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Offline Blitzkrieg721

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 07:37:19 am »
absolute killer. now you gotta get one making some stone points for all them killer bows

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 07:57:58 am »
Nice bow Jeff, great way to spend the day if the fish aren't biting. Heck great way to spend the day even if they are. Apple is on my list to. Nice thinking on the full draw pictures, they turned out at least as good as most of the ones I have someone else take.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2017, 07:58:26 am »
Thanks Brendan.  :)

Steve and Leon, to me I would rank apple right up there in the top 10 of all the "white woods." Similar to plum in it's workability and strength in tension, but not quite as good in compression. A little heat treating of the belly goes a long way with that though. It's nice and snappy as well. I owe the performance on this one to Badger's no-set tillering approach and Marc's methodology for using dry heat.

Blitz, thanks man. You're absolutely right, I need to learn how to make arrows bad! You can't have a bow without an arrow, and my experience with bows is way out of balance with making arrows. Thank you for taking the time to send me that PDF. I'll definitely be checking it out soon.  ;)

Thanks BJ. I had the camera balanced between some cans of bug spray and a small tackle box and it fell over while counting down before taking the picture more than once.  :NN
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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2017, 08:23:38 am »
Nice looking bow, well done. :)
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Offline Blayne

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2017, 08:56:17 am »
Great looking bow!
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2017, 09:31:56 am »
It's not so bad shooting off the knuckle.
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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2017, 10:28:09 am »
Mighty fine bow, great work!
Nice pics, too!
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Offline Hrothgar

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2017, 01:18:57 pm »
Nice.
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Offline Stick Bender

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2017, 01:22:03 pm »
That's one sweet apple ! Perfect bend !
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2017, 08:14:14 pm »
Nicely done
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2017, 08:07:06 am »
Thanks everyone  :)
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

Nigerian Proverb

Offline shofu

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2017, 10:04:07 am »
Beautiful bow - wish I could crouch like that, my knees hurt just looking!
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Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2017, 11:09:09 pm »
Love that bow! I have an apple tree I have permission to harvest  I guess I need to get on that.

Offline bushboy

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2017, 06:36:24 am »
wicked nice!
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2017, 08:04:15 pm »
Thank you guys.  :)
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

Nigerian Proverb