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Offline rennyseiwert

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First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« on: April 03, 2022, 09:06:37 am »
Hello Primitive Archers,

Last year I set a goal and the day after my archery deer season closed I started on my goal and pulled out the stave of Hackberry I aquired last summer.  I bought books (traditional bowyers bible 1-4), asked a TON of questions, and worked hard.  Some of you on here helped me a bunch and I am extremeley grateful.  Thank You.  It's time to start shooting.

Hackberry, 62", 50# @ 28"

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 09:21:54 am »
Rennyseiwert,   Thatís a very nice first bow!  Wow.  Very nice.  What wood is the lam in the handle?  Tiller looks good too.  My question is did you get lucky on your first one or did you break a few before finishing this one?  Either way thatís a nice bow.  Well done.  Welcome to pa! 

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2022, 09:36:53 am »
Ditto....confirmed....the thing about this bow making hobby makes you look forward to the next build.
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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2022, 09:43:48 am »
That is great looking bow.  Great job on that piece of hackberry!

Offline RyanY

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2022, 12:38:43 pm »
You should be proud. That is an incredible first bow. Very well done. Anything you would do differently next time?

Offline Will B

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2022, 01:56:14 pm »
Great looking hackberry bow!  Congrats on your first and Iím betting many more in your future. Well done and I hope you have a lot of success with it this fall.  :-D

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 04:46:50 pm »
Very nice work and for a first that is amazing.  :)
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Offline rennyseiwert

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2022, 06:59:53 pm »
Superdav95, I got lucky and did not break any before this one.  I felt like I got close, there was a split at the outter limb and I had enough wiggleroom to file it back.  the wood in the handle section is walnut I had laying around. I realized I wasn't going to have much to work with for the handle so I added that chunk.

RyanY, yes, there are a few things I would do different.  my self nocks were way to shallow at first and that is how I think I ran into the wood splintering out a bit at the outter limb.  I also think my fades were too abrupt and I could've pulled it out a bit more.  I also intentionally left the wood its natural color and I might do a light stain on the next bow but I guess it depends on the type of wood I use.

Offline Pat B

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2022, 10:47:53 pm »
I agree with the guys above and especially for your first bow. Very well done.  8)   :OK
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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2022, 11:41:30 pm »
Great job man! Thatís a heck of a bow!
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Offline Allyn T

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2022, 09:22:30 am »
Looks stellar
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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2022, 12:18:34 pm »
Welcome to the forum - thatís a heck of a bow to start with! You obviously took your time and thought through each step. Iím a fan.

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2022, 01:37:50 pm »
Welcome to the forum.  What a great looking bow!
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2022, 06:58:55 pm »
Yes, sir. Well done! Jawge
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: First Bow - Hackberry Self Bow
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2022, 09:04:37 pm »
Very nice work. Great looking bow.