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Main Discussion Area => English Warbow => Topic started by: Ruddy Darter on May 02, 2019, 07:25:56 am

Title: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 02, 2019, 07:25:56 am
https://youtu.be/j_dIYBMFjHg just finished this bow 73"&1/4"ntn. It came out a lot lighter than I wanted but I quite like it. It was started and left unfinished quite some time ago and I thought I'd finish it up. (The tiller is not perfect but hopefully good enough as I don't want to lose anymore weight).Last coat of oil on this morning and going to try the bow out over the weekend, hopefully a fun target bow. (It has some deflex in the top limb which was in the stave.) it will draw to 32"
R.D.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Del the cat on May 02, 2019, 07:34:32 am
Looks pretty good to me for a waggly stave :)
I think the window in the garage door doesn't help as it appears from the pic to not be an true arc!
Del
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 02, 2019, 07:42:55 am
Thanks Del, yep the window throws it and my tiller tree is wonky and moves around (I'll have to sort that for the next heavier bow attempt), it throws it more with this short 73" length, with a longer stave, say 76"+, the window acts as a pretty good rough guide when it's lined up right and camera set up a bit higher,
I was going to give up with this one but glad I finished it up to have a bit of fun with.  :)
 R.D.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: peacefullymadewarbows on May 02, 2019, 08:00:12 am
I'd leave it as is. Great job! Looks like it'll spit em fast with that flat profile at rest.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 02, 2019, 08:08:26 am
Thank you peacefullymadebows,
It does have a nice springy tension to the bow. :)
R.D.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: kbear on May 03, 2019, 12:11:14 pm
Looks like a nice bow with a nice tiller. Great Job!
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 03, 2019, 10:20:23 pm
Thanks kbear, thanks again all,
Here's a couple more pics finished up and braced.


R.D.

Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: DC on May 05, 2019, 04:41:07 am
Very nice, way to heavy for me. Don't know how you guys do it.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 05, 2019, 05:40:26 am
Thanks D.C.
I'm looking forward to starting another bow in the near future.

R.D.
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Hawkdancer on May 05, 2019, 06:06:39 am
Nice!  Some dark panels for the Windows and there you have a perfect arc for a tillering guide - maybe! (lol)  :BB >:D!  Good job, too heavy for me, though
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Finished oregon yew bow, tiller check. 70+@30"
Post by: Ruddy Darter on May 10, 2019, 10:27:42 am
Thanks Hawkdancer, 
The bow performed nice last Sunday although the arrows were too heavy and overspined, just making up some more suitable arrows, be a real joy then I reckon.  :)

R.D.