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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2005, 01:34:00 PM »
Here is another pic of the riser.

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2005, 01:36:00 PM »
Here is pic of the butt end of one of limbs clamped
up with a bow tuff overlay.

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2005, 02:08:00 PM »
Thanks for the update raymo. Looks like it's going to be a very nice bow. What woods are in the limbs? Mike

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2005, 02:51:00 PM »
The wedges are black walnut and the limbs are birds eye maple to match the riser. I used a little dye to tone the limbs down. The limbs are really cool looking. Don't know if it will be a shooter, but it should be a looker.

Mo.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2005, 05:31:00 PM »
Cool job RayMO! I'm using your idea to build a similar jig but with 2 different radius's so it will make a flair. Won't flip it over like you did though. Also going to work on mounting the jig on my spindle sander to make sure everything is smooth and true. Keep us posted I'm looking forward to pics of it finished. By the way what color dye did you use to tone down the maple? I used a torch to toast the fiddleback maple I'm using.
But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful; because of the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,  (Genesis 49:24 [NETfree])

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2005, 08:12:00 PM »
BenBow,

I  will go look later at the dye, it was just a powder I got from a woodshop here. You can mix it as strong as you want. I would like to do a flair also, but Have not figured the two radius issue out for a jig. How do you do that. I can't do it free hand, need a jig of some kind.

I have seen that burn on the fiddleback maple and it is way cool.

Mo.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2005, 10:05:00 PM »
Here's a picture of a CAD drawing I just finished to build a takedown riser with a flair out of 16" long 2" square block of wood. Will have to lay it out on cardboard tomorrow to see if it will work.
   
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2005, 03:02:00 AM »
Make sure you post a picture of the finished bow.  Chad

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2005, 04:50:00 AM »
ive seen jigs like that on the new yankee work shop .norm abrams is an amazing carpenter

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2005, 02:12:00 PM »
BenBow...thanks for the drawing, that looks like the radius we need.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2005, 06:45:00 PM »
RayMO those dimensions are for my takedown longbow riser and may not work well for takedown recurves. What are the dimensions of the blocks you use for recurves and I'll see what I can come up with for that. Man I like team building and designing   :bigsmyl:
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2005, 01:03:00 PM »
OK here are some more pics. I have the limbs on and the riser roughed out.

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2005, 01:04:00 PM »
Here's another shot.

 

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2005, 03:42:00 PM »
Oh that looks nice!!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2005, 05:12:00 PM »
Looks very nice, Ray.


I may have to modify that idea and use a jig with my drum sander to do the fadeouts on my one-piece longbows.  Getting them to match as closely as I want without a week of hand-sanding has been a problem.
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2005, 07:48:00 PM »
Thanks guys....it is still a work in progress, but it is beginning to look like a bow instead of a block of wood.   :D

Never made a TD before so I am going real slow.

For me the hard part is getting the grip to feel just right. There will be a lot of slow sanding next.

Mo.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2005, 07:51:00 PM »
Ben, I am just using the Bingham block which 19" long. It seems like a long riser to me and I may go smaller some day.

Mo.

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2005, 09:02:00 AM »
That is so cool.  Me jealous.  Did your plans come from Bingham?
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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2005, 10:15:00 AM »
Ray looking very good.  Very good for your first TD

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Re: Starting a Footed Riser....
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2005, 10:21:00 AM »
Looks great, I'm jealous.  I want my shop back.  New house doesn't have one yet.
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