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Re: metal recurve build

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:27 pm
by Sixby
Thanks Gino. The joint in the leopard wood is so good you cannot even see it. On the accents how do you taper from three pieces down to a super fine point like you have. that is what was really giving me fits. Are all three of the accent pieces pre tapered to 0 ? If you do this kind of work its like magic when you start really examining it . thats why I'm asking. Thanks again for being so kind and generous with your knowledge and sharing it. Steve

Re: metal recurve build

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:33 pm
by Gino Bruno
steve- yes, they all taper to 0.... i built a .007 taper sled and feather them down to nothing.... well the inside macassar accent next to the zebra and the osage.... i leave a little meat on the outside macassar to help with clamping during glue-up.... then i feather it out just like you would a wedge.

Re: metal recurve build

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:56 pm
by Henry McCann
Gino your welcome and Bill, thanks for the welcome to the Bowyer's gallery!