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mikekeswick

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 02:11:06 am »
Yes nice bow.
Elder is awesome wood.

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 02:52:07 am »
Thanks again for the nice replies everyone! Will try more bow designs from this wood for sure, it grows everywhere around my home so it should not be hard to get a few new staves. Easy to dry as well so I might try quickdrying one just for fun.

@Simon: Will do a fd curve and chrono next weekend and I have to get me a kitchen scale so i can get the bows mass.

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 05:30:50 am »
Beautiful bow in all aspects, love looking at your work. ;) :)
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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 08:31:05 am »
Beautiful bow in all aspects, love looking at your work. ;) :)
 Pappy

Thankyou! That means a lot to me coming from someone who has seen so many bows over the years!

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 08:42:08 am »
wow, very cool. I thought it had bamboo back at first.

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 11:06:56 am »
Very nice work as usual, quite a beauty! Congrats, SS.

Offline JohnL

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 11:30:04 am »
     Beautiful bow!  I love the look of your work - fine craftsmanship, that doesn't detract from the wild character of the stave.  Now I want some Elderberry.  I've wondered about that wood for bows.  Hadn't seen many examples of Elder bows, but wanted to try one.  I'm always looking for lesser-known tree species to try, but living on the coastal plain, we don't have the elevation that Elderberry prefers.
     Nice job!
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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 01:55:11 pm »
Thanks guys, it is funny because after hazel and ash this is the easiest wood to find around here. And i like it more than those two!

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2017, 08:20:03 am »
Excellent work, keep em coming!

Offline Weylin

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2017, 09:17:55 pm »
Beautiful! Nice to see some more HLD's. You nailed it.

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2017, 01:16:47 am »
Thanks again for the compliments guys, I really like working on HLD bows. This was my fifth and already started two new ones!

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2017, 03:28:43 am »
Very nice ! Your tiller looked spot-on  :OK Bob
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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2017, 09:32:46 am »
Very pretty bow. When I first looked at it I thought it was bamboo backed also. Now I think I will try one out of thick walled bamboo. Your attention to detail is amazing and it's always a pleasure looking at your bows. Keep them coming.
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2017, 11:11:47 am »
very very nice bow. I like all of it

I got a 2014 elderberry stave around 3''
the only problem is it has too reflex
I wanted to bend it at handle without sacrifying depth (carved handle not glued up)
what method do you suggest? Is 3" too much for dry heat?

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Re: Elderberry hld, 60@28
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2017, 12:52:17 pm »
Another masterpiece!
I'm no where near as smart as my phone!