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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Butcher shop tendons.
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:38:54 pm »
Im not sure what's next. Can I start pounding them or do I need to dry them first? I'm hoping to eventually find a source for longer pieces.

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Butcher shop tendons.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 05:13:20 am »
make a search on youtube for "How to process cow sinew for backing bows"
there is a guy explaining all
I also found a source of cow tendons and watched that clip yesterday  :OK

as far as lenght i think they are very good even so.


someone, here on the forum, reported that cow tendons need some degreasing after drying
search the forum. there are threads on it
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Butcher shop tendons.
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 09:30:13 am »
If you have a game processor in your area, you can probably score all you want and more!
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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Butcher shop tendons.
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 03:07:16 am »
Thanks for the comebacks guys

Offline BowEd

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Re: Butcher shop tendons.
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 06:03:36 am »
I would strip as much usable length from those as you can while wet.It will be easier.Overlapping shorter pieces a good 1.5" will still serve as a good enough strength backing yet.The rest I'd just make sinew glue out of them.
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Re: Butcher shop tendons.
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 07:17:37 am »
I've used cow sinew, I harvested them myself from cows I butchered, and it works well but the problem with them is the fat.  Once processed they have to be washed with soap, I used dish detergent.  Also the big neck tendon is not usable.
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