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Title: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 11:37:00 AM
(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/4341/215db7.jpg)
My next bow is a TD recurve,no more footage or grain wood,aim to build a highly accurate bow.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Gene Roberts on November 10, 2007, 11:46:00 AM
cool,i'll try to keep up
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 11:51:00 AM
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3031/218np0.jpg)
thickness of 1/2" bamboo.Thick enough to build the wedge.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 11:58:00 AM
(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/499/222rk7.jpg)
cutting the boo plate .
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Chisler on November 10, 2007, 12:02:00 PM
I'll try to keep up too.  It's getting to be bow building season!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:11:00 PM
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9283/236qf4.jpg)
Grinding peripheral (external) to flatly.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:15:00 PM
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3361/239ry3.jpg) remove interior meterial,the fiber of interior portion not as strong as external portion.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:20:00 PM
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9338/246xt9.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:27:00 PM
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3637/246atf8.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:31:00 PM
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5691/245anx8.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: fredbear92 on November 10, 2007, 12:33:00 PM
can't wait for more!!! this one should be added to the "How To" section
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:45:00 PM
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5705/cimg04381024adw7.jpg)
The riser shape are not totally my own design,but I paint the majority line.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:52:00 PM
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/7840/229bz6.jpg) Tons of bamboo dust on my glass ! !
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 12:59:00 PM
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6871/cimg04381024aawd8.jpg)
I didn't have band saw,so carefully design and cut by hand saw is important.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 10, 2007, 01:26:00 PM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/695/265ra0.jpg) You know what I'm doing.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 10, 2007, 02:04:00 PM
Looking good hera! Keep the pics coming! :-)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: mmgrode on November 10, 2007, 04:42:00 PM
Cool stuff, yes, keep it coming!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 11:00:00 AM
sanding wedge to paper thin slowly .  (http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6162/272fw9.jpg)

I think it is OK.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 11:07:00 AM
(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/4200/274de3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 11:26:00 AM
check the taper degree per inch.  (http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/994/278zz7.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Gil on November 11, 2007, 11:43:00 AM
This is going to be a nice bow Hera.I would gladly volunteer to field test it for you!LOL   :knothead:
Gil
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 11:54:00 AM
OK ! come to Taiwan and to be an volunteer tester.LOL.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 11:55:00 AM
I am NOT expert.all my power tool just electric hand drill and a small electric sander.Even though thus and so,I still injoy in it.


Where I build my bow? just on my PC desk and tea table.


Tons of great bowyer out there,I'm just an ordinary person,started to builded my TD recurve 5 years ago,several bad bow,only 3 TD recurve constrainedly archieve shootable level.Even though thus and so again,I still look forward and injoy in building and shooting.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: insttech1 on November 11, 2007, 11:58:00 AM
Very nice work--especially with limited power tools.
Thanks for sharing, Hera!

Have a good weekend,
Marc
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 11, 2007, 12:27:00 PM
I order one straw plate(japanese style bed plate),cut it to 6 piece(70x45cm).And then stitch it together.Straw plate is a good target .    (http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1897/267jd6.jpg)   (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/6952/266bu2.jpg)   (http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6411/228rd8.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: BamBooBender on November 11, 2007, 01:17:00 PM
Good stuff! Can't wait to see what you use for clamps, forms, and such.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Guru on November 11, 2007, 01:18:00 PM
very cool!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:05:00 AM
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9800/244ce8.jpg)

Long way to go.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:14:00 AM
(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/8413/247pu5.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:18:00 AM
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5705/248xn2.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:24:00 AM
(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/6434/192lb6.jpg)


Yea,it is a GOOD idea.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:32:00 AM
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7905/237lr3.jpg)

