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Offline IrishJay

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Re: Does this heat treat look dark enough?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 08:01:10 pm »
Bush, pretty sure its not elm just based on its hardness. Its the wood from page 2 & 3 of this thread. http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,66772.msg938725.html#msg938725

It's a 60" plains gullwing so its definitely supposed to bend through the hand.
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Offline bushboy

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Re: Does this heat treat look dark enough?
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2019, 09:43:56 pm »
The interlocking grain at the top of the photo really looks like elm.the shelf on the Gullwing threw me off.my bad.
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Offline SLIMBOB

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Re: Does this heat treat look dark enough?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2019, 09:14:20 am »
To add to this, it is really species specific in my opinion.  Most of my bows over the decades have been Osage.  It was initially argued that Osage didn't benefit much from tempering, but I have found that in my experience it most certainly does.  I get it dark and it doesn't go very deep.  Seems to work.  Not so with Elm.  Long and slow is called for.
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Offline bassman

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Re: Does this heat treat look dark enough?
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2019, 08:11:18 am »
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