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    bolt rest advice

    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:28 am

    I am making a bone table and have opted to use a bolt rest.  I want to cut the rest separately and let it into a channel so it can be adjustable.  I'm guessing the fit should be a tight friction fit and the channel profile should be wider at the bottom than the top?  I am also planning on putting a rivet through the top and bottom inlays and noticed that some makers used a separate plate, are there any advantages/disadvantages to this approach; I was planning on using  one-piece inlays
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    Re: bolt rest advice

    Post by Geezer on Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:59 pm

    My Journeywoman, known here as 'lightly' does very nice bone tops.  She always makes the rest from a separate piece of inlet bone. Why?  I haven't asked her specifically, but I suppose it's because there is always a small chance that a broken string can knock the rest off your bow.  If it's part of the whole top piece, you stand a fair chance of doing a lot of damage.  If the rest is inlet in a separate piece at the ver fore-end, you'll only lose that bit.  Note if you will that an examination of many bows with moveable rests now have missing rests instead.  It wouldn't hurt to make an extra rest and keep it in your shooting kit along with extra bowstrings, lubricant, etc.

    When I do a moveable rest, I make it wider at the bottom than at the top, and look for a tight fit.  Then I cheat and drilll a tiny hole to one side and put in a little screw.  That way one can adjust the rest right-left and then screw it in place so it won't drift out. Geezer.

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    Re: bolt rest advice

    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm

    Geezer wrote:When I do a moveable rest, I make it wider at the bottom than at the top, and look for a tight fit.  Then I cheat and drilll a tiny hole to one side and put in a little screw.  That way one can adjust the rest right-left and then screw it in place so it won't drift out. Geezer.
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