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Offline leonwood

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Black Locust static and introduction
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:55:50 am »
Since this is my first post a small introduction so you have some idea who I am:
     
I am a 43 year old dude from The Netherlands where I live with my wife and lovely two daughters. At work I sit behind a computer all day so when i am at home I have the need to compensate that by making stuff with my hands.
As far as archery goes: I never knew that there was more then the olympic stuff you see on tv until I was at a medieval festival about three years ago where I met a guy who was building and shooting wooden bows. That meeting triggered something in me and after a while i started searching the internet for more info.
Of course the first hits google gives you are from this forum!
Long story short: I started my first bow about two years ago using a buildalong from this site and every bow after that was built using knowledge from the awesome people here.
So I guess it is time to give back to the community by starting to actually post something:
     
I have a love for recurves but had never tried black locust. I got a really nice stave from a fellow bowyer and I usually make a straight bow when using a new wood. Somehow during the build I decided to make it into a recurve. I planned to make it a bit shorter but it shoots so good at 66" that I left it like that.

The specs of this bow:

Black locust "HLD" static recurve
66" long
62 lbs @ 28"
Fumed for 2 days using Simon's method
Recurves fumed for one, two and three days extra to get the fade effect
Ipé tip overlays
8 strand fastflight string

Cheers,

Leon



















« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 02:07:25 am by leonwood »

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 02:16:35 am »
Great bow!! really nice  :OK
...and apparently you fumed the dog too   ;D

Offline Benedikt

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 03:03:13 am »
A beautiful bow!  I rellay like it :)

A closeup of the recurves would be nice ;)
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 03:16:03 am »
Beautiful bow! Nice work. Really like the bark color.

Offline rps3

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 03:25:52 am »
Beautiful bow you have there.

Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 04:06:06 am »
Welcome too PA. That is a sweet  bow.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 04:07:14 am »
Beautiful work. Glad to have you aboard. You've got the bug for sure!
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Offline leonwood

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 04:23:38 am »
Thanks for the compliments! I will take some detail pics with my phone later, kinda forgot that since I was photographing seven bows after each other last saturday. And I sure have the bug;-) My wife thought it would fade after some time but i guess it is only getting worse.

Offline PatM

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 04:35:08 am »
Looks really nice. Your nocking point looks a bit low.

Offline FilipT

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 05:08:20 am »
Very cool bow, personally I would let it have its natural yellow orange heartwood color.

People should start use more black locust for bows, its literally everywhere as its invasive species and looks good. Also beginners can train with ring chasing so they have much less hassle with mulberry and osage.

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 06:19:25 am »
Now that's an introduction, beautiful bow in every aspect.  :OK

Offline gfugal

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 06:21:41 am »
You're new to the forum but not bowmaking. That's a professional piece of art right there.
Greg,
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 07:28:31 am »
That is a nice bow bud.Have fun with it,and welcome to the PA.
BowEd
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Offline DC

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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:59 am »
Beautiful bow!
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Re: Black Locust static and introduction
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2017, 08:01:51 am »
Hi Leon, welcome to the community here!
You have made a fine bow for sure, I like it and the profiles are spot on.
You say it is a HLD, I would like to see a pic of the belly. And what do you say about the performance?
I'm always curious about the HLD, you might know!
Again, beautiful work!
Simon
Bavaria, Germany