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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2008, 01:33:00 PM »
Excellent build-along. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2008, 01:45:00 PM »
you guys are really wizards
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« Reply #82 on: January 08, 2008, 06:19:00 PM »
That osage really looks great with those black limbs guys... Thanks for the step by step instructions and not sure if someone asked this yet but here go's.. Will there be a D.V.D with the blank and will Jason be learning a new word like Cementry, cemitree, or simantree. I crack up every time I watch that....Heck I don't even know how to spell that word yet Jason... Just havin a little fun with ya ... You guys did a great job explaining how to do this and what I liked best of the D.V.D you guys were all natural with no additives, preservatives or imatations...Keep it coming...Keefers <")))><

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« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2008, 07:36:00 PM »
Well after you mentioned it today I just had to look. This is an excellent how-to explanation. I've already called a friend of mine to tell him to look at this.  Look forward to seeing you.

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« Reply #84 on: January 08, 2008, 09:56:00 PM »
I've edited out everything but the build along I'm saving it as a pdf file. I do this because I've gone back to check out some online and all the pictures or the whole thing is gone. When it's complete and if anyone wants it send me a pm or e-mail & I'll send you a copy. That is if that's OK with you wingnut.
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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2008, 11:44:00 PM »
Awesome build along Mike and Jason!  I really like your procedure for shaping the grip area.  Looking forward to the finished product!  Cheers, Matt
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« Reply #86 on: January 09, 2008, 07:07:00 AM »
Very interesting, turning out real nice,
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« Reply #87 on: January 09, 2008, 10:07:00 AM »
Looking great guys. The courage level is building, I think I can, I think I can. zman

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« Reply #88 on: January 09, 2008, 10:55:00 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2008, 11:12:00 PM »
Guys, that was just way too cool. I tell you, that is one heck of a deal for the archer that wants t.....................did you say Jason was getting married?
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« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2008, 11:43:00 PM »
Thanks for the lesson.  That's a great project!  You sure make it look easy.  Hope to see you and some of those blanks at the trad expo in April in Ohio.

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« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2008, 12:41:00 PM »
Alan,

We will be there with both the glass and the BBO blanks.  Plus as many bows as we can get done by then.

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« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2008, 07:36:00 PM »
Mike, great build along,would it be possible to see a pic of how you glue on the riser overlay? I have a real hard time getting them glued on without them sliding all over the place.Bob
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« Reply #93 on: January 10, 2008, 09:13:00 PM »
This just blows me away!  A couple of master bowyers (and don't let 'em tell ya otherwise) sharing a build-along of this quality and detail is just amazing!

Mike and Jason, thank you!!!     :clapper:      :clapper:      :clapper:
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« Reply #94 on: January 11, 2008, 08:45:00 AM »
Bob,

Putting them on is easy.  The key is lots of tape.  Set the overlay in place, tape it with masking tape and clamp it down.  Also cut your overlay a bit wide so that if it slip a little, your still ok.

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« Reply #95 on: January 11, 2008, 11:14:00 AM »
Thanks Mike, Your build along was great and good timing too. I had a fresh blank off my new r/d form and used your build along for the tips and riser.Your explanation and pics really helped me and I was able to make the best looking tips I've ever done with your method.Thank you again for sharing, it really helps!!!  Bob
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« Reply #96 on: January 11, 2008, 06:51:00 PM »
Bob,

I'm glad the instruction worked out for you. Now your supposed to buy the blank from me not make your own.  LOL

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« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2008, 12:12:00 AM »
Mike,
 I've admired your "all natural" bows ever since I saw your website, but I thought I would save some money and build my own.Now about $3000 worth of material and countless hours of work later I still don't have a bow anywhere as nice as you build.However I guess its the journey not the destination. I just can't stop building bows except to shoot them once in a while. Thanks again for sharing. Bob
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« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2008, 10:54:00 AM »
Yep it's both a pation and an addiction.  One thing about trad bowyers though.  We'll spend thousands of dollars to make it rather then hundreds to buying stuff. LOL

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Re: R/D glass longbow blank. .BUILD ALONG. .Finished bow PICS . . Dryad Bows
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2008, 03:52:00 PM »
Mike is there any chance you might be offering a blueprint of that bow so that we could make our own form? Looks like a really good design.
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