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Offline richsmith

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 10:13:22 am »
Are the dimensions available or do you have to buy the Mary Rose book?

Offline WillS

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 11:24:54 am »
The dimensions are available in Weapons Of Warre, but they're not perfect.  Some are a long way off actually.  It's a great starting point though, and you can use the dimensions to average out all 139 bows to get a rough "Mary Rose type" bow.

Offline Del the cat

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 12:19:46 pm »
Are the dimensions available or do you have to buy the Mary Rose book?
To answer your question:-
It depends what you want!
I don't think they are published elsewhere, but say you have a stave of known length and wanted to make a Mary Rose replica of that length. I could look through the data and give you dimensions for one of the bows of that length.
But to be honest IMO they are only a guide unless you don't mind what the finished draw weight will be!
I tend to build to a required draw weight, if tillered appropriately and with an eye to the shape of the MR bows you'll end up at the right draw weight with the right appearance.
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Offline willie

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 10:21:54 pm »
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you can use the dimensions to average out all 139 bows to get a rough "Mary Rose type" bow.
@Richsmith, I plotted some averaging here
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,61640.msg862289.html#msg862289

Offline richsmith

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 12:18:50 am »
Thanks - Im after a warbow of over 100 lbs that Id like to be similar in size and shape to a traditional Mary Rose bow really just to experience the whole legacy and history involved...

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 10:03:23 am »
Rich, keep in mind that those are averages. the thicknesses are for yew and the widths for whatever average draw weight a MR bow is. Each should be adjusted for your particular stave and design.

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Re: MR79A0807
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2018, 02:17:09 am »
After some winter training I've got more or less on top of this bow now, although the early draw weight is still a bit uncomfortable.  Always nice seeing them at full draw though, especially if you don't tiller them all the way.