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Offline RatherBinTheWoods

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Plains Style Bow
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:13:40 pm »
This little plains style bow nearly got binned when it was a bit longer but I persevered and after I cut the nasty bits off it was much more keen to be a bow. It's yew heartwood made from a branch I cut from a friends backyard one evening last summer with Del Cat. He made a rather wonderful 100lb ELB from some billets he got from the trip and I went pretty much the polar opposite. Lots of heat straightening needed initially. Still doen't line up perfectly through the handle when unbraced but surprisingly good when braced now.

Specs are 45" ntn, just a smidge over 40# at 22". It has 2 courses of sinew (and wrapped tips and mid limb) with a horse hair tassel. Handle is trade cloth with rawhide binding (my favorite handle style) and the string is 12 stands of red Dacron. Finished with a bit of paint over 3 coats of Danish oil and a linwax waterproofing. Gives me a little warm feeling and that's all you can ask really :0)


Offline Pat B

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 12:20:00 pm »
That's a cool little bow with a nice bens. well done.  :OK
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Offline DC

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 01:02:40 pm »
I did a double take when I saw that bend. very cool!
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 02:05:06 pm »
That bend looks great! :)
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Offline RatherBinTheWoods

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 02:10:50 pm »
 I pretty sure it won't but I daren't even pull it that far in the hand, it just feels likes it going to break any second!!!  :0)
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Offline Morgan

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 03:42:23 pm »
Very impressive!!

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 08:10:29 pm »
  Nice sinew work also...That's a bender for sure...
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 12:38:00 am »
very nice bow and great bend
it'd deserve a natural string  :OK

Offline Del the cat

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 12:59:33 am »
Great bow, all that work cutting the Yew was worth it :)
I do like to see a bow working hard :)
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Offline RatherBinTheWoods

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 01:05:58 am »
very nice bow and great bend
it'd deserve a natural string  :OK

I agree I will eventually make a sinew one when I've stopped sticking it on the back of everything in sight :0)

Offline Del the cat

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 01:13:38 am »
very nice bow and great bend
it'd deserve a natural string  :OK

I agree I will eventually make a sinew one when I've stopped sticking it on the back of everything in sight :0)
Reminds me of this song:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX8ooGIzFM
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Offline neuse

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 03:57:04 am »
That's a cool looking bow, good job.

Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 04:28:57 am »
Nice to find one of the people I follow on instagram on here.  Great bow

Offline ohma2

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 10:53:59 am »
Nice job on that.

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Plains Style Bow
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 02:39:40 am »
That is a pretty bend. Nice bow.
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