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Reply #45 - May 14th, 2022 at 5:35pm
 
Trying to design the pouch which is the lightest and easy to draw. The "pouch" on the images above was string tightly woven around the lower part of the split string. Then you placed the pellet on the string and somehow held both it and the pouch. Imagine drawing a slingshot, except the pouch doesn't fold around the projectile, and it has the draw weight of, well, a bow. It was bad.

This new design is good.
It has a cupped pouch of textile, you can jam the pellet in between the divided bowstrings, and then you draw with the loop.

Took it for some accuracy shooting today and it works pretty well.

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Reply #46 - May 31st, 2022 at 3:24pm
 
Demonstration 😎
https://www.bitchute.com/video/yMbDKwYbTpNP/

Used a fired clay bullet of 38 grams/1.34 oz. In the first clip you see it flew about 45 meters.
Also did some more accuracy testing. This time on a little square target. Only missed but most of the time because the bullet flew over the target. So I'm very pleased!
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Reply #47 - May 31st, 2022 at 6:45pm
 
Very cool!  45 meters is farther than I would have guessed from watching the video (just based on the short draw length).  I like it.  Thumbs Up
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Reply #48 - Jun 1st, 2022 at 2:29am
 
The video is interesting. And also the idea.  Smiley
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Reply #49 - Jun 15th, 2022 at 4:26pm
 
Working on a 180 cm birch bow.
The stave wasn't completely straight from the one angle and it didn't split completely evenly but hopefully it will do.

When done it will probably be far more powerful then my previous one.
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Reply #50 - Jun 18th, 2022 at 2:28pm
 
Shooting in the evening. Used the same pellet and in the 45 degrees shot it got around 40 meters.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/EzNnNPyOrmJy/
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Reply #51 - Jun 22nd, 2022 at 12:36pm
 
Coming along
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Reply #52 - Jun 30th, 2022 at 10:02pm
 
Looking good!  Are the tips of the bow held together by anything other than the cordage tied around them?  Curious if you have things glued together or something like that.
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Reply #53 - Jul 1st, 2022 at 3:45pm
 
Purely cordage. But the wooden plates are needed to keep the bows from collapsing inwards.

Tested it a bit and I am afraid that I might have shaved off too much. It seemed pretty weak...
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Reply #54 - Jul 1st, 2022 at 5:08pm
 
If you think you have enough extra length in the limbs, you can shorten them. That will bring a little bit of the weight back.
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Reply #55 - Aug 8th, 2022 at 11:40am
 
Almost finished with this one and have high hopes. Tested it with a few arrows. It has a heavy pull and each limb bends evenly.

It also marks two “firsts” in my bowying career.
Used a stave which I let dry for a week before using and you can feel it. It is still completely straight when unstrung.
And it is asymmetrical with the arrow rest being in the middle of the bow instead of the handle being in the middle.

Can’t wait to make a pellet string and fire some golf balls 😎
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Reply #56 - Aug 9th, 2022 at 9:49am
 
Interesting design with the asymmetrical limbs.  Just like a Japanese yumi.  I'm anxious to see how that shoots.
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Reply #57 - Aug 9th, 2022 at 1:15pm
 
“Anxious” even? 😅😅😅😅

Weeeeeell I thought that was actually the norm with any kind of bow, to make it a little asymmetrical, no matter how slight. But honestly, anxious about how it will work too.
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Reply #58 - Aug 9th, 2022 at 3:33pm
 
I guess that would come down to the bowyer.  On all the bows I've made, I always put the handle right in the middle.
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Reply #59 - Aug 9th, 2022 at 4:20pm
 
Looking into it… it’s probably far from a universal practice but well now that’s that 🤷‍♂️
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