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helical 02-17-2022 08:56 PM

Primal Tech - Recurve Build
 
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Hey fellas, thought I would share some of the build process that Randy Madden puts into his traditional bows. Heís working on a recurve at the moment so I will include milestone pics as/if he shares them during the build.

If you have not had the opportunity to see a Primal Tech up close, hopefully this post will provide a sense for the attention to detail, materials quality, and Randyís world class craftsmanship (itís really cool to know a guy with this level of mechanical skill).

Appreciated.

Here are a few pictures of the build to date:
1 - Riser block
2 - Limb laminations
3 - G10 Center flare block

Bisch 02-17-2022 08:59 PM

I love my Primal Tech!!!!!

Bisch


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3ChordTruth 02-17-2022 09:06 PM

Will be cool to follow this bow build, thanks for taking us along.

critter69 02-17-2022 09:12 PM

Man thats some gorgeous wood. What is it ?

JakeM 02-17-2022 09:21 PM

thats awesome, ill be following

helical 02-17-2022 09:25 PM

Thx Critter - i believe the riser block is spalted Myrtl. Looking forward to seeing if the figure pops a bit when Randy shapes it out..

JakeM 02-17-2022 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by critter69 (Post 16101354)
Man thats some gorgeous wood. What is it ?

I believe its Myrtl Burl. Really beautiful wood



EDIT: didnt see Helicals reply. Might be spalted.

helical 02-17-2022 09:30 PM

Thx JakeM.. Was looking at Walnut burl originally,.. which is awesome, but then saw this block and shifted gears..

JakeM 02-17-2022 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helical (Post 16101384)
Thx JakeM.. Was looking at Walnut burl originally,.. which is awesome, but then saw this block and shifted gears..

Very nice choice, should be a beautiful bow and cant wait to see it finished!

BDann 02-17-2022 09:42 PM

I’m on the list, can’t wait to get it started!

Bisch 02-17-2022 09:42 PM

Primal Tech - Recurve Build
 
Hey, I hope thatís not the myrtle heís supposed to be building my riser with!!

Good lookiní chunks of wood!

Bisch


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helical 02-17-2022 09:51 PM

hey Bisch - you already have the best lookin walnut burl Primal Tech riser on the planet..!! Also, somethin tells me Randy has your Myrtl burl set aside..

Bisch 02-17-2022 09:56 PM

I know that!! I was just razzing!!!

Bisch


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DRT 02-17-2022 10:10 PM

My next build is coming up soon. It's true he is genuinely gifted in making bows that are works of art.
But his bows also have a functionality comparable to any out there and better than any other I've shot.
I'd be sure to work with him closely on grip style and fit.
But you will get a bow second to none in fit and finish, quiet and smooth, shoots hard and fast and one you'll be proud to carry to the club shoot or the deer stand.
And tell him to get you an extra Hunter's Choice Bowstring for it so you have a backup after you run 10,000 arrows through it between now and hunting season!

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helical 02-17-2022 10:16 PM

Hey DRT… Fully agree.

It’s one thing to build something that looks cool, but to build a dynamic tool that performs like a Primal Tech, well,.. that’s a different thing altogether…

By the way, your and Bisch’s PTs are some real beauties..

Bisch 02-18-2022 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helical (Post 16101459)
By the way, your and Bischís PTs are some real beauties..

Thanks! My Primal Tech is the prettiest bow I have ever owned!!!!!!

Bisch


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DRT 02-18-2022 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bisch (Post 16101589)
Thanks! My Primal Tech is the prettiest bow I have ever owned!!!!!!

Bisch


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Agree. And the best shooting.
In fact Bisch was deadly as the plague with a pass around PT before he even got one for himself.

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CRM_95 02-18-2022 09:19 AM

Randy builds awesome bows!! It was weird that he wanted a pic of me in my underwear, he said he needed it to gauge my overall dimensions for my bow. But whatever, it shoots good!!

DRT 02-18-2022 09:46 AM

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Bisch 02-18-2022 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 16101645)
Agree. And the best shooting.
In fact Bisch was deadly as the plague with a pass around PT before he even got one for himself.

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That two weeks I had that pass around bow is what convinced me I had to have a PT of my own!!!

Bisch


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Randy Madden 02-18-2022 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CRM_95 (Post 16101823)
Randy builds awesome bows!! It was weird that he wanted a pic of me in my underwear, he said he needed it to gauge my overall dimensions for my bow. But whatever, it shoots good!!

