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Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: New to Yew... Layout ???
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2013, 09:31:54 am »
No you dont have to chase a ring.  The violation showed in the picture you posted is not too bad.   I would take some 80 grit and sand the area to feather out the violations over a greater area.  Where in the bow layout is that? 
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: New to Yew... Layout ???
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2013, 09:49:53 am »
To add on to what Carson said. Look at the inside of your stave. See that darker 1" band in the middle? That's what your center line will follow, only on the back of course.. That is the middle of the middle.
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Offline Gus

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Re: New to Yew... Layout ???
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2013, 11:42:04 am »
I have not made a successful bow nor have I ever used yew.

Hate to be the Stick In The Mud.... but here goes...
What I have done in a similar situation is to study my Yew Staves while doing some deep searches and such on the topic.
At the same time building bows from other more easily obtainable woods.
There by building a successful knowledge base to launch into More challenging woods and designs.
Better to learn on a Nice piece of Elm, HHB or Oak.
Saving that Fine piece of Yew till you get a couple of working bows under your belt.

Just my two cents...  :)

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Re: New to Yew... Layout ???
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 12:52:20 pm »
+1  That makes 4 cents.
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Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: New to Yew... Layout ???
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2013, 05:47:13 pm »
Great advice Gus!
"The bow is the old first lyre,
the mono chord, the initial rune of fine art
The humanities grew out from archery as a flower from a seed
No sooner did the soft, sweet note of the bow-string charm the ear of genius than music was born, and from music came poetry and painting and..." Maurice Thompso