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Offline peacefullymadewarbows

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Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« on: June 06, 2019, 11:20:21 am »
This is a lumpy pacific yew I just finished. 118# @ 31. Its a replica of MR81A3966. Only had the measurements of the center, 7 from handle, 7 from tip and tip insertion to horn, so the rest was extrapolated to achieve tiller. Cross section is a squashed rectangle. 79 NTN. Horns are yak and I love how they look compared to the black cow or buffalo horn. You can even see the wood inside the horn. Lovely piece of snaky wood. I reduced the sapwood the way the originals had so youll see its thin and has ring violations. Had a micro crack audibly show up about 50 shots in so did my first ever silk wrap and super glue job. Hope it keeps holding. Very happy with how it came out. Made an out-of-season Christmas string for it too ;).









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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 11:25:54 am »

Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 09:49:40 am »
Damn that is a good looking bow!
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 10:11:40 am »
Ho! Ho! Ho!  That's a fine bow!  Like those yak horn tips!
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 10:36:50 am »
Gorgeous looking bow Peacefully!!
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 11:26:14 am »
 Nice work, that's a great looking bow with a good measure of character.  8)

 R.D.
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 12:01:36 pm »
Nice work, I like the way you have respected/followed the undulation of the back on the belly.
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Offline peacefullymadewarbows

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 02:03:32 pm »
Thank you Mikkolaht! Yeah it was the colors I had on hand and there lie a festive string.  (lol)
Hawkdancer- Nice rhyme (lol). Thank you very much. Yeah I can't wait to use more. Some of it even has multicolored areas should make interesting results.
Thank you Ringneck85!
R.D. Thank you! I love a good character stave. I'd like to do one with big knots and knot holes next.
Del the Cat- Thank you! Yeah it was some work but an even tiller and a beautiful shape resulted from it.

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 09:22:53 am »
Good looking bow for sure, hope it holds up for you. like the character, how it follows the dips,  ive never made a bow out of yew, must make it much harder to tiller

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 08:35:19 am »
Thank you dratera. Yeah the key is getting your tapers spot on before you even bend it. Use calipers to measure width and thickness while following the character. Even then I had quite a bit of scraping to do to get it round compass.

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 11:28:12 pm »
Love it!
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Offline JNystrom

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2019, 07:41:44 am »
Oh thats a really nice bow! The colorful string sits nicely with the creamy white sapwood and red heartwood.

Offline peacefullymadewarbows

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2019, 09:44:48 am »
Thank you both! Yeah I really enjoy the play between the colors of the wood, horn, and string on this one. Amazing something so pretty can also be so dynamic.

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2019, 03:27:15 pm »
I made a point of getting my hands on 3966 over the weekend, and if it's any help, it's one of the prettiest bows in the collection!  The WoW measurements are quite far out (as with most of the bows) and it's actually very small in the hand, but the grain is exceptional, far too tight to count.

It's one of the better finished bows too, with virtually no sign of the faceted edges that are the surface finish of most of them - it's been gone over with a sharp edged tool like a scraper to take all the corners off.   

The bow itself is very round in section, almost circular and the tips are absolutely miniscule.  10mm at the start of the horn stain with tiny grooves in the wood where the string groove was cut through the horn.

There's next to no sapwood either, about 1.5mm in the middle. 

What's funny is that on such a pretty bow, with such attention to detail on the finishing, the "bowyers mark" is an ugly great cross scratched into the side with something thick and blunt.  Imagine a ballpoint pen which has run out of ink and you'll be close.

Offline meanewood

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2019, 06:27:35 pm »
Nice bow PMW.

I declare you an outlaw for the string choice however!

Hey Will, interesting observation about the clumsy bowyers mark on the original.

I've often wondered if some of the marks were made by the user/owner of a particular bow, but when they were stored in chests on the ship, it makes sense that they were part of the ships compliment.

I know that I am very careful when applying my mark to a finished bow and hate it when it's not perfect, but I'm not churning out multiple bows a day, like they were!