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horseapple
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Dang Tom, forgot to answer your question on the garolite... I got the piece from Greg Coffey, you can order it in .125 thickness which is 1/8" and 36x1.5 inch strips... I was out of ea-40 smooth-on so I used industrial strength thick super glue.

JD

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Great "build-a-long" JD, I'll be watching and learning. Thanks.

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Great build along JD! You just doin' this to keep us Oklahoma Newbies from comin' down to your shop and askin the same questions over and over again??? IT AIN'T GONNA WORK!

In fact....I'm supposed to go down to Ada to look at a drilling rig sometime soon. Thought I might stop by??

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great build a long JD, we did good work. come on you have got to give me credit for something. i see my foot in the picture. ha ha

looks good anyways, good work.

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Bob Barnes
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JD... you are my hero [Smile] This will be my very next project... thanks a bunch.
Bob

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JD,

It looks like the slat is tapered in the last few inchs where you bend it. Is that just an optical illusion caused by the aluminum banding?

Also, I assume you just need a piece of banding about 12" long, that is a yard stick cut into 3 pieces. The backing and clamp must try to "walk" up the slat as you bend. Do you clamp it way tight or just let it slip a little?

Great build along and good timing too. Thanks.

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horseapple
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David... I think I mention on one of the pic's about the strap being a yard stick cut in 3 pieces:) also mentioned the reason for clamping the strap before you make the bend, but I didn't mention how thick the bend area is thanks bud:) I taper the last 8" to around 3/8"... Just got in from work... gonna relax abit and head to the shop to look at some bamboo.

JD

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JD, That's some really good stuff! All those little tidbits (like boiling w/ the strap on, clamping the strap prior to the bend, and heat torching, etc.) are the things that make a project work versus fail. Thanks alot for posting. [Big Grin] [thumbsup]
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horseapple
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added some pictures detailing how I draw shape and flatten the bamboo before recurving it.

JD

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horseapple
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link for those not wanting to go to page one.

http://groups.msn.com/Horseappleswebpage/bamboobackedstaticrecurve.msnw

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It's also nice to see different methods folks use during building, like tapering the Boo on a power sander vs. planing. I'm just starting my 1st BBO and even though it's not a static recurve, I'm hoping to gain a lot of valuble info. and watchouts from your postings/pics. Thanks for the build along!

S&S

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horseapple
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Stick & String your right theres all kinds of ways and technics when building a simple lam bow, everything about my statics including the glue-up form mirrors my Phenom r/d flatbow all thats different is the static tips.

JD

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Very well done J.D. I'm watching in earnest!

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Ralph Renfro
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Way cool JD! You got my fever up so I finally went to the shop and roughed out the billets for my takedown. Just had to make some yeller dust. I see the three apprentices from Norman aren't around. Bet you can get a lot more accomplished that way. I've got a little story for you. Ralph [knothead]

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Chris R
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quote:
Originally posted by the Ferret:

Finally a build along by someone that knows what they are doing [bigsmyl]


[thumbsup]


Awesome static. [thumbsup]

Chris

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