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Offline dantolin

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New bow (viburnum tinus)
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:15:07 am »
Hi everybody!
It has been a long long time since I don't post a bow, and also a  little time since I don't make one (I had to dismantle my little workshop time ago, and it's not easy for me to find a place and the time for bowmaking...thanks to Nacho for sharing his workshop and friendship).
It comes from a very long time stored viburnum tinus branch that had a dog leg on the upper limb and that I heated and corrected it (only on this spot). It had a little pin arising just there and it developed a little crack that I thought that would not allow me to make a bow out of it, but it handled it very well.
It is 65" nock to nock, and 39# at my 26".
It had some little natural (except for that dog leg) reflex deflex design on it, with 1"1/4 of initial deflex, that didn't go farther.
Finished this time with oil based finish. Lightly waxed on the last coat. Linen string. Epoxi colored with sand and ash arrowpass. Leather handle tribute to John Strunk.
20.5#@16"   24.5#@18"    28#@20"    32#"@22"    36#@24"    39#@26"
Thanks for watching :)

« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 06:42:17 am by dantolin »

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 09:22:37 am »
I really Like it! The character is cool! I think you did really well! the arrow pass is way cool! Good Job!!!!! :BB :OK
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Offline dantolin

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 12:01:03 pm »
Thank you very much!! :)

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 12:30:56 pm »
Most definitely has character!  Very nice!
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 12:53:07 pm »
 dantolin, Excellent work on that character stick...Handle is awesome also
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Offline redhillwoods

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 02:20:03 pm »
great work on that one. A real character beauty.

Offline M2A

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 08:45:40 pm »
Great looking character bow!
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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 08:59:32 pm »
That's a very nice bend on that kinky stick.
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Offline dantolin

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 06:41:45 am »
Thank you all :)

Offline leonwood

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 08:45:27 am »
Really nice bow and beautiful tiller and finish! You don't see a lot of viburnum bows!

Offline bownarra

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 12:23:09 pm »
That is a beauty :)

Offline dantolin

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Re: New bow (viburnum tinus)
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 03:18:08 am »
Thanks to all. Hugs from Spain!