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62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« on: October 02, 2019, 10:28:43 PM »
62" NTN Osage R/D longbow. So fr so good. At low brace now and a ways to go before I reach target draw weight and draw length. Lower limb is still way stiff but I will tend to it first when I get a chance.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 03:08:31 PM »
Nice profile,  keep on keeping on.

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 03:25:21 PM »
Looking good so far. I’m looking forward to checking in on your progress.

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 03:27:29 PM »
Looking nice..

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 12:07:40 PM »
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 09:21:58 PM »
I got to work on this bow this evening for a while. Got the bottom limb bending some more using the tillering gizmo. Looks to me that the right limb is stiff mid limb. Its pulls 47 at 20" now and my draw is 27". It seems to be on track.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 05:44:31 AM »
Yup you are right about right limb.

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 11:42:14 AM »
I agree about the right limb.
 Also, holding a selfbow at a static length can be detrimental.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 11:43:56 AM »
Done very quickly as I was flexing limbs then let down.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 03:48:45 PM »
I didn't notice the rope before. My bad.   :bigsmyl:
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 09:21:53 PM »
Worked on it again tonight. Lower limb is still stiff. I measured the bow again and discovered that the top limb is 32.5" and the lower is 30.0' from the shelf. It is pulling 52lbs at 22' now. My question is should I shorten the top limb or scrape the bottom limb more?

The pics aren't that great, sorry.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 10:20:46 PM »
I'd scrape the right limb from mid limb to get it bending more.
The limbs start at the bottom of the fades and not at the shelf.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 07:04:49 AM »
Good point Pat. Are you talking about the limb that is on the right in top pic where it is braced?
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 07:27:57 AM »
The bottom pic, Jim.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 08:23:08 AM »
That is the top limb which at brace is a lot more bendy than the lower limb. After scraping the top limb to get it bending more the bottom limb is stiff again and the tiller is off. I am still at over 50lbs at 22" so I have a ways to go to hit weight.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 04:59:10 PM »
So I'm thinking get the stiff spot out of the upper limb then scrape the bottom limb full length to get the tiller back. Thoughts?
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 06:07:29 PM »
That is a good idea Jim.

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 10:37:23 PM »
That sounds good, Jim.
 Tiller at full draw is more critical than at brace.
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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2019, 06:59:52 AM »
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Tiller at full draw is more critical than at brace.

Exactly....

A few of my bows will have the top limb flatter and bottom limb with a nice bend at brace.

I tiller for equal limb timing and let the brace profile be what it is...

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Re: 62 inch Osage R/D longbow
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2019, 07:25:24 AM »
Did some more work on it yesterday. It pulls 60lbs @26" right now. After the finishing touches on tiller and sanding it should be close to that at 27" which is my draw length.
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