Very nice collection my friend. I only have two bows(three counting the recurve) because i never did much bow hunting or shooting. Id go deer hunting a few times when bow season first opened, but that was usually just to get a feel for the land and how the deer were moving for when rifle season started. Im just now starting to appreciate the more artistic side of the traditional bows, but i see myself owning quite a few of them in the future.
Well, bad news fellas. My string arrived today and after i got the bow strung up i realized that the lower limb is warped. It isnt noticeable when i didnt have it strung, but its very noticeable now and it gets worse and worse as the bow is drawn. I talked to my dads old hunting buddy and he gave me some tips on straightening it back out, but he also said that theres a possibility that it will never be straight again. All i can do now is wait and see if it straightens out. Wish me luck fellas.
Sorry to hear about that. Hopefully it can be repaired. If your friends tips aren't successful, try searching for articles on the internet that show techniques to repair a twisted limb. I've seen a couple of very good tutorials. Anyhow good luck.
Well it seems to have straightened out some, but its still not good enough to shoot. Whendrawn to around 26" or so the twisted limb is so bad that it causes the string to sit about a half inch off center. Hopefully it will straighten out with a little more time. On a better note, its been strung for over 48hrs and isnt showing any signs of stress other than the twisted limb. Not bad for a relatively low end recurve bow thats over 43 years old. Actually, its quite impressive considering most cars these days are made to last half that long :lol:
Ive also decided that i will be making a bow. I wanted to go all traditional at first, but i think ill build my first one using laminates just to get a feel of working with bows. Then, if all goes well with that one, i really want to try a traditional sinue backed bow.
Does anyone know of any forums that deal with bow building or traditional bows period? Ive done tons of research over the past week or so and even bought a book on how to build bows, but its always good to have a forum to look to when you have a quick question that needs answering. Thanks in advance fellas.
Just one other thing and that is several coats of true oil is better than a heavy coat. Other than that viper one gave you some good info. I even use the tru oil to do a total used bow I got. I just cleaned it up and then gave it sever light coats of tru oil. The bow was a old browning, came out just like a new bow. Also give the bow a change to dry between coats, I let the bow dry for 3 days between coats etc...
christain: Nothing new coming for me either. But...spring is just around the corner, and that means 5 and 6 day work-weeks. Already have a few things on my list.
Feb 23, 2020 1:26:52 GMT
ouroboros: No new sword for Ouro this month 🤪
Feb 22, 2020 16:04:31 GMT
ouroboros: 33F/1C...despite the lack of negative sign...its cold where I dwell...the deadline for my employers lawyer to get back to me has passed 18hrs ago
Feb 22, 2020 15:49:06 GMT
legacyofthesword: LK Chen swords arrived yesterday. Review incoming (hopefully I'll have it done this weekend).
Feb 22, 2020 5:41:39 GMT
ouroboros: No...have you? (Hahaha I know what wifey n i will watch tonight...Alien and Aliens)
Feb 21, 2020 1:44:52 GMT
RufusScorpius: Hey, Ouro, you even been mistaken for a man?
Feb 21, 2020 1:14:33 GMT
ouroboros: Hahaha twas only a poor attempt at Aliens humor
Feb 21, 2020 0:43:58 GMT
christain: DO IT! My armor is radiation-proof. Also, I have a source for Astro-Turf. Problem solved. .........
Feb 21, 2020 0:12:42 GMT
ouroboros: I say we take off and nuke the whole site from orbit--it's the only way to be sure
Feb 20, 2020 23:21:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: Satellite GPS plot of Christain's property, enter into the Automatic Geometry Guidance and resurface and re-slope his entire property. Then spray it with that green seed mix from a high pressure hose. Should take 20 minutes for the whole job.
Feb 20, 2020 23:19:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oh man, you let slip my gimmick. And I was going to do it by remote piloting using GPS data mapping
Feb 20, 2020 23:15:36 GMT
treeslicer: Rufus, why do I get this picture of you, in armor, driving some piece of air-conditioned heavy equipment you borrowed from the local railroad, scraping Christain's lawn down to bare dirt, then scattering gravel ballast all over it?
Feb 20, 2020 23:11:27 GMT
RufusScorpius: I made you a promise I would cut your grass in armor and I fully intend to keep it. I just can't promise a time. But it's gonna happen.
Feb 20, 2020 11:28:49 GMT
christain: I think Spring is gonna come early this year, so there'll be plenty of time for mower-jousting.
Feb 20, 2020 8:46:00 GMT
christain: Come and help me MOW my grass in your Roman gear!-------
Feb 20, 2020 8:38:25 GMT
RufusScorpius: Primarily for MOW. Operator training, mechanics, track structure and geometry, hydraulics, electric, PLC, and so forth.
Feb 20, 2020 2:22:01 GMT
Scott: RufusScorpius what sort of training?
Feb 20, 2020 1:16:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: Canada is on my short list of countries to conquer. I'll bring my hakama and long underwear for sure.
Feb 19, 2020 16:20:58 GMT
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