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Offline Dano

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2004, 09:36:00 PM »
Terry, I have no real experience here, but J.D. forms his handles to fit the reflex of the bow as I recall. Maybe contact him for better advice.
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2004, 10:51:00 PM »
Terry, Your probly gonna feel it when you dump the string,with a sinew /rawhide wrap. Not a bad thing?

 Forming the wood to the bow profile, will aid you in many ways. Reduce hand shock, help to retain reflex, and look just plan purty!  :thumbsup:  

I've grown fond of small limb bows in the "C" design.Just plan snappy, and a get poster child for a self bow. Just got to sacrifice  a little "bump" in the hand. (At least in my bows)!
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2004, 11:12:00 PM »
Terry another option is to glue cork to the handle area and shape with a rasp, Get it in 1/4" sheets used to make gaskets at auto parts places. A 1/4" wrap around the handle area will be a big increase. After the cork, cover in leather.
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Offline AZStickman

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2004, 08:49:00 AM »
Thanks Dano,Tim and Mickey I've definitely got some food for thought.....On one hand I already know how to work with sinew and rawhide very well, on the other I've got to learn how to do a glue up sometime maybe now is the time.....do you guys have any tricks or tips for mating two radiused surfaces together??.....Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2004, 11:20:00 AM »
Terry - sorry, computer was down for a couple days - Here's a good trick  - put sandpaper on the surface of the handle lam, and work it into the area it's gonna be glued onto. then put the paper on the bow, and set the handle wood on it, ans work it back and forth. it'll mate the surfaces well. A cabinet maker taught me that... Steve

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2004, 09:51:00 PM »
Well I worked today but got a little time to spend on the Auction bow this evening.....I have the Bubinga glue on handle section rough fitted to the bow and will get the surfaces perfectly mated and glued up hopefully tomorrow...Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2004, 10:20:00 PM »
Looking good, Terry. keeping the reflex there at the handle will go a long way to aiding the performance. I think the bow will get that asiatic reflex look coming off the handle. unique. Everyone will be wanting to try one... kinda like a "Petko curve"!!! You have it nailed now, all downhill from here! Steve

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2004, 08:29:00 AM »
Steve...LOl... I don't know about adding the moniker but I like the idea of reflexing at the handle like this .... I may try to do one on purpose next time....   :D   ..... I've got a question for you guys on tillering with these glue on handle sections....... do I still get my limbs bending a bit into the fades or stop it before the glue on section?..... Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2004, 06:41:00 PM »
Terry, if you did good on your glue joint it doesn't matter tiller in the same fashion, either way if the glue joint is no good it won't hold. How's that for a confidence builder?  :D   Looks like you did good on mateing the two, so it ought to hold just fine. JMHO
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2004, 11:01:00 PM »
LOl... Thanks Dano.... Well I finished getting the surfaces mated completed tonight and the glue up done......Terry

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2004, 10:19:00 PM »
OK we have her off the glue up table and I've got the handle roughed out...... Glue lines don't look half bad ........Now I'm going to sinew wrap and top that with a rawhide wrap and retiller to 50-55#.......Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2004, 10:38:00 PM »
Terry - I think it's overkill. If that glue line pops, I'm not sure sinew would hold it anyway. Sinew under a sweating palm might not be the best idea. I think it's pretty as it is now, Too. Just my thoughts. Good work, nice save... Steve

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2004, 10:43:00 PM »
Terry that looks really nice. Good job my man!
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2004, 08:35:00 AM »
Thanks Steve and Mickey I'm pleased with how she turned out......Now we'll put the rubber to the road and see what happens......Final Tillering ( for the 3rd time  :)  )Shoot in and if all goes well Finishing .......Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2004, 09:08:00 AM »
Dang Terry with all this advertisin going on I aint gonna be able to even get a bid in one this beauty!! Looking good!!
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2004, 10:02:00 AM »
AZ,

I just got a chance to look at this.  My heart sunk until I saw the fix.  Looks good.  That was a bummer of a problem.  You did good.  I sure hope she holds together.  I have been so busy travelling for work and kids and all that I haven't touched a bow in 6 weeks.  Gonna try to fix that tonight.  Thanks for the thread.

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2004, 04:55:00 PM »
Thanks Doug and John.......I have applied sinew wraps and a rawhide wrap over that to strengthen the handle section...... Here's where it's at... I will get the final tiller done after the rawhide has a chance to dry and tighten up... Terry

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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2004, 08:18:00 AM »
Well.....Looks like the rawhide wrap has dried good enough to get this bow on the tillering tree again..... I'll get her going tonight..... Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2004, 09:23:00 PM »
Looks like the repair is going to hold...Here she is pulling 50#@27"......I got her tillered out and excercised 80 times on the tree I shot her a few times out back tonight and will shoot some more tomorrow.....I checked her after every 10 pulls on the tree and she's holding a solid 1/8" positive tiller......I should be close to 50# or slightly less@28" after sanding and shooting in..... Terry
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Re: St. Jude Auction Bow Final Chapter
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2004, 09:30:00 PM »
Looks great Terry. Good job on saving it dude. And you were afraid it was a gonner HA!
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