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Offline snedeker

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E Woodland Ipe
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:04:15 pm »
The illustration is the famous 1590 Dutch engraving based on a drawing by British explorer John White. Shows a native of Virginia with a longbow.  The bow has always been thought to seem more like an English longbow - still around at that time - with its rounded limbs and full handle-to-tip taper. I did a sort of repro, using Ipe (Brazilian) laminated with bamboo., made more like an eastern Woodland bow. Flat and even width out until about a foot from tips Mine, 71" long, draws 70 pounds at 27".   My son modeling and mugging

Dave

Offline Pat B

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Re: E Woodland Ipe
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 12:50:38 pm »
Great to see you back, Dave.
 Nice bow. The tiller looks good, maybe a bit stiff at the tips but nice nonetheless.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: E Woodland Ipe
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 01:10:16 pm »
Thanks Pat.  If it gets pulled deeper - behind the ear, the tips bend out more,  So shallow because its so long maybe


This month is 20 year anniversary of starting my first bow.,   It broke

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Re: E Woodland Ipe
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 01:25:58 pm »
Boy, 20 years.  (A)  Glad to see you are still at it.  8)  :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline RyanY

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Re: E Woodland Ipe
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 04:19:36 pm »
Too much clothing makes it hard to judge the tiller. (lol)  Fun reproduction!

Offline organic_archer

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 01:14:02 pm »
Cool reproduction. I dig it. Would love to see some close-up photos of this one!
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Offline bownarra

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Re: E Woodland Ipe
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 02:08:32 am »
Cool bow but I bet she has a thump! If you did another I'd copy the tiller of an elb - these are pretty much the same bow :) Little to no bend in the handle, bend increasing towards the tips.