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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:44 pm

Here it is cleaned up. Pad angles ground, ready to cut the front curve and finish overlays and backing

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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:14 pm

First limb outa the form:
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I did something different here, I have a maple taper and 2 aboo parallels, one being an amber for a racing stripe effect. Good glue line = happy:)

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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:16 pm

The maple taper is on the compression side of the limb. That other small whitish lam there is my PL.

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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend

Postby chackworth3 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:36 pm

This is looking good!
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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:04 pm

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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend, updated pics

Postby Trux » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:28 pm

I sure like the arch in this one...good looking glue joints too! The riser is going to pop once you add some finish.
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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend, updated pics

Postby chackworth3 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 pm

Trux wrote:I sure like the arch in this one...good looking glue joints too! The riser is going to pop once you add some finish.


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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend, updated pics

Postby Crooked Stic » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:12 am

This is looking really good :)
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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend, updated pics

Postby MoeM » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:23 am

The riser accent looks awesome for this design, really a cool bow.
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Re: Bloodwood and curly maple bow for friend, chrono numbers

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:20 am

So I ran it thru the chrono last night. A little back story on the evolution of this design, I used .002 taper, same length 62" AMO... Where this one differs from past bows of the design is a flatter pad angle (10 was old, 8 is new) pushed the PL out 1", mixed cores (aboo parallel x2 and maple .002 taper). The changes were made bc this guy has a 26" draw and wanted some more speed if possible. The force draw curve is a bit different on this bow also, my old one with the 10* pad gained 2.5lb per inch out to 29", then up to 3 lb at 30". This new one is stacking sooner, 3 lb per 1" at 28" and 3.5lb at 29". Did not draw past 29" on this one.

My current bow , all maple cores 10* pad angle= 174fps 10gpp @28" draw, 178 9gpp@28"

This bow,maple on compression side, aboo on tension side, 8* pad= 185 9gpp@28"
At my buddies draw 26", 170 fps with 10gpp

I put a tape on the arrow and shot drawing til the tape touched the riser at each draw length, 10 shots each with finger release on a 14 strand d97 string rigged to hunt with wool poofs. Not as good as a hooter shooter but it got just a couple fps diff on the average each time, so I feel good about the accuracy of the results. I am happy with the progress for sure. Any thoughts on ways to improve?

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