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Offline peacefullymadewarbows

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Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:31:09 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, 08:36:42 am »

Offline Mikkolaht

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 07:00:28 am »
Damn that is a good looking bow!
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 07:22:28 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, 07:47:38 am »
Gorgeous looking bow Peacefully!!
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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 08:37:02 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, 09:12:24 am »
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, 11:14:20 am »
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.

Offline dratera

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 06:33:41 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, 05:46:07 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, 08:39:00 pm »
Love it!
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Offline JNystrom

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Re: Mary Rose Replica MR81A3966
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2019, 04:52:32 am »
Oh thats a really nice bow! The colorful string sits nicely with the creamy white sapwood and red heartwood.