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Offline DC

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Core
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:21:10 pm »
Does Yew make a good core?
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Re: Core
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 03:39:20 pm »
Adam Korpowicz mentioned it in his book as a usable core wood !  Don't you live in maple country Don ?
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Offline DC

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Re: Core
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 05:22:52 pm »
Big Leaf Maple which isn't great bow wood but Doug Maple would probably work. I just have a bit of a stash of yew heartwood and just trying to find other uses. I'll probably Boo back most of it.
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Offline mikekeswick

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Re: Core
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 10:56:05 pm »
It must not have even a hint of a pin. Best with sapwood still intact and it is a pain to glue correctly. Get it very hot and use very thin glue for sizing coats, This is important.