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Offline Easternarcher

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BACKING A YEW BOARD BOW??
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:46:56 am »
I see a supplier nearby has sawn1" and 2" thk. Western Yew Lumber(Taxus brevifolia is the technical term I guess).
Depending on the board whether quarter-sawn or flat sawn, how would it work to back that with saaaay hickory at 1/8"?
Would it be wise to find a quarter sawn piece to try this with?


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blackhawk

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Re: BACKING A YEW BOARD BOW??
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 12:18:11 pm »
Both will work fine,but you wont know till you go look at there stock..id rather take a nice clean flat sawn piece over a knotty so so grained 1/4 sawn piece....just find the best usable piece/pieces n youll be fine with a 1/8" hickory backing.