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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Penobscot style Triple Bow
« on: November 03, 2022, 06:24:56 am »
Hi again!

Another interesting bow I've built in recent months. I know it's probably not very efficient and beneficial, but I wanted to make something like this for a long time. Let's say it was just for fun project. I used 3 wood species for this build: black locust for the main bow, ash for mid one and yew for the smallest stick. The small and mid one were shaped and bent with the use of steam. For both these I used leftover material from other projects.
The bow (all strung up) unded up drawing over 65lb at 26". The main bow is approx 67" ntn, mid one 42" ntn, and the smallest 26" ntn. I used hot hide glue to join them, them wrapped the handle with flax twine and again sealed it with hide glue. Bow string are made from B55.

You can see the building proccess here:
https://youtu.be/uU2Gfka66Es

Thanks for watching!

Offline BowEd

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2022, 07:42:41 am »
You've been busy.Quite the bow.
Quite a bit of string length adjusting with that one.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2022, 07:44:33 am by BowEd »
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2022, 05:26:27 pm »
Its not April the first is it?  ???
Del
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Offline Hamish

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2022, 07:03:20 pm »
Dude, you have a lot of time on your hands ;) Only kidding, cool experiment.
I marvel at your skill.

Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2022, 10:24:15 pm »
 :o :o :o

How does that perform?   

The engineer in me is totally freaking out at the complexity of that system.  It looks simple enough, but that thing has some crazy physics going on as it shoots.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2022, 11:15:47 pm »
Very nice! 2 ons are better than 1! Jawge
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2022, 02:03:07 am »
Yes... why have 2 when you can have 3... !?

Nicely done!
Frank from Germany...

Offline superdav95

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2022, 02:12:04 am »
Well thatís cool. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2022, 04:11:06 am »
Time to upgrade and shoot multiple arrows
Very nice experiment  :OK

Offline bassman211

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Re: Penobscot style Triple Bow
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2022, 09:59:00 pm »
Well done. certainly a conversation piece.