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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2008, 03:46:00 PM »
Greg, I will bring it to the next club meeting.

 
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Nice job Ron. I would like to see it up close one day.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2008, 04:29:00 PM »
Ron,
I am just in awe of your project and to find out this is only your 2nd bow- makes this bow just that much more amazing!  Everything you've done shows quality and detail.
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I can only imagine how your son will feel when his friends ask him where did you get the bow from?...and he proudly answers "My father made it for me."  
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2008, 06:26:00 PM »
Love the stipple effect on that leather, I would love to do that on one of my grips. Very classy. We need a pic of the lacing.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2008, 08:13:00 PM »
Well the bow project is finished with the exception of the quiver and and the fact that Josh wants to design and make his own broadheads. It was a fun project and I learned a lot of useful stuff for the next bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2008, 08:13:00 PM »
And finally he got to shot if for the first time.

 

 

I then shot the bow through a chorongraph using a 125 grain field point. This brought the total arrow mass to 425 grains. The speed at 28 inches of draw was 174 FPS. This will produce 28.5 Foot pounds of K.E. giving him even more reason to keep any shots on game at less than 20 yards and broadside. This will also be a design consideration when he starts to design the broadhead. All good lessons.

Now, as for naming the bow, We thought on it for some time and kept coming back to the first post where I explained the the bow was being made with a sort of legacy piece of wood. That name stuck. I explained to Josh that this bow is only to be handed down to one of his children. I hope I am around to see that.

 

 

It's been fun. THE END......... Or?
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2008, 08:37:00 PM »
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2008, 08:46:00 PM »
Lucky kid...that is just plain beautiful!!!    :notworthy:
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2008, 08:47:00 PM »
I'm sorry to see this one end!! Pretty inspiring stuff. Please post your Quiver Pics when done.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #148 on: May 19, 2008, 09:11:00 PM »
Incredible.  I can just imagine him handing it down to one of his kids one day, truly a Legacy.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #149 on: May 19, 2008, 09:19:00 PM »
This is an outstanding build-a-long! An incredible demonstration of craftsmanship!  I have been away for too long.  You inspire me to get going again!!!  Wells
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #150 on: May 20, 2008, 12:00:00 AM »
One of the greatest build-a-longs in tradgang history.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #151 on: May 20, 2008, 05:22:00 AM »
Just fantastic work. Beautiful

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #152 on: May 20, 2008, 06:35:00 AM »
Beautiful bow and beautiful thoughts for the future kids from a great dad!  Pretty work!

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2008, 08:21:00 AM »
I've been following along closely but have yet to post. Now that you're finished I can only saw, WOW. Incredible talent and skills. I know you were as proud to see your son shoot it as he was to receive it. Great job. Great post.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #154 on: May 20, 2008, 08:30:00 AM »
what a great build along, really enjoyed it! thanks for sharing, great dad, your son must be chuffed   :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #155 on: May 20, 2008, 08:39:00 AM »
Good build-a-longs are informative.  Great ones are inspiring.  I teach an archery class to middle schoolers, and showed them this entire thread.  Today I'll show them the last few pics.  Although we, myself included, aren't up to making something as nice as what you've put together, we are all very excited to just go for it, and make the best we can.  Thank you.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #156 on: May 20, 2008, 09:26:00 AM »
Stan. I am humbled. I hope the kids enjoy it.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2008, 04:10:00 AM »
Ron,

Did you put a finish on th limbs or is that not necessary? It is very possible that I missed a step as I read through this thread. As many others have said thanks for the amazing build along and the inspiration.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2008, 09:02:00 AM »
really nice work... Great job on the how to & the Bow, stringer, string keeper & arm guard

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #159 on: May 21, 2008, 09:09:00 AM »
Great build and a awesome bow.

What was the riser length?
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