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Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2020, 01:18:32 am »
interesting bownarra, so many people, so many approaches   ;)

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2020, 11:06:30 am »
That's a beauty. I've still got two pieces of horn.
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Offline willie

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 04:01:28 pm »
 :OK

Offline bownarra

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2020, 12:03:41 am »
interesting bownarra, so many people, so many approaches   ;)

yes many ways to skin the proverbial....
I've never used it on a full sized bow but this is the way I make the 1/2 size mini hornbows. They are great fun and allow you to try ideas out with bits of waste materials.

Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2020, 05:00:35 am »
Great job Simon !!
Love the look, how is this design called? Yrtzi bows or something like that, right?
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Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 01:04:46 am »
Thanx DC! You will do that hornbow after you broke that record  ;D looking forward!

Thanx willie!

Bownarra: I just groove because I think it's a simple and very effective way to strengthen any glueline and in that case because the glueing of the horns to me seems the most critical part of the build. I also groove critical wood laminations, because its so easy and gives a good feeling  ;D Those 1/2 size mini hornbow are fun sure - do you shoot them in the living room?  ;D

Martin: This design just happend to me when I started doing Moellegabets with reflexed levers in the 13/17 ratio in 2018. So I claim this specific design for myself. I did it as selfbows, sinewbacked and then hornbows. The ones I did for you are out of this series too. I later found out, that Yrtzis and Mongolians are similar indeed but I never really examined them and can't say what the differences may are...
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Offline tradcraftsman

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2020, 03:41:34 pm »
That's an amazing design, and it looks great to!  It reminds me of the composite longbow mentioned in the chapter Design and Performance Revisited in TTB 4.  Now if only I could get some good horn ...

Offline sleek

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2020, 04:28:51 pm »
As if I dont have enough to do, you have given me another project....
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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2020, 08:31:16 am »
By the way, is that American Bison or Water Buffalo Horn? Did you cut the strip out in a spiral or straight off the outside of the curve?
Thanks,

Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2020, 01:23:21 pm »
thanks tradcraftsman, i will check that out in tbb4 ;D its the outsides of water buffalo horns.

sorry sleek, I do apoligize 😁

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2020, 05:34:35 pm »
woweee, that is amazing, how does it shoot compared to your self and sinew backed models?

Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2020, 09:20:55 am »
Rakau: 1.2.3. Hornbow 4. Selfbow 5. Sinew Backed
If I had heated reflex in before sinewing this one probably ended 4th place...it's a learning process...reflex and string tension seems to be the key. cheers
i will do more of them. it's intetesting to stay at the same design for a while. will do another elm (,it sadly broke when overdrawing) and would like to check out black locust  and ash also 😁 always busy with projects 🤪
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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2020, 04:48:09 am »
Very cool bow! Great work!
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Offline bownarra

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2020, 12:15:01 am »
If you want to get more performance tiller the horn version to have a more abrupt bend right out of the fades. This will give a longer return path and store more energy. :)

Offline simk

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Re: My advanced Selfbow 45# @ 28"
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2020, 02:29:55 pm »
that's a good point bownarra  :OK that was the plan - already with this one - but it's not so easy to properly hinge a bow - still learning  ;D
the hinge will also help for good string tension, wouldn't't it?