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Offline simson

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big elm flatbow 74/28 (No. 6)
« on: October 29, 2012, 02:23:17 am »
Laying in the bed with influenca attack, cannot do any work. Have decided to show you another bow I posted on PP a while ago (before I found this place). So, perhaps some of you are perhaps bored - sorry for that.

Here she is:
elm sapling bow, stave was about 5" in diameter. It was harvested in late spring, so the back shows after debarking the early grain / fibres as a wonderful landscape like a field with a lot of humps and dumps. Yes, I know the early wood is not the best as back, but i could not resist leaving it on. The piece had many little branches, which I also left on and cut off at about 1/4". The area just above the handle shows the relic of a dead branch (hollow stump) of about 3/4" in diameter and ca. 2" depth! The belly is flat and at some sections grooved, it shows a nice combination of the heartwood and besides the sapwood.
The stave has a propeller twist and a problematic side profile. The lower limb runs on the outside (back) of the grip, the upper limb to the inside (belly), because of the stump. The result is an unusual braced side profile, like a negative tiller. The arc of the lower limb is higher than the upper limb. Crazy!

No leather handle, no overlays - just a stick and a string.

 string alignment is corrected with dry heat
The back is stained to show the nice surface.
70 ntn, max. width is 2,25"

very light heattreatment
the bow came out with 74# @ 28, shoots very nice and fast. (I haven't believed a flatbow so long is so fast).
The hollow stump is filled with a whisky reservoir (in case of snakebites and so on ... )


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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 02:26:32 am »
Now that is cool 8) !
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 04:04:18 am »
Very nice Job,Love it. :)
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 06:22:16 am »
That's pretty cool!  Nice tiller and I really like the snakebite medicine holder.  Josh
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 06:40:58 am »
Cool! That is a real work of art!  8)
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 08:04:49 am »
That baby is pure art Simson. I'm just grinning ear to ear looking at that beauty imagining the dumbfounded look some hardcore
wheelie bow guy might give you if he ran into you in the woods with that bow in hand. ;D You could then offer him a snort of the
whiskey to bring him back to his senses. ???
Spectacular bow, I just love it.
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 09:20:07 am »
I would be proud of that bow, nice job.

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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 09:56:06 am »
Man i just love it!!  That one is just too awesome, esp with the "stump".  Great job on a very difficult piece.  Hope you get better soon!

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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 10:42:22 am »
I remember seeing this bow! Love it. Esp the booze container   >:D
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 10:49:12 am »
Sweet bow hope you get to feeling better soon.

Offline sharpend60

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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 11:30:06 am »
Dang Simson,

I think I like every bow ya have posted.

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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 12:41:54 pm »
Amazing bow sir! I like the medicine holder as well. I think you should make it your victory shot for when you get a deer (or whatever you may hunt). I fish Musky with my father in law and when someone catches one the tradition is to take a shot of Dr. McGillicuddy's peppermint schnaps and take a bite of chocolate. Anyway - I would recommend it. :)

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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 03:51:18 am »
Thank you guys for your response.
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 09:49:33 pm »
I missed this one the initial go around.  Just linked to it through BOM thread, and I have to say, this bow has a good shot at BOM.  Honestly, your bows are some of the best I have seen on PA.  It is very evident you take a lot of pride in your craftsmanship.  Seeing your bows always inspires me to slow down and take the extra effort in the finer details of my own bow efforts.
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Re: big elm flatbow
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 12:28:42 am »
i just have one thing to say...WOW..i didn't know elm was so pretty...john