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    Typically, RFID doesn't need a battery, you...

    Typically, RFID doesn't need a battery, you strobe the tag w/ radio waves which power it up and transmit a signal back. Since it's not powered, it may skirt legislation against tracking devices.
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    I paid more than twice that for my 60# T/D...

    I paid more than twice that for my 60# T/D Hunter.

    My limb tip overlays are just wood, and it came w/ an (original) Dacron string, so I've not even considered anything else.
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    There are a number of on-line instruction pages...

    There are a number of on-line instruction pages for doing this. The canonical one is: http://poorfolkbows.com/oak.htm

    One of the members here, Kegan maintains a site on this as well:...
  4. If you're not deadset on ``3020'', then a similar...

    If you're not deadset on ``3020'', then a similar class of machine is the Shapeoko: http://www.shapeoko.com/

    Open source if that sort of thing matters to you. I believe the plates are laser cut...
  5. Thread: What wood?

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    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/47641/List-...

    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/47641/List-of-Potenial-Bow-Wood-Species-With-Comments
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    The big differences seem to be: - require...

    The big differences seem to be:

    - require more room / have a greater motion when shooting than a traditional compound
    - tend toward making more noise than an otherwise equivalent compound, but...
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    Yes and yes.

    Yes and yes.
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    Hwarang is a specific manufacturer which only...

    Hwarang is a specific manufacturer which only makes one model AFAIK.

    http://www.koreanarchery.org/classic/hwarangbow.html

    I picked up a Kaya KTB, but wish that I'd been able to stretch my...
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    I use arrow wraps, but add a design using Sharpie...

    I use arrow wraps, but add a design using Sharpie brand paint markers:

    2057194
  10. Thread: Want List?

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    Thank you, I'm flattered, but I'm living in the...

    Thank you, I'm flattered, but I'm living in the 'burbs and it's not an option w/o a drastic infusion of money and a change of venue.

    Didn't mean to derail the discussion....
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    Time is Gen. Napoleon's most precious commodity,...

    Time is Gen. Napoleon's most precious commodity, so agree --- was up 'til 2:00 this morning working on a wedding gift (a hand-bound book) since I couldn't find the time anywhen else w/ work and...
  12. You can build an approximation of a Mongolian bow...

    You can build an approximation of a Mongolian bow fairly inexpensively though. The beginnings of instructions have been posted here:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2246238

    If...
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    I found that cutting foam w/ a heating element...

    I found that cutting foam w/ a heating element generated nasty fumes which gave me a worse headache --- a saw-toothed fillet knife worked well for cutting though.

    Haven't found a really good...
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    I've had these in my wishlist on Lancaster...

    I've had these in my wishlist on Lancaster Archery for a while now:

    http://www.lancasterarchery.com/legacy-leather-warm-full-gloves-with-nylon-tips.html
  15. Making whistling arrows using plastic deodorant roller balls

    Here: http://www.ottomanturkishbows.com/2012/04/making-whistling-arrow-with-deodorant.html

    Looks pretty easy....
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    The best resource I know of on that is:...

    The best resource I know of on that is: http://www.amazon.com/The-Bow-Builders-Book-European/dp/0764341537/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

    There's also a lot of discussion 'bout this sort of thing on Paleo...
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    There was a discussion on making these on a UK...

    There was a discussion on making these on a UK archery site a while back. The site has a specific, fairly active forum for ``Horsebows''.

    Sent you a PM w/ the link. But, the same person registered...
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    It looks to be multiple parts. My apologies,...

    It looks to be multiple parts.

    My apologies, left off the Thingiverse link?

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:398766 --- Vincy Compound Bow Mark 1
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    3D printed compound bow

    ~22 pound draw weight, no word on the letoff. Uses 35X6 fiber glass for the limbs.

    Video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikj1E3Rds9k
  20. In Korea, an extra bit of colored thread was tied...

    In Korea, an extra bit of colored thread was tied on at the point where the arrow nock was to go, so that at least is traditional.

    One issue I've been having, and this may be behind the concerns...
  21. The problem w/ carbon arrows is that they're...

    The problem w/ carbon arrows is that they're quite stiff, and w/o a cut-in arrow pass / shelf, one needs much more flexible arrows than are typically available in carbon.

    I'm currently using...
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    I use a Hawkwood Bowglove from Ravenswood...

    I use a Hawkwood Bowglove from Ravenswood Leathers: http://www.ravenswoodleather.com/index.php?p=product&id=398

    I prefer their premium leathers --- seem to hold up better.
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    My inclination would be to print up replacements...

    My inclination would be to print up replacements for all the gear I've made of Lego bricks:

    - fletching jig
    - spine tester / cresting tool

    There are a number of items listed on Thingiverse:...
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    Another consideration is if you're selling you...

    Another consideration is if you're selling you need to contact an accountant so as to work out how to charge and pay the excise tax on bows / limbs of 35lb. or greater draw weight.
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    The Bear Takedown was my dream bow --- which hurt...

    The Bear Takedown was my dream bow --- which hurt 'cause I was really wanting one just when they were discontinuing the Bear Takedown Supreme and before they began making them again.

    I consider...
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    I'd definitely go for the fixed, two-point,...

    I'd definitely go for the fixed, two-point, mounted stringer. You should be able to build one which would fit into a car's trunk and be light enough to lean against the bumper, w/ say an extension...
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    There's a group in Charlottesville which keeps...

    There's a group in Charlottesville which keeps having events: http://www.rrpc.org/
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    Reference books?

    What books / resources can one recommend?

    There's Traditional Archery from Six Continents: The Charles E. Grayson Collection ---...
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    I made a simple leather thumb ring and it seems...

    I made a simple leather thumb ring and it seems to work fairly well.
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    I've been using the Ravenswood Leathers Bowglove:...

    I've been using the Ravenswood Leathers Bowglove: http://www.ravenswoodleather.com/index.php?p=product&id=398

    and have been considering the Sherwood Archer's Bracer:...
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