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BenBow
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Cool jigs Ralph! Really shows your patience and attention to detail.

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more than one way to skin a cat.
Looking good.

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rmorris
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Alright, I had some free time today so I started on the form for the limbs of this recurve. I am using LVL which I assumed was 1.75 “ but is actually 1.625”. I ended up rough cutting out the shape for my new form and then running each piece through the plainer down to 1.5” and then added a piece of 1/8” backer board to each side getting me back to 1.75”. Here are my steps on how I did it.

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rmorris
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Rough cut the form per this last recurve lime I attempted and failed on. This form will be opposite of every one I have ever done because I am going to try the reverse limb wedge.

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I also cut the template for the flush/trim router bit and used my hone made sanding block to get it flat where I want it flat and round out the rest.

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A good way to check your template for imperfections is to trace it out with a fine point sharpie.

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rmorris
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I went ahead and added a recessed extra layer to the template to ensure the router had a good bearing surface.

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Attached the pattern to the form with double stick tape and made my first attempt....
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Yah.... it was terrible but I just moved to template back and made a second attempt

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Much better

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rmorris
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Here is the nearly finish bottom half of the form. I will hopefully get some time in this week to finish it. The more time you spend on getting the mating surface of your form perfect the happier you will be with your limbs.

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Crooked Stic
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You probably could have filled those router oops with bondo and sanded down and been good with formica or whatever you use on your form face.

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