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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« on: July 14, 2019, 01:48:11 am »
Hi guys!
I'd like to share with you my newest creation. It is bendy handle American Natives inspired shortbow. It's made from Sycamore wood. Only 109 cm ntn drawing around 55lbs at 20". Finished with varnish. Arrow pass plate made from Osage Orange and cow horn. Some flax twine on handle.
(Tiller pic was made before putting final touches)

All the best!

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 01:48:51 am »
One more:)

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 03:19:12 am »
And the arrow plate close up...

Offline StickMark

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 05:39:43 am »
Do not see many sycamore bows around here, very cool. Bet it is a beast to draw.

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 05:46:46 am »
The bend looks good.  Nice work on the tiller.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 08:12:51 am »
Nice bend on this nice little bow. Is this European sycamore, plaintree?
Is the shrub in the first pic a viburnum?
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 12:29:22 pm »
Thank You StickMark! Yeah that's crazy stick!
Thank You SlimBob. Did my best!
Thanks Pat. Yes it's European Sycamore (Acer Pseudoplatanus). No, it's Ribes nigrum. But I have Viburnum also in my garden.  :)

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 04:05:48 pm »
   That looks like a sinew string? Like how you left it wide and flat...Looks like a nice shooter...
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Offline NonBacked

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 07:05:26 pm »
Dream –

That’s a lot of bow for 43 inches of Sycamore! Plus, very nice character and final touches! Good Job!
It would be interesting to know how much that shorty weighs.
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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 04:18:18 am »
burchett.donald Thanks! Shoots sweet so far! The string is made from flax twine sir.
Thank you very much for your kind words NonBacked! Yes, that's a lot, but so far it lives.  :BB
The bow weight is 270g.

Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 06:50:35 am »
Very cool little bow!  I like its width profile.  How wide is it?  Great job :OK

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 11:56:44 am »
Thanks a lot Ben, I appreciate it. The limbs in widest are about 2" wide and handle about 1,3".

Offline mikebarg

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2019, 01:37:06 pm »
The tiller does look nice. How is the hand shock?

Offline Pat B

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2019, 03:24:52 pm »
So, that,s a maple? Not the same as our sycamores. None the less a great little bow.  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Hamish

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Re: Bendy handle Sycamore shortbow
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2019, 03:58:49 pm »
Sick bow. I'm not sick of seeing this bow and I wouldn't be sick of seeing more bows like this sycamore!


Seriously, though it is a cool bow.