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Offline bluejack

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Fire hardening black locust
« on: June 28, 2022, 06:08:58 pm »
Hello all, I`m relatively new to this bow building affliction(learning as I go-lots of help from Will B.-member here on PA) Does anyone have experience fire hardening black locust,if so do you think it`s a good idea? Thanks, bluejack

Offline Pat B

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Re: Fire hardening black locust
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 10:52:05 pm »
In my experience heat treating locust is a big plus as far as increasing it compression strength. My experience with heat treating locust has been with Eastern Woodland style bows.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Fire hardening black locust
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 07:02:44 am »
Thanks Pat-I`m going to give it a try.

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Re: Fire hardening black locust
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 12:52:36 pm »
Don't forget to post pics.   :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC