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Offline Tradcraftsman

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Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« on: February 10, 2021, 05:23:01 pm »
~65 to 70# @28"
67.5" knock to knock
1 1/4" wide mid limb
19oz
Zero set

Chocolate buckskin handle, antler arrow rest.  The self knocks looked so good l I decided to leave them plain.

This was a challenge to tiller because of a roller coaster in the upper limb and twist in the lower limb, as well as a lump near the lower tip that always looked like a hinge.  It made me pay very close attention to thickness taper, so this may be the best tillered bow I have made yet, despite the wavy look :)

I tempered it twice during tillering, and then once at the end to take out a little set.  This bow is actually to strong for my weighing system, but I projected the weight to be between 65 and 70#.  All going well I'll test the bow for distance this weekend.

I can't believe how slender this bow is.  It's a shade over half an inch thick mid limb, but it is so stiff!  This is my favorite design, and I just love the look of tempered HHB.  ;D
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Re: Warbird's Wing III
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 05:34:20 pm »
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Re: Warbird's Wing III
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 05:42:44 pm »
And a couple more

Enjoy!

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 07:52:14 pm »
looks like you did great with the tricky tiller, IM sure it will shoot far,, :)

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 08:26:00 pm »
Nice work. Thatís STOUT! :o Smart to keep it on the longer side. Bet itís a pleasure to shoot.

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 08:59:25 pm »
I dig it, like the look of the heated belly, pretty in the sun
In the woods I find my peace

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 09:19:17 pm »
sexy... ;D (SH)
Why must we make simple things so complicated?

Offline Tradcraftsman

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 02:38:04 pm »
I had a little fun shooting out on the lake today.  This bow shot a 300 grain quicky flight arrow 167 yards, and a 650 grain ash arrow with 3 5" shield cut feathers 150 yards.  On the second try the ash arrow landed within about 10 ft of it's first hit.  The arrow ploughed out sizeable gouges in the ice, but didn't even have a blunted head!

Offline Eric Garza

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 04:06:27 pm »
I love hophornbeam. I have a short stave (53 inches) on my drying rack and two longer logs (61 and 72 inches) I still need to split that were cut in December. I will probably cut a few more logs before winter's end. This wood is the osage of the north.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 04:18:29 pm »
If your flight arrow would have been heavier it would have gone farther. 
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 07:23:21 pm »
Thanks for the input.

That is kind of what I thought when I saw the flight arrow go only a little further than the mini war arrow.  I'm headed out again tomorrow to try again, and this time I'm putting draw markers on the arrows.  TTB v1 states that this bow should shoot about 180 yards, so I may have underdrawn today. 

I used google maps to measure the distances today, but the problem is that after 500 ft. it gives distances in miles. I need a precise way to measure out to 200 yards.

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2021, 01:19:22 pm »
I defiantly under-drew yesterday.  I shot the same ash arrow 195 yards today pulling to 27.5".  I'm going to try to break 200 this afternoon.  We located a 50m tape and are using that to measure distance, though converting to yards is a little tricky. :)

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2021, 01:39:17 pm »
Thatís a good shot with that set up. Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2021, 02:45:01 pm »
Thanks, you know what a good shot is like.

I impressed myself.  It turns out the passage from TBB 1 (p 115) was based on a 28" draw and a 500 grain arrow, so I did better than I thought.

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Re: Warbird's Wing III 65# Heat Tempered HHB
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 02:48:52 pm »
Nice work on a tricky stave. Beautiful piece of wood