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Offline Ricardovanleeuwen

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 04:08:42 pm »
 Wow, It looks beautifull, one of the nicest looking bows i have seen pasing by Here.  I love to see character bows. Hope to make one evver too

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 08:01:02 pm »
Sorry to hear that you were down-in-the-dumps…glad to see you back!

You sure picked a tough stick to get back in the grove – excellent job!
H

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 02:47:04 am »
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Beautiful pictures too I might add.Did the site take a while to download all of those?....Ha Ha.I might wear my scroller out looking at all of those pictures.

yeah, it took about 2 min, and I thought I've made something wrong. After nearly a year of abstinence ...
Glad to see you back. Beautiful bend. I love the third picture with the sun shining through the holes :D. With nine holes I was expecting a golf reference, maybe "Front Nine" Great job, Really glad to see you're OK, I was missing your bows.

... I've no clue about golf, but would be good naming  8)


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Could you give some information about the other holly bow you made? I have a stave or two at home and have seen mixed reviews regarding holly as a bow wood.

Zach, I've made flatbows out of holly staves. Some with induced reflex or flipped tips. Very flexible wood and can polished like bone.


HOL(L)Y MOLY !!! That´s a really nice-looking bow!

I´m glad to see you back again and I´m also happy that your health is better now. Your bows are always real works of art. So how could I forget them?

Many greetings from Innsbruck,
lonbow

Hey neighbour! kennen wir uns?


@ all
thanks guys for that warm welcome. To tell the truth I'm still in the recovering and far away from being fit. I lost so much strength the past year and I'm still out of form. But the bowmaking is like a therapy.
Stay healthy in that covid 19 times!
Simon
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 03:00:26 am by simson »
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

Offline lonbow

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 05:50:16 am »
Not in person. I´m just really admiring your work! Keep it going  :BB

Offline M2A

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 06:01:14 am »
Very impressive! That much character and to get a bend like that is something.
Mike

Offline Yellowstave

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 06:13:36 am »
Boy howdy! That's a fantastic piece!

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 08:47:21 am »
happy to see you're back

man......   (A)
It took you just a couple of bows to deplete my reserve of words of praise
at number 109 I can just admire speachless your beatifull art
this one jumps in my top 5 Simson favorite bows

I see you collected some tuja
How do you rate it?


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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 12:31:59 am »
Thanks again!
I' m glad you like that holey stick

happy to see you're back

man......   (A)
It took you just a couple of bows to deplete my reserve of words of praise
at number 109 I can just admire speachless your beatifull art
this one jumps in my top 5 Simson favorite bows

I see you collected some tuja
How do you rate it?


Some years ago I've built a 70" or so flatbow with about 50 #. It did shoot like hell, because the bow (limbs) are suuuper light by mass.
Bad thing was that bow exploded in a big bang into 5 or 6 pieces and a rain of dust. Good thing was I didn't get one of the pieces in my eyes. I remember the string was flying 3m above me in the air.
So, to answer your question: the wood is not a real bow wood, it is extrem light and somehow brittle. I believe it dries out to real low humidity.
It is a second rate wood for child bows, make it wide and thin.
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

Offline Hilongbow

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 05:07:59 am »
I've been checking your site regularly and wondering what you've been up to. Sorry to hear you were having health issues but I'm glad to see you back at it. I hope it feels good to be back in the shop. Your bows have been a huge inspiration for me! This one is especially inspiring. I love these character bows, you really get to know a piece of wood while working on one. I am totally in awe, yet again.

Offline Hans H

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 05:51:03 am »
hello Simon, nice to hear something from you again, your art of craftmanship was missed, not only from me as we can read.
this bow is incredible. I never would try me at that stick.
 wish you all the Best, hope your Health comes fully back so fast as possible

Hans
Hans,      Bavaria, Germany

Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 09:26:45 am »
Good to see you back in action!
Very cool bow, let’s see some more

Offline AndrewS

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 10:27:02 am »
impressive, very impressive

best wishes to you, Simon.

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2020, 11:58:13 pm »
Thanks again fellas!

And a special hello to my German colleges Hans and Andi
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2020, 08:36:00 am »
So good to see you back! Sometimes it´s good to take a break, even if it is cause of health issues. Seems like you are mastering the really challenging precious staves now.
very impressive and stunning!
BTW

Offline simk

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Re: Back with a new bendy handle project (bow no. 109) <pic heavy>
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2020, 03:12:18 pm »
Veeeeery nice to have you back! Not many people would come to the idea of building a bow out of that piece of wood!  (-S