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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 05:00:04 am »
Excellent work.  You can tell from the full draw that you are actually pulling it back all the way
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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 05:43:30 am »
That is a heck of a good looking bow. Very nice Full Draw profile.
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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 06:48:28 am »
fantastic bow
It almost looks like the string is a natural extension of the tips  :OK

Offline ErictheViking

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 07:34:33 am »
Great to see your work again Druid! That is an excellent bow. Love the character. 
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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 10:40:55 pm »
Thank you, my friends, to all off you. I am glad you like this plum. I feel myself a little bit rusty from non bowmaking but I hope to get in shape very soon with some new bows. :)
Ben, I overdraw this bow to be sure that it is safe for using in amateur hands. I am sure that some short term overdrawing will not affect the bow and I can be sure it is safe.
Aaron, bow is not at my place any longer to give you right measurements but I think it is about 3 cm in half of the limb.

Offline Springbuck

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 01:01:39 pm »
Dude!  Plum is amazing wood; flexible, beautiful, easy to carve and rasp, and ridiculously elastic.....

 but it always seems to come small diameter, crooked, knotty, and with spiral grain.  I'll STILL take every piece I can find.

  Great looking bow, again, Druid!

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2018, 07:39:36 am »
Love this bow. Nice work

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2018, 06:03:54 pm »
Awesome bow! Welcome back, Druid. Jawge
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Offline RyanR

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2018, 05:30:07 am »
Impressive bend. After looking at the first picture I wasn't sure what to expect because of the humps and bends but, when I scrolled down it was a perfect bend. The color of the wood is beautiful as well. I gotta try and get my hands on some plum. I will have to check with some of the local farmers. Nice work!

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2018, 05:35:41 am »
Plum bow.. that's a peach  ;D
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2018, 10:18:23 am »
very nice,,  (SH)

Offline Thunderlizard

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2018, 04:38:00 pm »
That's a really nice looking bow!

Offline Greg DeJanes

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Re: Plum shortbow
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2018, 09:32:11 am »
Wow! Really nice. A primitive bow!! My favorite.