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Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:22 pm
by OH Longbow
Here are the last pictures. It has a couple of coats of Minn Wax Polyurethane sprayed on right now. I might put a couple of more coats on it. Now, all I have left to do is twist a flemish string for it and put some carpet on the arrow shelf. I might do that tomorrow night.

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Lessons learned:

-Recurves are more involved than longbows.
-Make sure you have someody around when you glue it up.
-Dymondwood is really tough to work!!!
-Posting the build on the internet is just as involved, of not moreso than building the bow.

Thanks for following the build.

John

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:32 pm
by MOUNTER
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:18 pm
by PAarcher
Nice! That's sharp!

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:02 am
by Crooked Stic
But it turned out really lookin good. Like those tips.

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:42 am
by Sulphur
great job, i've been looking for those final pics. Looks really good. the next one will go easier. I agree build alongs can be time consuming, thanks for taking the time. Others that come afterwards will thank you too!!

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:44 am
by BK in TEXAS
That does look sharp! Thanks for taking he time....build-alongs are one of my favorite parts of this board.

BK

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:43 pm
by angelstaff
John. Thanks for showing the construction. beautiful I really like the bow has a very noble appearance, congratulations
Angel

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:22 pm
by Jumper
That is a very good looking bow!

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:52 pm
by OH Longbow
Thanks everyone for the quality information and tips you have provided and the nice comments. I truly appreciate it. I was really reluctant to do the build along. The nice comments and encouragement kept me going. For a while, I thought I might have bit off a little more than I could chew. I was serious when I was saying that documenting the build was as much work as building it. I would do a step, clean up the mess a little, break out the camera, flashes, umbrellas and light stands, then take the picture...then tear everything down and repeat. I have to keep the photography gear in top shape because I shoot senior pictures and weddings and I had to shoot two of each while doing this. Then you have to resize the images, upload them and make all the comments. It was fun but, I now have a new found respect for all the builders who do regular build-alongs. You guys rock...Keep 'em coming!

BK, I agree, the build alongs are one of my favorite part about these boards. I really pick up good information.

Give me a few months to get some deer hunting in and I think I'll do another build along. I have a hybrid form I designed that I'm itching to build a bow on.

L8R,

John

BTW, the bow came out 56# at 29"...and silky smooth to draw and shoot. I might do a FD curve, just to see how it looks. It has some minor scratches that I didn't notice. The poly really shows off the few blems. I might re-sand it someday...maybe not...I want to HUNT!

Re: Recurve Build Along

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:00 pm
by BK in TEXAS
OH Longbow wrote: I was serious when I was saying that documenting the build was as much work as building it. I would do a step, clean up the mess a little, break out the camera, flashes, umbrellas and light stands, then take the picture...then tear everything down and repeat.


OK......I see photography is your job/passion....but......for build-alongs an old point & shoot covered in dust & glue in your pocket is plenty good :) :) :)
Besides, you can always use the highlight shadows filter in Photoshop to fill in the flash ;)

BK