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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: NorthHeart on April 23, 2020, 11:49:28 pm

Title: My sinew backed Juniper bow!
Post by: NorthHeart on April 23, 2020, 11:49:28 pm
I really enjoyed making this juniper bow backed with elk sinew. It is as smooth as I have ever felt for a wooden bow, both the draw cycle and on the shot. 42#@24Ē it shoots a beefy 530gr arrow at over 150fps. At my draw length a wooden bow usually needs to be 50# to do that, sinew backed juniper is certainly special in this regard. I donít imagine this will be my last:)
Title: Re: My sinew backed Juniper bow!
Post by: NorthHeart on April 23, 2020, 11:50:25 pm
more pics...
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Post by: NorthHeart on April 23, 2020, 11:51:15 pm
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Title: Re: My sinew backed Juniper bow!
Post by: BowEd on April 24, 2020, 06:23:50 am
Nice.....Lots of good looking heartwood on that one.Snappy shooter.
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Post by: Marc St Louis on April 24, 2020, 08:30:29 am
Very nice
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Post by: AndrewS on April 24, 2020, 08:38:34 am
I like it.
Beautiful color of the wood and a nice painted back.
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Post by: Sagebrush on April 24, 2020, 08:41:23 am
Very nice sir!  I like the paint.  What is the brace height?
Title: Re: My sinew backed Juniper bow!
Post by: NorthHeart on April 24, 2020, 09:16:31 am
Thanks guys!  Sage-the brace is 5.5" from inside of grip. 

Also, the OAL is 53".

I don't know why some of the pics came out "fat looking". ???  They posted normally on another site.
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Post by: Stickhead on April 24, 2020, 09:25:35 am
Great looking bow, and unique as always, Shelton!  Iím curious about the arrows.  What style of fletching is that, and what are the advantages?
Title: Re: My sinew backed Juniper bow!
Post by: NorthHeart on April 24, 2020, 09:30:37 am
Stick- thanks buddy!  The arrows are my attempt at a set of plains indian arrows.  They would cut the fletching long and low and set back.  They sure do shoot flat.  I posted more about them in the arrows section.
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on April 24, 2020, 09:32:40 am
DUDE! that is a sweet bow right there!!!
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Post by: M2A on April 25, 2020, 06:05:28 am
Nice work like always. Cool set there with the arrows. Always like to see styles such as this posted here.
Mike
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Post by: bjrogg on April 25, 2020, 06:22:02 am
Iíve got a thing for juniper. Nice bow.
Bjrogg