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    Default A new homemade take down bow

    That's my newest archery project. The best bow that i've made so far.
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    Here's an older one with the new limbs:
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    The best bow that i've made so far.
    I agree, very Alex, reinforcement on the limbs tips?

    I'd like to see how you would go with access to all the gear custom bow makers use, you certainly have the interest. The only bow making I have done is buying the dvd 'Rattlestick: A Selfbow Tutorial By Gary S. Davis' and I haven't even watched it yet lol!

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    Thanks, mate! I'm not sure whether reinforcement is the right word, but i've glued 2 extra layers of laminated wood on the tips of the limbs - looks better and the string is more secured. I would like to have some pro tools, but so far that's beyond my incomes. The last week i've visited a tool shop and was staring at a band saw and a belt sander like a child in a candy shop
    P.S. Watch the dvd and start making some bows - it's almost as fun as shooting them!
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    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    By the way here's a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWjJw...&feature=inbox
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Nice work Alex.!

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    Thank you, Scott!
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    The last week i've visited a tool shop and was staring at a band saw and a belt sander like a child in a candy shop
    Lol!

    I'll watch the DVD eventually but I don't have the patience required me thinks, and then there is my bad temper!

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    Mighty fine work Alex, it looks like fun.




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    Looks good,i know nothing about traditional bows,but it looks fun.

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