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Offline TimothyR

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Eastern red cedar board bows?
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:03:17 pm »
I have 2 erc boards. Will erc boards make a bamboo backed or even rawhide backed make a bow? Lots of knots in the boards. 1x4x8 boards. I've only worked erc in stave form. I can make me a very beautiful bow and arrow display out of it of it's not suitable. But if it will make a bow, even a light weight one,   I'm down to do that.
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Offline jareddchazen

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Re: Eastern red cedar board bows?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:30:33 pm »
I made one, but my ERC was clear and amazingly straight quarter sawn board. Backed it with white oak just in case. Not sure about one that's knotty.

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Re: Eastern red cedar board bows?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:17:32 am »
ERC with knots makes beautiful furniture but not bows.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Eastern red cedar board bows?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 03:27:49 am »
This fellow makes a really nice static tip bamboo cedar cedar bows and has good luck with them. I looked at one but didn't notice if it had any knots, he said he didn't get any frets in the cedar from the bamboo.