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Offline TimothyR

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2019, 07:47:54 am »
Where do you get lemonwood?
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Offline Ringeck85

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2019, 01:55:26 pm »
Those are some sleek and elegant looking bows there! Great job!
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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2019, 05:51:50 pm »
Kivad jousid ! Olen kateellinen  :D....

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2019, 06:13:23 pm »
matius!!  (lol) (lol)
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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2019, 01:31:21 am »
Kiitos, Maitus!

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2019, 01:43:15 am »
Nice work :)
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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2019, 02:40:45 am »
Nice bows.
To stretch dacron strings brace the bow then take a piece of thick leather, fold it in half either side of the string and rub up and down the string until it is warm/hot to the touch. Shoot it a few times with the string warm. It won't stretch anymore.
On your next ones try getting more bend from mid limb out to the tips. As the wood gets thinner towards the tips it can bend further safely without taking set. This will lower the mid limb strain and you will see less set.

Offline HedgeHunter

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2019, 01:32:14 pm »
These bows are very very nice! Love the full riser attached in belly wood.

These bows are IFAA legal in the Historic Class with B 50 string?

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Offline Lehtis

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2019, 09:26:34 am »
bownarra: Thanks for advice. Tiller, like beauty, is in spectator´s eyes and never perfect... ;-) Actually, you are correct. I have had some tillering problems especially with lower limbs. I´ve got to pay attention to that and try to remove more wood near the handle next time.

HedgeHunter: Yes, these are IFAA compatible. The ones I use are quite similar but stronger, 72-78 lbs@28". Two of them, made in 2017, are takedowns to make air travelling easier and cheaper. Carriage bows say the English.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2019, 09:43:01 am »
oh when i put matius's comment in google translate it sayed  "Nice drinks! Im Jealous!" i went back and looked and it also means bows!  ;D
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

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Offline HedgeHunter

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2019, 11:10:13 am »
So in historical class shoting Mediterranean style , how do you shoot the rather close 3d targets. I would think with the high weight you’ll be aiming in ground?
I can see for the 50-70m field targets those weights be fine with heavy arrows.

Do you have pictures of your take downs? Using brass fittings? Takedowns are Historical class legal as well?

I really like your ELBs with the handle part of the belly not glued on.

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Offline Stoner

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2019, 04:22:10 am »
Wow,great build a long. John

Offline Lehtis

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2019, 10:18:27 am »
HedgeHunter: I have another chain in which there are three osage bellied ELB´s from 2017: http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,60847.msg849842.html#msg849842
The brown leather handle bow was originally made as TD. The bamboo backed I tuned to TD in 2018. I´ll try to dig out some pics here.

Offline Lehtis

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2019, 10:30:31 am »
In the end of that attached link there´s some pics how I converted that bamboo backed bow to TD. Down under a couple of pics from that hickory backed bow also.

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Re: Bamboo Backed ELB Stylish Longbows
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2019, 10:32:55 am »
Better now: