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Offline druid

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Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« on: May 26, 2019, 11:27:00 am »
Here we go... Dogwood (Cornus mass), snakey character bow. 63 ntn. 580 grams, 1 1/3 set. My friend, skillfull gunman, asked from me very accurate bow. He spent his life in shooting and wanted special bow. I deicided to avoid struggling with arrow spines because he is new in archery so I made for him total centershot bow. As I expected, this bow reacts very well on wide spectrum of arrows of different weight and spine. Because that I had space to lower its brace height to 4.5-5. I had some problems with some reflex and deflex spots on the stave, one deep knot but finally it turned out good. Some rotting damage stayed in the non-moving handle. It is 45# 28 but on full draw pic I draw to 30, to test it. Responds best between 28-29.

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 11:27:54 am »
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Offline peacefullymadewarbows

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 11:56:58 am »
That's absolutely fantastic dude.  That handle is too cool. I'm sure the new owner will love it.

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 12:21:11 pm »
How many times have we heard..."will this make a bow?". The answer is obviously YES! Excellent bow from a very difficult looking stave.  :OK  Gonna be hard to top this one.
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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 03:55:37 pm »
Bravo! That is way too cool...

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 06:06:34 pm »
I love it! Too cool man.  8)
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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 06:07:40 pm »
That is very cool! Did you make one side of each limb thicker to counter twist? I've often thought that a bow like that would be twisting almost as much as bending. Absolutely no doubt that it's centre shot :D
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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 08:42:37 pm »
I love those "S" curve bows. Looks like no difference top or bottom limb. Great Craftsmanship. John

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 05:48:50 am »
Wow! That is a pretty cool bow.

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 05:52:19 am »
Gotta love that entire bow, starting with the handle.
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Offline M2A

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 05:08:24 pm »
Center shot indeed. That facing the camera shot is great. Cool bow.
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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2019, 05:16:29 pm »
its stunning how you can do bows like that!
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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 05:23:18 pm »
Bravo Druid. That is one fantastic piece of artwork. My next bow build will be an effort to emulate your snakey piece of dogwood.

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2019, 10:41:15 pm »
Thank you all, my friends, I am glad you liked it. I will try to continue with bows like this. 😌💪🏾
DC, yes, I had to use irregular limb cross section to stop twisting but it was not very complicated. Some kind a straight longbows sometimes made bigger twisting problem than this bow. Slightly change of limb thickness lead to good balance. Limbs are not equal length so it made it more interesting. :D

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Re: Snakey dogwood character bow 45# 28
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2019, 02:41:33 am »
Again a work of great elegance. Those staves are rare, but I know it is a challange for us - and you did an awesome job. Mighty fine pics too!
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