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Offline Marc St Louis

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Ash backed Yew Longbow
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:48:25 am »
This is a White Ash backed Yew longbow I just made for a guy in England.  The bow is 6' long, 1 1/2" wide at the center and pulls 55# @ 28".  It has WB horn nocks with the top nock having a double string groove cut in.  The finish is alternating coats of Tung oil, Shellac with a final sealant of Carnauba paste wax  Here's a few pictures







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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 11:54:00 am »
That just looks amazuing  :o :o

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 02:30:47 pm »
im not to fond of these types of bows... ::)
but i have to tell you marc, i realy like shape,weight,brace,no handle,and even the horn nocks...not long and "funny lookin'
hahaha. :D
very nice bow. ;)
it looks like the grip is good as is!
jamie

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 02:39:47 pm »
Killer tiller 'ol boy   :)

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 02:44:41 pm »
That's another nice one Marc! Tiller's perfect! Looks like a bow I could shoot comfortably.
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Offline YewArcher

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 02:49:52 pm »
Thats a great looking bow. Did you make it from a piece of yew lumber or a decrowned stave?

Steve

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 04:05:26 pm »
Thanks guys.

The bow was made out of a belly split from a stave. 

The Tung oil really brings the color out in the wood as you can see in this picture



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Offline backgardenbowyer

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 04:13:05 pm »
Absolutely lovely.  Yew heartwood backed with ash or hickory looks like a really good way to make a traditional compass bow style when yew staves are hard to find.  I make ELBs but have still not got my hands on any yew (common as rocking horse manure here in the UK).  Well done with this one.

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 04:16:30 pm »
dang that is sure one nice bow,again


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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:19:24 pm »
beautifull! i love the color of the heart wood, and the wrighting on it is top notch.

Phil
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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 04:28:08 pm »
Not too shabby!!
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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 04:34:47 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 04:49:47 pm »
Hello,
I have never seen ash on yew. It looks pretty good to me ! Nice one
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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2008, 07:04:17 pm »
Nice bow Marc.

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Re: Ash backed Yew Longbow
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 07:30:06 pm »
Ash and Yew are a good combination.
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