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sharxbyte 07-09-2013 5:04 PM

So I'm making a ski-limb Recurve Bow.
 
Saw an instructable where a guy did this and decided to try it out.

So far, I have the riser about 80% complete, both limbs cut (still considering additional backing, or not...) and my string material.


Left to do:

Grind the butt's of the limbs completely flat

Make the limb-seats flat so the limbs sit flush

Drill the holes for the bolts inboth the limbs and the riser

make the bowstring

acquire or make arrows

test shoot




Now, some pictures
(If I'd thought about it thoroughly, I'd have started them uploading BEFORE starting to make a thread, and they'd be done by now...:facepalm:)





Okay, here we go.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps9b892e0f.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps2e33f076.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps5aaaa926.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pscfa3b9fa.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psfde955b2.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psa7dccd0d.jpg

sharxbyte 07-09-2013 5:06 PM

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psbf180a8d.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps6d06f4ce.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps6b7c879b.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps61417348.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psde8509e8.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psd8585cff.jpg

sharxbyte 07-09-2013 5:06 PM

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps07213833.jpg

Reserved for more pictures

sharxbyte 07-09-2013 5:06 PM

one more, just for updates

ExAcHog 07-10-2013 7:14 AM

I look forward to the finished product...tagged

xgi1991 07-10-2013 7:17 AM

looks like an awesome project, keep us posted

chris 07-10-2013 8:57 AM

keep us posted. looks good so far.

marksmandowntown 07-10-2013 7:20 PM

Want to see. Looks really cool. Please talk about the tools you used and how you made the string.

sharxbyte 07-10-2013 9:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marksmandowntown (Post 11788288)
Want to see. Looks really cool. Please talk about the tools you used and how you made the string.

Have not made the string yet. I intend to use a pair of cords from a set of miniblinds, wrapped/twisted. I'll be covering the loops at either end as well as the portion where the arrow nocks with heat shrink for durability.

Currently the only power tools I've used were a drill/butterfly bit to start the window, and a chop saw to square the starting block.

I also used:

Clamps to hold the pieces as they glued

Hand saw (wood) for making in-cuts

Handsaw (multipurpose/drywall) to start the cuts on the skis

hacksaw to finish the cuts on the skis

chisels to remove the chunks between the in cuts

rasp/files to round/smooth the general shape out

skinning knife for detail work

square for measuring/marking

Measure tape for ""

sharxbyte 07-11-2013 5:49 PM

Well, bad news... The riser broke, so i'll either need to glue it, and hope it doesn't repeat itself, or more likely, start over... Learned a lot making it though!

Rock6.3 07-11-2013 5:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharxbyte (Post 11789514)
Have not made the string yet. I intend to use a pair of cords from a set of miniblinds, wrapped/twisted. I'll be covering the loops at either end as well as the portion where the arrow nocks with heat shrink for durability.

Currently the only power tools I've used were a drill/butterfly bit to start the window, and a chop saw to square the starting block.

I also used:

Clamps to hold the pieces as they glued

Hand saw (wood) for making in-cuts

Handsaw (multipurpose/drywall) to start the cuts on the skis

hacksaw to finish the cuts on the skis

chisels to remove the chunks between the in cuts

rasp/files to round/smooth the general shape out

skinning knife for detail work

square for measuring/marking

Measure tape for ""

Miniblind cord for a bow string? :facepalm: Not a good idea...

Rock6.3 07-11-2013 5:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharxbyte (Post 11795808)
Well, bad news... The riser broke, so i'll either need to glue it, and hope it doesn't repeat itself, or more likely, start over... Learned a lot making it though!

Use 2X4's again and expect similar results.

sharxbyte 07-11-2013 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rock6.3 (Post 11795873)
Use 2X4's again and expect similar results.

not 2x4. I used poplar glued in layers.

wjc 07-12-2013 6:54 PM

For the bowstring, try getting your hands on some B-50 from Brownwell's if you can. It' a pretty good general string material.

Your going to need some serving material too. I use BCY Halo.

sharxbyte 07-16-2013 10:04 PM

Thanks. I was considering using heatshrink, but I'll look into that. Also was told that a good weave of strong braided fishing line is excellent.


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