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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2006, 02:03:00 PM »
well, at 18inches it's at 35 pounds, so we should know a little more once I work on it some more!  Thanks for the comment Luke, I'll try to work on the midlimbs later tonight.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2006, 12:09:00 AM »
Worked on the tiller some more tonight after a Wedding Rehearsal for my cousin Mike. =)  Congrats Mike and Melodi, may God richly bless your lives together.  Any help would be greatly appreciated with the tiller.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2006, 04:06:00 PM »
ttt
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2006, 08:45:00 PM »
Still waiting for some comments on tiller before I continue in the process. =)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #64 on: April 23, 2006, 08:47:00 PM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2006, 08:48:00 PM »
Here is one last picture to show what tiller looks like.  I think I am going to end up taking it down to about 35# weight so my wife has a bow to shoot with me. =)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2006, 09:09:00 PM »
you still need to get more midlimb bending, especially on the left limb. Very flat there. Right limb from midlimb to the tip needs work

Can we get an unbraced pic?
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2006, 09:21:00 PM »
Luke is right on in his advice, if you come in under weight it looks like you can pike it (shorten) and make up some weight. Most importantly, get the limbs bending evenly.
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2006, 10:02:00 PM »
i can't belive your wife lets you do that inside the house  ;)    ;)  

good on her !!!

....first bow ever ? doing good, but yeah get those outher limbs bending a bit  :bigsmyl:
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2006, 12:59:00 AM »
LOL, yep the wife lets me do all the work in the house as long as I clean up when I am done. =)  Well, I got some time to do some more work on the tillering.  I made a decision today to take the weight around 30# for my wife.  If you read through all of this you remember that I started off with this being practice for a nicer stave that I bought.  Since my wife has been asking me when she could come and shoot with me I figured, shoot! WHY NOT! =)  So, I shaved the bow down until it hovered around 35# around her draw length of 25 inches. and took a few more pictures. Here they are. I got the mid limbs and tips to bend a bit more like you guys suggested.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2006, 01:03:00 AM »
I figured I might as well have my wife put a few shots through her bow. =) Needless to say, she is really excited... but I'll let you guys see that for yourselves! =)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2006, 01:03:00 AM »

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2006, 01:04:00 AM »
ummmm, don't tell anyone but she took a few shots in our hallway... LOL good thing she is a great shot!!!!

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2006, 01:06:00 AM »
She is shooting one of the arrows I made from a shoot a couple weeks back.  I hope to make a couple more for her so we can go stump shooting for my birthday next month. =)  Hey! She said she would do it! Ya gotta love her for that.

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2006, 01:08:00 AM »
Do you guys think that I need to work some more on some of the tiller before sealing the bow and putting a handle on it?  If you could help me out with that, it would be great!  Hope you enjoyed these last couple photos, I know I certainly have. =)

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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2006, 01:16:00 AM »
Well done. Well done, Well done !
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2006, 07:43:00 AM »
For a stave like that and a first time effort, I would call it good  :thumbsup:
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Re: BOW BUG bites again, a Bow Buildalong *finished with a new grip*
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2006, 11:33:00 PM »
My wife took some time today to check out the post.  I put a couple coats of Tru-oil on the bow today and got her lookin pretty good.  I am gonna get some leather soon from a trade that I did here on Tradgang and put a nice grip on it for her.  It's too bad I don't have pink leather... my wife is a girly girl and would go crazy over that... =)  I also worked on a couple shoot arrows today, I'll post a couple pictures of those in the next day or so when they are done.  I didn' go as far as putting self nocks on them, but rather just glued on some plastic ones... I'll add more pics soon enough!

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