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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: NorthHeart on May 13, 2019, 05:44:57 pm

Title: "Little Anasazi" light weight sinew/yew bow
Post by: NorthHeart on May 13, 2019, 05:44:57 pm
There is a series of bows that i'm working on currently which represents my introduction to the use of hide glue with sinew and its effects on wood.  This is one of the bows that the sinew tore the wood apart as it dried into reflex.  I'm happy to say that while it only made a light weight little bow, at least it made a bow.  I like to think that when the primitive ancestors built a bow that came in too light for duty(for whatever reason), perhaps they passed it down to a child to learn with.  I decided to use petroglyphs from the Anasazi people as inspiration for my art. )P(
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Post by: NorthHeart on May 13, 2019, 05:45:46 pm
more.....
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Post by: NorthHeart on May 13, 2019, 05:46:24 pm
last pics....
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Post by: burchett.donald on May 14, 2019, 02:21:27 am
  Love the paint and the sinew work buddy...Looks great
                                                                                   Don
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on May 14, 2019, 02:46:10 am
That looks Asymmetrical, or are my eyes playing tricks on me? it looks great!
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Post by: Knoll on May 14, 2019, 03:03:25 am
Yep, love the artwork.
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Post by: bassman on May 14, 2019, 03:46:46 am
Nice, you saved it.
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Post by: ohma2 on May 14, 2019, 04:36:16 am
 :OK
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Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 05:37:10 am
I get so jealous when I see artwork like that. It just works. It's like cave paintings. When I try it, it looks like a 3 year old scratched it on with a live chicken. Keep them coming, they're wonderful things.
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Post by: Hawkdancer on May 14, 2019, 06:52:04 am
Very nice!  We got to see some of the petroglyphs last summer in the Petrified National Forest.  Great reproductions!
+1, DC
Hawkdancer
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Post by: bradsmith2010 on May 14, 2019, 08:19:18 am
very nice ,, congrats
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Post by: NorthHeart on May 14, 2019, 05:33:00 pm
Thank you all for the appreciation, gentlemen. :OK

Haha DC!! (lol)

Deerhunter, the limbs are same length it might be the camera angle from below.  Also that stiff spot on the lower limb(right out of the fade) i believe is partly due to my hand placement.
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Post by: simk on May 14, 2019, 09:07:21 pm
Nice save - never give up! Love your artwork - these somehow are really powerful and expressive motives  (-S
How do you seal the sinewed back?
Cheers from Switzerland
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on May 15, 2019, 03:32:59 am
I really love the artwork too.
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Post by: NorthHeart on May 15, 2019, 01:05:20 pm
Nice save - never give up! Love your artwork - these somehow are really powerful and expressive motives  (-S
How do you seal the sinewed back?
Cheers from Switzerland

Thanks simk.  I used spar urethane over everything, with extra coats on the sinewed back.