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    New build, dragon head bow.

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    New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by phuphuphnik on Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am

    Building one with #1 daughter (chronologically) Using a slo-bow 65# prod 3 ply soft maple laminated (3/4", 1.9cm boards) This stuff carves great, and the 9 feet (3 meters-ish) of wood only set me back $20 Delrin nut. It is to be pretty long, as the prod is long and the dimensions look more pleasing that way. I'll need to make a wippe, the head will make it hard to set on the ground to hand span, and depending on how she does the end of the tiller, pressing it against the belly to span it may prove injurious to the archer.
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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by kenh on Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:20 am

    That's gonna look really nice!  Love the dragon.

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:07 am

    Looks to be about done. Brass bow 'irons' that I silverplated. Test shot it a couple times, seems to work.
    I should point out we split the work, I did the heavy lifting and Louisa did the fine work.

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by Jim McCoin on Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:52 am

    Who ever thought a green tiller would look neat, as of now!

    Very cool.

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by edstuff on Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:00 pm

    Getting the young involved. That's pretty cool.
    Crossbow looks great too

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:36 pm

    Louisa's bow: the movie

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by kenh on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:16 pm

    Looking good! At least you hit the target and not the dog in the house!

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by Rizzar on Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:48 am

    Yeah, looks great!

    I usually do not do such engravings on my projects, but it reminds me of those fancy engraved target crossbows. It could loose some weight at the back end, as you can see the areas that have to withstand the (quite low) forces are slimmer than rest of the tiller. It would add some extra elegance to it.


    I know that camouflage pattern from somewhere...^^

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    Re: New build, dragon head bow.

    Post by phuphuphnik on Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:28 am

    Rizzar: I have a small collection of camo from various countries. I love the flecktarn. I used to have S. Korean, but sold it to another collector. The Swiss Alpenflange is another favourite.
    I agree it could lose some mass on the tail, but right now she has to press the butt against her belly to span it, and the more surface the less it hurts. I'll pass it along to her. I was thinking of a hook up front to connect to a removable stirrup, or a goat's foot lever. The advantage is the front is a bit heavy and the stock rests on her shoulder, so the weight back there keeps it set.

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