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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:52 pm

Thank you gentlemen.. (should I use that term loosely?...LOL)

I got the limbs shaped up..

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Then got the riser shaped up a bit more as well... I am getting excited.. it is turning out like I wanted it to!

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So more work tomorrow night.. need to get the tips glued on and start the fit and finish of her. I am going to take into work with me tomorrow and have the guy I am building this for string it and pull it a bit.. (I can't really do much with 70# bow.. arthritis suckS!) If all is good, then we will be on the home bound stretch
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Jon in Montana » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:13 am

I can handle 70#.... when do you want my shipping address? :D

Great job. I love build alongs.
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:54 pm

So got more done, but I am going to have to make new limbs. I am getting to much twist on these when strung up. I think the tip wedges where a bit much for such a narrow limb. Here are a few pics

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Not happy with this at all. So I am going to try again. It is a new form and new limb pad angle for me, so a learning curve.

This bow is currently at 75# @ 30" draw. Here are the measurements:

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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 pm

So I am thinking of going with .260 thickness at 1 5/8" wide up past the fade. Holding a bit more width into the limb so the tips are not so narrow.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Alright.. got some more done on the new limbs. Went with a .255 stack after math and re-math.. I am feeling good about these new ones:

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Got the pins set and started lining everything up

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Got some more detailing done to the riser and got the phelonic tips glued on as well as the bolt pad

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So tomorrow night will be some shaping and hopefully stringing.. if everything looks good and feels good.. we are on the down hill slope to completion
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:31 pm

Good deal man, did you go with that Power lam, or leave it and the TW out completely?
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Crooked Stic » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:24 am

Did you try tillering the twist out of the first set of limbs? I can only remember maybe two sets of curve limbs that I did nothing to the tiller.
The design I am working now has a 10 in. revese taper in the tip and is 1 7/16s at the fades and 5/8s at the string grooves. All I am saying is if I can tiller out a narrow limb anybody can. So dont throw the first set away untill you have tried to get them straight.
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:11 am

I left out the power lam and tip wedge. I have never used those before and really should have practiced those on a lighter weight bow to see the effects. So back to basics and went with a straight .255 stack. I know what to expect out of them. There is already enough change with the new limb degree and different limb design.

I have not thrown them out.. the twist is pretty bad.. I will look at them again for fun.
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:56 pm

All right.. got the limbs shaped up and nocs filed in..

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Got it strung up.. very pleased. Things lined up really well right off the bat.. have a little sanding work but not much.

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Was able to pull it back with the handle at my feet and two hands on the string. It is pulling 55# at 26"... so it will be well into the 60's when pulled at 30". It pulls back soooooo much smoother and even. Really happy with it now.

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More finishing work tomorrow night!
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Re: Take down recurve build along

Postby Bradford » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:01 am

Got the bow on the tiller..

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Then got one limb done up pretty like. It is ready for final sand with 240 and 320

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