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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount

Postby Crooked Stic » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:42 pm

Thats a very nice bow so far. Love these types of threads. I pick up littles things that helps me in my builds.
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby jwillis » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:55 pm

I sprayed on three coats of Thunderbird gloss, rubbed it out with 0000 steel wool, then sprayed on two thicker coats of Thunderbird satin. Man, this stuff sprays nice and my touch-up sprayer from Grizzly is so easy to use and clean up. I have always struggled with finishing for some reason, but this stuff even looks good when I apply it.

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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:16 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

wow jim, thats amazingggg. catamounts a lucky dude. ;)
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Kirkll » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:55 pm

Very nice job Jim! i'm going to have to give the T-Bird a try now....

Now i quit drinking years ago, that isn't it ....but I'm seeing double, and counting 4 limbs there :? :? what's the story behind that?
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:57 pm

kirk, one set came out too light so he made another.


and im tellin you, you wont be sorry after you use the tbird, except for your wallet. :evil:
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Gino Bruno » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:15 pm

very very nice jim!!!!! that is as professional looking as they come...... absolutely awesome craftsmanship!!!!!
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Belicoso » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:18 pm

very nice, wow!!!
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Crooked Stic » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:56 am

Very Very nice. I been tellin you T-bird is hard to beat. tj is right a little pricey but then you got to consider the quality of the finish.
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby jwillis » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:14 am

Kirkll wrote:Very nice job Jim! i'm going to have to give the T-Bird a try now....

Now i quit drinking years ago, that isn't it ....but I'm seeing double, and counting 4 limbs there :? :? what's the story behind that?

Kirk is right. I made so many design changes on this bow (new parallel wedge design instead of straight tapered wedges, 1-5/8" wide instead of 1-3/4" wide, solid boo cores instead veneers plus boo cores), the first limbs came out way too light at 38#@28. I went ahead and completely finished them out with finished sanding then measured the draw weight. The target weight was 53#@28, so for the second set , I added .020" to the boo core (rounded up from .006" per 5#) and they came out perfect at 53#. Catamount said he wanted the lighter set of limbs, so I sanded both sets to match the riser. In addition to writing the poundage on the back of each limb, I put slightly different tip overlays on them, so it would be really obvious which ones are pairs.

Thanks for the compliments! I hope you enjoyed the build along and found something you can use or mistakes you can avoid...lol. :D
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Re: bow swap build-along for catamount (finished pics p10)

Postby Bob » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:52 am

Jim, absolutely beautiful bow.That riser is great and the tips are perfect. Bob
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