Author Topic: 68 in. Kennym bow !,64 in.,60in.,58 in. & mods & builds FHLB & R/D !  (Read 27784 times)

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« Reply #520 on: October 02, 2019, 12:24:10 PM »
Thanks Bob well like I said before you make a new one with mods & you end up with 5 more questions but the other 58" 14" riser is a very snappy bow it wants to rotate at release as where this one is the same weight or lighter (Mass)and it is completly dead at release so I'm thinking this one is more efficient in terms of dumping energy into the arrow & the performance figures are qualifying that so far but I'm thinking at more regular draw lengths you might be able to benefit from a shortened power lam portion of the supper lam you basically end up with more working limb in the lowers and a bit more wedge in the tips , but the good thing now is all my experiments payed off and it's just a mater of materials carbon and different glass thickness Ect ,like I said 5 more bows  :bigsmyl:
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« Reply #521 on: October 02, 2019, 05:51:24 PM »
Start getting fond of those long limbs and pretty soon your going to end up with a ASL! :bigsmyl:

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« Reply #522 on: October 03, 2019, 02:32:32 PM »
If I could get a 64" one at my draw not stack I would build one  :)
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« Reply #523 on: October 03, 2019, 03:03:19 PM »
If I could get a 64" one at my draw not stack I would build one  :)

That would be tough at that length.

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« Reply #524 on: October 03, 2019, 03:37:21 PM »
I thinking I'm going to make some recurves over winter ,I would like to make a ASL down the line I need to retire then make them all  :laugh:
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« Reply #525 on: October 04, 2019, 04:28:37 PM »
Finaly got a chance for a full draw pic ,the top [FIRST] pic being the 12" riser shortened S/L VS 14" riser & full length S/L  as you can see the 12" has more working limb in the lowers & still maintains great string angle ! Im really liking this user friendly 58" 12" riser bow !

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« Reply #526 on: October 05, 2019, 02:22:24 PM »
Got overlays put on , hopping to get this one finished next week , I did the guitar inspired handle works great in small space , the all maple handle overlay is a bit of a pain I have to finish with hand tools & hand sanding its real easy to get tear out !

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« Reply #527 on: October 05, 2019, 02:42:51 PM »
That honey colored Maple looks really nice, Ritchie :thumbsup:
I was thinking your riser looked bulbous, now I get the look. It does look like a Guitar body.
I have made a couple of Guitar inspired Bow's, not that I have any musical talent whatsoever! Just think they look cool. It kind of looks like the lower part of the riser is gapped away from the belly glass?

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« Reply #528 on: October 05, 2019, 03:13:08 PM »
If your talking the handle over lay on the bottom there is no gap it's just not flush on the side yet and gives it that allusion in the pic ,surprisingly the guitar handle really fits my hand well , I think the dark wood back overlays are going to make the maple limbs pop when finished , you know Flem I'm making this one some what pretty because you liked the maple look other wise it would have all ready been to Earl,s paint shop  :bigsmyl:
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« Reply #529 on: October 05, 2019, 03:36:55 PM »
Now I'm really glad it looks nice, don't want to take the blame for an ugly bow :biglaugh:

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« Reply #530 on: October 06, 2019, 05:26:40 AM »
Well I don't know how pretty it will stay after its first hunt ,where I hunt is pretty deep brush and every thing gets banged up , Im going to have to make another one of these in a 60" with shortened S/L and 14" riser  more bang for the same mass ,it should give me the same percentage limbs but not posting it here as moving on to a new design for a while but there are so many varibles to still test !
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« Reply #531 on: October 12, 2019, 01:09:12 PM »
I need you guys opinions on color combos, Im thinking I won't like the all honey colored riser so Im thinking for the riser & sides using the guitar toner on the test block so the back is natural maple / honey the belly is black glass and overlays are Mozambique and when top coated with lacquer all the colors should pop ? , I spent the morning tunning the arrow rest & sanding on the riser with about 100 arrows I really like this bow very user friendly !

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« Reply #532 on: October 12, 2019, 01:39:14 PM »
Is your toner sample on Maple? It looks a little splotchy and grainy in the pic. Other than that, it looks like a nice rich brown tone that should complement the honey color.

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« Reply #533 on: October 12, 2019, 01:48:06 PM »
Thanks Flem Yep it was on maple one coat no vinyl sealer the pic makes it look more red tones then in real time I could stain but that spray toner is hassle free I'm thinking of it as natural tones ecliptic camo  :cheesy:
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« Reply #534 on: October 12, 2019, 09:52:41 PM »
I've only used toners over finish to shift color a little bit. Did you seal your sample piece before you sprayed?
If not you might try a very thin sealer coat under a sprayed sample to see how it looks. Never hurts to experiment.

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« Reply #535 on: October 13, 2019, 05:43:10 AM »
No I did not seal the sample I was more after the color to see if it would work, if it wasn't hunting season I would try to do a sunburst patern like my Fender Strat , that would be cool look on a bow , I thought about taping the center of the limbs on the back and misting the edges with toner but I didn't make this one with pretty in mind it was more a test bow quick but functional , but I think the the 3 tone wood patern will look nice and not show the hunting rash as much as the lighter wood !
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« Reply #536 on: October 13, 2019, 10:47:44 AM »
Sunburst :thumbsup:  This is one of Roy's Bow's that I thought looked pretty awesome. Has a sunburst effect going on around the nodes.

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« Reply #537 on: October 26, 2019, 02:25:37 AM »
Here is a deflex reflex at 66'' with a reverse tip wedge to accommodate a 30'' draw. riser is charcoal actionwood. and belly has the "faux" snake skins. Not allowed the real thing here, not even to possess one. Bow  is 50# @ 30'' what are your opinion on the faux stuff. I know it cant match the real thing but I dont have a spare $ 20.000 laying about if I did.

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« Reply #538 on: October 26, 2019, 08:29:47 AM »
Man that is awsome looks really good Beautiful !!! How does it shoot ? Im trying to finish the 58" today & hit the blind later ! You are really a artist there mate !!
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« Reply #539 on: October 26, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »
Thanks for your kind words. It is quite smooth and has a bit of zip to it. Accommodates  long draw very well .

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