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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: snedeker on March 23, 2019, 09:32:16 am

Title: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 23, 2019, 09:32:16 am
LONG time since I posted a bow.  I got some NW yew from Brian Melton back about 14 years ago and have a little left.  67", 55#/28"  1&3/4" wide.  Handle is ash and walnut.  has central thin black locust lam (a little personal touch).  Wenge tip overlays.
The exotic woods sound fancy but are all from sraps at hand.
Handle is centered, but I engineered so that the string aligns with the arrow rest.

I'll get more pics up
Dave
 
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 23, 2019, 09:33:06 am
Hmm, 
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: DC on March 23, 2019, 09:36:57 am
Very nice!
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Post by: Pat B on March 23, 2019, 09:49:55 am
Nice bow with a nice bend, Dave.   :OK
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 23, 2019, 09:52:27 am
couple more
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: Pat B on March 23, 2019, 09:53:13 am
You haven't lost your touch, Dave.
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Post by: goomba on March 23, 2019, 10:02:05 am
Nice bow.
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 23, 2019, 10:28:27 am
tip
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on March 23, 2019, 10:52:34 am
the overlays are beautiful!
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Post by: Woodely on March 23, 2019, 12:48:46 pm
Very nice great job on the finish.
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Post by: PaSteve on March 23, 2019, 02:09:56 pm
I like it. Well done.
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: Thunderlizard on March 23, 2019, 08:31:48 pm
That looks awesome. What did you use to glue the black walnut and ash to the handle? Iím thinking I might need to do something similar on a yew bow Iím working on right now. Thanks.

- Pat

Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 24, 2019, 08:00:15 am
I used G-flex 2 part epoxy throughout
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: rps3 on March 24, 2019, 01:16:50 pm
Looks like a good shooting bow.
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: simk on March 25, 2019, 03:13:30 am
Hey, that's what I call a nice comeback! Beautifil tiller and nice detail work! Have fun with it.
Question: The ash backing is it edge grained or a single ring chased? If it's a single ring chased how did you prepare the belly of the lam, also a ring chased? Cheers
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: snedeker on March 25, 2019, 06:54:04 am
The ash is edge grain.. I got a nice ash board at a lumber place a couple years ago and got about 15 strips out of it. The bow is actually now in the hands of someone else, who I'm sure is getting a lot of good use out of it. Actually, it's a little over built for my taste
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: ohma2 on March 25, 2019, 09:27:06 am
 :OK
Title: Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
Post by: Jackpineboyz on March 29, 2019, 06:16:01 am
i have 2 yew billets that this post got me eyeing up.
Did you do a laminate for personal taste.  I was always told that yew is the perfect self bow wood because the sap wood and heart wood complement each other in tension and compression.  Yet I have seen some really beautiful bows that are laminated or backed. 
Did you use yew heartwood or sapwood?
Beautiful bow, like the personal touches.