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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2005, 03:21:00 PM »
Looks like a heck of a nice bow to me. Tiller when shooting looks great. How does she shoot? This has been a nice build-a-long Shaun. Thanks it's been fun to watch. You work like a beaver though LOL
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2005, 04:04:00 PM »
Looks like a fine bow Shaun. Congrats on a very good build along.  John in N.S.
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2005, 08:59:00 PM »
Lookin' Great man. Loved this build along, thanks for taking us  :thumbsup:

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2005, 09:14:00 PM »
Thanks guys. I did a very small amount more tiller and then shot it another 50 or so. Soots good, moderate speed and very easy to hold on target - as apposed to sensitive. Light hand shock and dead quiet even with no string fuzzys.

Added leather rest and first coat of True-oil. Handle leather and final trim tomorrow. Will post finished pictures and final observations then.

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2005, 08:38:00 AM »
Nice!
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2005, 01:33:00 PM »
Finished up the TradGang Ultimate bow project and build-a-long. Here are some pics of completed bow.

Back profile -65 1/2" overall, 64" NTN, rigid 4" hadle w/ 1 1/2" fades, from fades to 10" out (approx 1/3 working limb) = 1 3/8" wide, then concave taper to 1/2" tips.

 

Side profile - slight follow when first unstrung (as in this picture) then flat with very slight tip backset when relaxed.

 

Handle with deerskin leather wrap and built-up hard leather rest.

 

Tips with antler overlays and B-50 16 strand Flemish string.

 

Braced finished bow. A fine shooter with no noise and minimum hand shock. Finished draw weight of 50@28.

 

A fun project and I learned a lot from the input of many more experienced bowyers, thanks TGang.

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2005, 02:17:00 PM »
Very Nice Shaun.  I learned alot as I followed along.  Thx.

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2005, 02:36:00 PM »
Very Nice Shaun. Looks like a great shooter

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2005, 02:40:00 PM »
When should I put my order in?
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2005, 03:16:00 PM »
Way to go!!


   I've been watching and figured the others had you covered on the tillering thing I'm just an amaturer. Turned out nice.

I have to say its nice to be able to post pics on here and get advice and a little coaching on how your doing isn't it.


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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2005, 03:37:00 PM »
and that's exactly how it's done.

Stable in the hand, comfortable to shoot, quick to point on game, quiet as a church mouse. What more can you ask of a wooden bow? Bet this one will still be taking game 5 years from now!

Nice job Shaun.  :thumbsup:
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2005, 04:44:00 PM »
Good job Shaun.
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2005, 05:28:00 PM »
The more I shoot it the better I like it. Here's a 20 yd group from an off eye dominant average shooter.

 

This bow shoots a 500 grain arrow with ease and feels like it would like even heavier. May have to make some up and try it.

Mickey's right, this one ought to last, its not delicate or light, but then again bet you could use it for a walking staff, whack a charging pig on the snout with it and still hit a rabbit at 15 yards. It is very quiet, if you make a clean release - as I do occasionally - it makes a little hum of a twang, but that's it.

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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2005, 05:40:00 PM »
Where do I mail a check? and how much?
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2005, 07:03:00 PM »
"whack a charging pig on the snout with it"

LOL funny you should say that Shaun..on my first pig hunt in Fla we followed a dog that was following a hog into the worst thicket you can imagine. Literally had to crawl into this place. Anyhow the guide was right behind me when we spot this pig. Just about then the pig decides he wants no part of this deal and goes running out of there. Unfortunately the only way out was the way we just came in and the pig is headed right for me. I literally wacked the pig on the snout with my bow and he turned and went around us. The guide slapped me on the back and thought I was the coolest thing in the world for "taking the charge"..when in reality it was purely a move in self defense cause I had no where to go. I about had a heart attack. The really neat part is when we walked out of there you couldn't even tell I needed to clean a load out of my britches    ;)
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Re: build along - ultimate wooden bow
« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2005, 05:30:00 PM »
Update on the consensus bow. For those of you who said the tip overlays were a weak point, you were right. I had to replace one that popped off. Used long set epoxy this time (super glue gell the first time). Now that it has had a chance to dry a little more, it has a finished pull wt of 53 @ 28 and 1.5" of string follow. The good news; its very easy to shoot, stable and medium speed. Solid feeling and sweet. She's got a name now ... "MAIDRITE"
Thanks again for all the input for the plan and during the build along.

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