Building another bow

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  1. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    She calmed down by the time we got around to clamping things down. IMG_3098.JPG
     
  2. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    So with help and careful watching from quality control we got the bow in the hot box. Sure is quicker and easier with help! Have a great weekend and hope you are in Church Sunday. Thanks for your interest in this stuff. IMG_3097.JPG
     
  3. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    Moving along nicely. When you made your form did you use a bow to get your contour?
     
  4. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    No; if you remember back to the start of my last build you might remember this picture. It's where I was using a strip of aluminum hung on nails. The two on top are some previous bows I have built. The bottom is the aluminum with paper riser. I move the nails around and find a shape I like. IMG_3099.JPG
     
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  5. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Checked on things during halftime, I'm cooking Carp! A Carp bow that is. Top number is garage temp, bottom is in box. IMG_3101.JPG
     
  6. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Not doing much at all today but I did get it out of the heat box and take the clamps off. IMG_3107.JPG
     
  7. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Boy ain't she a bute! IMG_3109.JPG
     
  8. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Glad to see it stayed straight. IMG_3110.JPG
     
  9. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    So there she sits until next week, hopefully it will look much different by next weekend.
    Don't forget Church tomorrow. IMG_3108.JPG
     
  10. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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  11. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Worked several hours on the bow yesterday and was too worn out to post last night. I'll catch you that are watching this up some. First I had to clean up some glue that squeezed out when pressure was applied. Drug the sander outside but rain made me drag it back into the edge of the garage. IMG_3125.JPG
     
  12. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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  13. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Established center. Then measured from center of bow following curve of limbs 33" each way. Measuring without following curves will give much shorter reading. IMG_3127.JPG
     
  14. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Then at the line I drew across tips at 33" I measured 5/16th on each side of center line. This will give me about 1/2" width at string grooves. Then I mark another line across IMG_3129.JPG out from riser fades. I clamp my yardstick where I can mark from outside of riser fades to mark at tips.
     
  15. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Repeat three more times and you have a bow outline. IMG_3128.JPG
     

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