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Reply #45 - Mar 23rd, 2021 at 10:58am
 
Thanks Vetryan! This bow had a half inch natural reflex in one limb so I steam bent the other limb to match it. When I was done tillering, I started to shoot it in. On the second shot at a quarter draw the bottom limb hinged where I had steamed it Huh so I heat treated it then treated the top limb too.
Finished shooting it in yesterday. No hinge. Still even tiller. Happiness Smiley
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Reply #46 - Mar 24th, 2021 at 4:10am
 
I tried the steam bend to fix a propeller twist.it didnt work out. So i know your pain
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Reply #47 - Mar 29th, 2021 at 11:23pm
 
Almost finished a bow for my 5 year old grandson. Still needs sanding, a riser, a string and staining.
It is 48" oa, 3/4" wide to a couple inches past mid limb and draws 10 lbs @ 18". The bend in the handle will dissapear when I get the riser glued on.
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Reply #48 - Mar 30th, 2021 at 7:31pm
 
Nice!  I remember as a child using one of those cheap plastic bows with suction cups for arrow tips.  What you've got there is a significant upgrade!
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Reply #49 - Apr 9th, 2021 at 11:10pm
 
Calling it done
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Reply #50 - Apr 10th, 2021 at 1:09am
 
Nice !!!!
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Reply #51 - Apr 10th, 2021 at 6:00am
 
Pretty sweet
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Reply #52 - Apr 10th, 2021 at 7:13am
 
Walter...youre our friend. This is an intervention. Do you make bows 3-5 times a week? Do you need to make bows just to feel normal? Do you turn to bow making when stressed? If so I think youre an addict. But dont worry there is help! The only cure is to make more. So keep at it.
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Reply #53 - Apr 10th, 2021 at 11:34am
 
Make more slings than bows Huh
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Reply #54 - Sep 29th, 2021 at 10:10pm
 
Another bow at floor tillering stage for another grandson. 50 inches oa, 4 inch handle 3/4 inches thick by 1 inch wide, one and a half inch fades to one and a half inches wide to mid limb to one half  wide at nocks.
Arrow pass 1/4" deep and 1/4" above ctr of bow. Looking for 18lbs at 18" and 20 lbs at 20 inches.

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Reply #55 - Sep 30th, 2021 at 6:18am
 
That's awesome.  Fantastic
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Reply #56 - Sep 30th, 2021 at 7:30am
 
I'll admit I know bugger all about making bows, but that notch area in the handle just looks really really thin.

How do stop the wood snapping when the bow is drawn ?
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Reply #57 - Sep 30th, 2021 at 8:07am
 
It is 3/4" oak at the handle and only pulling 20 lbs max. More than that, I would add a 3/4" riser making the handle area 1 1/2" thick.
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Reply #58 - Sep 30th, 2021 at 8:10am
 
That's more than adequate for a 20# draw bow.  He could reinforce the handle area with thin -- 1/8" -- handle plates glued on both the back and the belly.

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Reply #59 - Sep 30th, 2021 at 6:52pm
 
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That seems like a pretty good solution for higher poundage bows.
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