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Offline bassman

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 08:57:26 pm »
silent sniper,thanks. It was a fun bow build, and is a fun bow to shoot. I admire our natives, and their bow designs.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 10:14:15 am »
 I love hickory sinew combos.  Nice one. I gave my last away so you’ve got my thinking about another.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2019, 03:27:41 am »
It is hard to find a good source for sinew. My friend butchered deer until three years ago,so I had a good supply back then. Not anymore. Back then I sinew backed Osage, Black Locust, Elm, Hickory, American Horn beam, and even tried Walnut. Now ,when I do build a bow it is  longer self bows.  The same woods, but 58 to 63 inches long with my short draw.

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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2019, 05:19:12 am »
Nice job, the grand son should love that, wished I had a grand dad that made me bows when I was a kid. :)
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Re: Sinew backed Hickory short bow
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2019, 07:29:46 am »
Thanks Pappy. We lived in different times back then. Most of us were just glad to have the necessaries. My first bow was a hand me down fiberglass bow.To me back then it was priceless. I know you could tell the same kind of stories as well as many others on here.