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Offline OldBow

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July's Backed Bow of the Month
« on: August 05, 2007, 09:49:28 am »
Congratulations to Frank Reinshagen (medicinewheel) of
Mechernich, Germany. [/size]
His "Third Sister" Hickory Backed Black Walnut Bow is
July's Backed Bow of the Month
This is the third of a threesome that Frank made, apparently for some lady friends. -OldBow
"hi all!  -  this is one of the two projects i started this last week: three black walnut boardbows with hickory backings and various fancy-coloured risers. they all three aim for 30#@26". i make these for three ladies (not sisters) who all URGENTLY need bows.

the bows are at three different states right now: one's technically finished, one is floor-tillered, one still needs a backing.
i used the japanese method of rope and wedges for gluing: it's so simple and effective (and i can fit 4 bows in the hotbox for gluing up at once)
some of you guys warned me to be carefull with black walnut fretting easily; thanks for that, it made go be very carfull! - i can say i'm pleased with the results of all three bows, no frets at all! well, they are all 35#-only but also only 62" ntn for a 26" pull, and all shooters have been surprised with the bows so far. i guess the key is to make the hickory-backing very thin and tapered and - of course - go slow!" -frank


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Offline Pat B

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 09:58:03 am »
Congratulations Frank. A well deserved win.   Pat
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 10:22:11 am »
Congrats Frank thats a fine looking bow.

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 11:19:10 am »
Just had to be the best one this month (IMO). Well deserved indeed, Frank.
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 12:29:19 pm »

thanks everybody!  -  i'm pleased and honored by this win, especially with this many votes for the bow; i really didn't expect that since chad, hammertime and sabanim (boo backed ipe got my vote...) had such great bows contributed!!
let me say that a lot of stuff flew into the making of these bows that i have learned over here from all you great bowyers!
thanks again, frank

ps: well my name is frank REINSHAGEN, i life in mechernich near cologne...  ;D
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 04:08:17 pm »
Congratulations Frank! Fine pieces of wood you have trained to bend ;)

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 05:11:12 am »
Wat to go Frank
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 05:57:48 am »
Frank, hurray! And that great Japanese gluing method - trying it very soon.

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 07:54:05 am »
Congrats Frank on a well deserved win.
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 08:08:11 am »
very nice bow, frank.  i love your tips.

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 11:09:09 am »
Congrats Frank! Beautiful bow...
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 01:02:40 pm »
Nice job Frank,win well deserved. :)
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Offline medicinewheel

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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 03:11:17 pm »

again thanks a lot guys!
frank
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 04:10:18 pm »
Congrats Frank, you are a true artist....inspirational....Brian
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Re: July's Backed Bow of the Month
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 05:48:28 pm »
  Very nice Frank, the glue up pictures were cool.
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