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Offline BowEd

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Winged elm AFB
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:51:35 am »
Hello....Here's a winged elm bow completed the other day.A 64" TTT or 62.5"NTN symmetrical bow.Pulls 45#'s @ 28".I started with a 1.5" overall evenly deflexed stave.Left some deflex in handle and the fades [around 3/8" fade to fade] and reflexed the rest out from there.Left some cambium on it for camoflauge.Gave it a good deep heat treatment along the way of about 1.5 hours per limb with the limbs staying quite springy afterwards.No oil is used while heat treating.Currently rests with around 3.50" reflex with straight tips without counting the 3/8" deflexed handle.It might lose a little more through more usage,but at the rate it's losing reflex I expect it to hold where it's at.Cow horn overlays as best described as root beer color highlighted with a dyed rattan handle wrap.I use a 6 strand FF plus flemish twist double loop string at a 6 and 7/8"" to 7" brace height to the back.
A side view of the stave to show it's starting overall deflex.It's the one on the left.

Set against a large osage finished










Robin took some pics of full draw for me.


While roving a couple of afternoons shooting this bow in I ran across a 5 point shed.Possibly a 4 year old.Hopefully he'll show up next hunting season with less than a 50/50 chance of getting a shot at him....Ha Ha.But at least I'll get to watch him anyway.My find kind of pissed Robin off as she had looked high and low for sheds a week ago.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 07:09:21 pm by BowEd »
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 11:08:16 am »
Very nice Ed. Hope the two of you meet up with the rest of that buck this fall.
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 11:25:51 am »
Real nice bow, Ed.
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Offline sleek

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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 11:34:48 am »
Ed, that bow has ALL of my attention.  Perfect in every way. I love it.
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 11:56:00 am »
Oh yea, thats a nice one. 

Offline Will B

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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 12:15:42 pm »
Great looking bow and a nice shed. Well done!

Offline NonBacked

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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 12:27:08 pm »
Excellent job Ed! That un-strung profile says, “Quick!”, and the FD profile backs it up! Winded Elm is pretty good bow wood.
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 05:58:19 pm »
Also, imo, that is perfect form with your drawing arm.
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 06:31:55 pm »
Nicely done
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 07:44:29 pm »
Thanks fellas....It was a good piece of wood with only 1 small knot by fade....and Jim it would be nice if the shot ended perfectly every time but in the real world it does'nt...Ha Ha....at least for me.As long as I come to my anchor correctly and focus correctly and follow though correctly good things usually happen.My draw arm goes there basically because it feels the most comfortable there.
Unlike some or probably most archers on here who have been archers for decades.I've been shooting for barely ten years.Deer hunting with them got me started.Otherwise deer hunting was with the good old smoke pole.
No compounds/no FG bows and virtually no mentoring of form by others previously except once in a while my 3D shooting buddies would spot for me occasionally.Basically a trial and error system mostly by myself.When spining arrows off of bows too,but did have some help locally mostly and some on the PA forum for understanding that fully.It's been a long road but still try my best to stay on top of things.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 08:08:25 am by BowEd »
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 02:35:46 am »
Beautiful bow Ed, I really like the profiles and the nice colors
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 07:55:57 am »
Excellent bow. Very well done.
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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 08:05:08 am »
Another beauty by Ed. Perfect like always. Like it very much 👍

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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 08:21:06 am »
very nice Ed...

Offline BowEd

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Re: Winged elm AFB
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 08:52:53 am »
Thanks fellas....If anything I had to want I would of liked to get a little more poundage from the bow.There's always the next one though.
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