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Offline Holten101

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Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« on: June 16, 2017, 10:55:52 am »
Allright….its been a while, but my hands have not been idle. Im still producing bows, but im shooting more and spending less time on the internet. Anyways, I thought I would share my lates project and some “field” photos, but first some background.

I have sort of convinced two bowyer buddies of mine to ditch fibreglass and pick up selfbows for competitive 3D shooting. Last year we entered with three yew longbows named after the three Norns of nordic mythology. All was well until one Norn broke her back, so we had to rethink and regroup for 2017.

Being Danes we decided to honour our roots and make wych elm flatbows and shoot those exclusively for 2017. Keep in mind that there is no dedicated primitive 3D class in Denmark (apart for a few events) so we are up against glass.

This is what I came up with. 68” of wych Elm with natural 5 curve (I did have to stem bend sideways in the handle). It started out at 63#, but was quickly reduced to the current 55#. Nocks are antler tied on with Elm cambrium. The arrows are hassle shoot and kinda fits the whole theme.











I don’t have a proper FD shot, but I do have some from the Danish Open 3D event











I also have this series of rapid photos. I had to down size, but its still fun to see that hassle arrow leave the bow.























Thanks for watching, and thanks to my buddy Jon for bothering with the camera work

Cheers

Offline ksnow

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 11:08:05 am »
Very nice bow and very nice photos.  That 3D course looks like a lot of fun. 
I like the use of the inner bark of the elm to attach the nocks.

Kyle

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 11:43:00 am »
Excellent bows, arrows and shooting. The last series of shots was way cool.  8)   :OK
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 01:17:58 pm »
Cool bow and great pics.. thanx for sharing

Offline leonwood

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 03:14:52 pm »
Nice bow, love those crooked sticks! And way to go agains the glass boys!

Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 03:37:10 pm »
Sweet bow all around. I love the primitive wrap on nocks. Great photos. Make me want to get up and go shoot.
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the mono chord, the initial rune of fine art
The humanities grew out from archery as a flower from a seed
No sooner did the soft, sweet note of the bow-string charm the ear of genius than music was born, and from music came poetry and painting and..." Maurice Thompso

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 04:30:47 pm »
Very cool bow and a fun set of pics for sure! Makes me want to get out and shoot as well. Thanks for posting these!
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Offline simson

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 09:19:17 pm »
Nice and primitive looking stick.
Great pics, looks like you had fun at the shooting.
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

Offline kbear

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 04:30:12 am »
Represent brother! Way to go against the plastic fantastic's! Nice bow mate. The effort you have put in to uploading those pictures is greatly appreciated.....
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for though art with me, thy 60# sinew-backed Osage Orange static recurve and quiver of 500 grain broad-head 32" arrows, they comfort me"

Offline BowEd

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 06:59:25 am »
Great bow Holten.Like the adjustable string knocks too.I'm with ya.I shoot all through the summer with my FG shooting buddies on 3D shoots.They more then hold their own in performance and accuracy.Long shots/short shots.Even with wooden and bamboo arrows too.Lots of fun!!!!Congrats on your nice elm bow!!
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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 07:16:09 am »
Nice looking bow. I like the wrap on nocks

Offline H Rhodes

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 07:17:52 am »
Good to see some of your work again.  Cool photos and a fine looking bow. 
Howard
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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2017, 12:33:23 pm »
I gotta say...Great camera work on that 10 ring shot too!
BowEd
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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2017, 10:59:03 pm »
Yes I too love outshooting the glass bow users. :)
Beautiful bow :) Well done and nice to see what you've been making.

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Re: Elm flat bow and some action pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 11:31:54 pm »
Lovely bow, cool pic sequence
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