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Offline bushboy

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Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:22:54 am »
The guy I made this for wanted it to look primitive,so I rubbed in dandilion heads,grass and charcoal.i couldn't find my bear grease so poly had to do!the limbs both have some character and the bottom has a pretty good wiggle on the outer limbs making the lower look stiff.ive put around 50 arrows through it and it may break in a bit more?thxs bush!
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 11:59:35 am »
Nice bow bushy. Tiller looks great to me. Looks like a short bow with a long draw.
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 12:09:34 pm »
Beautiful bend!

Offline DC

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 12:11:01 pm »
Nice job, that first picture sure makes it look small.
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Offline PrimitiveTim

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 12:27:12 pm »
Awesome!  I'm working on a bow almost exactly like that, just a little longer.  That really is sweet!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 01:35:45 pm »
Cool little bow. Well done.   :OK
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 01:38:16 pm »
Very nice shorty! I'm amazed at how good that unbraced profile looks with such a high draw weight.  :OK
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Offline NonBacked

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 04:24:56 pm »
Bush, you flat squeezed all the juice out of that little bow! I canít even get Bois díArc close to those specs. I got to ask, how wide are the limbs? And did you heat treat? Again, good job!


Offline M2A

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 05:00:00 pm »
Great looking bow. Interesting sounding finish, may have to experiment with something along those lines some day.

Offline Hrothgar

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 06:07:33 pm »
Powerful looking bow! Nice tiller.
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Offline helmet

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 07:34:50 pm »
Sweet bow, I love that length but on the ones I've made, I got too much set. Very nice work!

Offline bushboy

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 05:11:26 am »
Thanks guys!it is a Willow leaf profile,hard to tell from the crappy pics.it is widest in the mids @1-1/4".very slight heat treating,maybe 15mins with the heat gun.i did however give a smidge of deflex in the handle in order to lessen the over strain!thxs bush!
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Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 05:15:06 am »
Yeah that's an excellent profile from such a short bow.  You have some talent my friend!

Offline ksnow

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 05:17:22 am »
Wow, that is a sweet bend.  You got everything out of that piece. Gotta love heat treated elm.

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Offline bushboy

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Re: Elm,53ttt,55\60#@26/27"
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 05:19:46 am »
Thank you!the pic is just unbraced,it settles tips 3/4" in front of the back.
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