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Main Discussion Area => Bow of the Month Contest => Topic started by: OldBow on August 05, 2007, 09:49:28 am

Title: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: OldBow on August 05, 2007, 09:49:28 am
Congratulations to Frank Reinshagen (medicinewheel) of
Mechernich, Germany. [/size]
His "Third Sister" Hickory Backed Black Walnut Bow is
July's Backed Bow of the Month
This is the third of a threesome that Frank made, apparently for some lady friends. -OldBow
"hi all!  -  this is one of the two projects i started this last week: three black walnut boardbows with hickory backings and various fancy-coloured risers. they all three aim for 30#@26". i make these for three ladies (not sisters) who all URGENTLY need bows.

the bows are at three different states right now: one's technically finished, one is floor-tillered, one still needs a backing.
i used the japanese method of rope and wedges for gluing: it's so simple and effective (and i can fit 4 bows in the hotbox for gluing up at once)
some of you guys warned me to be carefull with black walnut fretting easily; thanks for that, it made go be very carfull! - i can say i'm pleased with the results of all three bows, no frets at all! well, they are all 35#-only but also only 62" ntn for a 26" pull, and all shooters have been surprised with the bows so far. i guess the key is to make the hickory-backing very thin and tapered and - of course - go slow!" -frank


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Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Pat B on August 05, 2007, 09:58:03 am
Congratulations Frank. A well deserved win.   Pat
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: 8up on August 05, 2007, 10:22:11 am
Congrats Frank thats a fine looking bow.
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: ber643 on August 05, 2007, 11:19:10 am
Just had to be the best one this month (IMO). Well deserved indeed, Frank.
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: medicinewheel on August 05, 2007, 12:29:19 pm

thanks everybody!  -  i'm pleased and honored by this win, especially with this many votes for the bow; i really didn't expect that since chad, hammertime and sabanim (boo backed ipe got my vote...) had such great bows contributed!!
let me say that a lot of stuff flew into the making of these bows that i have learned over here from all you great bowyers!
thanks again, frank

ps: well my name is frank REINSHAGEN, i life in mechernich near cologne...  ;D
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: AndrewS on August 05, 2007, 04:08:17 pm
Congratulations Frank! Fine pieces of wood you have trained to bend ;)
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Marc St Louis on August 06, 2007, 05:11:12 am
Wat to go Frank
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Dane on August 06, 2007, 05:57:48 am
Frank, hurray! And that great Japanese gluing method - trying it very soon.

Dane
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: DanaM on August 06, 2007, 07:54:05 am
Congrats Frank on a well deserved win.
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Dustybaer on August 06, 2007, 08:08:11 am
very nice bow, frank.  i love your tips.
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: GregB on August 06, 2007, 11:09:09 am
Congrats Frank! Beautiful bow...
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Pappy on August 06, 2007, 01:02:40 pm
Nice job Frank,win well deserved. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: medicinewheel on August 06, 2007, 03:11:17 pm

again thanks a lot guys!
frank
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: koan on August 06, 2007, 04:10:18 pm
Congrats Frank, you are a true artist....inspirational....Brian
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: mullet on August 06, 2007, 05:48:28 pm
  Very nice Frank, the glue up pictures were cool.
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: backgardenbowyer on August 07, 2007, 06:17:00 pm
Beautiful bow - real craftsmanship
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: Sabanim on August 08, 2007, 06:31:45 am
Great looking bow!  Congrats!!!!
Title: Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
Post by: medicinewheel on August 08, 2007, 07:23:16 am
Great looking bow!  Congrats!!!!

thanks, so is yours! - your ipe bow had my wote!
frank