Finally have time to get this bow build put up for you to look over, you may get a few ideas from it, I hope!
This will be a 64" D/R longbow , a modified bow off my original plan. I added 1" of reflex to the original bow profile.
Here are the riser blocks I will use, curly ambrosia maple and black walnut
There it is all glued and cleaned up.
Now into the heat box for 5-6 hours at 180* . My heat box lining has seen better days, another thing on the to do list!!
I set this off to the side for explanation purposes, you will rarely have one off this far. Move marks at both nocks the same amount to get string lined up with center mark. You will thank me later!
I file leaving the line on the tip side , this makes the string come in 3" shorter than the bow length, so a 61" string works for me after the tip overlays are on.
I check groove depth at this point with calipers. About .100" is good to get the string in the groove.
And some finished pictures of the MO woods bow.....