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Bowswap ILF Build-along - All Done!

Postby BK in TEXAS » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:24 pm

Let me first say this is going to be a LONG build-along as I'm posting it real-time as I make the bow. Expect it to take 4-5 weeks. :shock:

Ok...so after chatting with Mike a bit I'm going to be making an ILF recurve. He said he'd rather it be tough than pretty & around 55lbs. That leaves a lot of room to work with :D

So...starting with the riser. The darker wood is Chechem, the lighter yellowish is Canarywood. Both blocks have a 1/8" Phenolic I-beam laminated in them.
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Riser layout
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BullMtnArchery » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:49 pm

This will be a good build-a-long. Which riser block is for 4Nolz? I like the Checem has some nice figure in it.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:59 pm

BullMtnArchery wrote:..... Which riser block is for 4Nolz? ......
Good question.....

I used double sided tape to keep the blocks from sliding around & freehand cut an 18" radius circle.
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Not a bad fit, but the blade wandered a bit so they need touching up.
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Mas bueno!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby Crooked Stic » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:39 pm

Keep it comin.
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby Feral Donkey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:45 pm

That's going to be stronger than hell!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby MOUNTER » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:54 pm

Lookin good BK! I'm gonna use some canary in Brock's bow, I like the looks and it's seems pretty dense......
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:54 am

Feral Donkey wrote:That's going to be stronger than hell!

That's the plan!!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby BK in TEXAS » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:04 am

Starting with 2 planks of Moso old-growth carbonized bamboo flooring.
First I cut them to 1.5" wide, then I put a zero clearance insert in the table saw,
flip them on their side and slice them into 3 lams.
I get 6 rough lams from each plank.
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Grinding on the 6x48 sander flipped verticle.
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2 bows worth of cores!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby 4nolz » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:27 am

wow that makes me feel like a hack!
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Re: Bowswap ILF Buildalong - 4 4Nolz

Postby Jon in Montana » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:13 am

Looking great!

That bamboo flooring looks like something I'd be interested in! Hope you don't mind a few questions...
Any issues with the glue coming apart during glue-up (not the smooth-on, but the original factory glue)?
Do you flip the lams (side to side) during glue up so the factory glue seams offset each other?
Is there a good online source?
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