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Title: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on May 25, 2017, 07:46:03 pm
Made my 1st yew bow, left all the natural deflex in it due to a 3 1/2" crack that formed after I stripped the bark off. Filled full of superglue and let it set for a few months thinking it wasn't worth fooling with. So finally decided to take a stab at it. So here's what I came up with

58" ntn
52#@26"
2" of natural deflex

I used yew heart wood for the tip overlays
Some leather Bryce sent me that matched the heart wood descent
Dyna 97 8 strand with mink silencers
Money shot will come later when I get me a photographer
(http://i.imgur.com/l0zIoQf.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/rR8fTNN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WKdLYMh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hkfveMO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3Tqxxqp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JrNdPSM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9GmlsvY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0oGIpOK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/34bVd3l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UJlNAZ2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CufdLJK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2B81waR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/j66SmFm.jpg)





Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: mwosborn on May 25, 2017, 08:15:54 pm
Nice looking bow Paul!
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Pat B on May 25, 2017, 08:41:41 pm
Nice one Gut.  :OK
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Blayne on May 25, 2017, 09:17:27 pm
Really nice work. Love the handle wrap!
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: kbear on May 25, 2017, 09:30:35 pm
I really like the effect you got with that knot. It's almost holographic. Nice
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: High-Desert on May 25, 2017, 10:03:40 pm
Great job! It turned out really nice.

Eric
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: DuBois on May 25, 2017, 10:08:06 pm
Right on Paul! Way to pull it out of the scrap heap buddy
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Pappy on May 26, 2017, 12:28:57 am
Beautiful bow in all aspects, not to sure on the yew over lays, yew is pretty soft, but it sure looks nice.
 Pappy
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: chamookman on May 26, 2017, 12:31:30 am
Handsome Bow - really like the contrast on Yew Bows  :BB ! Bob
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: FilipT on May 26, 2017, 12:52:03 am
Woah! Those overlays!
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Del the cat on May 26, 2017, 02:47:45 am
Yew beauty  :)
Del
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: upstatenybowyer on May 26, 2017, 03:55:30 am
I love the look of those overlays. Coolest looking tips I've seen in a long time. And the rest of it ain't too shabby neither! Excellent!  (-S
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: leonwood on May 26, 2017, 04:21:07 am
very pretty bow!
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on May 26, 2017, 04:49:45 am
very pretty clean bow
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: half eye on May 26, 2017, 04:56:11 am
Dang Mr. Paul, ya sure do build a fine bow sir.
rich
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: ty_in_ND on May 26, 2017, 05:48:02 am
Really nice bow you made!  While I'm sure you would have preferred to take the deflex out, the natural deflex must make it a real nice shooter.  I'll definitely tune in for the full draw picture.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: BowEd on May 26, 2017, 06:14:55 am
Really nice bow you made!  While I'm sure you would have preferred to take the deflex out, the natural deflex must make it a real nice shooter.  I'll definitely tune in for the full draw picture.
I'll second that.I'm sure it shoots sweet along with a very nice look being made of yew and your additions to it.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: George Tsoukalas on May 26, 2017, 06:55:07 am
That's awesome. Very nicely done.
Jawge
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Bob W. on May 26, 2017, 08:22:02 am
Nice, tips look cool!
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural
Post by: Marc St Louis on May 26, 2017, 08:50:35 am
Very nice.  I don't know about the tip overlays though.  They look good but I have had issues with plain sawn overlays shearing off along the grain, this was on recurves though
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: rps3 on May 26, 2017, 03:54:09 pm
Good looking bow. You will have to keep us all posted as to how the tip overlays hold up.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: ---GUTSHOT---> on May 26, 2017, 04:28:00 pm
Thanks for all the compliments. I've shot this bow upwards of 200 times. It's super smooth and shoots hard. The overlays are holding up just fine. I padded my loops extra heavy to help out on the soft heart wood overlays
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: selfbow joe on May 26, 2017, 08:00:27 pm
Very nice looking bow
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: upstatenybowyer on May 26, 2017, 09:16:44 pm
Love the FD pic. Yew is an awesome wood and you did it justice indeed.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: Weylin on May 26, 2017, 09:32:24 pm
Nice job! You did that yew wood justice. I like the overlays, I'll have to try that some time.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: wizardgoat on May 27, 2017, 08:13:00 am
Very nice yew bow
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: Aaron H on May 31, 2017, 08:42:55 am
Very nice bow Paul
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: osage outlaw on May 31, 2017, 09:20:26 am
 You did a great job on your first yew bow Paul.  I don't think that crack will cause any issues.  I hope you submit it for bow of the month.
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: loon on July 06, 2017, 11:04:35 pm
edit: wopps, missed the album link in the first post..
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on July 07, 2017, 10:20:10 pm
yew is such a pretty wood.still been dreaming about getting a stave of it...now you just killed me with this beautiful bow you created. awesome craftsmanship on this one. Way to build around those knots and imperfections also. Great tips.You have the whole package bud
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: Danzn Bar on July 08, 2017, 04:34:36 am
Nice bend on that one......
DBar
Title: Re: 1st YEW. All Natural (FD added)
Post by: burchett.donald on July 08, 2017, 07:12:27 am
  Nice build Paul...Grip wrap is interesting, hope she shoots many arrows for ya
                                                                                                                         Don