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In the spirit of posting something that isn't a bow press or a bag target here is a new project I've been working on.

Ever since I was a youngan I like the way that the old Indian XI wooden compound risers look. I've bought several off of ebay and occasionally I do something with them. Well this particular riser I wanted to make into a recurve. I noticed that the limb pockets that were on it fit the old pro-style limbs perfectly. Ironic they are still called pro-style when I doubt anyone beyond a beginner still shoots them but whatever they are easy to find and I'm not overly particular. So I bought a set of Samic Sage limbs and bolted them on. Unfortunately that's when I realized that the tolerances of the plastic limb pockets just were not acceptable. I was getting limb twist and crooked alignment, and all sorts of just basic crap that's not acceptable even for the pro-syle. So I sketched up an adjustable limb pocket and started to craft away. Here is what I came up with. The limbs were 40# at 28" but on this bow they are more like 45# overall length of the bow unstrung is 60". The limbs are now aligned and no limb twist.

Sorry the drawing is upside down in comparison to the actual pocket.

Enjoy!
 

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here is an idea of what the plastic limb pockets looked like...
 

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Beautiful job!
Risers of that era were very similar to the recurve risers. So it looks natural to put recurve limbs on one.
Great job on the limb pockets,
Allen
 

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I agree a lot of the old bows used the existing recurve technology. I still have some work to do on it. I want to paint the pockets and and paint the riser with a satin finish.
 
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