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Author Topic: Recurve Bow Build  (Read 1270 times)

Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #45 on: Mar 27, 2017, 14:43:31 »
The limbs are Hard Maple core and Black glass on the back and belly
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #46 on: Apr 18, 2017, 08:55:04 »
Update,

So in the meantime of not working on any bikes I did start on a new bow form.

3/4" plywood sandwiching 1/4" ply for a total of 1-3/4"......and you can see the template for the router to cut to shape as well as a new riser that is made of walnut with a cherry core







Then my router went a little crazy because I used 1/8" mdf as the template and the edge started to fold....but I stopped and made 1/4" plywood template and continued then I fixed the chewed up area with bondo and a file


And here is the final product.



The metal frame work does 2 jobs....1 - keeps the 2 halves together at a certain distance  and  2 - also keeps the plywood straight

More to come shortly
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2017, 09:00:44 by Kamn »
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

Offline Maritime

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #47 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:00:37 »
Cool, nice work so far!
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #48 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:18:22 »
As I was working on this riser getting the final shaping done, I screwed up and took a little too much off the lower section...........AND I ended up having to make a new one AGAIN

Old one


New one (walnut with a bamboo core)




So this next part Im going to have to YADA YADA some of the built process because its the same as the first time I posted earlier on in this thread and I also didn't take any pics of the process. Basically mix up the epoxy and coat all the fibreglass and wood cores then lay it into the form and compress it....so here it is



and peeking into the oven while cooking


That was last night and the bow has since come out of the oven and cooled, I just haven't separated the form and removed it.
But maybe later today I will get to that part
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #49 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:19:21 »
Rad.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Cookie

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #50 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:30:09 »
Nice you see you back in action, Kamn!!!  8) 8) 8)

If you want more bamboo for riser material (and possibly limbs...) I have a small pile of 70"×1 1/2" bamboo taking up space in my garage, as well as a cutting board-sized piece at the in-law's. Possibly some cherry, too from the first canoe paddle I made (botched it - the second one turned out sweet!). Let me know!
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Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #51 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:40:13 »
Thanks Cookie,
I will probably take you up on the offer because any chance for extra woods is always appreciated
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #52 on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:40:37 »
I just popped open the form, removed the pressure hose, removed the pressure strip, took off the bracing, and Voila!





Glue joints all look nice and tight, it came out straight to the eye but will check with a laser and string later

Looking like I have a useable bow, just need to sand off all the excess glue and will have more understanding of how good it is
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #53 on: Apr 20, 2017, 14:28:41 »
I know it's sanded by now where the hell are the pictures  ;D

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #54 on: Apr 20, 2017, 14:44:09 »
I know it's sanded by now where the hell are the pictures  ;D

+1  ;)

Offline Kamn

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #55 on: Apr 20, 2017, 14:59:14 »
still not sanded, haven't had a chance to do any more as of yet
soon
'82 Kawi GPZ550
'79 CX500 Cafe/Brat (in progress build)(took a break from it to.......)
'81 CX500 Custom (almost done)
'73 CB750 K3 (needs restoration)

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Re: Recurve Bow Build
« Reply #56 on: Apr 20, 2017, 15:17:48 »
My dad has a recurve he made in highschool, Likely a little to old to pull back now but Ive always wanted to make my own.  This is a super cool project.  Cant wait to see it done, maybe once im through my backlog of bike projects i'll try something similar.