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Online stuckinthemud

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holm oak?
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:08:32 am »
Quercus Ilex, holm oak, nothing in the wood data base on it; anyone tried it?

Offline Pat B

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Re: holm oak?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 10:25:44 am »
I've never tried it but I'd say that most of the oaks will make bows.
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Re: holm oak?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 01:54:06 pm »
Hi,
that tree grows naturally where I live and I would say it's the densest and hardest wood around here. It has been used for the most hard works for many time, it's sg is > 0,9 and sometimes it sinks on water so I bet it can make a good bow. I have been looking for staves but all trees I find are gnarly and twisty. If you can find a tree quite straight try it and be prepared isvery hard to work,
greetings
Sergi

Offline ohma2

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Re: holm oak?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 02:21:59 pm »
You can use shorter wood a splice it . )W(

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: holm oak?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 08:00:00 pm »
Thought Iknew most of. The oaks, never heard of it before, by either name!  Turmoiler, where are you?
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