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    Woodturning, DIY, jigs and fixtures, building small items for the shop and home

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  1. Bankstick

    Laminated Flatbow Build They hold the string away from their face. I'm amazed at their consistency with this method. I'm an archery instructor with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). I emphasize that consistency is the key to good archery. Any variation will cause you to miss the target. The golfer has some control as the length of the arms help control the swing. Centrifugal force comes into play here. Actually, the golf swing is the most unnatural movement of the human body. Baseball and tennis are more anatomical friendly. Watch the attached video. The one that I first saw was shooting from a moving horse!
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Here is the one I was looking for!
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Didn't notice you are Down Under, mate. There is an archery supply house that specializes in a lot of what is discussed here for bow building. Will research it. BTW, saw some Youtube sites where a bow is made from PVC pipe. Here are two sites. Bing is a general search.
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    Guitar repair

    I know of a cabinet shop that had a custom order for distressed cabinets. So......the guys beat the bejabbers out of the cabinets with lengths of chain.
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress of the build. Where did you order the fiberglass and epoxy? Take lots of precautions with the fiberglass when cutting or sanding it. Set up a vacuum system or dust collector, wear a respirator, and use an air filtration system to remove all of it from the shop. You seem right on target with this bow.
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    Stain Different Color Along Walls

    Reminds me of my wife's grandparents' home. Beautiful pine floors from the early 50s. Covered with carpet! My SIL and BIL lived there for several years, never pulled the carpet and refinished the floors. Moved and bought a new house. Can't figure why???????
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Well on the way! A local shooting club hosts a couple of primitive archery shoots each year. That is, long bows or recurve bows only. No compound bows allowed. I attended on and several vendors had custom bows displayed for sale. The quality was second to none. They weren't cheap as there was a lot of time spent in crafting each individual bow. I had a Bear Kodiak recurve bow that I bought for $25 and sold for same. Now a Bear recurve goes for many times that. Dad always said hindsight was 20/20. Looking for the finished bow!
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    Turning Golf Balls

    They are either solid core like Topflite or rubber band wound like the Titlelist balls.
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    To answer your question, wtnh, lots of practice! I read a book by an author who is a noted archery instructor. He had a former student win a tournament and found the limbs of the compound bow were not tensioned equally! Go figure. He went on to experiment and found that "tuning" might not be as important as thought. Ever see the samurai shoot a bow? They break all the rules of archery. They do not have an anchor point on their face anywhere. They hold the string and nock away from their face. How they do this consistently is beyond me. I think you might find this by a search on the Internet. Brendan, you can never have too much archery/fishing/hunting/golf/woodworking stuff. The one who dies with the most, wins!
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    In 60 years I have never heard it referred to as a recurve flat bow. A flat bow is a long bow with flat limbs. The link I gave shows a long bow with a flat back and a radius on the face. A horn bow uses horn as part of the bow in addition to wood. Look at for all kinds of bows. Note the nomenclature. I have been there and it is one of those places, "So much stuff, so little money!"
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    In reviewing this thread, that is a recurve bow. A flat bow doesn't have the curved ends. A flat bow is just that- stick and string as some call it. Sort of what Robin Hood would have used. The flat bow has flat limbs. There are also plans for a long bow that has a thicker body and a radius to it rather than the flat limbs. Will see if i can find the instructions for the long bow.
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    A Desk for My Wife

    Very nice. Are the drawers file size? Can't tell from the picture. Well planned and good idea to follow her specifications. Happy wife, happy life!
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    Laminated Flatbow Build

    Talk about timing! I have been playing with this idea for a long time. Thanks for sharing. I'll view it later as I'm up to my eyebrows in alligators or crocodiles that you have Down Under.
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    Scaling Down Cut List Dimensions

    I have put a print on the copier and either reduced or enlarged it. I did this with prints of cork fishing rod grips. The size of the grip would be in relation to the size and type of rod.
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    An introduction

    Cleveland. No easy way to get there. Cross Chickamauga Dam or go up I-24 and cut across.