Tradbow Build along

Discussion in 'Traditional Archery' started by Carpdaddy, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Decided to add a thin strip of darker wood into the riser stack. In this case it's East Indian Rosewood. IMG_2694.JPG
     
  2. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Then I added some little metal tabs to keep the lams in line and straight. The zip tie is just temporarily holding things together. IMG_2698.JPG
     
  3. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Double checking to be sure everything is square and straight. IMG_2697.JPG
     
  4. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Next I put pegs in the form to hook my inner tube bands on for pressure during glue up. IMG_2696.JPG
     
  5. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    The wood pegs break a lot so I used some bolts. IMG_2695.JPG
     
  6. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Tried to take a short break but got attacked. IMG_2693.JPG
     
  7. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    So back to work; got one more thing done. I took out the pegs and made a larger hole in the form at the riser fades, this will let me use clamps in that area for more pressure. IMG_2692.JPG
     
  8. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    I like the clamps at the fades idea so well that I added a few more down the limbs. IMG_2708.JPG
     
  9. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Then I roughed up all the surfaces that would be glued. It gives the glue something more to get ahold of. I do this with an old hacksaw blade, just fill everything with scratches and scrapes. IMG_2709.JPG
     
  10. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    This even includes the glass, and in my case where the glass will go through the riser even a portion of the top slick side gets it. IMG_2705.JPG
     
  11. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    As you can see in this picture the glass is sandwiched between the wood. That is the part where the tape is removed and the glass roughed up. IMG_2706.JPG
     
  12. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    My last thing tonight was another dry run, this time with clamps. Even though it seems little I worked near fours tonight on this. IMG_2707.JPG
     
  13. Jman

    Jman 8 pointer

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    Nothing about it "seems little" to me!
     
  14. Velvet ears

    Velvet ears 6 pointer

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    I know nothing about building a bow, but I find this interesting. Keep the pics coming.
     
  15. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 8 pointer

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    Planned a glue up last night, ended up spending the night in ER with brother, Pneumonia. Today at hospital.
     

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