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Offline insttech1

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2008, 10:35:00 PM »
Wonderfully nice job!  What are the spec's on your glass and lam thickness/tapers?

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Offline threeundr

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2008, 10:58:00 PM »
Great build along! Leonard.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2008, 11:01:00 PM »
marc, honestly i dont know. theyre whatever binghams sent. im saving up to get a drum snader so i can do my own lams. im pretty sure its .050 glass. but thats about all i know.
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Offline insttech1

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2008, 11:33:00 PM »
OK thanks!

I must say that you have done a fine job on that level of project, especially with the multiple lam's and overlays!

Did you tell Binghams you were shortening the riser before they sent the lam's?

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Marc
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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2008, 05:28:00 AM »
very nice well done!   :wavey:
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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2008, 05:58:00 AM »
Looking good, nice work.  Bue--.

Offline tjdeerslayer37

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2008, 12:40:00 PM »
i told them i was making the bow 62" and it had a 16" riser and they figured it all out for me.
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Offline Mike Burch

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2008, 01:14:00 PM »
Well Done!!   :notworthy:  

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Offline Trad Man 25

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2008, 12:59:00 PM »
Awsome,,, one day ill try some thing like that,, after reading that build along,, i hope its soon,,, i got itchy feet already,,, to get started

Great Work,,

Thanks for sharing

James

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2008, 03:26:00 PM »
that is an awsome bow

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2008, 06:47:00 PM »
That's an excellant job TJ! Bow turned out really nice! I bet your mom will love it! Thanks for sharing!    :bigsmyl:    :thumbsup:
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Offline Grizzzly

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2008, 02:00:00 PM »
Nice job !! Any more pics - full draw, etc. What did the bow specs end up to be ? Again nice job. John

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2008, 02:28:00 PM »
Wow, pretty cool! Turned out a very nice bow! Your mom is lucky!
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Offline TroyH

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2008, 02:43:00 PM »
While I haven't made a bow this way before, I've always had a question:  Where does the formica strip  come into the bowmaking process?
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Offline tjdeerslayer37

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2008, 04:31:00 PM »
thanks.

it came out 45#@28 and about 35-37 at her draw.

heres mom at full draw, this was before she had shot it and fixed a bunch of form issues lol.

 

the formica strip helps get rid of the little imperfections on the form so the back of your bow doesnt get those imperfections glued into it. ie bumps and dents. it also helps keep glue off the form and such.
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Offline onemississipp

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2008, 01:16:00 PM »
what where thickness of your lams and glass?

Bow looks great!
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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 05:05:00 AM »
Nice work. Bow looks great

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Re: Straight Limbed Longbow Build-Along
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2008, 09:23:00 AM »
Great looking bow! Nice buildalong, very informative.
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