Aluminum tape to protect the form.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:42:00 AM
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3203/158vl0.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 09:49:00 AM
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5634/201or3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:10:00 AM
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2299/161pg1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:17:00 AM
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7702/162sf0.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:21:00 AM
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2918/179ny1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:33:00 AM
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6412/183ep1.jpg)Epoxy are slippery,use a pin to fix them all .
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4254/189ml5.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:53:00 AM
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4336/264ii7.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 10:57:00 AM
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5953/265to2.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 12:58:00 PM
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1907/450wg8.jpg)
I useing such laughable method to control my oven temperature.If I close the oven door,temp will up to 180C,Too high temperature can destory fiber glass.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 01:05:00 PM
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/8525/00small30570045gl2.jpg)
180C ! 3hrs.   :banghead:      :(
(5 years ago)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: madness522 on November 12, 2007, 01:13:00 PM
This is a great thread Hera!  Thanks for sharing and keep it coming!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 12, 2007, 01:17:00 PM
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3416/458uc0.jpg)
It's look good.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Shaun on November 12, 2007, 01:33:00 PM
Very good. Enjoying the build along with simple tools.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 12, 2007, 01:35:00 PM
Keep them coming Hera...looking great!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Buemaker on November 12, 2007, 02:11:00 PM
Looking good. First time I see bamboo used in the fade out wedge, I guess you have a good supply of it where you live. Waiting for more.
Bue--.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: mjc on November 13, 2007, 09:02:00 AM
looking good, I have never seen bamboo used for the wedge either.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:05:00 AM
Taiwan is a subtropical country,bamboo is very commen plant.I never use bamboo to build selfbow.
bamboo selfbow or bamboo lamination bow is my 2008 project.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:17:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/474.jpg)
  (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/470.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:24:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/477.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:35:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/477-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:40:00 AM
A little bit bend around fade out area are not my own design,I copy that from my BL custom bow.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
I didn't have a TD drilling jig,So I have to be very carefully.

  (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/486.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Arrowslinger on November 13, 2007, 10:55:00 AM
I love this thread.  That is some mighty fine work with hand tools.

  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 11:00:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/489.jpg)

  (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/484.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 11:02:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/488.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 11:09:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/491.jpg)

push  Allen Head Screws  by a screw.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 11:17:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/490.jpg)

Done.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 11:33:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/495.jpg)

I had an urge to assemblage my gray TD recurve,even though not tillering yet.  :p    :biglaugh:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 13, 2007, 11:39:00 AM
Great job Hera, looking awesome!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: MI_Bowhunter on November 13, 2007, 11:49:00 AM
Keep it coming.   Looking at what you are doing with limited equipment is inspiring me.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 13, 2007, 12:17:00 PM
Good evening everybody.

One great bowyer in USA said: over poundage w\\o control mean nothing.

I shot my bow up to 55#,not feel sweet at that draw weight.It's OK around 50#.I feel good at    45#  and that is  enough in Taiwan.

My last bow is my first 1 pc recurve,45#@27",56".very comfortable and very accurate.I builded that bow last month.
Now I decide to tiller that gray TD to around 45#.
This pic is that 1 pc recurve.   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/00small17609384.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: tradtusker on November 13, 2007, 02:32:00 PM
really enjoying this mate thanks for taking the time to share! some nice bows you building there!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: RT on November 13, 2007, 08:27:00 PM
great build along, i can relate very well as i too build bows with very limited machine tools. Keep the pic coming.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:15:00 AM
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4139/365bl1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:17:00 AM
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/323/367xm5.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:20:00 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1049/268bf6.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:27:00 AM
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1039/272cc1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:28:00 AM
You know what I'm doing. (http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4120/274qs3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:36:00 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6240/276bx3.jpg)
It is important to find center line.after that,screw tightly,then drill the pin hole.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:41:00 AM
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/3077/292dw4.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:50:00 AM
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2345/290ev5.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 03:53:00 AM
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2025/291on4.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: kawika b on November 14, 2007, 03:57:00 AM
good stuff hera,,, keep em coming!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:02:00 AM
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5190/301qg2.jpg)
 apply few super glue to insure the pin stably.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:07:00 AM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7955/287sh9.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:11:00 AM
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2931/296jt9.jpg) My home made shooting glove.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:21:00 AM
Hard work again !  :(    (http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4650/302nj4.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:30:00 AM
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3060/309xm3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:52:00 AM
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2113/322hm8.jpg)
##xx%*^&%#xx........ !
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:56:00 AM
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6442/325kj1.jpg) Keep moving !
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 04:59:00 AM
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7112/329xa7.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: 4runr on November 14, 2007, 06:18:00 AM
You do some amazing work Sir!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: the Ferret on November 14, 2007, 08:40:00 AM
Holy cow can you guys imagine what kind of bowyer this guy would be with some real tools...bandsaw, oscillating spindle sander,drill press and a belt sander ? ha ha

