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Offline snedeker

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An ash-backed yew flatbow
« on: March 23, 2019, 09:32:16 am »
LONG time since I posted a bow.  I got some NW yew from Brian Melton back about 14 years ago and have a little left.  67", 55#/28"  1&3/4" wide.  Handle is ash and walnut.  has central thin black locust lam (a little personal touch).  Wenge tip overlays.
The exotic woods sound fancy but are all from sraps at hand.
Handle is centered, but I engineered so that the string aligns with the arrow rest.

I'll get more pics up
Dave
 

Offline snedeker

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:33:06 am »
Hmm, 

Offline DC

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 09:36:57 am »
Very nice!
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Offline Pat B

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 09:49:55 am »
Nice bow with a nice bend, Dave.   :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 09:52:27 am »
couple more

Offline Pat B

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 09:53:13 am »
You haven't lost your touch, Dave.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline goomba

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 10:02:05 am »
Nice bow.

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 10:28:27 am »
tip

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 10:52:34 am »
the overlays are beautiful!
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Offline Woodely

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 12:48:46 pm »
Very nice great job on the finish.
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Offline PaSteve

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 02:09:56 pm »
I like it. Well done.
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Offline Thunderlizard

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 08:31:48 pm »
That looks awesome. What did you use to glue the black walnut and ash to the handle? Iím thinking I might need to do something similar on a yew bow Iím working on right now. Thanks.

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Offline snedeker

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 08:00:15 am »
I used G-flex 2 part epoxy throughout

Offline rps3

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 01:16:50 pm »
Looks like a good shooting bow.

Offline simk

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Re: An ash-backed yew flatbow
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 03:13:30 am »
Hey, that's what I call a nice comeback! Beautifil tiller and nice detail work! Have fun with it.
Question: The ash backing is it edge grained or a single ring chased? If it's a single ring chased how did you prepare the belly of the lam, also a ring chased? Cheers