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Offline Marc St Louis

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« on: February 15, 2022, 05:00:35 pm »
There was a member that frequented the old message board in the early 2000 by the name of Daniel Higginson, Daniel lives/lived in AR.  Daniel’s username was Dano. I'm sure some of the older members here remember him, perhaps not fondly.  I had worked out a trade with Dano, I sent him one of the heat-treated recurves I was making at the time in exchange for a couple Osage staves.  I only got 1 stave from Dano, it was a bit on the short side but large enough for a couple bows and very clean so I didn’t complain.  I made one bow from a belly split out of the stave but still had a piece left over which has been sitting in one of my wood storages for the last 20 years.  A couple months ago I got the urge to make something with it and decided to make a copy of an Elm bow I made many years ago, which I don’t have anymore.  This was the Elm bow I more or less copied,5611.15.html

This little Elm bow shot really good, as in fast, and I shot this one here a few times in my shop and it seems to shoot as good as that Elm bow.  The dimensions of this bow are similar except it's 2" shorter with 1 ˝” wide limbs instead of 1 5/8".  There was quite the bend at one end which I removed and then steamed in some small recurves.  No heat-treating done on the bow although I did use dry-heat to set the recurves and to even out the little reflex it did have.  With the recurves it started out with about 4” of tip setback and ended up keep a couple inches

The specs are 55” N to N with 1 ˝” wide limbs pulling 55# @ 28".  Here are some pics

This is the stave before making heat corrections

Here is the finished bow

Home of heat-treating, Corbeil, On.  Canada

Offline Will B

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Re: Dano
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2022, 05:12:24 pm »
Great story and great looking bow!  Tiller looks great like all your bows. Thanks for posting.

Offline Stixnstones

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2022, 05:13:08 pm »
Beautiful lookin lil stik, just looks fast....

Offline Del the cat

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2022, 05:52:25 pm »
We like a good back story, and a great bow.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2022, 06:03:51 pm »
wow congrats on that one,, beautiful... :D

Offline PaSteve

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 06:13:19 pm »
Very clean bow and your usual beautiful tiller.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 07:12:44 pm »
Very nice bow, Marc. I remember Dano but that was a long time ago.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2022, 07:48:00 pm »
I'll trade you a stave for a bow : )
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Offline Morgan

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2022, 08:50:15 pm »
Beauty Marc! Simple and complex at the same time. Really like it.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2022, 09:03:33 pm »
Beautiful bow, Marc. Jawge
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2022, 09:28:51 pm »
Very nice bow and a great story!
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2022, 10:13:02 pm »
Sweet bend and bow Marc.

Allyn beat me to it. I’m betting theirs a bunch of guys that would trade you a Osage stave for a bow. I know I would.

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Offline bentstick54

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Re: Dano
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2022, 10:35:54 pm »
Always love seeing one of your bows. Great looking little bow, and again great tiller.

Offline aznboi3644

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2022, 04:00:24 am »
Stunning.  I love seeing your work Marc.  That tiller is hypnotic. 

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2022, 07:50:28 am »