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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« on: March 31, 2022, 08:03:01 am »
My latest creation. The bow is drawing 35 lb at 23", 45,5" ntn. At widest limbs are 2 1/4". I backed it with cow rawhide. Had to thin and sand it a bit. To glue the backing I used hide glue. At rest the bow comes back to slight reflex.
Building this stick I was inspired by American Natives bows.

Check out also build along video:
https://youtu.be/OUDE_PzL27A

Hope you have a nice day!

Offline Pappy

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2022, 08:13:25 am »
Now that is nice, tiller looks dead on. Nice work. :)
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Offline M2A

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2022, 08:44:29 am »
Cool short bow! Nothing like a good piece of locust. will have to watch video this weekend.
Mike

Offline Parnell

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2022, 01:06:48 pm »
I like that!  Looks great.
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2022, 04:47:26 pm »
beautiful,,, congrats,,
how did you make string,, I havent had much luck making the sinew string,, :)

Offline superdav95

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2022, 10:10:28 pm »
Nicely executed.  Authentic little bow.  Well done. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2022, 03:58:01 am »
Thank you very much guys!

The bowstring is made from flax twine in flemish style. In the pictures it's before serving. 

Offline SETPARAPUSETH

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2022, 05:49:32 pm »
very nice
Congratulations.

Offline leehongyi

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2022, 09:13:44 pm »
bent too much in the grip area.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2022, 01:32:01 pm »
Yes, sir! Beautiful bow and tiller! Jawge
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Rawhide backed Black Locust Shortbow
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2022, 05:13:35 pm »
I think the unbraced profile shows,, the tiller is well done,,, (-S