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Offline leonwood

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Re: Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 01:19:05 am »
That's a nice bow! I really like your finish work. Lower limb looks a bit stiff but it has this nice waggle in it so might be ok! (if your upper limb starts taking more set you might consider scraping the bottom limb a bit)

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 08:09:53 pm »
Thank you rakau!
Thank you simk. It is a Kreuzotter, Vipera berus, and yes they are around here too.
Thank you knoll, when it is braced it doesn't look balanced, fed looks better than.
Thank you leonwood, actually this is the bow I told you I was struggling to get the bottom limb to bend. It was already so thin I was concerned it will collapse. Hollowing out was the clue. And i hollowed it out too much, so my last scrapes tillering were on the upper. I also traced the reflex on paper. I checked yesterday - it is still the same.

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2019, 11:40:23 am »
Sorry I missed this one B2W. Very nice!  )P(
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 03:13:08 am »
Thanks leonwood! I put some more attention at the upper limb. Like you concerned it started to take more set there.
So I took the scraper and reduced weight at the lower inner limb, where the wiggles are.
Also I shoot it right hand draw, to have a better feeling for it.
How do you guys shoot in bows which are build for the other hand?
It came out know 4# lighter but I can draw it further to 43#@28".

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 03:14:11 am »
few more

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2019, 03:15:23 am »
some more

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 03:16:25 am »
thanks for watching!

Offline bassman

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2019, 06:00:37 am »
Nice.

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2019, 06:30:47 am »
Love the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
... alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sproutlands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even in a bleak and, to most, cheerless day .... .  I suppose that this value, in my case, is equivalent to what others get by churchgoing & prayer.  Hank Thoreau, 1857

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2019, 12:09:58 am »
That is a beautiful bow, B2W!

How on earth did you get that stain finish on the handle/fades? I'd love to try something like that, since I can only get access to Ash about once a year down here in South Africa.

P.S The scenery in your photographs is gorgeous as well!
Unprofessional bowyer. Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2019, 03:05:07 am »
That's a sweet bow btw. I really like it. As I was looking at pictures and reading replies I was thinking exactly what Leonwood said. I wasn't sure how the unbraced profile was but it didn't seem that much different. I like your fulldraw better now.
Your finish looks great. It does have a aged look that very appealing. The snake skins look like they belong there. Everything just seems to flow together. Great job.

My wife and three of my four kids are left handed. It felt very awkward drawing a bow left handed at first, but now it feels almost comfortable.

Bjrogg

PS always enjoy looking at your scenery. Beautiful place.

PPS I love your hat
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: Tiller UPDATE page2 Raw hide/Silk/Snake Skin backed Ash D/R
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2019, 03:42:14 am »
Thank you guys.
Matt, Stain is black ink for the handle and tips, blue black for the limbs. It bleches out quite a lot, but I like the final result.