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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2020, 02:58:14 PM »
Just Gordons .040 UL white and boo flooring and 1 stable-Kore next to the belly glass.
I make sure my form is straight with a long level for a straight edge.
I mark a centerline (very precisely) on the Back glass before glue up.
And most of all, No fear, just go for it.
I'v made about 4 narrow bows that way.
I do think it's a little narrow, maybe 1-3/8" next time :thumbsup:
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2020, 04:11:22 PM »
Thanks! Just one more question if I may, what are the dimensions of the core lams and both parallels or one taper? I am going to give it a go! :thumbsup:

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2020, 07:28:19 PM »
Mine has a super lam so I can't really tell you that :dunno:
And 1 parallel

What I can tell you to help you hit your # you want is.
BJansen has the stack calculator, I PM him and asked about making the width of the limb from 1-1/2" to 1-1/4" and he said 14% less # for 1/4" less width.
SAME STACK THICKNESS
So a 45# 1-1/2" wide----45 X 14% =6.3 # less
So a 1-1/4" wide would be 38.7#---45# - 6.3 =38.7


So going from 1-3/4" to 1-1/4" do it like this.
If you go from 1-3/4" to 1-1/2"--45# x 14% = 6.3# less,  so that would be 38.7#
Now lets go to 1-1/4" wide 38.7 x 14% = 5.418 # less  33.28#
So a 1-3/4" wide 45# bow going to 1-1/4" wide would be 33.28# for the same stack
I will be glad to help
« Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 09:47:38 PM by Mad Max »
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2020, 11:57:29 PM »
Max, Thanks again for all the useful info! I’ll post some pics when I get one finished. Joel

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2020, 12:20:05 AM »
Cool :thumbsup: ;)
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2020, 10:16:27 PM »
 Hey Max, I said i'd post some pics when I could, so here's my recent narrow bow build inspired by your bow in this thread altho mine not quite as narrow as yours @ 1 1/4", mine is 1 3/8" and 57" long w/ 50# DW. Haven't started on the finish (just some shellac) but shot it today and I'm liking it. Quick and quiet.

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2020, 10:22:49 PM »
Sweet
lookin good :thumbsup:
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2020, 10:50:08 PM »
very nice and great looking design !

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2020, 11:25:58 PM »
Beautiful bow!

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2020, 06:38:34 PM »
Thanks for your comments y'all! Since I got some finish on the bow thought I'd post a couple of photos of the riser.

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2020, 07:25:48 PM »
Nice shaping going on there on that Riser :thumbsup:
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2020, 08:25:58 PM »
Great looking riser.

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2020, 02:34:37 PM »
You have more recurve in yours, that shows everybody that stable-kore and making everything on center carefully, you can make a narrow recurve. :thumbsup: If you like narrow Recurves, I do :bigsmyl:

How many arrows have you shot with it?
And the string is staying on?

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2020, 04:39:42 PM »
50 arrows + or - and yes the string stays on! Left the limb edges parallel up to 7” from the tips. Seems real stable. I ran the Stabil Kore between the back and belly lams and behind the riser.

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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2020, 05:22:24 PM »
Awesome ;)
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Re: 60" Recurve
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2020, 05:28:57 AM »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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