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Old 02-17-2022, 08:56 PM   #1
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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).

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1 - Riser block
2 - Limb laminations
3 - G10 Center flare block
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Old 02-17-2022, 08:59 PM   #2
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I love my Primal Tech!!!!!

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Old 02-17-2022, 09:06 PM   #3
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Will be cool to follow this bow build, thanks for taking us along.
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:12 PM   #4
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Man thats some gorgeous wood. What is it ?
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:21 PM   #5
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thats awesome, ill be following
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:25 PM   #6
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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..
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:27 PM   #7
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Man thats some gorgeous wood. What is it ?
I believe its Myrtl Burl. Really beautiful wood



EDIT: didnt see Helicals reply. Might be spalted.

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Old 02-17-2022, 09:30 PM   #8
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Thx JakeM.. Was looking at Walnut burl originally,.. which is awesome, but then saw this block and shifted gears..
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:31 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:42 PM   #10
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I’m on the list, can’t wait to get it started!
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:42 PM   #11
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Hey, I hope thatís not the myrtle heís supposed to be building my riser with!!

Good lookiní chunks of wood!

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Old 02-17-2022, 09:51 PM   #12
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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..
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Old 02-17-2022, 09:56 PM   #13
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I know that!! I was just razzing!!!

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Old 02-17-2022, 10:10 PM   #14
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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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Old 02-17-2022, 10:16 PM   #15
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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..
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By the way, your and Bischís PTs are some real beauties..
Thanks! My Primal Tech is the prettiest bow I have ever owned!!!!!!

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Old 02-18-2022, 07:37 AM   #17
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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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Old 02-18-2022, 09:19 AM   #18
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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!!
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Old 02-18-2022, 09:46 AM   #19
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Old 02-18-2022, 10:42 AM   #20
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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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That two weeks I had that pass around bow is what convinced me I had to have a PT of my own!!!

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Old 02-18-2022, 12:41 PM   #21
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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...
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:41 PM   #22
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Thx for the kind words guys. Some of y’all are biased though. Lol
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Old 02-18-2022, 12:49 PM   #23
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That is so I can measure your length of pull.
In your case I had to drastically shorten my design...




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Old 02-18-2022, 12:51 PM   #24
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There ya go Randy! Was wondering why Ryanís bow looked so ďoddĒ. 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
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:24 PM   #25
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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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Old 02-18-2022, 05:51 PM   #26
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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
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Gonna be durn purty fur sure.

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Old 02-18-2022, 06:18 PM   #28
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Yep, thatís gonna be a looker for sure!!!!!

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Old 02-18-2022, 10:26 PM   #29
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Nice to see this beauty being created.
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Old 02-19-2022, 06:59 AM   #30
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Works of art!
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Old 02-19-2022, 07:01 AM   #31
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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..
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Can almost smell it . . .

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Old 02-19-2022, 09:23 AM   #33
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yes sir.. and i bet Randy was smellin’ aoudad horn on the bandsaw…
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Old 02-19-2022, 05:00 PM   #34
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Looking good!
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Randy, I want you to get a website!! I dont have facebook so Im unable to see that stuff.
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Cool to see a great plan come together.
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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
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Old 02-20-2022, 08:07 AM   #38
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hey fellas, hereís a pre-shaped riser cross section..
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Iím thinking that thing is going to be stunning!!!!!!

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Thx Bisch..

Pieces starting to get shaped out..
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Well, he hasn't messed it up so far.
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Well, he hasn't messed it up so far.

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



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Those dyed buckeye accents of really nice. Now I’m rethinking my upcoming bow.
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Old 02-24-2022, 06:36 PM   #44
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Gettin closer boys,Ö basic riser shaping.
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What's that black squiggle at the bottom of the riser?

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That’s gonna be a looker.
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Old 02-24-2022, 07:24 PM   #47
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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!
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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!
Come on man we can't razz him if you're gonna ease any false concerns we try to freak him out with.

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

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