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Offline druid

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Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:08:37 am »
Elm longbow. Not the best wood quality but good enough for something like this. Non homogenous wood along the stave so I had to heat treat it parcialy to get stronger. Heated part overpowered rest of the bow. I should spoil cross section to balanced that and I was not motivated to do it. Because that tiller is not good as I want them to be, when make longbows. 77” long, about 2” of set after overdrawing, tommorow little less, about 1 1/3. Next dozen bows I am making from good but not premium staves. When I get in good balance I will start with A+quality staves that waits for me in stash. :)
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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 12:15:17 am »
For some reason I can not attach full draw pic to the same post. Here it is. Let moderator make this together if it is OK.

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 03:39:27 am »
Nice.  If you are going to do any heat-treating then the whole bow needs to be done at once

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 08:27:45 am »
Nice work as always  :)
Can't wait to see a bow from the A grade staves.
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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 10:04:35 am »
Very cool bow and gnarly coveralls.
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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 10:09:06 am »
Druid, you are back. Lijep pozdrav iz Hrvatske.

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 11:29:47 am »
That's amazing. I can't ever get my arm back that far without a bow :o
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Offline Springbuck

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 12:15:03 pm »
That's a wonderful bow, Druid!

  I have never made an elm bow that heavy weight, or that long, but I have made a few around 60-70 lbs in the 67-70" range, sometimes with lots of knots.

 I know you don't need MY advice, but I have good success and low set if I get a good, even, but not extreme bend in the middle of the bow.  Then, I let the outer 1/3 of the limbs get just a little soft, almost whippy, then stiff again the last 10 cm or so.

  At first I was under-bending the outer limbs is all, I think.

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 12:36:54 pm »
Love seeing your stuff! Glad your back. I can’t quite tell, how did you do your nocks?

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 07:41:51 am »
Nice bow

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 08:22:31 am »
I like to see that launch an arrow, cool bow :)

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Re: Elm longbow (shy warbow) 100-105# 32”
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 11:47:18 am »
Cool bow! Really ambitious to built such a strong bow from a gnarly character stave - well done!
But I really think you should add some horn nocks. As far as I can see on the one pic showing a nock, you‘ve cut them rather deeply through the back rings. Especially with a 100+ poundage I would be terribly afraid that the nocks would just tear off.

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