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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby chackworth3 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:20 pm

At full draw...mine anyways
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby Crooked Stic » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:41 am

I like bacote and osage together. You appear to be like me short draw?
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby chackworth3 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:08 am

Yep. Only 26" for me
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby rodlonq » Fri May 02, 2014 1:49 am

Haven't posted in here for a while. Here are two hunting bows I made for a friend and his young son. They are both stoked (big grins all round) so it was a worthwhile effort.

The Lad's bow is 52" NTN, 25#@24" and he is drawing it to about 17" pulling about 15# (it is 22#@22" and flings a 335 grain 22" BOP arrow at around 140 fps @ 22" DL :D It is fun to play with)
The Dad's bow is 68" NTN, 53#@28" and he is drawing it to about 30" pulling about 59# (flings a 630 grain 28" BOP arrow at around 168 fps @ 28"DL )

Both bows have black ULS glass back and belly, Black Wattle riser, Qld Silver Ash and Black Gidgea accents with Black Wattle/buffalo horn/Ringed Gidgea tip overlays. The riser overlay on the full size bow is Black Wattle/Ringed Gidgea and (not so) clear fibreglass.
Both bows are cut to about 1/16" before centre and have leather strike plates adding about another 1/16" before centre.

The full size bow is the one that I modelled on my son's bow dimensions and it came in 10# lighter, and the only difference is I used coffee bamboo instead of natural and black ULS instead of brown?????

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

Postby rodlonq » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:07 pm

Made my first recurve a while ago. It is 60" NTN and 63#@28". Am enjoying shooting it and can't wait to hunt hogs with it next month.
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Have another set of limbs about 50#@28" made, just need shaping.
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Thanks for looking fellas.

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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby BEN MAHER » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:56 am

Rod, that is sweet !!!!!
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby rodlonq » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:06 pm

Thanks Ben. How have you been mate.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby rodlonq » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:26 am

A new design for me. This one has the same riser as my recurve but 16" instead of 19". This prototype came in at 54#@28".
Timber are Tasmanian Blackwood, Scrub Oak, Queensland Walnut with Purpleheart wedges. Shoots beautifully and is fast becoming my new favourite :D
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby Stykshooter » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:36 am

Good looking bow. I like the purple heart wedges.
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Re: Amateur Bowyer's Gallery

Postby Yohon » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:48 am

Yes I agree....very nice!!!
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