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Offline leonwood

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Fumed mulberry bendy
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:10:05 am »
This was a leftover split of mulberry, both length and width are almost unchanged except for some sanding. Kind off nice when roughing out the basic profile takes only 10 minutes;-) there's only two rings in this bow, you can see the light earlywood separation in the closeup of the tip.
I don't make a lot of bendy handles but somehow it felt right for this stave.
Narrowed the handle just a bit and flipped the tips a little with steam.
This was a very pale coloured mulberry so I fumed it for about five days. Came out pretty dark for cheap low concentrate ammonia from the supermarket!
I glued some cork on the handle to make it a little more comfortable (I like beefy handles) and wrapped it with cotton cord and some brown b50.
Shot it a bit over the last week and it shoots really smooth so I am probably going to use it for the upcoming target competitions.

Specs:
Wood: mulberry
Length: 62"
Max width: 1.18" (3cm)
Draw weight: 48@28
Finish: fumed, danish oil
Nocks: ipe
String: 8 strand fasflight, endless loop

Pics:

// side profile



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// top



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// braced




// belly




// details






// full draw

Offline ---GUTSHOT--->

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 12:08:52 pm »
Nice color and bend!

Offline Pat B

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 12:38:12 pm »
Cool. Very nice bendy.  :OK
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Offline mullet

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 12:50:31 pm »
I'm going to have to try fuming, it looks great.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 12:55:20 pm »
Very nice
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 02:32:13 pm »
Very nice looking bow.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 02:34:04 pm »
Yeah, I agree with Eddie...that looks really good fumed.  Handsome bow Leonwood.
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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 02:44:25 pm »
Very nice job. Beautiful bow. :)
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 02:51:49 pm »
That's a beaut' Leon. Mulberry is one of my favs. So light and wonderful in compression. Excellent work as always.  (-S
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 04:16:45 am »
Very nice work on that mulberry.
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Offline leonwood

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 04:22:01 am »
Thanks guys! Mulberry is a great bow wood if you ask me. Still have to buy a kitchen scale to get the exact mass but this one feels extremely light. Only have one short piece of mulberry left. Will probably try to make a short molly type flightbow from that piece

Offline simson

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 07:55:21 am »
Now that's wild I've just finished a fumed mulberry bendy, too. Hope I find time to make some pics after christmas.

Your work is excellent, love it.
I've seen handle wraps like this somewhere ...
Simon
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 08:16:36 am »
Clean, simple, beautiful :)
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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 08:51:34 am »
Beautiful work

Offline Hans H

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Re: Fumed mulberry bendy
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 08:58:13 am »
nice bend, nice colour >nice bow, like it
Hans
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