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Roy from Pa
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Roy, you are wanting to make one aren't ya, that's why you keep checking the build.... [biglaugh]

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Roy, you are wanting to make one aren't ya, that's why you keep checking the build.... [biglaugh]

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I guess so....
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Well, got home and couldn't take it, ground the limbs to profile, note the dust collection. USE SOME!! Go slow , don't get the limbs hot...

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Then to the big sander to get a perfectly straight edge on the limbs, also with dust collection, glass dust is bad for you. This sander will get the limb hot quick, so I go slower than with the disc sander...

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Remember the mark you squared across limb at nock? I put a little mark on the edge so I can see it easy....

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Then at 45* off back of bow I mark across limb(go the right way) on all 4 spots...

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I file about 1/8" deep across limb leaving the line(this makes my string come out 3" shorter than bow length) on all spots...

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Round the limbs over on all edges, never had a sliver lift and don't wanna...

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Now string her up, my string is a bit short, so brace is a little high....

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She is a bit heavy but still need to narrow and can trap if needed, will come out about 50#@ 28" I think.

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So far I'm liking, the 60# with a 45# stack promises performance, the extra preload should keep her quiet, wish I'd done some fancy veneers!!
[biglaugh]

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And it looks like the extra reflex helped the tips hold a little more hook to them too!!! Exciting stuff!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Roy from Pa:
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Thanks Roy
I needed some Fancy shootin duds.
I can hear better too.

Looking good Kenny

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Very nice!!!!
Really like how it looks braced.

I'd say you've earned a PBR break [thumbsup]

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Thanks guys, the riser is 2" deep right now, won't take much overlays at all. The string isn't gonna lay on the limbs either, which I was wanting to avoid.

I like the look at brace too, when I narrow the tips, it may change but not much cause I'm gonna have to narrow the limbs a bit too to lose some weight...

Forgot to check tiller but I bet its close to even from the pic.

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Nice ole boy..
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Looks great. Can you show us the difference in profile strung and unstrung next to the standard KennyM longbow?

Thank you for such a thorough build along .... it's helped me realize I really need an edge sander ... and a drum sander lol.

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Way to go Kenny

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where'd ya git the big sander ? sure makes gettin limbs straight.
great build - Thanks [campfire]

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Sure looks good that braced profile. If I am not wrong you used an .003" taper with a reverse taper at the ends on the old design. Have you used something similar on this one?
I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I just made a taper sled where the first 34" have an .002" forward taper and the next 15" have a .004" reverse taper so the tip wedge section can be shifted around. Tried it yesterday and an aboo lam came out dead right. Now I have to glue up something to try it out.
Thanks for a very interesting build along.

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I love the profile kenny

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