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deadsilence
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64" ttt long bow. First time on the tree with a very tight long string. Shooting for an elliptical tiller and advice on where to remove. Sorry about lighting and picture but it is the best I can do by myself.
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Looks like you don't have any fades, I would address that before bending.
Need a picture close up of the fade/handle area.

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I would that you would have to show some pics of a drawn bow before anyone can advise you on taper or tiller...

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3x Max...

If your fades don't get down in to the limb itself far enough the handle will eventually pop off. Probably sooner than later.

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Fades are on the front in a power lam. Handle was 8" lam was 12". I had this piece of ipe left over and decided to give it a go. It is 1.5" wide and stays that way for 4" past the fade because I knew I need some mass to stop the bending, tapered down to .5" wide tips. I forget the thickness as I glued this up a while ago. I believe it was .5" with a taper beginning at the width taper going to .25" at the tip. If you squint you can see the lams color changes.
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The power lam may not suffice.

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I'am leaving in the morning for MoJam.
So I want be any help.
Roy knows more than most of us.

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Sorry, but there are no fades... Where your limb meets the riser I would call that a hard spot... It's a term in boat building...
Its when stresses are not dispersed because of joined materials meeting at a hard angle... Instead of working together they work independent of each other often causing weakness in the joint or failure...
I would take heed of what Skeater said...

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I'll still give it a go. It was all scrap stuff and you don't learn anything without trying. I will stay well away from the transition areas while tillering.
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Just for reference this handle popped off on me. I got lazy and didn't transition the fades enough.
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You may be heading towards a break than the handle popping off.

You could remove most of the handle altogether and finish it as bend. Through the handle design.

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kenneth butler
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I have to agree. If you don't cut that handle off and use a longer one and fade it into the limb,it is apt to break.good luck.>>>----> Ken
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