This is my first attempt at a footed riser and I am pleased so far with the way this is going. Birds eye maple and black walnut. I want to stay with woods that are not too hard to work with for the first try.
Any who...it will no doubt take a long time for me to finish this up..I will post more as it moves along.
Thanks..I don't take credit for the jig I got it from someone here who has done this before. Don't remember who now. I used a 1/4 inch 4 teeth per inch blade. I tried a little finer (5 teeh per inch) one and it did not work as well.
I will put some very thin white bow tuff, a little than the saw blade, between the sections. I don't plan on doing much sanding just a litlle, you don't really want it to smooth anyway. I have glued up rasiers before, but not one like this.
I was looking at the pattern for the riser that comes with the Bingham TD kit. I realy don't like it very much, a large shelf and a high grip. I guess that may be a good place to start if you did not know what you want because it leaves a lot of wood on the riser, but it is no where near what I like.
I was wondering if anyone had a pattern for a riser they would be willing to share?
What do you like in a riser? I like a radius shelf no more than 2.5 inches, a wide throat directly under the shelf, an a grip the swells into my hand. Pretty much a Fedora
That jig looks really cool. I am new to bow-building and woodworking in general and have thus far only put together some relatively boring risers. I think your jig and others similar could help me change that.
I sat down last night to see if I could figure out how to make one and I think I have it figured, but I have a question. How far from the 'pivot point' do you cut the curve? I think I could figure out a good spot with some trial and error, but thought I would see if you would enlighten me before I needlessly sacrifice some miscellaneous MDF scraps.
The radius is 19 inches, but I think it should be just a little more maybe 19 + 1/4 or + 1/8.
I had problems finding the clamp also. I got it at a local wood working store. You can get them on ebay. They are called toggle clamps and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Not too expenses about 5 to 8 dollars and they work great.
Again this is not my design got it from someone else.
Woodcraft handles the clamps also. You have a good looking start on the riser. I made a jig just like that one but havnt had the best of luck with it. I usally cut close to the line and use a robo sander and jig. I am trying to convert my jigs over to be used on a router table with a large pattern bit.
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I was very pleased with the way the jig worked. I can't cut a thing free hand worth a darn and I don't know when to stop with the drum sander. I am just a hack at this, but I enjoy it. Waiting for some riser accents to get here so I can glue the riser up.
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