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Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« on: November 19, 2020, 03:10:35 pm »
This one caused some problems, it didn’t take good with heat bending. Finally I could bring the limbs in line and balanced to a mild 5 curve design. The curves flatten out nearly completely at full draw. The flat belly tapers the last 5” into 5edge shaped tips. She got simple triangular pin nocks.
The back is dyed with iron chloride, handle is upholstered with leather then wrapped with leather lacing.
The bow is made from sap wood only.

ntn: 55½”
bh: 5Ό”
reflex:1½”
w/d max: 47/15 mm
mass: 346 gram
asymmetrical


08”:   06,8
10”:   11,1   (+4,3)
12”:   15,0   (+3,9)
14”:   18,0   (+3,0)
16”:   21,0   (+3,0)
18”:   24,0   (+3,0)
20”:   27,0   (+3,0)
22”:   30.0   (+3,0)
24”:   33,0   (+3,0)
26”:   35,5   (+3,5)
28”:   39,2   (+3,7)




























Special pic for Del   ;)






Simon
Bavaria, Germany

Offline Jjpso

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 03:23:19 pm »
good looking bow my friend!!!

Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 04:25:00 pm »
You're beating yourself in BOM

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 04:48:26 pm »
Another beauty!!!

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 05:09:37 pm »
beautiful contrats,, (-S

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 09:45:04 pm »
Nice. I like Walnut. Clean work. Now it time you make a Birch bow. My request.

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 07:04:24 am »
At that lenght ntn at a 28" draw, you make it look easy. Always impressive work.
Mike   

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 09:44:08 am »
That’s a really nice selfbow. I love the simple pin mocks. Great bend like all your bows. Thanks for sharing your work

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 02:08:42 am »
You're beating yourself in BOM
that isn't a problem ...

Nice. I like Walnut. Clean work. Now it time you make a Birch bow. My request.
I will make a row of bows of all usabable bowwoods around my homeland. I have harvested about 40 different species.
We have birch here, but I think it is a species not usable for bows. So birch is one of the few which is not in my pile. Sorry!


Thanks all for your comments!
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 10:28:57 am »
Happy to see more wonderful bows of yours! This one actually will be an inspiration for my actual selfbow project. Hope you don't mind me lending some aspects  ;D
Btw, our local silver birch works quite well, heavily heat treated....this bow is still doing fine, no frets.
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,66649.msg936497.html#msg936497
cheers
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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 07:04:18 am »
Happy to see more wonderful bows of yours! This one actually will be an inspiration for my actual selfbow project. Hope you don't mind me lending some aspects  ;D
Btw, our local silver birch works quite well, heavily heat treated....this bow is still doing fine, no frets.
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,66649.msg936497.html#msg936497
cheers

What is silver birch? Latin name?
Simon
Bavaria, Germany

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 07:33:49 am »
not 100% sure what it was. probably betula pubenscens. probably not betula pendula. wood is kinda rubbery and very light, needing a bit bigger dimensions. seems very strong in tension, getting glassy hard with heat on the belly. cheers

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2020, 07:35:03 am »
simson cut what ever Birch is local to you ,and give it a shot. It may surprise you. It did me.

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Re: Walnut 5 curve 39#/28" (No. 118)
« Reply #13 on: Today at 01:33:37 pm »
Silver Birch, from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_pendula

~Kees~