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Starting a Footed Riser....
« on: June 04, 2005, 12:02:00 PM »
This is my first attempt at a footed riser and I am pleased so far with the way this is going. Birds eye maple and black walnut. I want to stay with woods that are not too hard to work with for the first try.   :D  

Any who...it will no doubt take a long time for me to finish this up..I will post more as it moves along.


 

and here is the result.

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2005, 12:12:00 PM »
Cool jig,looks like it worked great. My bandsaw is so sloppy,don't know if I could do that,but I may have to try. Do you do any sanding before glue? What type of blade are you usin?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2005, 12:13:00 PM »
That kicks arse. Who showed you how to make that jig?
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2005, 12:33:00 PM »
Thanks..I don't take credit for the jig I got it from someone here who has done this before. Don't remember who now. I used a 1/4 inch 4 teeth per inch blade. I tried a little finer (5 teeh per inch) one and it did not work as well.

I will put some very thin white bow tuff, a little than the saw blade, between the sections. I don't plan on doing much sanding just a litlle, you don't really want it to smooth anyway. I have glued up rasiers before, but not one like this.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2005, 01:08:00 PM »
That is slick...and something I will be using in the future, thanks for posting it!

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2005, 07:38:00 AM »
I was looking at the pattern for the riser that comes with the Bingham TD kit. I realy don't like it very much, a large shelf and a high grip. I guess that may be a good place to start if you did not know what you want because it leaves a lot of wood on the riser, but it is no where near what I like.

I was wondering if anyone had a pattern for a riser they would be willing to share?

What do you like in a riser? I like a radius shelf no more than 2.5 inches, a wide throat directly under the shelf, an a grip the swells into my hand. Pretty much a Fedora  "[laffsmyl]"  


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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2005, 08:35:00 AM »
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2005, 09:09:00 AM »
Ray,

That jig looks really cool.  I am new to bow-building and woodworking in general and have thus far only put together some relatively boring risers.  I think your jig and others similar could help me change that.

I sat down last night to see if I could figure out how to make one and I think I have it figured, but I have a question.  How far from the 'pivot point' do you cut the curve? I think I could figure out a good spot with some trial and error, but thought I would see if you would enlighten me before I needlessly sacrifice some miscellaneous MDF scraps.

THANKS for sharing your very neat idea.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2005, 02:53:00 PM »
Ted,

I had the same question when I was making the jig. I will measure the radius for you tonight.
I think the radius I used should be a little larger.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2005, 10:29:00 PM »
Thanks Ray - I appreciate the help.


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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2005, 11:06:00 PM »
Cool.  Where did you get that red clamp?  I've never seen one like it.  Slick.  Chad

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2005, 07:26:00 AM »
The radius is 19 inches, but I think it should be just a little more maybe 19 + 1/4 or + 1/8.

I had problems finding the clamp also. I got it at a local wood working store. You can get them on ebay. They are called toggle clamps and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Not too expenses about 5 to 8 dollars and they work great.

Again this is not my design got it from someone else.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2005, 09:15:00 PM »
Woodcraft handles the clamps also. You have a good looking start on the riser. I made a jig just like that one but havnt had the best of luck with it. I usally cut close to the line and use a robo sander and jig. I am trying to convert my jigs over to be used on a router table with a large pattern bit.
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2005, 07:42:00 AM »
I was very pleased with the way the jig worked. I can't cut a thing free hand worth a darn and I don't know when to stop with the drum sander. I am just a hack at this, but I enjoy it. Waiting for some riser accents to get here so I can glue the riser up.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2005, 09:43:00 PM »
Thanks for the info and the picture.  Creativity isn't one of my assets.  I'd not have thought of that.  Chad

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2005, 08:54:00 AM »
Got the riser glued up this morning

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2005, 09:07:00 AM »
Looks like that went well. Curve or longbow?
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2005, 09:20:00 AM »
It will be a recurve. Man it is hot working in the garage here today. Working on a jig to cut the angle for the limbs. This is my first TD.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2005, 01:33:00 PM »
I thought I would update my progress. Here is a pic of a jig with the riser setting
in it. The jig is used on a table saw for cutting the riser butt ends.
Worked out well. By-the-way joiners do not like bow tuff   :scared:  

 

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