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Offline Dano

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2004, 07:31:00 PM »
This ain't no foot race buddy, sides a had a head start  :bigsmyl:  Good wood and good friends to help along the way.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2004, 07:37:00 PM »
Dano
Getting there. You would want a bit more wood working about mid limb though. The limbs should work right out to the base of the recurves to minimize set, you don't want them working to much in the outer limbs though.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2004, 07:41:00 PM »
Gotcha Marc looking at the pictures I see what you meen, thanks.
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Offline Sparky

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2004, 08:20:00 PM »
Oooooooo Weeee...dang Dan that's a beauty! You definately got it going you way. I will  be checking back on dis one as ya go!

  Nice!

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Offline DCM

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2004, 08:51:00 AM »
Really fine start Dano.  How much bow are you making?

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2004, 08:58:00 AM »
oh goodness   :)

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2004, 09:31:00 AM »
That's gonna be a BEAUTY!  :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2004, 09:37:00 AM »
She's looking good Dano!  At the rate your goin,I suppose you'll have this one done by the end of the day?

Takes me forever anymore!
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Offline Jim Spencer

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2004, 09:56:00 AM »
Looking good,Dano...really enjoying this post.

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2004, 10:06:00 AM »
:bigsmyl:   Tim, I was thinking about mixin up some Tbird   :D   No I'm not that far along, I do have the handle shaped, I need to get out and put a few arrows through her yet, Then I gotta figure out what to do with the tips, maybe some overlays. So far a slight string groove in the belly has held the string in place pretty good, we'll see how they work out when a shoot her. She's 40# @24 after course sanding, I would have liked a little more wieght, but she feels pretty good so I'm happy. I'll get some more pictures later today. So who's goin out to the woods this afternoon?
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2004, 10:07:00 AM »
Dano.....you're raisin' the bar here man!     :notworthy:

I've wanted to try one of these for a while, but I'm still trying to get the straight ones figured out.

This is going to be a 'working' recurve isn't it?

How much of the limb did you dedicate to the curves?
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2004, 10:11:00 AM »
Naw Doug just kinda pushin at the bar a little  :D  
Yep the curves are working a tad, I used about 10" of limb on em. I think the key to this baby was the perfect piece of wood, heck the tips even lined up right at the start.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #52 on: December 26, 2004, 10:22:00 AM »
Dano,that is "Hickory county osage" ya kow?  :bigsmyl:

Tip overlays look nice on them things.Maybe some buff horn?, and are you gonna lay a skin on her?

40#@ 24"? what's your draw buddy?
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #53 on: December 26, 2004, 10:25:00 AM »
Timo, I gotta  Keebler Elf draw 24"   :bigsmyl:  
"Hickory County osage" I love it. I was thinkin on antler overlays, and I don't know yet about a skin, we'll see.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2004, 10:29:00 AM »
24"!!!  Heck Dano.....you're almost at full draw 'soon as ya' brace yur bow!      "[laffsmyl]"
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Offline Josh_IOWA

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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #55 on: December 26, 2004, 10:30:00 AM »
DAno, there's somethin about yellow wood in that shape that sucks me in.  I've spent a lot of time lookin at Master Marc's pictures and it looks to me like from the fades to the start of the recurves (at full draw) that a walkie talkie stick would be pretty much even gap the whole way out.  And yes, I know you're smarter than me, but I want to know if i'm wrong here.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2004, 11:50:00 AM »
Very funny my friend  :bigsmyl:  Us short draw boys need a faster bow.
Josh, me smarter I don't think so  "[laffsmyl]"  Yep your right, I use a walkie talkie and yes pretty much even gap till the curves. Check out this full draw and see what you think.

 

The handle.
 

 
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #57 on: December 26, 2004, 12:10:00 PM »
Dano, that's a work of art.  "Spect we will be seeing that one slobbered on at MOJAM.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #58 on: December 26, 2004, 12:14:00 PM »
Thank you Jeff, sounds like your going to make it to MOJam this year huh? I look foreward to meeting you.
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Re: The Tollhouse Recurve
« Reply #59 on: December 26, 2004, 02:37:00 PM »
Dano.....That is ONE BEATIFUL BOW!

Love the tiller transition into the curves at full draw.   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

OK.....showing my ignorance again, What is a Walkie Talkie Stick?
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