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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Surf and Turf
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:07 am »
Okay, the name is a bit cheesy.  :D It's cause the top limb has a water snake skin (surf) and the bottom has a garter (turf).

Anyway, this bow is a short, sinew-backed yew branch. It has a really high crown, and I didn't have a whole lot of sinew, so I ran a moderate coarse along the very top of the crown. This was mainly to allow me a 27" draw with a 50" piece of wood. It worked, cause I've been shooting it a bunch and it's holding the unbraced profile nicely. It shoots a 10 gpp arrow between 140-150 fps. Not great, but not bad either.  :)

50" ttt
42# @ 27"
leather handle
water buff tips

Thanks for looking
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:54 am »
some more...
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:37:31 am »
and the last ones...
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 11:42:44 am »
Good job of making the most of the least.Nice work.
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 12:37:59 pm »
Cool little bow, Upstate. I'll be adding sinew to my shorty yew bow, similar to your's, soon.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 01:30:18 pm »
Very nice!your a bow making machine man!
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 02:07:23 pm »
Pretty impressive bend there sir. I like it. And varity is the spice of life. You get tried of one snake skin you can look at the other. Their both sweet.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 04:18:51 pm »
Thanks fellas.  :)

You said it Ed. Making this bow was kinda like when you look in the fridge, realize you don't have much, but manage to scrape together a meal nonetheless.  -C-

Lookin forward to seeing that yew shorty Pat.  :OK  (-P

Thanks bushy. I've always got a bunch in the works. You should see how many I break  (--)

I do like variety BJ. Thanks bud.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 04:30:15 pm by upstatenybowyer »
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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 02:16:02 am »
Nice shorty!

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 09:33:40 am »
Nice one Jeff!
I see two inches more draw length in the outer halves of the limbs (in case you want it)
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 12:09:03 pm »
Thanks my friends from across the Atlantic!  )P(
Yep, I saw those extra two inches of draw, but cause the reflex is out there I figure the outers are at least working a little so I left um.  :)
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Offline 240m3srt

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 05:18:34 pm »
Looking good, i like the non matching skins, keeps it interesting!

Offline M2A

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 05:22:07 pm »
Those skins look real good over that high crown. Nice bow! Mike

Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 05:32:55 pm »
Those skins really jump out at you. Very nice work.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Surf and Turf
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 07:14:26 pm »
Thanks fellas. I wanted something to cover the sinew and I used what I had on hand. I guess it turned out okay.  :D
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

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