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Boo,Hoo Yew
« on: July 15, 2007, 02:08:30 pm »
     Following along with the same attitude as Steve(Badger) I sadly post these pictures.I got this fine piece of yew 3 years ago at the Elberton,Ga shoot I met Pat P,Tom and little Pat B at.So,I've been taking my time with this nice piece of wood,snif,snif. :'(The bows is 61" n to n,53# @28".She is 1 1/4" out of the fades and 3/4" at the 2/3ird mark,Then goes to needle points with Desert Iron tip overlays.I put western diamond back skins on,thankyou Persimmon.The really sad part is the bow shoots fast,straight and goes back to where it was unstrung with only an inch of set equally in both limbs.See the slight hinge in the lower limb,I'm going to wrap it with sinew and then cover it with tread and do the other limb to match.
   

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 02:52:45 pm »

BooHoo....that IS sad! - i wish you best luck with the wrapping.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007, 03:30:15 pm »
If I looked like that I'd be sad too!  ::)  ;D  ;) The bow looks sweet!  I'll be making another yew bow in the future.   I remember you getting that stave at Elberton. Thats the year Tom B got the duo-flex glue up from Chris that I tillered for him.     Pat
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Re: Boo,Hoo Yew
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007, 04:06:03 pm »
  Pat,sad? you're the one getting old; I can fix the bow ;) I got off the phone with Brian Melton and he suggested sliceing pieces of yew and building it up like a laminate.Sounds good to me,have a new band saw and a 10" piece off the stave.This might go from boo hoo to yew hoo.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007, 05:06:04 pm »
To my untrained eye it looks Great!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007, 05:40:05 pm »
The fix sounds good to me
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 07:55:23 pm »
Thanks Marc,That's my seal of approval. ;D  Loki if you look at the bottom limb where it makes a sharp bend,you will see it bending more.That limb has a twist there and I thought I could work it out ,but not.Plus I screwed up >:(
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 09:47:06 pm »
Eddie, I've done a few patches like Brian suggested and have a few more bows in the "corner" that need it. It is a good remedy. That is a pretty bow. Yew is nice to work with, shoots great and light in hand but drop it or bump it  :o and that can be it. Thats why I like osage...bullet proof...and for me a necessity! ;D       Pat
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 12:55:19 am »
CAn you try bending that spot into reflex and hitting it with the heat gun?

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Re: Boo,Hoo Yew
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2007, 04:56:57 am »
  Matt,I already tried that.I think it made it weaker.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2007, 05:14:52 am »
The "patch" suggestion sounds like a good salvage idea. Yew simply cannot be waisted. Would like to see that bow. Heck Eddie would like to see all of your bows. I put a patch in one of my BL bows and it has worked fine "so far". I will have it at Pats. Will be good to see you again.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2007, 06:36:01 am »
I have patched several .I put it on the belly and the trick seems to be, be sure and get
the patch thin enough so it will bend some to start with or it will pop off in the middle.
Never done yew but repaired several Hickory and Osage that way.I differently wouldn't shoot it anymore until I repaired it.Nice work all but the hinge of course. :'( Let us know the results. :)
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2007, 08:48:16 am »
Looks nice and I'm sure that you will get er fixed up.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 02:37:06 pm »
  Dick,It will be good to see you and all the guy's again.Cade wants to talk to everybody while we are there about getting together at his place to hunt again.Pappy I will have to get them real thin,It has a semi-rounded belly.
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Re: Boo,Hoo Yew
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2007, 10:14:00 pm »
Eddie, man that is a good lookin bow - and all the work and skins and stuff. Sorry to hear about the hinge - hope the patch job works.
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