Awesome job Hera    :notworthy:  

Hera is that a Kawasaki 6N in the background (650 parallel twin)?
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: elk ninja on November 14, 2007, 09:37:00 AM
Awesome!  I am enjoying the hand tools immensely, and am impressed with the straight cut you made to thin the riser down!  Three cheers for Hera!
Mike
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Tom Leemans on November 14, 2007, 10:31:00 AM
Yeah, chicks dig Hera because he has skills. Bowhunting skills, motorcycle skills, nunchak skills, hand saw skills....
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/581.jpg)
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   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/583.jpg)
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   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/585.jpg)
glue these two plate together by superglue.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 11:10:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/590.jpg)
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    (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/591.jpg)
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  (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/592A.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 11:21:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/594.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 11:35:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/606.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: kojac on November 14, 2007, 11:59:00 AM
I am VERY impressed, hand tools and all!!!!  :notworthy:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 11:59:00 AM
Expert PM me ,told me some skill about bow building.I learn a lot from PM.Thanks again.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 14, 2007, 12:18:00 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/438.jpg)
   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/558.jpg)
Just like geological lesson   :p    :biglaugh:  . LOL.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: BMN on November 14, 2007, 01:19:00 PM
This is some great stuff  :thumbsup:    :notworthy:  
I hope this thread ends up in the archives   :pray:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Crooked Stic on November 14, 2007, 02:36:00 PM
You sure have more patence than me by using that hand saw. But that thing is lookin goood.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: T.J. on November 14, 2007, 06:00:00 PM
This thread is awesome!!

I second the archives. You sir have talent
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: reecool on November 14, 2007, 06:01:00 PM
Hera , i pull my hat to you , you're a great craftman !
I'm cabinet maker and admire your work , it's the second bow building , i follow from you and seeing what you have done , may be i should try to make my own bow too !
 Felicitations , Eric .
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Bert Frelink on November 14, 2007, 07:28:00 PM
Hera,
Thanks for sharing, I thought I was doing pretty good,I have all the goodies; thickness planer, band saw, jointer etc.
My hat is of to you Sir !!!
Thanks again.
Regards, Bert.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Aram on November 14, 2007, 08:17:00 PM
All my excuses just went puffff!   :notworthy:  
Awesome work!
Aram
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Rick Perry on November 14, 2007, 08:20:00 PM
very nice !!!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 03:23:00 AM
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5262/418cj2.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 03:24:00 AM
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5962/432so1.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 03:33:00 AM
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1720/437db4.jpg)
twist check.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 15, 2007, 04:06:00 AM
Awesome Hera! You've got realskil mate! Great job!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 15, 2007, 04:06:00 AM
*skill
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 06:01:00 AM
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3647/457sa3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 06:04:00 AM
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4562/471gq9.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 06:18:00 AM
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8513/475yr6.jpg)
All these building processes didn't have plan previously.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 06:22:00 AM
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2696/482gt3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 06:44:00 AM
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3020/476qr4.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Huntrdfk on November 15, 2007, 07:12:00 AM
This is amazing to watch, keep it coming Hera.....and thanks for sharing it with us.

