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Offline RGK

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #160 on: May 21, 2008, 01:08:00 PM »
Yes, I used Helmsman spar urethane (minwax product) on the clear glass

onemississip, the riser is 18 long and 1 3/8 wide and 2 inches deep from back to belly.

 
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Ron,

Did you put a finish on th limbs or is that not necessary? It is very possible that I missed a step as I read through this thread. As many others have said thanks for the amazing build along and the inspiration.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #161 on: May 21, 2008, 02:26:00 PM »
This build along was fantastic.  I utilized one of your tips this past weekend while tillering a BBH R/D bow I'm working on.  As all the washers in the garage weren't large enough to make a stringer out of like you showed in your tillering stage the left over hickory slat and the bandsaw created the same thing.  I don't think I would have ever thought of that idea if I hadn't seen your picture of one.  
Thanks for enlightening us with your hard work and incredible skill.
Christopher

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #162 on: May 21, 2008, 02:52:00 PM »
Masterful.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2008, 03:26:00 PM »
Now that was a truely functional work of art. I am in awe of building every single tool you need to shoot from the ground up.

Great job.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #164 on: May 21, 2008, 04:39:00 PM »
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Masterful.
that pretty much sums it up!
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #165 on: May 21, 2008, 05:10:00 PM »
now thats a purty bow fer real awesome!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #166 on: May 21, 2008, 05:32:00 PM »
Ron you are an outstanding Father! Excellant thread, beautiful bow and accessaries. I was amazed to see how talented you are. Legacy is the perfect name for sure.  Judging by the smile on your sons face he will be very proud to carry this bow!

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #167 on: May 21, 2008, 06:36:00 PM »
How about the limb lay out, what did you go with?

From fades to tip?

Thanks for doing this build along.

The bow finished out 47# @ 28"?
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2008, 10:32:00 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by a limb layout?? The overall length from tip to tip is 68" and from string groove to string groove 66". The 18 inch riser is centered in the 66 inch length.

The finished weight was 48# @ 28 inches.


 
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Originally posted by onemississipp:
How about the limb lay out, what did you go with?

From fades to tip?

Thanks for doing this build along.

The bow finished out 47# @ 28"?
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #169 on: May 21, 2008, 10:35:00 PM »
ChristopherO, Your praise should really be directed to Trad gang member Hera. I got the idea from a build along he did here. I have never been to proud to steal a good idea when I see it but I won't take the credit.

 
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Originally posted by ChristopherO:
This build along was fantastic.  I utilized one of your tips this past weekend while tillering a BBH R/D bow I'm working on.  As all the washers in the garage weren't large enough to make a stringer out of like you showed in your tillering stage the left over hickory slat and the bandsaw created the same thing.  I don't think I would have ever thought of that idea if I hadn't seen your picture of one.  
Thanks for enlightening us with your hard work and incredible skill.
Christopher
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2008, 11:18:00 PM »
By limb lay out I mean, bow is 1 1/2" wide at the fades or where the riser finishes its taper into the limbs. Then the limb tapers from 1 1/2" wide from the fades to 3/8" wide at the tips. Measurements being taken across the back of the bow.

As in the pics below.

 

 

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #171 on: May 22, 2008, 06:29:00 AM »
OK. 1 3/8 at the widest part tapering down to 5/8 of an inch at the nock groove.
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #172 on: May 22, 2008, 07:42:00 AM »
Very Nice!
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #173 on: May 22, 2008, 03:02:00 PM »
My favorite Build along ever, thank you for sharing ways of making forms and hotbox's relativly inexpensive. I really like the bow design. You have opened my eyes to so much. You have a ton of talent, can't wait for bow #3.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #174 on: May 24, 2008, 06:41:00 PM »
Just fantastic!

Truly speachless!

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #175 on: June 05, 2008, 11:46:00 AM »
Terry,

This needs to be archived, and saved so that others can look back on it and refer to it.

This is really wonderful work just like someone said;  " masterful "


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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #176 on: June 05, 2008, 12:35:00 PM »
All I can say is WOW   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:  

Your a true craftsman. I don't sapose your looking to adopt a 41 year old son
make em pretty and shoot em straight.

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #177 on: June 05, 2008, 06:15:00 PM »
Very striking bow.  Great job.  Chad

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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #178 on: June 18, 2008, 06:26:00 PM »
OUTSTANDING Build-Along!!! Did I hear the Doors to The Archives creaking open???? THAT is a Bow to Be PROUD Of!!
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Re: Longbow build along (it's done)
« Reply #179 on: June 19, 2008, 05:26:00 PM »
Archives---I just saved it on disk for a time I will need some info. What a BOW and every thing needed to shoot, from dear oll Dad with a little from Grand Dad. Dosent get any better.

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