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Offline Jakesnyder

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Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:35:04 pm »
Just as subject says I know he had built some in the past. I wish all the old pictures were still available.

Offline PatM

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 06:38:44 pm »
What  info exactly are you looking for?

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 06:56:05 pm »
I didnt know if had any build alongs. The wood combos he used. How long he made them. Is the only important thing with the lams is to have strait grain. Like does matter if the lams were quarter sawn or sawn other ways as long as the grain is all the way from end to end?

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 07:54:25 pm »
Thereí a lot of other lam bow stuff on here.  Use sensible combinations and ratios and straight grain.

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 07:55:15 pm »

Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 08:34:17 am »
Iíve been away from here for the past 10 years.  What happened to half eye?

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 08:47:08 am »
He got offended.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 09:06:00 am »
...and Rich passed away.   :'(
I have 3 of Rich's bows. One is locust, one ash and one mulberry with sapwood back.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 01:55:26 pm »
Dang.  Im saddened to find out.  His Mollegabets ans shortbows really inspired me.  I wish I had the chance to own one of his bows.  He really pushed the white woods to the limit with really low set. 

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 03:10:28 pm »
  aznboi3644, here's a link...http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65548.0.html
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Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 08:25:07 pm »
Thank you.  Iíll miss his shorties and mollies

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 05:29:31 pm »
I think you are talking about his backed bows? He would just rip a lam off and flip it Endo and glue it back on
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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 10:35:45 am »
Bubby could you explain a little more? I am talking about his backed bows. So in general is the backing material plain sawn lumber or live sawn?

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2020, 08:35:35 pm »
jake
what do you mean by "live" sawn?

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Re: Anyone have info or old posts on halfeye's double lam bows?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 11:06:29 pm »
 
               I can't remember Rich doing a complete build along but if you look at his posts back when he started out here around 2010 he has many examples of these double lam bows in many combinations...Here is one example, check out the whole thread especially page 5...Rich was a bow building machine! http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,23854.0.html
                                                                                                           

Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;