David
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: MI_Bowhunter on November 15, 2007, 08:24:00 AM
I now have a new winter project.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 08:51:00 AM
MI bowhunter,keep moving.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 10:48:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/702.jpg)
sanding the hole edge,and apply few super glue in the hole wall to prevent humidity.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 11:09:00 AM
let me show you how I repair a tiny ( or larger ) defect.   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/703A.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 11:10:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/707A.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 11:10:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/708A.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 11:17:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/709A.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 11:22:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/711.jpg)


DONE.


super glue is a kind of resin,coagulate very fast. But one drop super glue will take few minutes to coagulate.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: bob@helleknife.com on November 15, 2007, 01:15:00 PM
AMAZING!

Bob
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: tradtusker on November 15, 2007, 06:15:00 PM
really iv got to say again this is very good work!!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: insttech1 on November 15, 2007, 06:29:00 PM
Looks great Hera!!
Very nice work!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: CrisW. on November 15, 2007, 07:59:00 PM
This is cool to watch.  What was the bicycle pump used for?
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 08:10:00 PM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 08:12:00 PM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 15, 2007, 08:20:00 PM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LazerRay on November 15, 2007, 08:56:00 PM
BEAutuiful
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:23:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:25:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:27:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:29:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:31:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:32:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:33:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:37:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:39:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:41:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:42:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:45:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:49:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:51:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:53:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:55:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:57:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 04:59:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:01:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:03:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:04:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:05:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:07:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:09:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: robtattoo on November 16, 2007, 05:09:00 AM
Blimey!    :eek:  

Amazing work Hera, just amazing!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:14:00 AM
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/329/568wu4.jpg)


No any coating on string nock yet.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:19:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:20:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:22:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:29:00 AM
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apply thin super glue on the surface of string nock.but not sanding yet.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:31:00 AM
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after sanding.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:32:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 05:37:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: 4runr on November 16, 2007, 05:54:00 AM
Incredible!  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: always89s boy on November 16, 2007, 05:58:00 AM
I cant cut that straight with a bandsaw! Amazing!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 16, 2007, 06:16:00 AM
Really amazing work Hera! I love those tips! What is the white part?

Nigel
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 06:37:00 AM
I decide to use cow bone at the first,but the bone I have just not wide enough,may be next time. white part is phenolic.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 06:51:00 AM
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8783/597hb8.jpg)


Even though just finish one string nock,but like to see what this gray bow look like.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 06:51:00 AM
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3628/595eh9.jpg)


test pull,i guess it is about 55~60#,need tiller down.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: MI_Bowhunter on November 16, 2007, 08:51:00 AM
Hera,

How do you determine the amount of taper to put into the limbs?    Do you use a template of some sort or do you just eyeball it so the tips look good?

THanks
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: RedTx on November 16, 2007, 09:01:00 AM
Hera thats some awesome craftsmanship.  I dont know how you use that hand saw the way you do.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 09:18:00 AM
MI bowhunter

no template,just eyeball check,rough tiller at first.when you order bow meterial,you should know what draw weight you need,for example,I need 45~55#,so my order is (0.050 glass x 2)+(0.050wood core x 2).
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Rick Perry on November 16, 2007, 09:30:00 AM
outstanding !!!!!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 09:30:00 AM
RedTX

The saw must be thin and sharp.
actionwood are not very hard, grain straight,so, if you cut vertically,it is very easy,if you cut parallel,awry is impossible,but parallel cut is hard work.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 09:35:00 AM
This is my first attempt to build inlay string nock.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: MI_Bowhunter on November 16, 2007, 09:40:00 AM
Hera,

Sorry for the confusion, by taper I guess I meant width not thickness of the limbs.

At what point in the limb do you start narrowing to get to the width needed for the limb tips?

Thanks
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Izzy on November 16, 2007, 09:41:00 AM
Beautiful tips there.Incredible!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 09:50:00 AM
Yes,I mean width.


I never builded a bow in thickness taper.(I only builded about 8~9 bows)

You can get bow width shape blueprint from bow supplies company,but I just rough tiller instinctively,not final tiller.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 09:50:00 AM
Yes,I mean width.


