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Title: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: OldBow on October 05, 2008, 01:29:09 pm
Congratulations to Adam Bonney of Bloomington, Indiana
for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,8837.0.html
If you want to make this bow, here's how >:D
This bow is in response to the "Orc bow" which I posted a while back. I started this bow before I made the orcbow, but something happened to the tiller. There was a hinge that developed in the lower limb, just below the handle. I added a riser of walnut which spanned the handle and the hinge area, which more or less fixed the problem. Though I am not sure about the tiller. I laid this one out (and I don't remember why) with the arrow in the very center of the bow, and the handle taken out of the lower limb.
So since the success of making the orcbow a double bow, which is similar to the Penobscot style, I decided to try that again. The first full draw pic shows the bow with the added walnut riser. The bow draws 48# at 28". The second pic shows the bow with the second bow added. Now the bow is up to 73# at 28".
The original bow is Hophornbeam. It is based on a bow shown in the T.B.B. vol 2, page 149. It shows an Eskimo cable backed bow, with ivory struts over the recurves.
My bow is 67" long and 1 1/16" wide. About 5/8" thick at the handle. The cable is artificial sinew (nylon). There is a toggle which can be used to adjust the tension of the cable.
The second bow is made of walnut and a 3/16" thick hickory lamination. There is also curly maple veneer on top, just for looks.
This bow is 34" long ,1 1/32" wide, and also 5/8" thick at the center.
In the words of Aragorn in "The Fellowship of the RIng", "Let's hunt some orc!"
For good reason, this bow gets lots of praise:"Now this bow is scary cool!!" -Dano
"I think that with a bow like that I should just call you sir. That bow is so off the hook. That has got to be the wildest thing I have ever seen" -cracker
"Wild bow, cool mask, and a very candid photographer..great thread Orcbow!" -Rich Saffold
"Man...reading this thread brings back memories of late nights playing AD&D with funny dice and lead miniatures (before they started making them from pewter).  I was a dungeon master back in the day...and I'd give that bow a d8 for damage and a savings throw (for confusion) or be unable to attack for one round while you try to figure out what the cable was for.  (sorry Postman) I like your spiel on penobscot style bows....I made one for my nephew and I noticed a few things:
You can get a longer draw from a shorter bow because you can make the limbs thinner (ie, more flexible) without loosing power and without gaining width. The cable reduces string follow...even when strung for long periods of time (my nephew keeps his strung for weeks) -It looks intimidating and powerful." -jackcrafty


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Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: medicinewheel on October 05, 2008, 02:39:02 pm

congrats! your bow is very interesting, an evenmore unique combination of other unique designs such as the penobscot bow and the cable-backed inuit bow!
your bow had my vote!
frank
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: Bowbound on October 05, 2008, 02:58:17 pm
A worthy winner, i've never seen a bow like it before!
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: ber643 on October 05, 2008, 08:06:27 pm
Some real thought went into that bow, for sure, Adam. Job well done.
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: orcbow on October 05, 2008, 08:17:50 pm
Thank you Frank, and Josh, and Bernie!

You all are so kind, for accepting my odd creations and references!!
Thanks for your votes, and thanks to Primitive Archer Magazine for providing a place for my madness to shine! >:D

-- ;) orcbow
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: DanaM on October 06, 2008, 04:31:06 am
Congrats Adam :)
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: GregB on October 06, 2008, 06:12:27 am
Congratulations on a very interesting and I'm sure challenging bow!
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: Pappy on October 06, 2008, 07:16:40 am
Congrats Adam,very nice bow,well done. :)
   Pappy
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: cowboy on October 06, 2008, 08:17:42 am
Congrat's Adam on your win. That is one wild looking bow :).
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: orcbow on October 06, 2008, 10:36:53 am
Thank you, DanaM, GregB,Pappy, and Cowboy!

I'm honored to receive this distinction!
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: Keenan on October 08, 2008, 08:28:49 am
Congratulations Orcbow, that is a very unique and I'm sure challenging bow to build. Love seeing people try knew ideas and seeing what is possible,  Keenan
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: ber643 on October 08, 2008, 11:36:38 am
Adam, your collage and win is now posted in my Full Draw pages (as usual with the BOMs) - Please enjoy:

http://residents.bowhunting.net/bsdunn/tbd18.htm
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: orcbow on October 09, 2008, 05:11:18 am
Thanks Keenan!

Bernie- That is a neat webpage that you've got. I'm honored to be a part of it. Thanks again!

-orcbow
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: ber643 on October 09, 2008, 11:02:57 am
My pleasure, Adam, and thank you. Visit often, as I am always adding your friends and mine at Full Draw - along with other parts to the web site.
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: hawkbow on October 09, 2008, 06:18:41 pm
that bow rocks brother,  very cool .. HAWK a/ho
Title: Re: Congratulations to Adam Bonney for a Most Intriguing September Laminate Bow
Post by: orcbow on October 09, 2008, 07:31:12 pm
Thank you Hawk!!