezel?
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Apparently once I added the .05" brown glass overlay it was enough to make the damn bolt too short for the threads to catch. Now I gotta find a bolt with the right threads 1/8" longer....grrrrr. I managed to temporarily mount it with a steel washer at least so i can keep working on it.
I also noticed that I could have put my overlay "bump" closer to the limb bolt and closed that gap a little. Oh well...live & learn.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:13 am

Another pic of the overlays
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Tips....shaped with disc sander, roughed out with chainsaw file...still need finish sanding
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Limbs on riser
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:38 am

Here is where I ran into a little problem, or I $#$@$&!% up, however you wanna look at it.

Somehow I managed to miss truing (squaring) one of the rocker wedges. Probably because I was doing 2 bows at once and taking pictures, but still.....one side is about .04 thicker than the other. That's a LOT! It wasn't really noticeable unbraced I suppose because the limb was resting more on the dovetail bushing than the limb itself. Once braced, the limb is going to lean, and most likely twist. Had I mic'd both edges of both rockers I would have caught it. Let that be a lesson to me :roll:
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Since I needed to sand out at least .04" from one side to fix it, I had to apply a belly overlay.
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All in all this was a major pain in the @$$ to fix, and a lesson I won't soon forget.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:44 am

Back to normalcy.......
filing string groove. Just deep enough to keep the string
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On the tiller tree
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby 4nolz » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:22 am

how do you secure the riser in your tiller tree?
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby MOUNTER » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:18 am

That looks sweet! Are you using a T.W.? Hooks are holding up really well!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:44 am

4nolz wrote:how do you secure the riser in your tiller tree?

Mike, I don't. There is a half dowel at the top of the tree to keep pressure right in the throat of the grip. The rope is clipped to the string where your middle finger would be when drawing the bow. This lets the bow move & shift as it would if being drawn.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:17 am

MOUNTER wrote:That looks sweet! Are you using a T.W.? Hooks are holding up really well!

No, no tip wedge.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby angelstaff » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:07 pm

That being fabulous, and the drawing looks very soft, I want to see it finished
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:48 am

Allright, so I haven't really been taking many pictures here near the end since it's been pretty much just tillering it & finishing it up like a normal bow at this point. The first set of limbs (mine) have a slight twist right at the tips, so when I correct them I'll take some pictures and edit this post with the description. Right now I just want to get Mike's done before hunting starts.
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