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This forum is dedicated to the bowyer and his craft. This is the place to talk building techninques, design/theory, and anything about enhancing performance. Anything about bow building is welcome here. All build alongs will be housed in the sub-forum below.

Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby BEN MAHER » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Rod ... I love that bow Mate !
I have directed people tp pics of the one previously ... its just a sweet looking rig eh !

nice Job !
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby rodlonq » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:40 am

Thank you for your kind words Ben.

Cheers....... Rod
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby wantoknow » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:25 am

Thanks Kenny for the mountain camo block for the riser and the brown glass. I like how it turned out. She ended up 63" nock to nock and 56# at 28". The limbs are 1 1/18" wide at the riser. I used bison rib for the tip and wedge overlays. I made the riser a bit beefy to keep it stiff. I layed up 10 layers of fiberglass cloth and a piece of linen phenolic in the riser to beef it up. I added some more wood on the opposite side of the window so I could cut the window out 1/8" past center. I also cut the shelf down flat so I could use a flipper type rest and a cushion plunger. It shoots vanes well. Seems to shoot my 585 grain 31% foc arrows like darts.
Now just have to get my bear permit and see what she'll do.

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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby jeffhalfrack » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:57 pm

WoW!!!!!!!!! that is sweeeet,,,,,,,,you have to show more about those limb bolts!!!! JeffW
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby wantoknow » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:07 am

Jeff check the build alongs for Gino's as he shows how he has done his.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby MOUNTER » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:38 am

Nice!!! The bone overlays are really cool!
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby wantoknow » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:40 pm

I need to learn how to do scrimshaw on that bone.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby rodlonq » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:15 am

Scrimshaw on the bone overlays would certainly be icing on the cake mate. Very nice looking bow indeed.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby wantoknow » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:05 am

Thanks to a friend I got to shoot this through a chronograph. The bow ends up at 55# at 28" with a 7 1/4" brace height.
Shot with fingers at my 28" draw length. I made the aluminum shafting on the end of my arrow long enough that when I feel it hit the cushion plunger I know I'm at full draw.
588 gr arrow-10.7 gr/lb = 174 fps
512 gr arrow-9.3 gr/lb = 184 fps
430 gr arrow-7.8 gr/lb = 202 fps
Going to try different brace heights to see how that affects things. I'm having trouble shooting over everything with the 588 gr arrow so I'm putting together a 650 +/- grain arrow to see if that matches my mental computer.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby jstarbows » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:59 pm

HELLO IM NEW TO THE PIRATES BUT I REALLY LIKE MAKING BOWS! HERE IS MY LAST ONE FROM SCRAPMAPLE AND BROWN GLASS
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