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Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:05 pm
by michbowhunter
Just wanted to post some pics of todays work....
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This is the stack that will fit inbetween the limb butts (before glue)
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This is the actuall riser, and temp. riser (dry fit)
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Here it is during glue-up, Wraped plastic around riser and then clamped...ready for oven.
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This is the fill in piece out of the oven and on top of the riser, w/limbs installed....I left the ends long and will grind to fit....
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Made this jig for grinding the filler piece....keeps it square to the riser as I grind...
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Grind and check fit so you don't take off to much (like I did...grrrrrr)...

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I glued it and clamped it in its final position with the limbs attached....used shims at both ends to keep even spacing...

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:24 pm
by Kirkll
EXCELLENT Mitch! can i feel free to pirate that idea? i think i could pull that one off bro....Kirk

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:26 pm
by Gino Bruno
very very nice!!!!! nice wood choice too!!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:38 pm
by Kenro
Very cool Jared! Thats pretty much the same way I had to do my flush limb design too. Thats gonna look awesome with the mac in there. That one coming to WTT III? :)

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:07 pm
by Hornseeker
Cant wait for more pics!!!

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:12 pm
by Dan Bonner
Cool! I always wondered how to do that. Thats some great craftsmanship. Cant wait to see the finished product!

Bonner

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:24 pm
by tjdeerslayer37
very nice jared :D

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:15 am
by michbowhunter
Thanks guys....Kirk, have at it man, I was taught this method by a local bowyer and it seems it's the only way to go about building this type of bow (aside from using a cnc)? I think Great Plains also sells a bow like this??

Ken, if the numbers come in good i'll send it for WTT 3. Then again it's probably the only one i'll have time to build....never did get a chance to mess with that carbon limb.

Well, i'm waiting for my wife to get home so she can take over the child care duties...then I can lock myself in the shop :D .......Jared

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:43 pm
by Gino Bruno
michbowhunter wrote:Thanks guys....Kirk, have at it man, I was taught this method by a local bowyer and it seems it's the only way to go about building this type of bow (aside from using a cnc)? I think Great Plains also sells a bow like this??




or a manual mill ;) .... it worked really well for those recurves i did last year.

btw, jared.... i think cote knows that local bowyer if it is the one i am thinking of. did/does he grind a lot of veneers for black widow?

Re: Recessed Limb Bow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:27 pm
by michbowhunter
Well here it is, I actually got alot done today.....here are some pics.....
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This is my new shelf cutting jig for the router table....I took Ginos advice and bought the double cut burr and used it in the router. I took abot 1/8" off at a time. Also after the first pass I decided to clamp a backer piece on the back and belly to help with the tear out....worked great :D
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Then I did some grinding and shaping.....
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Maybe next weekend I can finish sanding and if the weather is nice I might even spray :D .....Jared