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Offline Marc St Louis

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HHB Flatbow
« on: March 15, 2020, 08:04:40 am »
This is another bow I started several years ago that did not get finished.  I started this bow at a time when there was a heated debate here on length of bow versus draw weight.  One member, no longer, insisted that shorter bows could not be tillered to a heavy draw weight.  Nothing I could say to Adam could convince him that you did not need a 6' long bow for 100#, or more, draw weight.  At the time I had started this bow with the intention of making a heavier draw weight bow, heavier as in around 75#.  During the debate I considered cutting this bow down to 60", it was 68" long, and making 100+ lbs bow to show him it could be done but then I thought "why bother".  If he was not experienced enough to know better then it wasn't my problem.  In the end Steve (Badger) decided to show him it could be done using Osage, of course Adam merely praised the Osage for being able to accomplish this

Anyway, on to the bow.  I pulled the bow down from one of my racks a few weeks ago and worked it down a bit before starting, I don't and cannot comfortably use a 75# bow anymore, and re-did the heat-treating.  The bow started out with just under 5 3/4" of reflex and ended up with just under 3" remaining.  It had a bit of a kink in one limb, from the remains of a knot, which I partially took out with localized steam heat.  The bow is 64" N to N and I tillered it to pull 57# @ 29".  I made a linen string for the bow and have been shooting it quite a bit in my shop, too much snow outside.  It shoots quite well.  Here is the bow







Home of heat-treating, Corbeil, On.  Canada

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 08:22:39 am »
I don't get tired of seeing your bows Marc. Thanks for posting.  This bow looks great in all respects and the fact that it hold 3 inches of reflex says a lot about this bow.  I bet it is a pleasure to shoot.

Offline Pat B

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 11:06:54 am »
Another nice bow, Marc. Well done.  :OK
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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 11:18:31 am »
sweet  :)
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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 11:24:53 am »
Sure glad you still have some unfinished bows hanging around to finish up Marc. Always enjoy looking at your full draws.
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Offline silent sniper

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 03:28:18 pm »
 Beautiful as always, great looking bow Marc!

Offline aznboi3644

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 03:41:48 pm »
Jeez thatís a beaut.  You are the damn master of heat treating white woods and the reflex game.  I need to build a reflex caul and get off my butt lol

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 05:08:44 pm »
Always a pleasure, Marc.  Iím always intrigued with your style of arrow pass/shelf and also your string work.  The bow is not bad either!  Ha.
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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 06:01:01 pm »
Thanks guys

The string works out to about 400# so it should be good for awhile
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 07:37:04 pm »
Very nice! Super tiller! Jawge
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 07:52:28 pm »
That's so nice thanks for sharing (f)

Offline PaSteve

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 08:54:32 pm »
That's beautiful. I really like the reflex profile and yours are always top notch.
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Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 10:40:57 pm »
Love the profile, but it's still too heavy.  :)  Thanks for the share...   :OK
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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 03:44:21 am »
Very nice work Marc.Sweet lines on that bow.I was wondering what's the average amount of time yet you let a bow rehydrate after heat treating?
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Re: HHB Flatbow
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2020, 04:54:10 am »
your bows allways have that grace and elegance... never get tired of seeing your work  :OK