That is so I can measure your length of pull.
In your case I had to drastically shorten my design... :D

Randy Madden 02-18-2022 12:41 PM

Thx for the kind words guys. Some of y’all are biased though. Lol

CRM_95 02-18-2022 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Madden (Post 16102085)
That is so I can measure your length of pull.
In your case I had to drastically shorten my design... :D


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spidermonkey 02-18-2022 12:51 PM

There ya go Randy! ;)b Was wondering why Ryanís bow looked so ďoddĒ. :D And Iím biased as well, and I donít even own one! I shot Randyís personal LB when we went to Colorado, and it felt/shot sweeter than any bow Iíve had the chance to shoot. Iíll have one someday, thatís for sure! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty

DRT 02-18-2022 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Madden (Post 16102087)
Thx for the kind words guys. Some of yíall are biased though. Lol

That bias comes from experience with the bows and their creator.


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helical 02-18-2022 05:51 PM

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Recurve pieces taking shape.

1 - Riser spine and belly
2 - Riser and limb base accents
3 - And some sweet goodness Aoudad horn for riser and limb bolt overlays

DRT 02-18-2022 06:13 PM

Gonna be durn purty fur sure.

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Bisch 02-18-2022 06:18 PM

Yep, thatís gonna be a looker for sure!!!!!

Bisch


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3ChordTruth 02-18-2022 10:26 PM

Nice to see this beauty being created. ;)b

SwampGhost 02-19-2022 06:59 AM

Works of art!

helical 02-19-2022 07:01 AM

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good morning fellas..

Randy has the riser block assembled with limb alignment pins and bolt inserts installed. Looks like he also has the ďbloodtrail redĒ dyed buckeye burl and aoudad horn accents roughed out.. looking forward to seeing the handle shaped out from blocky chunk to serpentine riser..

DRT 02-19-2022 09:17 AM

Can almost smell it . . .

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helical 02-19-2022 09:23 AM

yes sir.. and i bet Randy was smellin’ aoudad horn on the bandsaw…

JakeM 02-19-2022 05:00 PM

Looking good!

BeardedAg08 02-19-2022 09:17 PM

Randy, I want you to get a website!! I dont have facebook so Im unable to see that stuff.

3ChordTruth 02-19-2022 10:17 PM

Cool to see a great plan come together.

Randy Madden 02-19-2022 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeardedAg08 (Post 16104010)
Randy, I want you to get a website!! I dont have facebook so Im unable to see that stuff.

That is something we plan on doing in the future if I ever get the new shop completed. Iíll have to hire someone to run it though because I canít keep up with things as is. Lol

helical 02-20-2022 08:07 AM

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hey fellas, hereís a pre-shaped riser cross section..

Bisch 02-20-2022 09:49 AM

Iím thinking that thing is going to be stunning!!!!!!

Bisch


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helical 02-23-2022 02:09 PM

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Thx Bisch..

Pieces starting to get shaped out..

DRT 02-23-2022 02:39 PM

Well, he hasn't messed it up so far.:D

Bisch 02-23-2022 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 16109687)
Well, he hasn't messed it up so far.:D


You donít know that!!! We havenít seen the riser in a while!!!!

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BDann 02-23-2022 03:40 PM

Those dyed buckeye accents of really nice. Now I’m rethinking my upcoming bow.

helical 02-24-2022 06:36 PM

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Gettin closer boys,Ö basic riser shaping.

DRT 02-24-2022 06:54 PM

What's that black squiggle at the bottom of the riser?

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BillyJack1975 02-24-2022 07:09 PM

That’s gonna be a looker.

Randy Madden 02-24-2022 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 16112064)
What's that black squiggle at the bottom of the riser?

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Epoxy that hasnít been sanded off yet.
Everything is roughed out. Will do final shaping and sanding tomorrow and sheíll be ready for the spray booth!

DRT 02-24-2022 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy Madden (Post 16112128)
Epoxy that hasnít been sanded off yet.

Everything is roughed out. Will do final shaping and sanding tomorrow and sheíll be ready for the spray booth!

Come on man we can't razz him if you're gonna ease any false concerns we try to freak him out with. [emoji38]

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helical 02-24-2022 08:05 PM

dangitt DRT,.. im on my 5th dr pepper trying to stay calm during Madden’s final build stages.

DRT 02-24-2022 08:58 PM

Bwahahahaha

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