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new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Robertfishes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:10 pm

I had a piece of Zebrawood board left over from a bow I built Helen last Sept.. I am trying something different for this one, i'm adding more glass than normal and made riser 2 1/4" tall instead of 3". I am going to cut riser 3/16" past center and make grip narrower than the fat ones I have been building, the glass will give me confidence to grind away and not worry so much about weakening the riser.. it was a nice day with a good south wind so I opened up the doors and turned on the big fan.. Image Image
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Jess Stuart » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:11 pm

I'll bet she is going to be a beauty, like the others you have built.
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Robertfishes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:26 pm

Thanks, I have seen pics of your bows and they look pretty darn good!.. The only Pirates that has seen my bows in person are Dmaxshawn and the guy who owns the "Bow Life" company.. I always end up with a tool mark, run or something less than perfect on my bows...I need to spend some time in another shop learning better techniques....
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Trux » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:32 pm

Looking good Robert!!
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Robertfishes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:03 pm

not sure what veneers to use.. I have some East Indian Rosewood that may look OK, I have some figured Bubinga that looks really good too.. top pic is the E. I. Rosewood (its darker than this picture) , bottom pic is the Bubinga.. Image Image
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby BK in TEXAS » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:41 pm

Robert....is that black & brown ALL glass :shock: :shock: :shock:
That thing should be stronger than a crowbar!!!!
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Robertfishes » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:54 pm

thats about 26 pieces of black and red glass..I want a bow with a little more mass weight than what I have been building, gonna add more glass before it's done..like I did on this longbow Image
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Dan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:14 am

You can t go wrong with the bubinga or the rosewood, i cant wait to see how the riser turns out.
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Jumper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:45 am

That is going to be pretty and STRONG!
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Re: new riser-more glass, less height..

Postby Hinkel » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:11 pm

It's fun to experiment with bow making, the possibilities are limited only to your imagination, (and the pieces of leftover materials on hand lol :)
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