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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2005, 04:04:00 PM »
I went looking for pics of my shrew on the tiller tree and found these archival pics.  They were dated 5/02.

 http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/rdb1.JPG

 http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/rdb2.JPG

 http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/rdb3.JPG

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2005, 04:13:00 PM »
That is so cool looking! I like it bud  :thumbsup:  

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2005, 04:58:00 PM »
First pic is fresh off of a 1 hour sweat braced 6 1/8".  Next is pulled to 40# @ 20".  It may be a pound or two proud of that.  Pulled it 20 or so times to 19" and 6 or 8 to 20" and no sign of knot head spoilin' our fun so far.  Last pic is after that workout.  This little stick of bodock wants to be a bow.  

I figure 9x3 is 25# anyway and that plus 40# is 10 or so more than I need.  I'll put 20 scrapes down both limbs and soften up that inner limb on the left (lower).  My index finger and thumb had mentioned that area before we saw it on the tree.  They don't usually steer me wrong.

  http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/ss6.JPG

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2005, 05:14:00 PM »
Sure looks like she's cooperating, the limbs do look even, that little hickey just adds charcter.
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2005, 05:35:00 PM »
Well it's cooperating for sure Dano.  I've been busting right along here and haven't acknowledged all my ole buds and passers by.  Thanks, I think, for all the comments and encouragement.  All that's left is for Derwood to happen by and drop a baby ruth in the punch bowl.

Here it is 42# at 22".  20 scrapes don't count for much I don't reckon.  I may have to sharpen that thing.  Both sides pictured.  A twisted bow like this will lie to you like a teenager on Saturday night.  Haven't decided yet whether I like the tiller.  I know I want to take some work out of mid limb.  Still shows little or no sign of set, that I can determine.

 http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/ss7.JPG

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2005, 05:40:00 PM »
I agree with what some others have said about that knot,It might not let go till you think you have her licked, then POW! LOL I would sinew the bow just for insurance.
It sure is a cool looking soon to be bow.

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2005, 05:41:00 PM »
I think I've decided to take wood on the inner lower limb and the entire upper.

What say you?

May get a little session in later on after supper.

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2005, 05:58:00 PM »
That's gonna be sweet David "Ain't Skeered" Mims.
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2005, 06:00:00 PM »
Looks awesome to me.  I don't think the limbs are under that much stress.  I wouldn't make the tips too wimpy.  it would be easy to do imo.
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2005, 06:11:00 PM »
10-4 Josh.  That's the sign I'm seeing too.  I look to bump up against it then move over to the middle and inner limb.  I want all the limb working I can get.  Derwood would be proud.  ;-)

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2005, 06:14:00 PM »
Ooooh! I've got goose bumps.It looks so sweet.I think I'm in luv.
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2005, 07:26:00 PM »
David,Looks like a geometrical nightmare to me!!! But it is soooo very cool looking!!

I think I missed a page? Is the upper limb the one with the knot? If so,then I'd think I'd swipe that intire length. The bottom....maybe  a little of the first 1/3???

Man that thing has me scratchin ma head!!!

Heck I just don't know!!! I'm sure you'll do her proud!
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2005, 08:11:00 PM »
sinew definitely will provide insurance...i'd personally take out extra life insurance and put on a diaper before taking that rascal to full draw.  that is one cool lookin' bow!  you are very talented.

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2005, 08:18:00 PM »
Dang son!...ain't they got no proper bow wood in Mississippi...  :knothead:
Way cool David...that is a "frankin-bow" for sure. Nice work bud...looks like some of that nitro Osage, awesome character. Hope ya bring her home...

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2005, 08:46:00 PM »
That's looking real good Dave.  Amazing the difference when you flip it around on the tree ain't it?  That little dark spot on the limb with the little hickey messes with my eyes but counting the rows on the peg board helps a lot to see past humps and colors that try to fool me.  I like it.  

Get it tillered out to 31 inches and send her to me at:

Aw, never mind.    :bigsmyl:    :bigsmyl:  

I ain't worthy...  :rolleyes:    :notworthy:
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2005, 08:47:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:  "frankin-bow" I love it Sparky.
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2005, 09:08:00 PM »
Wow David That's one unique "Stave".... Hang on bud your only a couple seconds short of a full ride......   :thumbsup:  Terry
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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2005, 09:21:00 PM »
Looks good, David. I seem to remember some stuff in the TBM's about that style.  Yup. #2 P 133. Good night. Jawge

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2005, 09:25:00 PM »
;-)

My girls (wife and daugther) have taken to watching rodeo Terry.  Evidently the lady that owns the barn where they ride got them started.  Tried to drag me to the show here a short while back on a Saturday night.  I told 'em I had to go huntin in the morning.  Last thing a man needs is his wife and daughter BOTH pinin' over cowboys!

I about got her rode.  Here shown drawn 43# @ 23" after mucho scraping and sanding.  I've just about got to get the tiller on in the next inch or two.  Limbs and nocks just about fully shaped, rounded and contoured.  

   http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/ss8.JPG  

On this pic I still don't like the looks of that hingy spot on the hicky.  This is the outer left limb (lower).  I know there is twist and it will show different on the other side.  Inner limb still stiff.  Right limb looks stiff still but coming in the middle.  Again twist is a working.

   http://home.midsouth.rr.com/ddmims/ss9.JPG  

Now when you look what she's hiding behind her back the lower limb (right) looks ok in that hicky but still stiff inner.  Upper limb (left) looks like it could work more in the inner 1/2.

Still no set I can detect.  Ya'll see any set?

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Re: Deflex / Reflex selfbow
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2005, 09:38:00 PM »
Awesome tiller job David, I don't see any set at all.
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