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Offline Selfbowman

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Why did this happen??
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:56:16 pm »
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 02:59:32 pm »
Just put string on it . It had a descent braced profile. Blew at about 20Ē.
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Offline dylanholderman

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 03:01:45 pm »
its hard to see any detail but it looks like it was strung backwards  :o
thats probably not what happened as it looks like a unfinished bow, but its just weird that the belly failed like that without the back failing first.

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 03:07:25 pm »
More pics.
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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 03:09:40 pm »
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Offline PatM

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 03:19:06 pm »
Looks like decay of some sort.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 03:33:52 pm »
Pat I tend to agree. The late Ring seamed dense but the early  seems soft but brittle. Arvin
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 03:38:08 pm »
Is that osage? It looks pale and the break looks like decay and/or wavy grain.  Is that a knot right at the break?
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Offline Badger

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 04:23:38 pm »
  That does look like bad wood

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2020, 04:25:50 pm »
Pat yes on Osage. No knot . Wavy grain ? Not sure what you are talking about?  Arvin
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2020, 04:27:59 pm »
Steve that just tells ya I am not picky enough!! I did not see it in stave form. Arvin
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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2020, 05:28:04 pm »
In the pic above it looks like figured wood inside the break. Could just be camera angle.
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Offline bushboy

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2020, 05:35:56 pm »
Looks like a delamination of a growth ring to me...had some thing similar recently....where did you get the stave?
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Offline PatM

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2020, 06:12:31 pm »
Maybe Eric Krewson will chime in.  He mentioned cutting a large nice looking Osage trunk  that was very poor quality  that sounded like this one.

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Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2020, 06:53:00 pm »
Canít remember either north Oklahoma or Mo.  Arvin
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