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Offline horseapple

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Bamboo backed static build along
« on: January 21, 2004, 01:06:00 AM »
I've Been meaning to start a static build along but never have had time, theres been some good build alongs showing how to make the selfbow recurve but none for the bamboo backed static recurve... I have a few statics to build so I said heck why not, I've always enjoyed Ferrets and John Scifres build alongs... Ok what I have is a homepage with msn so bare with me:) heres the link to follow the progress of building the bamboo backed static recurve... hope you guys enjoy it. I'll be adding pictures as I go so be patient... Also feel free to ask any questions.

JD

  http://groups.msn.com/Horseapplesbowpage/bamboobows.msnw

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004, 01:12:00 AM »
Ahh, good stuff. Cool apples.  :)


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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2004, 01:55:00 AM »
CRAP!! this sever at work has all msn sites blocked. Guess i'll have to check it at home.


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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2004, 02:40:00 AM »
awesome Jd!

I notice you add a piece between the stock and the backing.  Is this a piece to transition between bending and non bendin to keep the handles from popping off?  If not what purpose does it server?

Thanks

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004, 03:37:00 AM »
JD-
I notice that you've got more than one caul going at a time, I assume on different bows. Is there any specific reason to glue the billets together before you recurve them?
Chadwick

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2004, 07:35:00 AM »
Most excellent J.D.! Glad your doing this as I've always wanted to,Nothing to hold me back now!

Keep them coming!  :thumbsup:

P.S. Now about the BUll elk hanging out in the shop?Why?  :confused:
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2004, 07:48:00 AM »
Very cool JD......I'm with Timo....That Bull would be in my living room...  :D  ....Terry
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2004, 08:11:00 AM »
Hey if my wife would let me my whole living room would look like that. Not just the Bull. Tools and all. LOL She thinks its bad enough that I have taken over her parking spot in the garage.

JD,

  10-20 hours in the form clampd up seems like a long time. But I've only done one static. We steamed it and bent it and held it for 10-5 min. Alot of the curve relaxed. Seems your way works pretty good. I will have to try it one day when I build another recurve.
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2004, 08:28:00 AM »
Now yer talking!!! I have been hesitant to start the BBO Sparky sent me for fear of messing it up! and i didnt want to bother you or Mike until after the season was over and you were back to building!!!

Thanks JD!!!
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2004, 08:38:00 AM »
and I just happen to have some osage slats and bamboo that Dianne got me for Christmas last year    :D   ...timing couldn't have been better JD! Really excellent work on explaining things.   :bigsmyl:  

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2004, 08:43:00 AM »
lilhunter, dang your getting ahead of me:) what your seeing is an 18" 3/16" center lam, its put in to keep the handle area from bending, my slats are 7/16" - 1/2" when glue up and I feel like that area needs additional beefing up.

There reason the Bulls in the shop is that I don't have ceilings bid enough to have it in the house... believe me I've tried:)

JD

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2004, 09:09:00 AM »
That makes sense...  :D  ..Terry
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2004, 11:13:00 AM »
Way cool J.D.! This will help with that "What am I gonna do with that 4th set of slats" problem I got.

-Tom

p.s. I know where to get the garrolite and when you add it on, but I forgot how thick it was and if you used Urac for it.
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2004, 11:25:00 AM »
Appreciate all you guys who do the build-alongs  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2004, 01:02:00 PM »
Is it my birthday or sumpin? this is fantastic JD!
...gosh this is hard.

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2004, 01:42:00 PM »
Thanks guys for all the input... I plan on working the bamboo backing down after work today, so the pictures will be posted later tonight.

JD

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2004, 01:48:00 PM »
Dang Tom, forgot to answer your question on the garolite... I got the piece from Greg Coffey, you can order it in .125 thickness which is 1/8" and 36x1.5 inch strips... I was out of ea-40 smooth-on so I used industrial strength thick super glue.

JD

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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2004, 02:31:00 PM »
Great "build-a-long" JD, I'll be watching and learning. Thanks.
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2004, 03:01:00 PM »
Great build along JD!  You just doin' this to keep us Oklahoma Newbies from comin' down to your shop and askin the same questions over and over again???  IT AIN'T GONNA WORK!  

In fact....I'm supposed to go down to Ada to look at a drilling rig sometime soon.  Thought I might stop by??
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Re: Bamboo backed static build along
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2004, 03:18:00 PM »
great build a long JD, we did good work. come on you have got to give me credit for something. i see my foot in the picture.  ha ha

looks good anyways, good work.

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