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Offline 2015bowtrade

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2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« on: February 06, 2015, 03:29:45 pm »
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Offline hunterbob

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 04:09:30 pm »
I don't have any pictures to post . But I just got done heating in some reflex on a hhb bow I am working on . Everything is looking good so far. Maybe it will even get some tillering done the next two days . Who knows.

Offline JoJoDapyro

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 04:24:51 pm »
I have a few ideas. Don't know how my guy feels about short bows. So maybe I just surprise him. I am thinking of sinew backed juniper, or black locust. Both are on the burner. Good luck all.
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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 06:22:33 pm »
JoJo, I think we had the same idea. I just got some sinew for a juniper bow and just roughed out a black locust for a bendy handle recurve. The BL is the primary though. While chasing a ring on the locust I came across a coupl of darker rings just under the sap wood that were significantly harder than the others. I want to start another bow from the same tree and and see if using these rings will make a performance difference. Though the rings weren't as good of ratio until I got much deeper. And I didn't think about using hear dark rings until I already cut through them.

Kyle

Offline Renacs

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 06:31:21 pm »
  was making good progress, but had the windcheck problem.  Now i'm considering  a short osage.  That might be the theme this year.

Offline tattoo dave

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 06:33:43 pm »
I already know what my guy is getting. Now I just have to start working on it, hopefully get it started this weekend.

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Offline bushboy

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 06:51:09 pm »
After a bit of research i'm kinda on the fence.not sure if I should kinda make my style or something closer to their style?that being said I don't really follow any style!lol!
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.

Offline JoJoDapyro

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 06:55:38 pm »
My thought on that Bushboy would b to give someone something that says it is from you.
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Offline Auggie

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 06:58:26 pm »
Ive got a piece of hickory ive been looking at off&on for a long while,think since it gonna be warmer tomarrow i'll fire up the band saw and get started on it  ;D
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Offline huisme

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 07:36:24 pm »
I know what I'm making. Poor chap is getting a bendy molle.
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Black locust. Black locust everywhere.
Mollegabets all day long.
Might as well make them short, save some wood to keep warm.

Offline bubbles

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 07:51:32 pm »
That poor, poor soul. :)

Offline JonW

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 08:46:04 pm »
I know my guy is getting something in the yella variety.

Offline duke3192

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 09:19:09 pm »
Well I've already got one that I don't trust. I found out that carrot wood is an not native to Fl. as I thought it was, but is from Australia, it is tension strong but compression poor. I will see if I can do a lamanite, but until I know more about this wood from my workings it isn't going anywhere. I've got another exotic import, (podocarpus) Japanese yew, working it now, it will be boo backed and a modified ELB.
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Offline Blaflair2

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2015, 10:19:50 pm »
So I plan on making a 58" takedown from these two 29" billets of 20yr old yeller wood. We'll see ;0)
Nothing ventured nothing gained

Offline lebhuntfish

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Re: 2015 Primitive Archer bow trade works in progress
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 10:39:41 pm »
I have several choices, mostly going to be Osage. The thing is I just try to make a bow from what the wood is telling me. So my guy will surely get some yeller wood. Probably a character bow with a bit of reflexed tips. Maybe even make them static. Oh yeah it will most definitely be from some 70 year old fence post that never made it in the ground. Patrick
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