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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2005, 10:43:00 PM »
Curtis - I was hoping that Adam would come along a put right every thing I got wrong.  Look think about it this way.  if ya are flexing a material from a central point by pulling on the ends there is a point that you would pull far enough the the outer ends of  material would be pulled straight back to you.  the would mean you lost all the perchase on the material.  this is likley why statics work.  we are just kinda building a minium recurve static.  without the stiffer outer portions your bow atg some point would look like a "U"  but turned on it's side.   the stiff outer tips get rid of the "U" in out bow  :) .

Now I have no idea really how or why it works in bows that are shorter than twice your draw but it is sumpin like that.  I didn't come by this from design knowledge but by buildling bows that didn't work.

May Adam will see the thread yet and can tell us the real scoop.

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2005, 10:57:00 PM »
Slow Walker - casue they are fun, cause they are handy, cause ya just put the thing in your quiver and go.  Cause ya can get in a tight little hide hole and have turkey come by so close ya can see their teeth...now that is getting close  :)

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2005, 10:59:00 PM »
What ya ain't never seen turkey's teeth....well ya better build one of 'em little short dandies too  :)

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2005, 12:38:00 AM »
Ohhhh yes by all means pictures are manditory.  I don't wanta be the only one who shows da world how messed up a bow can get.

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2005, 12:55:00 AM »
Dang it ....I've had a 48 incher,bendy handle, 2" reflex tips, 1/2 tillered sitting in the shop, there for 5 years waitin sinew but never could figure what I'd use it for anyway...now the juices are flowing... an there is some of Terry's Airzona sinew to be pounded....maybe a good turk bow here.
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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2005, 12:57:00 AM »
Curtis - one of the reasons I kept the edges of the bow parallel to the last little bit of the tip was to help keep the out limb a little stiff.  if ya taper the edge farther up the limb toward the grip area they would have been hard to keep stiff.  you would have had to make a kinda reverse belly taper.  with the parallel edges ya have to taper the belly very little and get a little stiffer outer limb.

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2005, 01:05:00 AM »
'at there would be a dandy turk bow '46......if it don't rain too badly...better take 'em both.  your 52" glass and 48" sinew would cover the deal just fine  :)

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2005, 01:44:00 AM »
Rusty, the 48 incher was a product of a good piece of wood gon bad. she ended up short because of a twist/runoff of the grain that I didn'r see and I just cut it short, tillered it and set it aside. It has semi stiff tips but a pretty good bend thus far. The sinew will add some reflex and I think it would be a shooter...we'll see. I like em tips to be a little straight but to give ever so much at full draw...not static, but bend at the last.
George
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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2005, 07:45:00 AM »
Just woke up and was still pondering all this stuff. It make sense now. I should have this one bending to 16" by this afternoon. I got lazy last night and didn't do any bow work. I have enough sinew stripped for a couple of courses on this bow. Im probably going to strip out some more for good measure. Only prob with my stave is a little worm hole right above the handle area. runs off the side of the belly at an angle. Im hoping to get through it but Im not quite sure I will make it. No prob, I have plenty of Mullberry and sage.

Slow Walker, I like a great big challenge and a good stick. CK

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Re: bow hunting the sub 52" bow
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2005, 08:47:00 AM »
well keeps us up on your progress, Curtis.  In a nut shell - On a real short bow, bendy outer limbs make the bow stack badly.  On the other ahdn, if the outer limb is too stiff it will "set" the middle of the bow badly.  :)

ani't nothing free   :help:  

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