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Dustybaer

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Re: The Penobscot Bow
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2009, 09:41:25 am »
thanks judson, but just for clarification: which section of the bow do you mean by "lower"?  is it near the handle or near the tips?

Offline Cooper

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Re: The Penobscot Bow
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2009, 08:38:02 pm »
is hickory a good wood for this design?

if so i may have just the stave for both of them pieces,thanks to danam ;)

Well, I haven't made a penobscot till now, but Gerhard Kalden, an excellent german bowyer made two - and he used Hickory.
I met him once, and I think this man knows what he is doing.
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Offline sailordad

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Re: The Penobscot Bow
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2009, 08:45:06 pm »
well the this stave has its purpose >:D

lets hope i done muck it up

ON WITH THE BUILD ALONG ;D
i always wanted a harley,untill it became the "thing to ride"
i ride because i love to,not to be part of the crowd

Judson

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Re: The Penobscot Bow
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2009, 02:13:08 pm »
   When I said the lower limbs I am refering to the area near the grip of the bow.    I have to scan in a few pictures before I start the build along.    The bow being built in these pictures is a senior project.   The guy doing most of the work is Seth Penny most of what I did was talk him through building this bow.

Judson

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Re: The Penobscot Bow
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2009, 09:45:04 pm »
   If you want to read it I started a new topic on building Penobscot bows.    Please bare with me on this and feel free to ask questions.