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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: Pinaka longbows on January 30, 2022, 05:19:44 am

Title: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: Pinaka longbows on January 30, 2022, 05:19:44 am
Took my love for yew character bows to next level with this one. (with a nice tiller challenge too 😊)
It is 42 lbs at 30 inch and after a 100 shots it is still fine so im confident with the mechanics.
I am really stoked how it turned out, hope you like it...

(https://i.imgur.com/rOO1d1i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3CKLB1v.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jMDVZiT.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/wyzVWeW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PHoc6N7.jpg)
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Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pat B on January 30, 2022, 08:39:33 am
Very nice yew character bow. Unbraced profile shows how well she's tillered.   :OK
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: rps3 on January 30, 2022, 08:43:51 am
Beautiful bow, and I enjoyed the trip you took us on with the pictures too.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Will B on January 30, 2022, 09:11:37 am
Beautiful character yew bow!  Love the pictures and full draw.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: organic_archer on January 30, 2022, 10:33:10 am
Thatís a weapon to be proud of! Excellent execution of a very challenging piece  (SH)
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Del the cat on January 30, 2022, 11:15:37 am
Gorgeous :)
Del
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: PaSteve on January 30, 2022, 02:06:28 pm
Wow! Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: bjrogg on January 30, 2022, 02:49:15 pm
Sweet
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: bentstick54 on January 30, 2022, 03:19:06 pm
Now that piece took some patience. Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: TimmyDeNorCal on January 30, 2022, 04:57:50 pm
Unbelievable job there.

That is one of those staves whereby 99.9% of the world sees a mostly useless stick...0.1% sees a potential bow...and then just a fraction of that 0.1% is then able to transform it into that bow.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: superdav95 on January 30, 2022, 05:47:05 pm
Challenging stave Iím sure.  It turned out awesome
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pappy on January 30, 2022, 07:17:54 pm
Beautiful bow, very nice work on a challenging stave. :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pinaka longbows on January 31, 2022, 06:55:15 am
Very nice yew character bow. Unbraced profile shows how well she's tillered.   :OK

Thanks for the compliment! i did take my time for this one..
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: M2A on January 31, 2022, 08:41:06 am
Impressive looking piece! Difficult character to tiller but looks like you nailed it.
Mike
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pinaka longbows on January 31, 2022, 10:13:31 am
Unbelievable job there.

That is one of those staves whereby 99.9% of the world sees a mostly useless stick...0.1% sees a potential bow...and then just a fraction of that 0.1% is then able to transform it into that bow.

In fact, i have used almost all the clean staves i could find in the estate where i am allowed to cut it.  I selected this piece as a statement that there's still much more where you can make a bow from.  looking at the result, i might have started the wrong way. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: WhistlingBadger on January 31, 2022, 02:22:48 pm
Very, very nice!  Hat off to the skill and patience that required.
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Hawkdancer on January 31, 2022, 02:28:41 pm
All of the above!  Very nice job!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Stixnstones on January 31, 2022, 05:08:02 pm
Beautiful work on such a challenging piece of wood
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Piddler on January 31, 2022, 07:49:48 pm
Extremely well done.
Piddler
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: simk on February 02, 2022, 05:27:04 am
nice to see you posting on here.
awesome bow and pics! looking forward  to see this one in person then - as well as your superfast bow  (-S
cheers
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pinaka longbows on February 02, 2022, 03:57:14 pm
nice to see you posting on here.
awesome bow and pics! looking forward  to see this one in person then - as well as your superfast bow  (-S
cheers

Been away for a while  8)  but i will make sure to bring a few surprises this summer  (SH) (=)
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: Pinaka longbows on February 04, 2022, 11:10:18 am
Very, very nice!  Hat off to the skill and patience that required.

What can i say, its a labor of love   :BB
Title: Re: Wild character Yew LB
Post by: WhistlingBadger on February 04, 2022, 06:16:08 pm
What can i say, its a labor of love   :BB

True.  I was telling a friend about my bow-building effort, and he said I should try to get some in a shop to sell.  I told him there's no way I could charge enough to even make minimum wage for them!  Some people, people with actual skills and knowledge and stuff, can make them fast enough to sell.  Not me.  Strictly a labor of love.
 
A bow like this one?  It would take me a year or more, if I ever got it shootable at all.  Very cool.
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: WhistlingBadger on February 04, 2022, 06:18:50 pm
Just noticed the highland cows in the background!  Are you in Scotland?  I always had a soft spot for highland cows.  They're so...fluffy.  Delicious, too.   -C-
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: George Tsoukalas on February 04, 2022, 07:36:48 pm
Very nicely done!
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: Trapper Rob on February 04, 2022, 08:30:42 pm
Beautiful bow
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: Pinaka longbows on February 05, 2022, 02:43:00 pm
Just noticed the highland cows in the background!  Are you in Scotland?  I always had a soft spot for highland cows.  They're so...fluffy.  Delicious, too.   -C-

They are kept here in the Dutch dunes for managing growth on walking paths, the just roam around.  They are verry friendly and luckily so far nobody took one for their meat.. (which is great by the way  (=)
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: bradsmith2010 on February 05, 2022, 03:54:03 pm
beautiful.. congrats (-S
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: George Tsoukalas on March 02, 2022, 06:53:13 pm
That is definitely a gorgeous bow! Jawge
Title: Re: New character Yew Longbow
Post by: Doug509 on March 11, 2022, 08:52:49 am
Amazing bow!  If you have any photos of the stave could you please share with us?