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    • wTk
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      Had a request from Doc Nock to build a set of longbow limbs for an old recurve riser he had. It has been a tough challenge to get everything to fit when working with a completed riser. He wanted it to be 60″ n2n and 50# at 29″ draw. I spent a lot of time working with this limb design using Supertiller (thanks Alan!) before I started building the limbs.
      Here’s what the riser looked like when I got it.

      Here’s how it turned out. I had to narrow the limb pads from 1 3/4″ to 1 1/8″ but it didn’t seem to ruin the line of the riser.
      It ended up at 50# @ 29″ and 60″ n2n. This project helped keep me motivated during the cancer treatments and has meant a lot to me.





    • wTk
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      The veneer is ash olive burl. Here’s a pic of the sheet that I got from the http://www.theveneerstore.com/
      The sheet was rough and had to be sanded down then glued to a thin lam of actionboo so the face side could be sanded smooth. These veneers are sheared off a large block of wood so they aren’t smooth like what you get from Kenny McKensie. Wild looking wood though.

    • wTk
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      Here’s the FD curve drawn to 29″

    • Stephen Graf
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      All those names that got dropped missed me. But sure is a pretty bow!


      And congrats on finishing your treatment! That is no small accomplishment.
    • Bounty Hunter
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      Steve Graf wrote: All those names that got dropped missed me. But sure is a pretty bow!


      And congrats on finishing your treatment! That is no small accomplishment.

      X2

      That is really a sweet looking bow!!!!

    • strait-aero
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      Nice looking bow,sir! I’m sure your friend was happy with it. Glad to hear you got through your treatments.Smile Wayne

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Pretty work! and I’m glad your past those treatments. You can look forward to better days!

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