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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:21 am

Spent the last few hours figuring how to shave off 20 lbs. Ended up making the limbs fairly skinny. That makes it faster right? :D

Anyway, here is the tiller after eyeballing it on the tree. I take a picture when it gets this close and flip it around in Photoshop so I can see exactly where I need to sand. Looks like just a few strokes with 120 grit 8-10" off the tip should level out those limbs.

She's sitting at 58@27 right now. Rounding the edges and final sanding should knock off the last 3lbs to get her right at 55.

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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby jwillis » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:57 pm

I like the colors of the riser. It looks really elegant. Jim
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:16 am

jwillis wrote:I like the colors of the riser. It looks really elegant. Jim


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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:20 am

OK...limbs look pretty good. I'll check them again after I finish up the riser.

I cut out the window with the bandsaw then shape the riser completely with an angle die grinder. Seems to go fast enough you don't get bored, but slow enough you don't wreck it with an oops.
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After a couple hours, it's pretty close to done.
I need to lower the wrist a bit and knock of the back of that shelf.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby michbowhunter » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:07 am

Those riser lines are awsome....great job :o
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Apex Predator » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:17 am

That's looking awesome Bob!
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:53 am

Got her finished up and ran some arrows through with a B50 string (I ran out of 450+ halfway through your string, and ordered a new spool; should be here this week). It shoots good, I think you'll like it :)

All that's left is filling the wenge pores :roll: & spraying the finish. Hopefully this week.

Came out 57@27. A couple pounds heavier than requested, I thought it would lose more in the finishing.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby angelstaff » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:13 am

BK, beautiful bow, you have to teach me to do things like that, the truth that leaves me impressed, and I regret not having participated in the exchange of the bow. things are looking really beautiful, congratulations on your work.
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby Jumper » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:35 pm

Man, that is a looker so far! :D
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Re: Bow Swap Build for Apex

Postby BK in TEXAS » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:39 pm

Absolutely gorgeous day here in Wisconsin & I had the afternoon free. Time to spray.
This is actually my first time using Krystal Conversion Varnish. LOVE IT. Tru-oil doesn't hold a candle to this Krystal.
Don't mind the feathers all over the place, I started butchering birds last weekend (none got on the bow :D )

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