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Postby K30 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:33 pm

Hello,

I joined the site several years ago, read and learned much, posted little. I am getting back into building bows and thought I'd share a few pictures of my latest. I haven't built one in 18 months or so.

This is the first bow off of a new form 64", 1.25" D, 2.5" R with .004 taper, Total stack is .430 w/ .040 glass. I am shooting for 55-60# at 28". No wedges or power lams in this first one. Zebra Riser, "Golden Rain" veneers. I bought this from a local urban wood business. It is pretty suff.

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Headed into the oven

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12 hours later

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Sneak peak of the "Golden Rain"

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Fadeout, the rest look the same.

I'm really happy with how it looks so far.
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Re: Back to building

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:48 pm

Looks great, my guess is flat grain red elm veneeres?
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Re: Back to building

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:31 pm

Very cool
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Re: Back to building

Postby Trux » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:40 pm

Good looking bow-how long is your riser, fade to fade?
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Re: Back to building

Postby chackworth3 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:59 pm

Looks good! Like those veneers
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Re: Back to building

Postby K30 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:08 pm

18" riser on this one. I may go to a 20 for the next one. I haven't messed with power lams or tip wedges before, but I am going to try to optimize this design.

The veneers are "Golden Rain", a decorative tree that grows locally here. I got this lumber from a local urban wood business (Greg in Malad and I bought a pretty good stack of various lumber from this guy several years ago).
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Re: Back to building

Postby Crooked Stic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:35 am

Those veneers are nice. They have an elm look that is hard to beat. A tip wedge will probably be good. Depends on the bend you want for a PL.
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Re: Back to building

Postby K30 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:35 pm

Got it strung up, it came in a little under weight, 53# I think I'll chop it down to 62" I need to build a tiller board so I can get a good drawn profile.

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Anyone have a guess for the increase I could expect from a 2" longer riser?
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Re: Back to building

Postby K30 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:59 pm

What should I be thinking about doing for the next one? What do you guys think about the drawn profile?

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Re: Back to building

Postby MoeM » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:13 am

Good Morning K30
I like the strung as well as the drawn profile- but (maybe the camera angle is confusing) the tiller looks way too positive. On brace it looks rather 1/2" than 1/8" and in full draw the upper stringangle is nearly 90° while bottom one leaves few degrees... have you measured distances orthogonal from string to fades and it is good?

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