I never builded a bow in thickness taper.(I only builded about 8~9 bows)

You can get bow width shape blueprint from bow supplies company,but I just rough tiller instinctively,not final tiller.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Buemaker on November 16, 2007, 09:56:00 AM
I think this is the most interesting build-along we have had, looks like you are almost done, nice work. I like your Padauk floor also. Bue--.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Shaun on November 16, 2007, 10:05:00 AM
You have a great eye for detail and beauty. Lines of the bow, limb butt overlays shape, tip overlays all lovely. Very nice work.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Shawn Leonard on November 16, 2007, 10:07:00 AM
INCREDIBLE!! I just read through the whole thread and Hera you do great work!! I cannot wait to see the final product! Shawn
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: rbbhunt on November 16, 2007, 10:21:00 AM
Looks great!!!!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 10:21:00 AM
I'm happy to share my own experience,I'm not expert,I'm just a veteriarian.

Let's start to build .It is not difficult,just be patient(like you hunt,LOL.)

Sorry about my poor English.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: amicus on November 16, 2007, 10:49:00 AM
Hera, Your doing a fine job. I think this has been the best build along I've seen. Your a true craftsman. Gilbert
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 10:58:00 AM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6994/798ks5.jpg)


No twist.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 11:08:00 AM
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Yes.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 16, 2007, 11:34:00 AM
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1600/818bn5.jpg)

Even though not final shape the riser and final tiller,I always keep the balance,bottom limb and top limb have same length and weight.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: BMN on November 16, 2007, 12:39:00 PM
:notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: NativeArcher on November 16, 2007, 01:15:00 PM
looking great when are you taking orders. I like the look of that riser shape... matty
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Crooked Stic on November 16, 2007, 05:34:00 PM
Again you are awsome with that handsaw. You should be way proud of that bow when its done!  :clapper:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: JBiorn on November 16, 2007, 05:45:00 PM
When should I send my address for shipping?

 Thats going to be a beautiful bow, and i suspect it will shoot like a laser.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: T.J. on November 16, 2007, 05:59:00 PM
:notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :clapper:    


This is just amazing! It makes me appriciate my bows even more. You do great work!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: OkKeith on November 16, 2007, 06:04:00 PM
Absolutly Amazing!

Excellent craftmanship!

WOW...

OkKeith
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: John Dill on November 16, 2007, 08:16:00 PM
Best bow build along ever! With hand tool at that! Great job!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: mmgrode on November 16, 2007, 09:00:00 PM
Can't wait to see the finished bow!  Great job Hera!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Cupcake on November 16, 2007, 09:23:00 PM
All I can say is...WOW.

I have my bandsaw all picked out and ready to order.  If my wife sees this she will say:  Bandsaw, you don't need no stinking bandsaw.

Hera you are a fine craftsman.
Kevin
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 09:57:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/828.jpg)


Build for my hand.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 09:58:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 09:59:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 09:59:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:19:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:21:00 AM
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:31:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/837.jpg)
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Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:47:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/841.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:53:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/843.jpg)

   (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/844.jpg)

funny curve.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 17, 2007, 10:58:00 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc279/herarra/847.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Curtiss Cardinal on November 17, 2007, 11:41:00 AM
Looks as if you're almost dome hera. I have to agree with everyone you're doing a fantastic job.
 :thumbsup:  

I also have to say that you never need to apologize for your English. You are better in your English than we are in our Mandarin or Cantonese.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Crooked Stic on November 18, 2007, 02:34:00 PM
Ok hera you have had a long enough break. More please !  :D
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 18, 2007, 08:51:00 PM
Good morning Crooked stic,2 days break.
   (http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/451/611fm8.jpg)


pic to be continue.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: tradtusker on November 19, 2007, 05:10:00 AM
swiss army knife! i love it lol, looking forward to see it done!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 06:11:00 AM
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5695/617sl5.jpg)

final tillering.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 06:20:00 AM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2629/626wu8.jpg)


