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Offline adb

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 08:22:09 pm »
Beech? Really. I don't think I've ever heard of a warbow made from beech. Cool. Could you post some pics of your bow and arrows?

Offline meanewood

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2013, 03:28:57 am »
Hi adb
I'll have to recruit my son to do that. I'm not just a primitive archer, I'm primitive all over.

Offline Yeomanbowman

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 04:45:00 am »
Beech was the crossbow bolt wood of choice according to the records from St. Briavels Castle, a major producer of arrows and bolts in the 13th C.

Offline adb

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2013, 09:03:46 am »
I can see it as arrow or bolt wood, but I've never heard it used as bow wood.

Offline Thesquirrelslinger

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 02:43:09 pm »
beech? its a hardwood, right?
ELB war arrows were supposedly ash, "heavy to give a great stripe"...
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

Offline meanewood

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 05:03:44 am »
Sorry about the delay in getting some pics of 90lb at 30.5 in Beech Warbow and set of Beech (same piece of wood as the bow) arrows.
Arrows are 1150 gns, 1/2 in tapered to 3/8 in, 3 in needle bodkins.
You can't see from the photos but Beech is a great looking wood!

Offline meanewood

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013, 05:11:07 am »
OK hope the rest come up now!

Offline adb

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Re: Arrow weight
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2013, 09:22:29 am »
Very cool! Thanks for taking the time to share. Beech. Huh. Who'd a thunk it! It's very unique to make a bow and arrows outta the same piece of wood!