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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 15th, 2017, 10:24 am

Here is a picture showing a few of the other bows at the competition. I wish that I had done a backing board like the one on the far right left. Mine looks kind of plain.
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Re: Bow Building

Postby JimboCrow » May 15th, 2017, 10:34 am

Nice to see the fruits of your labors Trenton. The other bows look very nice as well. I would like to attend a show like that. It was a show wasn't it? Or just a closed door judging? I would really like to hear their comments about each bow. Cool photo.

Once again, congratulations, Trenton. Well done.
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 15th, 2017, 6:01 pm

JimboCrow wrote:Nice to see the fruits of your labors Trenton. The other bows look very nice as well. I would like to attend a show like that. It was a show wasn't it? Or just a closed door judging? I would really like to hear their comments about each bow. Cool photo.

Once again, congratulations, Trenton. Well done.

It was a show. It closes for an hour or two while the judging takes place, then opens back up to the public. My buddy built a canoe that took best in show throughout the state which is pretty awesome.


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Re: Bow Building

Postby Radamus » May 16th, 2017, 3:42 pm

That take-down to the left looks sharp (but I just hate take-downs cause they creak) - Yeah I like the full frontal look- harder to see those air bubbles and glue gaps :lol: ... 6th aint bad buddy, congrats!
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Re: Bow Building

Postby walt133 » May 16th, 2017, 9:44 pm

InstinctiveArcher wrote:Here is a picture showing a few of the other bows at the competition. I wish that I had done a backing board like the one on the far right. Mine looks kind of plain.
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Plain nothing. I think yours looks great Trenton. It is true that the one on the far right does have a backing but yours has way nicer wood and more pop Imho. Even if it is biased ;)
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 16th, 2017, 10:21 pm

walt133 wrote:
InstinctiveArcher wrote:Here is a picture showing a few of the other bows at the competition. I wish that I had done a backing board like the one on the far right. Mine looks kind of plain.
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Plain nothing. I think yours looks great Trenton. It is true that the one on the far right does have a backing but yours has way nicer wood and more pop Imho. Even if it is biased ;)

Thanks Walt. I meant the board on the left which shows the live edge of the tree. For some reason a bow is a weapon, even without a string or arrow so they need to be secured. :roll:


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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » September 27th, 2017, 11:49 am

Well, it looks like I have one more shot at this bow building nonsense before I really have to give it up. Going to the community college and maintaining a good relationship with the high school shop teacher has its advantages. :lol: Once deer season is over I get free reign of the shop as long as there are no classes going on, which means I might be able to finish a bow in less than 6 months. This whole thing is just in the beginning stages, so it will be quite a while until I start anything, but I'd like to start brainstorming ideas for what I want to make. Right now my three options that I'm considering are a 3 piece takedown longbow, a shorter (58 inches or so) recurve, or a Hill style longbow. What do you guys think?


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Re: Bow Building

Postby Radamus » October 5th, 2017, 6:07 pm

When I think of your bows I look at them as to how would they fit in the game- Not a lot of options so comes down to what you would want obviously- So if I had to ask for some way to improve upon what we have it's kind of a toughy outside of a powerful longbow but I don't care for the ingame longbow much and the cable backed is a lot more primitive than my interests allow. The only thing I can come up with would be a true centershot riser but that's about all I can come up with but not sure it can even be pulled off without going hybrid with CF laminates for rigidity to eliminate flex/twist- But hey, YOU're the expert here bubba! Maybe if you REALLY wanted a challenge, a Scythian/Tartar or Mongolian flavor but from what I've found even those were composites and would be a monumental challenge....so maybe that is the way to go :lol: .... Surprise us! I know it will upset the primitive puritans, but maybe a curve, centershot with a pin? :o
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » October 5th, 2017, 9:32 pm

Radamus wrote:with a pin? :o


What? Never! I believe it was you who said putting a sight on a recurve is like putting ketchup on a perfectly cooked steak. :lol:

I don't have access to the materials or the skills needed to build a composite bow (unless you have some spare water buffalo horn laying around ;) ) I'm thinking about going with a 3 piece longbow. A guy that I get some of my building supplies from just finished up a set of takedown longbow plans that look really good. I might give that a try since I've never made one before. I'm not really building for the game. I figured that getting on bow in was good enough. If it happens again, great, if not, no worries. Either way, I still have quite a while before anything gets started. There are deer to be hunted as of right now. :lol:


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Re: Bow Building

Postby Radamus » October 6th, 2017, 3:55 pm

InstinctiveArcher wrote:
Radamus wrote:with a pin? :o
What? Never! I believe it was you who said putting a sight on a recurve is like putting ketchup on a perfectly cooked steak. :lol:

Here's your 3 piece ;)
Wonder if Zach puts ketchup on his steak???
I can accept it on a modern comp bow- but I've seen traditional s modified and that makes me ill yes.

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