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Bows / Re: Yewinforced Rowan Static 62" / 35# @ 28"
« Last post by High-Desert on Today at 05:10:39 am »
Thatís a looker! I love a bow with simplistic style, but clearly a lot of attention to deal. Everything fits, the pin knocks are classy, and a great looking fiber grip. Great job!
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Bows / Re: Yewinforced Rowan Static 62" / 35# @ 28"
« Last post by Bayou Ben on Today at 04:49:29 am »
Nice job Simon.  The balance came around nicely.  It looks great. 
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English Warbow / Re: Elm warbow 76" 155# @30"
« Last post by JNystrom on Today at 04:35:43 am »
Thanks guys.
Wow, it is really big in cross section. Do you think you could have done it narrower and thinner or was it that particular piece of elm that dictated it? How did you make initial layout of the bow, is it gradual taper from parallel handle to the tips done freehand?

Btw, this bow looks so wild, I am imagining as a something wood elf would use. :D
Yep, its a pretty big lump of wood. Could use it as a club also! Sure it could have been anything i wanted, but i wanted the heaviest i could make out of it. Just a nice little test. Well this past summer i made 4 bows i'm not strong enough shoot (yet), so this might be enough for now. There was nothing special about the wood, quite ordinary elm, but free of pin knots. I just narrowed it down with smooth taper and then started to tiller. Just leave a bit of meat around the knots and everything is cool. I don't use any rulers or gauges in the making. It would just slow me down i think. Biggest problem i had with the nocks, i had left only really small pieces of deer antler(13mm thick in the base) so i really had to tweak the nocks to make them work. They are around 10mm thick in the string loop curve, which would be comfortable for a 100 pound bow, but not for a 155 pound bow. I broke two nocks in the making.

That looks great, nice work and it does look very middle earthy  (-S

R.D.

Well thats ok, it stays in the shelf until a strong uruk hai appears and wants to shoot it. :D
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Around the Campfire / Re: good catch #2
« Last post by PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on Today at 04:28:35 am »
I'm a trout hugger! You're killin' me smalls!!!!

That is a fine brown, great job Jeff.
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Around the Campfire / Re: good catch #2
« Last post by Parnell on Today at 04:23:39 am »
Trout are at the top of my list, nice catch.  Caught in a lake or stream?
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Shooting and Hunting / Re: 2018 View from the stand
« Last post by ksnow on Today at 03:35:05 am »
Here's the view from my stand Sunday evening. There's a trail in front and behind me. Did not see one last night, though I have seen plenty in the area. The rut hasn't quite kicked in yet here, that should ramp up the activity.

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Around the Campfire / Re: Anyone recognize this picture
« Last post by Zuma on Today at 03:30:32 am »
LOL I guess it's better to know who it ain't instead of who it is. >:D (SH) :OK
Zuma
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2018 Hunting Pics / Re: season starter
« Last post by Smag on Today at 03:10:57 am »
Very fine Harvest.

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2018 Hunting Pics / Re: season starter
« Last post by stixnstones on Today at 03:09:06 am »
Congrats!
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2018 Hunting Pics / Re: season starter
« Last post by PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on Today at 02:08:38 am »
Nice deer, Pete.
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