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Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:09 am
by stabow
So if you were setting up a form I would find center of 72’’ beam then measure out 7’’ each side of center for a 14’’ riser section measure down 1’’ on the ends then cut.......stabow

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:28 am
by mike robin
no-it was built top\bottom specific---the lower limb is shorter--but somewhat thinner

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:50 am
by Cutty
Great stuff, Mike. I've been eyeing one of those blanks for a while.

I wonder why the lower limb would be thinner as well as shorter?

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:08 am
by mike robin
because a shorter limb would be a lot stiffer--so they build the tiller in by making it thinner---in effect its a result of moving the riser down -the fades end on a thinner section of the lay-up--shorter and thinner in one move--cutty do't hesitate--the blank my buddy got is gorgeous--i've never seen book matched yew like this-and i think he had it in his hand in 3-3-1/2 weeks from ordering not to mention blank was real nice--not a ton of work--nocks are filed[tiller is done]--just cut the shelf[layed-out w/mark] and sand-sand-sand!!!

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:03 am
by Hank
Ok... lets start from the ground up.

I guess we can start with a riser... how long would you make it? 14"? 12"? 16"? We already know the grip section is 4" long.

Any material you prefer over another?

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:48 pm
by mike robin
i like bubinga--but good seasoned osage made some of the thinnest fades w/the least worries/work to date for me

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:16 pm
by Hank
We have osage here in Iowa and I know people who have it :)

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:15 am
by mike robin
seasoned??6/4"??

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:35 am
by Hank
The guy guards his sources and wood closely .... but he likes me :)

Re: The Hill Chronicles

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:11 pm
by PAarcher
While I have nothing to add to this I am very interested in the makeup of the "perfect" Hill bow. So I'm resurrecting this one.
Any more additions or conclusions?