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Offline Pinaka longbows

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Yew HLD bow
« on: February 11, 2022, 02:40:55 pm »
Had a nice piece of taxus bacata (European yew) with a little bit of character as i like 'm.
However during the first cuts to rough out a bow, I found some wind cracks from the center going outwards.
Therefore opted for a HLD in order to avoid visible cracks in the belly of a d-shape bow. 
Other than that its a nice piece of wood and I find  the HLD pleasing to eye as well.
Lots of discussions going on about advantages (or not) on HLD, so far haven't noticed yet real differences in performance to what I would have expected from this piece of wood. Is fast and snappy and pulls 40+ at 30 inches. You gotta love yew for its versatility, almost every stave imaginable will make a bow with some patience.














Offline Hamish

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 04:57:25 pm »
You know its coming...yew beaut bow!

Offline Morgan

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 06:05:26 pm »
Very nice.

Offline Happy Grandpa

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2022, 11:06:45 pm »
Beautiful bow and really nice job on the photographs.

Offline rps3

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2022, 11:31:08 am »
Beautiful bow. How long is it?

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2022, 12:35:37 pm »
Very nice. Iíve never worked on a yew stave. I certainly have been impressed by a bunch of them that others have though.

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Offline Pinaka longbows

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2022, 04:18:29 am »
Beautiful bow. How long is it?

Thanks for liking it , its 67 inch. usually end up in this length in order to savely and durable accomodate my 30 inch draw

Offline Pappy

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2022, 06:22:41 pm »
Very nice work, beautiful bow and love the character. :)
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2022, 04:44:55 pm »
Never worked with yew before.  Sure love the looks of it.  And those hollow limbs sure look nice, whether they shoot faster or not.  Great job.
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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2022, 05:03:10 pm »
Beautiful bow.  Love yew.  Nicely done
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Offline Stixnstones

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2022, 05:28:25 pm »
Beautiful bow, the tiller is spot on
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Yew HLD bow
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2022, 06:49:46 pm »
Such a great bow. Love the tiller!
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