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    Thumbs up made another bow

    made another bow... mahogony, .$.69/board foot puts this bow under $6 in materials if you don't count the string







    more (bows) coming soon
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    How do they shoot? Have you been able to get much poundage out of them?
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    they shoot real nice, not too much poundage, I don't have a bow scale so I don't know but they shoot arrows spined for between 40 and 60 pounds pretty good... Broke the first one I need to work on tillering better
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    Monkey your first bow was over tillered in the last third of the limb. Very common mistake bet it broke just past the mid way point of the upper limb, right? Shoot more for a bow shape than a D even if you end up "whip ended" at least you won't have a weak area right in the middle of all the action. Often just balancing the limbs will take care of the last third without effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick P View Post
    Monkey your first bow was over tillered in the last third of the limb. Very common mistake bet it broke just past the mid way point of the upper limb, right? Shoot more for a bow shape than a D even if you end up "whip ended" at least you won't have a weak area right in the middle of all the action. Often just balancing the limbs will take care of the last third without effort.
    yep you were right about where it broke this one is gonna break in the same spot on the lower limb oh well the board was $.69/foot
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    If it makes you feel better I broke one today that I rushed the tillering on. It had a badly hinged area that gave out before I could get it off the tillering board. Started a raw hide backed Ipe bow, glues drying now, so the day wasn't a total loss. Besides I learn from each failure....even if I do have to be taught repeatedly. It ain't patients folks it's pure bullheadedness.
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    AKPM, man all these 6 dollar bows are starting to add up!! HEHE!! J/K Keep it up, good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    AKPM, man all these 6 dollar bows are starting to add up!! HEHE!! J/K Keep it up, good work!
    I know one more and I'll have more invested in lumber than the string!

    waiting on the lams for my next project... maybe tomorrow
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    Recently finished rough shaping on this one. The throat needs more work and the shelf needs to be rounded. It's core is Ipe with purple hart riser and overlays. It's rawhide backed.
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    Upper limb
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    Roughed out riser.
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    Limb tip and a bit of the backing.
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