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Offline bassman

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Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:03:48 pm »
This bow is 42 lbs. at 25 inch draw, and 52 inches long nock to nock. I shot a 425 gr arrow average of 6 shots at 145 fps. through the chrony.My longer bows shoot   quicker especially with heavier arrows, but this one did good for what it is.I made it to look on the antique side with wrappings, faded paint ,dark walnut stain. bumps, and bruises.Not one of my best tiller jobs, but the bow shoots nice with no hand shock. I can see were it could do some damage to a Buffalo  at nearly point blank range riding horse back.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 07:07:20 pm »
More pics.

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 07:57:25 pm »
Nice bow Bassman. I like the antique look.
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Offline StickMark

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 08:43:41 pm »
Nice.  That sinew backing seems to allow a bit more draw out of the shorter bows.  Good speed as well
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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:31:46 am »
Thanks Brogg. It is just another bow for the grandsons.That arrow in the pic is a full length 500 carbon, and the bow will pull another inch.Just wanted to try the Antique look, and check for speed on this one.Some of the antique native bows look nearly black from agewith paint worn off, even some sinew loss.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 08:51:55 am »
Stickmark, sinew  works great under tension with short bows.The Mongols, and our Natives used it as one of their main components when making bows . They new it,s value.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 08:00:09 am »
I always like them shorty's. Very nice tiller  (-S

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 08:17:32 am »
great bow! I have a piece of hickory with a bad knot thats super big. i dont have enough material to work with the knot i think ill try to make a bow like that! thanks!
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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 09:05:10 am »
simk, I was always curious as to how well our natives made their bows ,and their potential as lethal hunting weapons .This bow  would be pretty similar to some of their Plains bows. That is what got me started in making bows.That bow for me will shoot with very respectable accuracy,and speed to 20 yds. Thanks

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 09:12:06 am »
Deer hunter 21, I make shorties out of  staves that won't cut it to make a longer bow.I use what I have.Make a sinew backed shorty, and you will have a ball shooting it. Thanks

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 09:15:40 am »
any idea where i can get some sinew?
"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

A amature practices untill he gets it right. A master practices untill he never gets it wrong.

Offline bassman

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 09:55:11 am »
I have none left, but you could find some here on the Trading post.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 11:48:50 am »
Nice bow
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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 11:58:52 am »
Wow, I got a "nice bow" from Marc St Louis. Thank you much.

Offline silent sniper

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 08:08:57 pm »
Very nice job, I like it!
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