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Offline WillS

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Re: An idea for ash bow dimensions
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2017, 12:06:29 am »
Yeah.  Basically that.

With RD's ash stave, the "deflex" is so minimal that it'll probably disappear once the stave is shaped and bent a few times, so won't really be an issue.  It's the more apparent reflex/deflex areas that need thinking about.

Offline willie

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Re: An idea for ash bow dimensions
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2017, 06:30:35 am »

In bowbulding, generally I have found it well worth the effort to be quite particular about establishing a constant the thickness taper, only making local adjustments later in the tillering process. Of course, that might not be the only way.

I presume that many of the Mary Rose bows were measured and the dimensions published? Does anyone know where some of these dimensions could be viewed?

Offline FilipT

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Re: An idea for ash bow dimensions
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2017, 10:33:36 am »
In a book called "Weapons of Warre". I have been told that it has really good and extensive info, but its a bit pricey. It will be a while till I can afford it.

Offline willie

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Re: An idea for ash bow dimensions
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 12:15:06 pm »
thanks Filip,
a search of this site brought up an interesting thread with some dimensions

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php?topic=26580.0

plotted some of the data Craig averaged

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