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Offline Mikkolaht

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Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« on: February 18, 2020, 08:56:26 am »
Hey,
finished making this one.

Dimensions:
L=                 175cm / ~ 69'
HandleW&D=  3cm x 2cm  / ~ 1.2'
TipW&D=          1.2cm x 1.2cm / ~0.47' x ~0.47'

58lbs at 28inches.
Dacron string and oxhorn tips.

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Offline Eric

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 11:34:37 am »
What kind of ash? I would never have thought to use ash as a belly wood, especially with bamboo as the backing. Seems to me like the ash belly will be dramatically overpowered.
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Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 12:21:53 pm »
I believe this is common ash,no crystals to be seen on the belly.
I previously made 110lb bamboo/ash longbow and it worked fine too.
It is true that ash takes some set, with my tillering skills.

Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2020, 02:42:02 am »
Looks really good. VERY surprised to see this.
Frank from Germany...

Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 02:48:01 pm »
Looks really good. VERY surprised to see this.

Thanks a lot!

Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 08:31:36 am »
Wow that is impressive and beautiful

Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 12:14:12 pm »
Wow that is impressive and beautiful

Thanks a lot friend!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 04:46:33 pm »
Looks good nice work
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Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 11:42:19 am »
Looks good nice work
Bjrogg

Thanks a lot!
I gave it as a gift to my friend at the workplace, he was happy.

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 12:13:11 am »
Interesting wood combo! Would never have thought about ash as belly wood.
nice bow , thanks for posting!
B2W

Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Bamboo purpleheart ash longbow
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2020, 12:39:55 am »
Interesting wood combo! Would never have thought about ash as belly wood.
nice bow , thanks for posting!
B2W

I thought the same, but everything is worth trying :OK
Thanks!