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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2005, 09:05:00 PM »
That thing is coming along really well. Looks to be an a-1 job.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2005, 06:45:00 PM »
I would like to share with all of you a tremendous act of kindness that I received today.  KennyM, a TradGang member asked me the other day if my student had any arrows.  I told him no and he offered to send "some" shafts.  
Today, i received a box in the mail and it included SIX DOZEN POC shafts, nocks and feathers.  I was blown away.  I really did not expect that kind of generousity.  Kenny has went out of his way to enhance the experience that this young man is having with this project.  Thanks Kenny.  That was a great act of kindness.  

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2005, 06:55:00 PM »
Ron, the generosity of people on this site never sease to amaze me.  Man, those are some Pretty bows, nice work all around.  :thumbsup:  

Way ta go Kenny!!!
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2005, 08:56:00 PM »
What we are all here for giving to each other. Be it gear or experence or a story. Trad guys and gals are the greatest.
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2005, 09:18:00 PM »
Glad ta help out Ron!
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2005, 09:19:00 PM »
VERY nice gesture Kenny - I'm sure it will make this young man's experience that much sweeter.

I hope he know how much we've enjoyed this.
Ron, please let him know we'd love to have him join TradGang if he's interested...
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2005, 09:23:00 PM »
I was thinking the same thing Woodsong...
Actually, I was thinking it would be awesome if there were some sort of program to do the same project evenings, weekends, whatever for a few old dogs who'd like to learn new tricks but don't have the shop/equipment/tutelage to make it happen....
I'll have to look into it in my area (as if I don't have enough projects already....  :rolleyes:  )
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2005, 09:36:00 PM »
gee i wish i had ateacher like you. We dont have shop and to think of making a bow in school would be a sin to most of the schol officials.  "[dntthnk]"  Any way keep teaching it its people like you who will carry on the sport and art.
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2005, 10:40:00 PM »
Ya, I'll agree with everyone above and keep up the great work!  

BR
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2005, 02:52:00 PM »
Hate to say it but this posts kinda makes me wanna go back to school.

Great post, and a great job by your students. I wish I had a mentor at that age that could have passed on the bowyer knowledge to me.  Keep up the great work, and the great pics.
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2005, 11:12:00 AM »
Wolfcoach, I am an amature woodworker and new to traditioanl archery.  I'm fortunate enough to have a full woodworking shop.  I'm interested in making a bow like the one in this great thread.  Can you recommend a book and or video for me to learn from?  Maybe by the time my son is ready for high school I can get a project like yours going at his school.  Is the Bowyers Bible the best books or are there better resources out there?  

Also, you should consider putting this thread in an instructional format.  We should all then download it and distribute it to out local high school shop classes.  

Thanks
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2005, 12:31:00 PM »
NEArcher,
I would recommend the Bingham Plans and video.  That is where I started and many other people on this site.  I have changed my design just a little from Bingham's but it is basically the same.  Thay are extremely helpful people and will guide you through the whole process.   www.binghamprojects.com.   If there is anything that I can do to help you out let me know.

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2005, 10:06:00 AM »
TTT for more updates :>)

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2005, 10:08:00 AM »
Updates are coming later today.  Sorry it has taken so long

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #74 on: December 19, 2005, 11:20:00 AM »
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #75 on: December 19, 2005, 01:02:00 PM »
Sorry it has been so long since my last update.  Things have kind of slowed down for us on the bow. He is down to sanding and starting to get close to stringing the bow for the first time.  I hope to be doing this tomorrow.  
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Sanding on the riser to remove rasp marks.
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A look at the profile of the riser.  It is really taking shape and has some nice lines.
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Glueing on limb tips.  
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Limb tips glued and clamped.  Waiting for the epoxy to cure and then we will cut string nocks and put on a string.

Check back tomorrow for pics of the bow strung.

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #76 on: December 19, 2005, 02:32:00 PM »
That riser is looking good.

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2005, 01:36:00 PM »
We have finally gotten the string nocks cut and put a string on my students bow for the first time today.  He was very happy with the bow and is very excited about shoting it.  However, he still has some sanding to do and needs to put a finsih on the bow.  Here are a couple of pics.  
 
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The bow with string nocks cut and waiting for a string.
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My student looking at his hard earned piece of craftsmanship.  
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Drawing the bow for the first time.  What a great feeling of accomplishment.  

More updates to come soon.. However, we only have one more day before Christmas break.  Hopefully, I will be able to get him in over vacation and finish the bow.

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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #78 on: December 20, 2005, 01:47:00 PM »
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Re: Takedown Recurve Build Along - H.S. Shop Class **Updated 12/20**
« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2005, 05:36:00 PM »
That is awesome Ron, can't wait to see it with some finish, nice work, both of ya's  :thumbsup:
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