another tip work.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 06:29:00 AM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9094/629rg8.jpg)

thin acrylic paint.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 06:32:00 AM
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3925/632ox8.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Dingus on November 19, 2007, 06:52:00 AM
Beautiful bow and super photos.  You have inspired many!
Dingus
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 07:04:00 AM
(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2322/636je3.jpg)
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Moengo on November 19, 2007, 07:07:00 AM
INCREDIBLE. I want you to know how much I enjoyed that entire process. From the looks of your form you also know a little something about how to shoot it. Not bad for an animal doctor with only simple hand-tools. Nice job, Doc.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 07:18:00 AM
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/738/342tx9.jpg)


New bow,first arrow,not too bad.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 07:19:00 AM
So many red target,which is my aim? LOL.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: elk ninja on November 19, 2007, 08:27:00 AM
Hey Hera, is that you in my Bingham's catologue as well?  Bravo on the bow!
Mike
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: LEOPARD on November 19, 2007, 09:16:00 AM
Great job Hera! Bow looks awesome! Thanks very much for taking the time to share with us! You're a great craftsman!

Nigel
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 09:17:00 AM
Hi ninja,yes,I'm that guy on the Bingham catalog,you have a good eye.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 09:21:00 AM
LEOPARD,try to build your own bow,I can do it ,you can do it too.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: bvalentine002 on November 19, 2007, 09:39:00 AM
Holy Crap.

Trad Gang has been elevated to a new level of awesome creativity.

Shall we coin the term "awesomtivity" and as a definition show Hera's picture?

-Brett
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 10:19:00 AM
I am literally blushing here.  Thank you for your compliment, but really, I am just at normal average.  I believe everyone can do as well or even better than me.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Jason Lester on November 19, 2007, 10:25:00 AM
Very Nice Hera. And with hand tools. Very impressive. You got some talent, even though your trying to be modest, Its true.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: MI_Bowhunter on November 19, 2007, 11:14:00 AM
Hera, awesome build along.

   :notworthy:    :notworthy:

You made it look too easy.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Doc Blues on November 19, 2007, 11:28:00 AM
Hera,

also from Germany I can only say, unbelievable work
and awesome build along.

   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:

Markus
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 19, 2007, 11:40:00 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4602/879hl0.jpg)


Tip work on my armrest !   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: BamBooBender on November 19, 2007, 12:32:00 PM
Excellent work and build along! Your modesty makes it even better.    :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Glenn Carl on November 19, 2007, 02:25:00 PM
Hera, Beautiful bow and the way you made it with hand tools was incredible.   :notworthy:    Thanks for showing us your build along. Glenn
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: pseman on November 20, 2007, 04:32:00 AM
Great work hera! This has been an eye-opening build-a-long. Inspirational to say the least.

Mark
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Moengo on November 20, 2007, 06:28:00 AM
Thanks again, hera. When's the next one start? I'm hoping the next one is LH. BTW- just curious, are you located in Taipei?
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 20, 2007, 06:42:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Moengo:
Thanks again, hera. When's the next one start? I'm hoping the next one is LH. BTW- just curious, are you located in Taipei?
Hi Moengo,I live in Shin chu,80KM away from taipei.
what is LH?(left hand bow? LOL,just a jok.)
I don't know when,but soon.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: Chisler on November 20, 2007, 09:09:00 AM
I second the definition of AWESOMETIVITY !!!
What a great build along!!  and you have inspired so many.  Congratulations Hera!!
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: hera on November 20, 2007, 11:55:00 AM
compare with my last two bow,1 pc recurve and TD recurve,I think TD is a little bit batter in arrow speed,as good as my BL classic.

I was busy with order next bow material, footed riser TD recurve next time maybe.
Title: Re: TD recurve build along
Post by: joe vt on November 20, 2007, 01:09:00 PM
hera, this has been simple amazing to read and view. what you have done with the tools you have is very impressive to say the least. i love the look of your limb tips!!


thank you very much for sharing your build along. wow and double wow.