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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2019, 02:37:17 AM »
Managed to get it exercised up to full draw over the last few days and hit the shed to fling a few arrows and see how it was holding up. I don't mind admitting that I wore full face glasses and leather gloves for the first 20 or so arrows  :laughing:  :archer2:

It shoots fine, I've checked it over very closely after each session and I can't see any evidence of change in the backing so I'm calling it good for now and moving on. I'll leave it as is for the moment, then do a final cosmetic clean up of the backing and then give a final finish when it's had a couple of hundred arrows through. I had forgotten how low a spine it will need, so it might take me a bit to come up with something in the weight range and spine that I've got. It does seem to like a heavy arrow though - just mucking around I had up to 770gr flying pretty good.

A couple of photos sitting on my red wine vinegar barrel.







Thanks again for all your help  :thumbsup:

Steve

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2019, 04:43:32 AM »
Steve that looks very nice.

You did very well sticking with it, congrats.

What's the weight on it?

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2019, 05:52:27 AM »
Thanks Roy, it's labeled as 50# @ 28, but I haven't put it on the scales yet. If the other one is anything to go by, it will be a few #'s lighter than spec.

Er, sorry that should ready HIGH spine (as in 500 vs 340 for my other 50's), even with a part shelf cut in. Did some more playing today and a xx75 in 500 with 100gr insert, 125 point and 50gr brass footing is very close to perfect tuning which comes in just on 630gr and 19% FOC (if that's your thing).

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2019, 08:46:54 AM »
Good save. Glad you figured it out.


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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2019, 12:26:31 PM »
Awesome! Nice job on the save. Your backing looks somewhat transparent, very cool :thumbsup:

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2019, 05:14:16 AM »
So, this has a unhappy ending unfortunately. De-stringing the bow I noticed that there was another splinter that had lifted, but had been captured by the backing  :pray:

Further inspection showed a serious crack across the other limb, so it looks like this bow is toast. Still, I learned some from it and I was impressed that the light backing held the splinter as I never heard any noise unlike last time.




Vertical crack almost directly through middle of pic

Got a Root/Shakespeare Warrior arriving soon so I'll be back to shooting wood in no time  :goldtooth:

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 11:55:56 PM »
Thats a shame. I really like the look of the linen fabric you put on there :thumbsup: Might have to try that sometime.

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Re: Lifted a splinter.....
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2019, 05:04:20 AM »
Thanks Flem. I originally bought it to wrap curing meat (proscuitto, salami etc.) in, but had some left over. It's actually an organic muslin in a very light weave, I thought I had more details but I can't seem to find them.

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