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Earl

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Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« on: April 07, 2007, 12:56:18 am »
This bow is 58" long and 47#@24". This bow was pretty hard to tiller because bamboo randomly changes shape.

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Offline Pat B

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 11:34:08 am »
Beautiful bow and well tillered. With 8 nodes on a 58" bow, I have no doubt it was difficult to tiller. You did an excellent job with it.   Is it bamboo on the back and belly?...and if not, what is the belly wood?   
On the boo backed bow I'm trying to resurrect, there are only 5 nodes in the entire bow and only 1 in the working part of each limb...and I still screwed it up!  ::)  Pat
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 11:34:22 am »
nice bamboo bow! the tiller looks great to me. is that heat tempered? looks like its been scorched. is it solid bamboo or laminations of boo? -jesse
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 12:10:43 pm »
Jesse, yes it was heat tempered. I lightly did it on the back and heavily heat treated it on the belly, since bamboo takes alot of set.

Pat, Both back and belly are bamboo.

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 12:36:03 pm »
Earl, Any core wood or is it boo on boo only?  If only boo on boo, you got good weight from it.   Pat
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Earl

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2007, 12:40:53 pm »
Yep, just 2 pieces of boo. Heat treating and thickness of the boo contributed to the weight. I think when i started the slabs were 3/8 thick each.
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007, 01:07:13 pm »
One more question, if you don't mind...Are your boo components parrallel or tapered and are you tillering from the sides or do you pretiller each component first?...anyway, an excellant bow!  Looking forward to seeing more or your(ya'lls) work.    Pat
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2007, 01:13:38 pm »
Looks like a you  are up to real challenges with this one.  Very nice and bookmarked for Backed Bow of the Month for April
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Earl

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2007, 01:17:09 pm »
Pat, The bamboo are non-tapered bamboo slabs. What i do is draw each one out, cut them out, glue them, then i tiller from the belly.

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2007, 08:08:23 pm »
A fine bamboo bow and it reminds me to move my ass building a bobo-bow ;)

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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 02:05:44 am »
Earl, I think it's a fine looking bow and great results from simple material. :)
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 06:36:26 am »
Very nice Earl,keep up the good work. :)
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Re: Set Back Handled Bamboo bow
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 02:29:14 am »
Very cool.  That's a cool style of tiller.

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