Recent content by albatross

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    Eye Dominance

    I sourced a length of 8/32 threaded rod and replace the original with it. I extended the sight ring about 2 1/2". It works very well. I tested it in my garden range <> 20 m and adjusted it. Now I can shoot with my specs on and use my left eye to sight. When this lockdown is over I will see how...
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    Eye Dominance

    Thanks for the replies. I was wondering about the string picture. I will search for Maja Marcen. Thanks for the information everyone. @LionOfNarnia. I have taps and dies so if need Be I will be able to make an extension similar to your picture. I see that Maja Marcen is a compound shooter and...
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    Eye Dominance

    I am developing a problem with my right eye. Currently I am right eye dominant. Is it possible to shoot a right handed olympic recurve using my left eye if I put a patch over my right eye.
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    Tuning forks?

    This morning I did a double check with my Tuning Forks and my Beiter blocks. Absolutely spot on according to both and the string aligned with the centre of my Fiberbow S3 longrod. Using my 'modified' viewing method when using the Tuning Forks I can make sure the string is also aligned with the...
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    Tuning forks?

    What an excellent video explanation. Thanks for posting the video dottorfoggy. I have set my recurve alignment with the 'tuning Forks'. So now I will double check the limb alignment using the information in the video - long rod and Beiter blocks. Just to check the accuracy of the Tuning Forks...
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    Bow explode after a release and broke nock

    Is it possible that you had one of the limb dovetails 'over' the dovetail plate instead on under it. It is easily done if assembling in a hurry or are distracted during assembly.
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    Tuning forks?

    Some companies are great to deal with. I emailed Early Human and got an immediate reply. He was amazed I was being charged. He sent me the payment amount electronically straight away. How's That for customer care!
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    Tuning forks?

    Dick Turpin is alive and well! I just got an email from UPS stating my tuning forks will be delivered in the next couple of days. Great I thought. Then a warning notice came up 'Import Duties are payable in this item'! I went to the relevant page. They want £23.00 import duties! This is for an...
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    Braided Loops

    This afternoon I used a bowyer's knot to set the string length for my ELB. I then made a 'braided' loop for the bottom loop. It did not take long to do. Here is a picture of the two loops. Braided on the left. Standard twist on the right. In case you are wondering why I wanted to try this...
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    Braided Loops

    Well I had a go. I watched rope loop splicing on a couple of videos. They all used a three ply rope. I cut three bundles of bow string material (red - blue - white). It was VERY time consuming and even though I had different colours, it was also confusing. The wax did not prove to be a problem -...
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    Braided Loops

    Has anyone made a longbow string with braided (spliced) loops instead of the usual flemish twist method? What I mean is. Do the 'strand twisting' as usual as if making a 'Flemish Twist' but instead of forming the the loop and then 'back twisting' into the main bundle, splice the loose ends into...
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    Tuning forks?

    I have no idea. I thought that the 'limb twist' may have made them a bit stiffer. I checked my tiller - it had increased from 6mm to 8mm (no tiller bolt adjustments made)! However. I sent a copy of my testing to the developer. He sent me a very nice email reply and I believe he is going to...
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    Tuning forks?

    Well today I spent a fruitful morning checking out this riser and bits. It is NOT the riser - neither is it the limbs! It is not the 'Tuning Forks' either. The problem lies in viewing the string and the tuning fork alignment marks. If you use the method of viewing described in the instructions...
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    Tuning forks?

    Hello Cereleste. I shot the bow today and it seems different! I only adjusted the limbs on Friday and indoors so I only had the riser with a short extension to mount it with during my 'fiddling'. Today at the range I got a not so nice surprise. The thing is. If the limbs are now correct, then...
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    Tuning forks?

    "It is a shame to hear that Fibrebow still has this problem. I remember hearing about a number of Fibrebow users who had to have their riser pockets shimmed several years ago. You'd think they'd have it sorted out by now." Shame that designer appears not to care about 'bad press' or it cannot...
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