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Offline Pinaka longbows

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2018, 08:39:04 am »
Ha ha i knew i would turn out well, you're the only one i know with the patience and skills needed to make a bow out this stave.
I wasn't up to it for sure  ;D

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2018, 09:08:12 am »
That is a beautiful bow.  You've done an excellent job with that one
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 10:37:57 am »
Wow. Great job

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2018, 10:38:02 am »
Whoa. Leon, I'm blown away  (W

Gorgeous!
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 10:59:54 am »
Holy wow! My favorite bow I've seen in awhile. Outstanding both technically and artistically. Well done.

I'm unfamiliar with that wood, would you say it's similar to any other particular wood?

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 11:17:30 am »
That is absolutely incredible man!  8)
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 11:51:20 am »
Thanks for the compliments guys! This was one of the most challenging bows I have ever done and I am glad it held up,

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2018, 11:53:01 am »
Ha ha i knew i would turn out well, you're the only one i know with the patience and skills needed to make a bow out this stave.
I wasn't up to it for sure  ;D

Yeah I remeber it standing in your hallway just begging me to take it with me ;D

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2018, 11:59:57 am »
I'm unfamiliar with that wood, would you say it's similar to any other particular wood?

It is top bow wood for sure! It is similar like yew in that you can use the sap on the back and it has great compression strength so you can get away with a narrow rounded belly. It is a little heavier then yew though.

Over here it mostly grows in gardens and some parks so it is hard to get. It usually grows pretty crooked too!

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2018, 01:31:38 pm »
AWESOME!!!!

Offline Parnell

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 03:07:30 pm »
What a great bow!
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 05:43:07 pm »
Amazing Leonwood. Like Simson said those curves are simply beautiful and your work is fantastic. It's sure a more than worthy candidate for BOM.
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2018, 05:51:56 pm »
It's all been said.  :OK   8)
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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2018, 07:01:07 pm »
I like absolutely everything about that bow.  Great work.

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Re: Laburnum five curve (pic heavy!)
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2018, 08:26:04 pm »
It might grow pretty crooked, but you used that to your advantage in the most beautiful way possible!