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Offline Jakesnyder

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Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:31:14 am »
     I am going to do my first build along. I got a nice heart wood only eastern red cedar stave that I'm going to be making a sinew backed bendy handle bow.
     The how to part is where the large snapping turtle comes in to play. This is going to be a little bit of learning for me as well but I am planning the tail for a handle grip and the neck for a string.

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Re: Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 05:42:05 am »
Also this snapping turtle was taken following all fish and wildlife regulations.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 02:46:41 pm »
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Offline Jakesnyder

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Re: Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 06:37:03 pm »
     Worked down the stave a little bit more. It only allowed me to get 1 3/8 wide so I am making it 58" long. 1 3/8 wide at the center strait taper to 5/8 wide at the tips. Looking to get 50 lbs at 24".  Any comments would be helpful. Does it sound like a good plan or does that sound like the sinew wouldnt work hard enough?
     Got the snapper skinned out and salted. Just salted it to help dry it out

Offline Pat B

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Re: Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 07:01:06 pm »
I'd leave it full width the whole length then taper the last 6" of each limb tip and probably kick the tips up a bit.
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Re: Sinew backed erc build a long/ how to
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 11:13:59 am »
Its been a while - was the bow unsuccessful?  Is that turtle good eating?  I've heard about turtle soup, but haven't ever had any.
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