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Offline Swampman

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2018, 04:29:39 pm »
I got you added JW.

TimmyD, thanks for sending your info.  I have you added now. 

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2018, 07:52:01 pm »
[What kind of wood is that Hoosierf?
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That is yellow birch.

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 06:42:34 am »
I built a paper birch bow last year.  It ended up being a great shooter. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the yellow birch.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 08:39:28 am »
Itís really heavy dense wood. I think this log is heavier than a same size HHB log.

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 08:46:15 am »
  Yellow Birch is less dense and elastic than HHB.  It's probably just really wet.  Watch it for chrysals. I cut a Yellow Birch years ago and just test flexing a slat had it chrysaling like a piece of pine.

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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 11:21:45 pm »
Bump

Offline Julian

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 12:50:43 am »
I'm in;

I prefer an RH bow, #40 - #45 @ 27"

I'll be building a board bow from my sugar maple slab, likely an american longbow. Perhaps linen backed.

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 03:28:36 am »
  Yellow Birch is less dense and elastic than HHB.  It's probably just really wet.  Watch it for chrysals. I cut a Yellow Birch years ago and just test flexing a slat had it chrysaling like a piece of pine.

Appreciate that advice. Iíll drinitely have a backup on the works as well.

Offline Springbuck

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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 04:28:09 pm »
I'm in!

RH, drawing anything from under 50 lbs to low 60's or so at 29" (or, 27.5 to the belly of the handle.)

No preferences, make me your favorite bow!

Let me know if my victim, ....er, um, trade partner has preferences.
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Offline Swampman

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 05:28:41 pm »
There is only about a week left to sign up.  If you want to participate now is the time to sign up.

Also, if you are hesitant to sign up because you are from the UK or Australia, please keep in mind that we already have someone from each of these areas that wants to participate if someone else from there signs up. 


Online jeffp51

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 07:20:56 pm »
I would like to, but I just don't have the time this summer. I will be watching with interest, however.

Offline gfugal

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2018, 09:50:02 am »
I would, but am still currently trying to rescue a bow (plan C) for last year's trade. My bad-luck streek (if you can call it that. More like human error) Is bound to end soon. I'll just observe this year. If I happen to make one between now and then I might sign it up as a reserve.
Greg,
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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2018, 07:03:03 pm »
I would, but am still currently trying to rescue a bow (plan C) for last year's trade. My bad-luck streek (if you can call it that. More like human error) Is bound to end soon. I'll just observe this year. If I happen to make one between now and then I might sign it up as a reserve.

I hope your bad luck streak ends soon.  If it does and you get a bow built, I am sure a reserve could be used one way or another. Feel free to post pictures here as you build it. 

Offline JWMALONE

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 11:59:58 am »
Got a prototype in the works, I think its gonna be awesome.
Red Oak its the gateway wood!

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Re: 2018 Bow Trade-Sign Up
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2018, 07:59:07 am »
Only 4 more days!