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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2020, 07:51:47 PM »
I need one guy to say, go for it dude! Dont be afraid to mess it up!🤦‍♀️

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2020, 08:15:08 PM »
Go for it dude, don't be a chicken chit.

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2020, 08:16:35 PM »
Patience is the key.

Go slow and methodical.

When in doubt,  ask questions.

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2020, 08:31:54 PM »
Thanks man!  Appreciated.
Getting some angle iron tomorrow and will pick up some osage and hickory as well.
Gonna try and follow your bow build as best I can.
Is the reflex large on that build? So far one comment mentioned it's harder to tiller more pronounced reflex.

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2020, 08:42:50 PM »
Reflex is 3" max out of form with 6 inch end posts.

You may want to start out with a 4 inch high end post.

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2020, 08:51:52 PM »
Two biggest enemies of the bowyer;  impatience and power tools.

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2020, 08:57:25 PM »
Reflex is 3" max out of form with 6 inch end posts.

You may want to start out with a 4 inch high end post.
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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2020, 11:37:28 PM »
Where are u in central Alberta?

Didsbury. About 45 minutes from the north end of Calgary.


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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2020, 11:43:50 PM »
I lived in Olds for 13 years.  Worked for Gord Dunn in Didsbury for most of that!

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2020, 06:23:37 PM »
Hey OldandSlow lets get the show on the road! AND post pics   :clapper:
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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2020, 07:08:30 PM »
I'm on it. So far I have learned this is a no go without a way to sand lams.  Gonna have to get jiggy with it!😳
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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2020, 06:25:48 PM »
What? Youre a woodworker! NOT a no go!

 I built my first Hill bow with a circular saw, ruler, ferriers rasp and a chain saw file.

Come on man get creative!
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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2020, 06:30:17 PM »
I meant the lam tapers. Tough to get tapers uniform without some sort of jig. Turning a piece of wood into a bow is probably not so hard but I'd kinda like to make it shootable. Why waste a pile of time building it if not trying to make it shoot well?

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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2020, 08:33:43 PM »
Turning a piece of wood into a bow is probably not so hard but I'd kinda like to make it shootable.

Even if you can grind tapers you still need to learn how to tiller. A wood bow never falls off the form bending perfectly. At minimum it will need some fine tuning and it could need much more than that. Roy's BBO build will need significant tillering to make it into a bow. That's why I recommended you buy a couple boards and make them into basic flatbows as a starting point. They are the cheapest way to learn how to get a piece of wood bending and you aren't so invested that you will cry if (more likely when) one or both of them break on the tree or in your hand.


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Re: Practised bow
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2020, 08:50:01 PM »
oldandslow

Kennym made my sleds
I made some short ones but it can be done on longer.
for a .001 sled 36" long, use two 3/4" x 37" long boards, sand both flat as you can, set one on top of the other, mark a line at 36" you need .036 thick shim between the boards at that line, at 18" you need .018 shim , at 9" you need .009 shim, at 27" you need .027 shim, secure them together and  and run it threw a thickness sander of plainer. take it off and measure the thickness every 1" and see how good it is.
If there  is some way you can get that done on a .001 and .002 :thumbsup:
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