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Offline Shaun

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Take down yew self bow
« on: August 16, 2008, 05:55:00 PM »
70 3/4" NTN 58# @ 28"

 

 

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 06:01:00 PM »
Awesome bow - congrats!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 06:03:00 PM »
I love it! can you show us how to build one?  :bigsmyl:  

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 06:14:00 PM »
nice bud!

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 06:39:00 PM »
Looking good Shaun!!

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 07:28:00 PM »
Bee-u-t-full...very nice bow!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 08:37:00 PM »
nice... I want to do a 2-piece like that... Just need to get the sleeves first... what are your measurements on the bow & the draw?

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 08:43:00 PM »
Shaun, thats a beauty!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2008, 09:42:00 PM »
At the top of my post Sal, 70 3/4  and 58 @ 28. That yew is some real springy stuff and very light. It really puts some speed on an arrow. It is kinda scary to shoot, this is the material that the old quote is about... "A full drawn bow is 7/8 broken!"

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 12:15:00 AM »
Really nice bow Shaun.
I'd sure like to see one of these built as a "build along".  I've been wanting to build a sleeved take down but haven't found a build along for one.  Only found info in books and magazines.

Offline John Cooper

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 06:24:00 AM »
Congrats on a beautiful bow.  I built one sleeved take down and it was a pain in the butt to get the wood to fit into the sleeve!  Probably my last one, but it was worth it to have a more portable bow.

I'd be interested in hearing about how you went about fitting it into the sleeve.

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 08:05:00 AM »
I'll order another sleeve and do a build along sometime soon. The short version is that the sleeve has two brass inserts and I took them both out, carefully fitted them to the ends of the billets. I drew center lines on the billets and did trial fitting into the handle as I worked on fitting the brass pieces to check for alignment. Tried to line up the center lines and induce a tiny amount of backset ~ 1/4". Using billets gives you a little "play" if you fit the take down handle and then do the layout. I also put the finished assembly on a caul after the floor tiller stage to even the backset, move the tips slightly and take out some propeller. It would be almost impossible to do a retro fit on an existing bow.

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 09:26:00 AM »
Sorry Shaun, I looked right over them...


did you find that the sleeves needed lots of work to get them to fit or was it nice a simple to get them on. Also did you rasp the wood to fit or just sand them down.

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008, 11:36:00 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2008, 05:10:00 PM »
oh man that is cool!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2008, 06:28:00 PM »
Nice work, beautiful bow!  The sleves are one of the best 2-piece takedown options around but are hard to put on, and like Shawn said really hard to do well on a retrofit.

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 09:13:00 AM »
Shaun,
That bow looks awesome.  I want to build a very similar bow.  I have a pair of yew billets, that I won at the MOJAM clout shoot this year.  They would be perfect for a project like this.  They have some deflex and a little propeller.  I have no experience with yew and was wondering how it handles heat straightening.  A build along would be awesome.  Again good job on the bow.

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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 03:54:00 PM »
That is sweet Shaun!
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Re: Take down yew self bow
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 04:42:00 PM »
dude please bring that baby to deer camp , see you in October!
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