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Offline NOMADIC PIRATE

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EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« on: June 27, 2008, 03:06:51 pm »
This is a Eucalyptus bow I just finished.

67 1/2" ntn, 57 # @ 27", assymetrical limbs with 3/16" positive, the Guava overlays look more like Osage ;D, finished the bow with a homemade finish that I just mixed a few days ago, the handle and the wraps are cotton.

I was very nervous tillering this bow for the fear of it exploding, but it tuned out to be a very good one, took very little set and the string is really tigth at brace.

I'll be cutting more of this wood  ;D ;D









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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 03:10:14 pm »












...sorry for chopping the tip on the full draw, but I was dealing with a selftimer, and I cursed enought >:( >:( ;D
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 04:25:06 pm »
Wow!  You make great bows :) that eucalyptus looks like pretty wood and i love those overlays
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 04:29:35 pm »
What did you do, stand up under a ceiling fan! :o ;D ..or just got a summer buzz cut?   Nice bow, Manny and the color of the wood is nice also. The guava overlays do look like osage.      Pat
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 04:38:53 pm »
Sweet bow, great job Manny, no wise cracks about the hair.  ::) What kinda tree is that in the background?
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Offline Kegan

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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 05:08:56 pm »
Sweet bow Manny! It's an absolute beaut (bet it's one sweet shooter too!). And it;s good to see that you haven't lost your talents as a bowyer with your hair :D!

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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 05:16:31 pm »
Cant hope for better than that with a wood you are unsure of.  I love the overlays. I havent seen osage with that beautiful two tone color. 

I love the hair cut. Well it might be a little long for my taste.  ;D  Justin
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 05:32:20 pm »
Nice Bow Manny.......great Tiller....as Usual....but whats with the Hair....or Lack of ....as the case is???? I really love the Bow....but that Backdrop is Really Awesome....What is it.....and will they grow in Texas?
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Offline NOMADIC PIRATE

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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 05:45:34 pm »
Thanks guys.

yep this is quite a nice bowood and beautifull to boot.

actually my hair has being like this for almost 6 months now, but I finally got to take picture with the selftimer so I don't have to take them shitty ones from the tree >:D

The tree behind me is a BAYON (Ficus ) if left alone this trees get as big as houses, by dropping roots from the limbs.
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 07:06:52 pm »
very nice looking bow, tiller looks real good and the overall shape is real sweet.- Ryan
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2008, 07:08:31 pm »
OK, now tell us about this homemade finish you whipped up ??? ;D
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2008, 07:35:05 pm »
Hi Manny
Looks like you finally found the correct one out of the 600.
Very nice bow with great tiller for a wiggly stave. Time to try some different designs.
If you are collecting more of the same timber try to get the largest dia you can
as this usually gives the best results.

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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2008, 08:37:25 pm »
Manny, That looks great, I was hoping it would make it since I still vividly remember how loud that wood is when it explodes :o :D

That is some fine wood still holding that reflex like it does..

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Offline NOMADIC PIRATE

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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2008, 10:28:28 pm »
thanks guys,

Graeme, I will take a day and go back to where I found this tree to get more for sure, that was the first and last time I ever seen this tipe, ..I'll take pictures

 :D :D :D Dano I have a buildalong on PP for that finish, and a fun tiller along of this bow too ;D
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Re: EUCALYPTUS longbow ...(pics)
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2008, 11:18:36 pm »
Here's a shot of the all bow drawn



and one of the front profile

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