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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Haunt,go to projects page and look for "Stone Cold Country"......you want to talk "tapers"..........building bows is nuthin but!!!!!That build which is an admitted complete ripoff,is sporting multiple tapers.Most bow manuf. settle in on certain "constant" tapers..001....002....003...thousandths,per inch taper.Think about that for a second.That bow runs from an .002 to .004.And it takes gobs of experience to get that transition in exactly the right place.
Now,what-if you could change that taper,mid-stream?This is where...I'd bet GOOD money the snowbd,"bigboys" are.Its that last bit of tuning that.....well,maybe Joe-Shmo couldn't tell the diff...but I'll gauren-DANG-tee you a pro could feel the difference.
Think about your question....you asked about tapering the core woods right?To wit,heck yeah...what do you want to know about it....when it comes to multiple tapers....its gonna get DEEP,WRT metrology and engineering....so,and don't take this wrong but....you'll need to get a full understanding of a std taper first.And it don't involve a planer.Its all about grinding(sanders).Imagine a widebelt or variant with your core wood sitting on a taper'd plane.Thats how most get a std taper.......the 64k$ question is how you custom cut multi tapers.But you really need to work on your std tapers first.BW
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.