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Old 04-29-2014, 10:18 PM   #11
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Ok wow! This should be a sticky! Very nicely done! Makes me want to try this myself! Well done!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:13 PM   #12
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Wow! Very nice.
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Absolutely awesome!!
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Very cool. You must have the patience of Job.
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Fantastic work!

(and patience)
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Awesome. I've only done self bows. Fewer tools required, but harder to get a predictable draw weight, and more dependent on haveing a really good piece of timber to start with.

I've wanted to do a laminate bow.
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I'm converting an old Frank Ketchum compound to recurve.
The limb angle is close..........using ILF limbs bottomed out should put it at just past midway if on a regular ILF riser.
Filled the cable set screw holes and stripped the heavy factory paint off, is now painted forest green.
The grip is pretty sweet as cast (aluminum) and that's why i bought it for conversion.

Lancaster out of limb collars and conversion bushings so will cut/polish whatever rifle/pistol brass fits and make 'em out of those.
Original limbs double bolted to inserts that could rock........filled second hole and will drill for locator pins (to go where the ILF bushings were).
Should end up old school cool, and get me a 50# rig for bowfishing or backup deer.
Not a craftsman, just a tinkerer.
The OP has way more skill and patience than I will ever have!

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #18
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SATISFIED. ? You sir are an artisan off some the finest work I have seen ! Beautiful , informative and just a extremely great post !


That is not a recurve , it's art and heirloom ! Thanks for sharing !

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