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Offline bentstick54

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 04:40:46 pm »
Looks real good to me too. I like the looks of persimmon.

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 06:17:17 pm »
Nice Kyle.  :OK
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2017, 04:02:46 am »
I really like the looks of that bow. Great job of finish and tiller, I think. The accents are functional and provide good contrast. Thanks for sharing.  Wish I could borrow your brain for a day or two and finish this sassafras thing I am stuck on. What diameter log was that bow from? Does the back have a lot of crown?

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 04:20:43 am »
Nice work on the persimmon bow.Don't see them very often.
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 06:22:17 am »
Good looking bow, Kyle. Hard to find a straight piece of Persimmon.
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2017, 07:27:55 am »
Thanks guys!
In liking working with this wood. This is my third bow from the tree. It's sort of different, it's a dense hard wood, but seems to take more material than it should to keep set low. So all them I've built have a good cast o them but it comes with a little thud from the extra limb mass. It's nothing severe, but it is noticeable. I got lucky with this tree. It was about 12" diameter and split out almost perfectly straight. So they have a pretty flat back. I ended up wth about 20 good staves. About half a dozen ate very straight and clean for about 80". So there's a little pile of warbows in there. I may be willing to trade one of those for a decent yew stave. That'll be about the only way I think I'll part with the long and straight staves, as I doubt I'll come across more very easily.

Kyle

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2017, 07:42:26 am »
Good looking bow! And good on ya working around those knots! I just learned how easily they can break a bow  (--)

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 08:31:33 am »
Nice work Kyle

Offline Hans H

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2017, 10:16:11 am »
well done, nice bow
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2017, 11:41:20 am »
Good looking bow!  Nice tiller.

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2017, 09:46:55 pm »
good looking bow. I have yet to try persimmon.

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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2017, 02:53:04 am »
Thanks guys!
In liking working with this wood. This is my third bow from the tree. It's sort of different, it's a dense hard wood, but seems to take more material than it should to keep set low. So all them I've built have a good cast o them but it comes with a little thud from the extra limb mass. It's nothing severe, but it is noticeable. I got lucky with this tree. It was about 12" diameter and split out almost perfectly straight. So they have a pretty flat back. I ended up wth about 20 good staves. About half a dozen ate very straight and clean for about 80". So there's a little pile of warbows in there. I may be willing to trade one of those for a decent yew stave. That'll be about the only way I think I'll part with the long and straight staves, as I doubt I'll come across more very easily.

Kyle

Kyle,  in my experience, persimmon likes a crowned back as its tension strong. I have made only 3, and they were saplings with a high crown. Perhaps the set and high mass you are dealing with can be remedied by allowing a more crowned back to reduce comoressjon on the belly, allowing also for mass reduction?
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 06:55:42 am »
Well done Kyle. Arvin
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2017, 09:13:31 am »
Looks like some pretty wood.  Never touched a piece of Persimmon before.
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Re: Persimmon flatbow, 50# at 26"
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2017, 09:25:51 am »
On the next flatbow I do from it I may give trapping the back a shot and see how it goes. Worst that'll happen is I break it. Or it'll turn out even better. It seems to take similar set on the rounded bellied ELB I tried this last spring. A smidge over an inch and it pulled 60# but was very long between the nocks. I've got some more experimenting to do it think.

Kyle