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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Bobmeister » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:35 am

Bob, I've had the same problem on the belly ramp and do a dry run just like you do. It seems like alot of work to do a dry run but it gives you peace of mind. That riser is awesome looking. Can't wait to see the finished product. Ain't this fun ;)
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby jeffhalfrack » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:25 pm

WOW!!!!!!!!! BK what a trade mark riser that could be what a beauty!!!!!!!! I've got a lot of saw dust in the drive way for my swap bow I'm going to have two back up plan bows cause you guys know how the old skool wood bow thing goes!! I work so hard sunday on these bow man by the time bed time came around I was so tired my piss wouldn't foam up but it is a lot of fun working like that for someone who is doing the same thing for someone else I think I'm going to really like this deal just hope my bows turn out as good as I could do ,but to see all the great stuff you guys turn out WOW!!! great job so far BK JEFF
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Apex Predator » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:24 pm

Looking great Bob!
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Longbow » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi Bobby! Great looking riser and core woods, can't wait to see your finished job.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:01 am

Outta the oven....sides cleaned up a little with the belt sander. Marked the centerline, and marked the limbs.
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Freehand roughcuts on the tablesaw. I'm a wuss...I leave a good 1/4" outside the line, then grind to the line on the belt sander.
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Roughed out. Tonight I'll grind the limbs down to the line and trap it.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Crooked Stic » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:43 pm

You think you are a wuss-My nads aint big enough to even try the tablesaw yet. Lookin good.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Jumper » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:09 am

Looks great! Keep it coming :D
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:22 pm

Limbs are ground to width and trapped to the fades...about 18 degrees so far. May go more depending on weight. I turn my belt sander verticle and grind on the spindle real carefully to keep it as smooth as possible. Once I get the weight close to where I want it I'll take a long block with 120 grit paper and hand sand until all the bumps are smooth.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Apex Predator » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:49 am

Great job Bob!

I love that canary! Under glass, it's more like aged osage with character.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:06 am

Apex Predator wrote:Great job Bob!

I love that canary! Under glass, it's more like aged osage with character.


ya....that's kind of a good way to describe it really :) It was much yellower before the glass.
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