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Valuable lesson.
« on: November 29, 2020, 05:18:49 PM »
Been workin on a couple bows, one being for my neighbors son. He didnt want anything to snazzy, went with a solid zebrawood riser and colored glass.
 After getting it roughed out, it came in quite  a bit over target weight.
 So I started workin on it and had to take quite a bit off to get weight down.
 When I did, top limb was kickin to to right. So worked on it double and triple checking string grooves and they were fine. Worked on taking a lil material off at a time on limb to get it back in alignment but got to point there just wasn’t enough left and did not like how it looked.
 Lessons learned- if its too heavy, don’t try to make it something its not meant to be. Instead of trying to force it, keep it as is and start over anyway. Instead of a heavier stock bow, I gotta start over anyway. Now all it is is a fancy tomato stake for next years garden.
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Re: Valuable lesson.
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 06:30:59 PM »
I learned that once!   :scared:
"In times like these, it’s important to remember – there have always been times like these.”  Paul Harvey

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Re: Valuable lesson.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 07:50:18 PM »
Oh crap, can't tell you how many times I've went down that path.

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Re: Valuable lesson.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 07:28:04 AM »
  yeah...  i don't like building custom bows... that is one of reasons why... let the bow unfold to what it should naturally be... 

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Re: Valuable lesson.
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 10:47:54 AM »
  yeah...  i don't like building custom bows... that is one of reasons why... let the bow unfold to what it should naturally be...

Wow,  I'm a ditto on that.  Leave it to the big volume guys to do that.   
"In times like these, it’s important to remember – there have always been times like these.”  Paul Harvey

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