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Offline simk

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Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« on: June 12, 2022, 12:19:00 pm »
Hi Bowmakers

I made this bow from a super straight yew shoot. It was around 2 1/2" in diameter and probably one of the best pieces of yew I've worked; rings towards the outer side are so tight,....you can't even count them under the loupe - thats why I named it Infinite. It really was a pleasure to work, also because the first ring under the bark could be used as the back. It took almost no set and I didn't make any heat corrections on the profile.
what you also see is my new bowyers mark - its handmade by a famous local craftsman - I lately showed him my bows and asked him weather he could make some tiny traditional motivs for my bows - he agreed - I'm super happy!

I love you yew  ;D

Cheers and thanx everybody for posting their nice bows!
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2022, 12:26:29 pm »
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 12:31:06 pm »
and a few - thanx for watching
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2022, 12:33:09 pm »
love it... thanks for sharing.  So many of us use heat to adjust and change things that it is nice to see a more "natural" bow. 
Seems like common sense isn't very common any more...

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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2022, 01:11:57 pm »
Beautiful bow Simon!  The sapwood/heartwood contact on these yew bows is really stunning. I love the tip overlays and the bend on this one. I’m curious about that knot on the side of the upper limb. Any concern about that causing problems?

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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2022, 02:04:59 pm »
Thanx Bob! I have no ethical problems with heat corrections. This was just one of the rare bows that didnt ask for any 😁
Thanx Will B! You have a well trained eye! These inclined knots always are critical on low dia staves. I was worried a little about this one in the build also. Now I think it survives...maybe fill the little crack with superglue and see what time will bring 🤞
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2022, 06:37:24 pm »
Your work is always impressive. What an elegant bow in every way!! Love those nock overlays, too.
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2022, 07:41:14 pm »
Beautiful bow, very nice work. :)
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2022, 08:45:04 pm »
Doesn't get much better than that! Well done!  (SH)
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2022, 10:16:48 pm »
Stunning! As always…

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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2022, 01:30:08 am »
Beautiful bow and I hope that knot holds up for you...

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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2022, 07:26:07 am »
Excellent work on that stick.I always like the natural look.
I've always known yew will hold up very well in damp or high humidty environments.In very dry low humidity conditions I wonder if it is the same?
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2022, 02:41:27 pm »
Very nice bow Simon ! Can imagine that sapling was a dream to work with. I guess you chopped that one out quick like your laminates! The dog looks cool too!
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2022, 03:46:52 pm »
Another beautiful bow from you Simon.  Well done!
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Re: Yew - Longbow - 66" ntn - 53# @ 28" - "Infinite"
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2022, 11:53:46 am »
BeYEWtiful bow ya got there. Love a simple clean, straight forward bow
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