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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2007, 01:16:00 AM »
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I cant wait till Monday!!!
Me too.  :rolleyes:    :banghead:

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2007, 01:44:00 AM »
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Today is sunday in Taiwan--->family day.

no building.
I like that.    :thumbsup:  good on ya!
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2007, 08:32:00 AM »


 
 

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2007, 08:46:00 AM »
Enjoying it already Hera!    :bigsmyl:     :campfire:
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2007, 08:48:00 AM »
Hi Leopard

when did you start to building?

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2007, 08:49:00 AM »
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2007, 08:57:00 AM »
I'm leaving for Bulgaria this Tuesday, Hera, and will be there for nearly 2 months. So I'll hopefully start something in the new year!  ;)
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2007, 09:01:00 AM »
Have a nice trip and good luck to you.

I'm waiting 2008 project too.

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2007, 09:13:00 AM »
Nige if your keen i might try get my hands on some bow building materials when im over in the states? see if we can make a few longbows.

hera looking good, you do make it look so easy!

where do you get your materials from?

thanks Andy
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2007, 09:56:00 AM »
Yer Andy, sounds like a good plan bro. See if you can get some material while you're over there, and we'll try build some bows in the new year when I'm back from Bulgaria!    :bigsmyl:
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2007, 10:14:00 AM »
I get all my building meterial from Bingham.
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2007, 06:05:00 AM »


Beautiful amboyna wood.

But I think I have to stop this bow building,because of the limb thickness problem.
(glass 0.050x2)+(wood0.050x2)= 0.2".NOT thick enough.too weak.

Bingham do not offer 0.060 wood or glass any more,is that mean I should buy 2 recurve meterial to build 1 longbow ? ? ? ?......

I feel not good.very bad.

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2007, 09:09:00 AM »
Hera,
Is the limb thickness a problem because of final poundage or possible breaking? Can another layer of Fiberglass be added?

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #73 on: December 03, 2007, 09:22:00 AM »
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But I think I have to stop this bow building,because of the limb thickness problem.
(glass 0.050x2)+(wood0.050x2)= 0.2".NOT thick enough.too weak.

Noooooooo!     :biglaugh:  

I don't want  you to continue something you find unsafe.   I just really enjoy your build alongs.
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #74 on: December 03, 2007, 09:39:00 AM »
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Hera,
Is the limb thickness a problem because of final poundage or possible breaking? Can another layer of Fiberglass be added?
No breaking,just because of low poundage due to the thin limb thickness.I have to order another glass to add it.
BTW, I don't like the color I dyed,just too deep.So I will add thin venner on it to change the color and grain,that will be several weeks later.     :knothead:  hera

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2007, 09:48:00 AM »
hera, a longbow needs more wood in the limbs than a recurve, most longbows have 3 or 4 , even more lambs. in the limbs, i use 3 in most of my longbows but some boyers use as many as 5 ,keep going it looks good     good luck    harold

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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2007, 09:59:00 AM »
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hera, a longbow needs more wood in the limbs than a recurve, most longbows have 3 or 4 , even more lambs. in the limbs, i use 3 in most of my longbows but some boyers use as many as 5 ,keep going it looks good     good luck    harold
Thank you very much for the advice.
I thought glass must much then wood,or equal to the wood at least.
I think too much wood will cause low cast efficiency.
this is my first longbow,I learn from error again.
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2007, 10:40:00 AM »
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Noooooooo!       :biglaugh:    

I don't want  you to continue something you find unsafe.   I just really enjoy your build alongs. [/QB][/QUOTE]

hera:
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2007, 12:32:00 PM »
Hera glass weighs way more than most woods and the poundage goes up significantly with the thickness. You will find that additional wood will actually improve the cast of a longbow. Many builders indicate that the glass does the majority of the work and the wood is used to hold them apart. Supposedly the weight goes up 8 times faster with thickness than width.
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Re: 1st longbow build along
« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2007, 12:53:00 PM »
Trad Gang is a good place to stay.
I learn a lot from here.Thank you Benbow.

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