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kinda quiet here on the bowyers gallery..2017 update

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:51 am
by Robertfishes
Its been a few weeks since the last post by anyone....I'm working on a 35# 58" One piece black glass recurve with a black limbs riser and just starting a 66" longbow, zebrawood riser and East Indian Rosewood veneers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:27 am
by MOUNTER
Sounds good. You've been busy!

I haven't been building much lately. My son needed a new bow so I re-worked a longbow of mine and dropped a bunch of poundage. He won a tournement (12yr old) with it already. It's Leapord wood and Tigerwood with brown glass limbs. Also built my 1st bow in 2yrs a few weeks ago. It's a 54" 3 piece longbow with a zebra wood and yellowheart riser with zebra venneers and maple core's. It's my daughters bow. I've drawn it to 28, but I think 26 is about max with a 12 degree pad angle. I'll try to get some pics. up soon.

Also have a bocote and caribbean rosewood recurve riser and a caribbean and paela longbow riser settin around that I need to do something with. Got the glass, glue and hardware, Just need core's and venneers and more spare time...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:54 pm
by Robertfishes
Finished 2 longbows and refinished 2 other bows after the 35# recurve. Started on a set of ILF limbs last night, hopefully the glass will be clear..I got some glass 2 months ago that is pretty much streak free but has some trash inside the glass, a small black/brown speck??? I am using it on ILF limbs and can sometimes cut around it or cover trash with limb butt overlay..

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:06 pm
by Robertfishes
finally finished a set of ILF limbs I started over a week ago.. Santos rosewood veneers and bamboo tapers. Image

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:59 pm
by bearauto11
That is some sweet looking wood. I have to get back on some stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.
--Tom

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:51 am
by Robertfishes
I built another set of 54# ILF longs for a local guy, bamboo tapers, Santos Rosewood veneers under Gordon's clear glass..he saw the Santos Rosewood limbs I built for our mutual friend and had to have a set.. I didn't have an extra riser so I got him a new VPA 15" black riser with a medium Jager grip.. This is his first trad bow, I am nursing my left shoulder and other problems...so I didn't shoot this bow before he got it. Our mutual friend owns the local Archery Pro Shop..and his trad guy (Jeff) built a padded loop skinny string for it and shot it a bunch. Jeff said he loved the way the limbs pulled and shot so that's good. I am currently working on a set of black ILF short limbs now for Jinkster, he recently bought a 21" DAS Elite riser and asked me if I would build him a set of limbs 40-45#s. amberboo tapers, morado wedge and black and red tip overlays. I had planed on building a set for myself using royal ebony veneers but other projects are taking my time

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:22 pm
by Robertfishes
Image Image Image
last set of ILF limbs I built,

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:35 pm
by Robertfishes
Image picked up some nice walnut burl veneer today 18" wide and 28" long

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:59 pm
by bearauto11
That stuff looks great. You think you can show that cool grain in a limb?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:05 pm
by Gino Bruno
That will make a beautiful set of limbs!