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    Post by actionbow Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 pm

    Shooting for 16" stroke @ 180-190 lbs. Heavy recurve, 5 laminations, 36" bow measuring 32" unstrung.
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    Post by Todd the archer Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:04 am

    Very interesting can't wait to see what you are working on.

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    Interesting! More pictures, please.
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    Post by actionbow Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:07 pm

    Next, trigger parts. Its made of purpleheart, bocote and ipe on the bow belly.
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    Post by Todd the archer Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:56 am

    Looks great so far, is the prod all wood no glass?

    Curious to see how the trigger works.

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    Post by actionbow Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:43 am

    No, it has a layer of clear glass on the back. It goes: belly, ipe in two layers, hickory, purpleheart, glass.
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    Oiled and tillering.

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    Post by Todd the archer Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:56 am

    Looks sharp, can you explain the slide action part? Hope your riser is strong enough. Here is a picture of a proline crossbow. It is the only crossbow that I know of that uses a wood riser with 2 separate limbs. It looks quite a bit beefier than yours but don't know if that would work with your design.
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    Post by actionbow Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am

    I wondered about that myself. It is reinforced with fiberglass on the bocote faceplate and backed with two bocote teardrop wedges but you may be right. I am considering a front stainless bridge to tie the two sides both layers together and prevent separation of the faceplate. I wanted to avoid it but it worked well on my cocobolo elephant bow. It's just heavy and slows arrow loading.
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    Post by actionbow Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:34 am

    Here are two other wood, split limb risers I have made, both very successful but they are tied at the top by steel. First bow is only about 90# but this one is about 200#.

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    Post by actionbow Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:39 am

    This current bow started as a single limb bow but I couldn't stand the loss of performance I knew I would have with pressure on the barrel not to mention shorter string life, the pulling upward on limb tips etc.

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    Post by Todd the archer Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:46 pm

    Keep us posted with your progress. I like it so far!

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    Post by Hermit Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:49 pm

    No doubt in my mind at all Tink,you do beautifull work.
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    Post by MoeM Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:44 am

    Cool stuff they look awesome!
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    Are the prods symetric and centercut and what does "slide action" mean?

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    Post by Samuel Wilhelm Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:31 am

    you got a picture?
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    Post by actionbow Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:07 am

    Look at page one wil. There are a couple pics.
    The prod is pressed and cut in half. Slide action refers to the gastraphetes style cocking mechanism.
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    Post by actionbow Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:16 am

    I am currently working on the 4th generation prod design for this bow. I am trying to get the most recurve I can practically engineer into the prod. One broke after 100 or so shots, one began to delaminate due to too thick of a hickory core and the last one was too heavy and began to split at the limb tips after 60 or so shots. The next one will have a bamboo core, osage and glass belly and hopefully be perfect. My goal is to push the limits of arrow speed without going to a compound design. I could have easily just made a reasonable, safe prod but where's the fun in that?

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