I need some help on my first static recurve

bowman79
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March 21st, 2007, 4:19 am #1

Here she is 63"ntn 57@25. Im going for 65@28, but i wouldnt be dissapointed in 60#. Its a bitternut hickory 2.2"wide to mid limb tapering to 1/2 nocks. I cant be sure, but is that a hinge right out the fade of the left limb? I could use all the help I can get. Thanks in advance.



Here is what it looks like right after unstringing.


It started out with about 4" of reflex all of which in the static curve. How much set should I expect from pulling it to 28"
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March 21st, 2007, 5:42 am #2

maybe by morning photobucket might actually work.
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March 21st, 2007, 10:20 am #3

No expert but it doesn't look bad, left lamb looks a bit stiff compared to right. Yer picture makes it hard to see a hinge kinda dark and looks like ya took it from an angle. Looks like it will be a good bow

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March 21st, 2007, 12:56 pm #4

yep, i see no hinge...but like yooper said its hard to tell...kinda dark
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March 21st, 2007, 1:55 pm #5

I don't see any hinge, your bend looks nice and even. But if you look at your grid on the wall, the right limb is bending one square more than the left.

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March 21st, 2007, 2:40 pm #6

a straight on pic would be better but i dont see a hinge and if its hickory get your heat gun and cook the belly it will help with more reflex or no set at all this style deserves cooking
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March 21st, 2007, 9:40 pm #7

I definitely have my gun ready and probably use it now. I want the bottom (left) limb to be just a little stiffer. Right now its at 1/8 positive. I wish I could get a brighter picture, but the shed Im at doesnt get much brighter. Thanks for the imput. Hopefully I have some more pics in a week after its gained some moisture back from the toasting.
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March 22nd, 2007, 5:12 am #8

Well, It seems like everything I touch lately turns to junk. I heard a little crack and heres what I got...



Is there anyway to fix this?
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March 22nd, 2007, 5:51 am #9

Bowman,Bummer, no one likes hearing that.. It's hard for me to guess how bad it is from here. But if the sound was faint maybe its not too deep.. Perhaps superglue and wrap it..

Don't be afraid to try and fix it..There's nothing to lose even if you have to lighten it some..

Sometimes wood has a hidden suprise, and its not a good thing

Rich-feels your pain..Richards Bowyery
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March 22nd, 2007, 5:57 am #10

First of all, is the crack on the back? It looks like it is, and that it doesn't run off the bow... If so, that is a good thing.

Here is a link to my build along thread, where I repaired three bows with sinew and sinew wraps.

Slow Motion Buildalong

As far as the photos, Allask is right. If you are going to go to the trouble of putting up a grid (and even it you aren't), get the camera straight on to the bow... Your camera should be able to compensate for the low light. If you have to, turn on the flash. You can also increase the ISO setting.

Hope you can salvage this bow, it was looking very nice!

Ken
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March 22nd, 2007, 6:03 am #11

The crack is on the side of the bow. will sinew still work?
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March 22nd, 2007, 6:04 am #12

Here is the photo of the bow drawn a bit brighter. Couldn't do much for the focus...





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March 22nd, 2007, 6:06 am #13

Im using a camcorder camera. Its not the easiest thing to pull with one hand and snap a picture.
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March 22nd, 2007, 1:33 pm #14

I just posted a bow that while tillering a crack appeared, it was bigger than the one you've shown. While tillering after that I just placed three hose clamps on the limb of the bow so that the cracked area would hold together. When the bow was finished i put twine wraps on the limbs soaked in glue. Works really well.

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