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Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:51 pm
by Bradford
Hey all.. new to this forum but I have been building bows for about 4 years now. I am currently working on one for a guy at work. I see there has not been a build along on here for a while, so I thought I would post mine!

I am doing a take down recurve.. 62" with a 18" riser. He wants it to pull in the mid 60 lbs area. So off we go..

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picked out some awesome Honduras Rosewood and fiddle back maple. I know this guy will show the bow off to everyone so wanted to choose some really choice wood.

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I glued up 3 pieces of the fiddle back so this handle will be stout. Squared it up and then I glue the rosewood onto the bottom of the maple with tightbond to hold it together when I cut the shape.

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I also cut up a couple of pieces 1 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.. glue together so I can cut out a lam veneer

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After cutting up the lam accent, I throw in a few stripe pieces and glue it up. Cut it down the middle and throw it on the drum sander

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Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:55 pm
by Bradford
Then I cut the first section of the riser and glue it up

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Cut my limb pad angles (19 degrees)

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Cut up the second accent area

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Then glue it up

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Also made a new limb form for this bow. Has a bit more curve at the tip than my other bow form

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Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:57 pm
by Bradford
Glued on some phelonic to the pad areas for extra support

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Made some of the first shaping cuts

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I start the handle area by sanding out the "trench" with the dremel. I use a depth gauge so I know how far to go

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Cut the window and start to radii the shelf area

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Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:59 pm
by Bradford
Then tonight I got some good sanding and shaping done

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Tomorrow night will be prepping for the limb build. I have Friday off and want to get both limbs glued up!

Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:14 pm
by ojibwe
Looking good...like the contrast of woods!
VJ

Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:52 pm
by Bradford
Thank you kindly!

Got my lams prepped and the new form built

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Then got the first limb built and out of the oven..

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Got work tomorrow.. but Sunday should get the other limb built and get both bolted on the riser for the center line

Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:39 pm
by Bradford
Got the other limb built today.. cleaned it up and set them both against the riser

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Installed the insert and pins

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Then bolted it all together, taped it and drew out my lines

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Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 pm
by WillScarlet
Great presentation,.........I love build-alongs. Bow's looking sharp!
Will 8-)

Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 am
by MOUNTER
Welcome aboard!!! Thats gonna be purty.

Re: Take down recurve build along

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:41 pm
by bearauto11
This is fun to watch. Thanks.