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Offline crgibson

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Re: The "So You Wanna Build a Bow?" Build-Along
« Reply #460 on: March 16, 2011, 12:47:00 PM »
Going to try this again. Hope the pix are not to large now.  [/IMG]  [/IMG]  [/IMG]    Still want to paper back the bow, handle wrap and work on the brace height. Thanks Crg

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Re: The "So You Wanna Build a Bow?" Build-Along
« Reply #461 on: March 16, 2011, 02:08:00 PM »
About what brace height would you recommend for a bow the same specs as the build along?

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Re: The "So You Wanna Build a Bow?" Build-Along
« Reply #462 on: March 18, 2011, 05:00:00 PM »
here is what i did with this build along it is 72 inch tip to tip about 40lbs it is red oak and it is 2 1/4 wide i did make the handle  section longer to fit my big mits in it but it shoots good and it was fun. when i took the pics i did notice that the upper limb has a week spot in it and i can see how i could of tillered it different so i can get more wood and make a better one next time. thanks for this buildalong and all the info on here
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: The "So You Wanna Build a Bow?" Build-Along
« Reply #463 on: March 20, 2011, 09:28:00 PM »
Nice looking bow stretch.  What thickness did you limbs end up being?  I want to make one of these 2-1/4" wide and I'm trying to get an idea what thickness I should shoot for to get 55#@28".  Thanks

Offline crgibson

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Re: The "So You Wanna Build a Bow?" Build-Along
« Reply #464 on: March 28, 2011, 12:52:00 AM »
Hi Johnny,

I just finished my red oak bow. I followed 4est build along but did make some changes. See my specs a few post back and 4est answers. So got an old bathroom scale and got some approx weights

40# @ 28"
45# 29"
47# @ 30"

So I did the full 1/2" thick for the entire length of the bow like 4est suggested. Over 100+ shots so far  My first shots I only pulled around 24" for awhile now i'm up to full draw between 29-30". Its going to a 3d shoot this coming weekend we'll see if it holds up. Oh by the way my brace height is at 7 1/4 now.
Take care, Crg

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