Author Topic: Why did this happen??  (Read 927 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TimBo

  • Member
  • Posts: 765
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2020, 09:29:13 pm »
Probably Oklahoma. O:)

Offline dylanholderman

  • Member
  • Posts: 741
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2020, 09:43:27 pm »
Now that there’s more pics I’ll throw my vote into the “bad wood” pile.
Good wood shouldn’t snap clean across the back like that did.

Is it possible that it was dead standing?
I’ve heard of dead standing Osage having its sapwood gain the appearance of heartwood and then failing when it’s made into a bow

Offline Bob Barnes

  • Member
  • Posts: 665
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2020, 09:58:00 pm »
sorry to see that happen Arvin.  It looks exactly like the break I had on my favorite Joe Mattingly black locust bow.  I put it on the draw weight tree for the MoJam flight shoot and it blew at about 20" as well.  Joe made the bow in 1998 and I had shot it thousands of times...even in the Flight Shoot the year vefore while you were there.  It looked like 'punky' poor quality wood inside the break...just like yours.
Seems like common sense isn't very common any more...

Offline Selfbowman

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,490
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 02:14:18 pm »
Well I had 10-15 hrs in it at that point. Another reason for this to be a hobby. 😀😀😀 Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline Selfbowman

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,490
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2020, 02:29:03 pm »
I did trap the bow but I’m don’t think that was the problem. Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline Badger

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,860
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2020, 02:41:10 pm »
  I have never liked the wood that comes out of Kansas, Missouri, Northern Oklahoma, anywhere on the plains for some reason. Might just have been my own luck, hard to say.

Offline George Tsoukalas

  • Member
  • Posts: 8,917
    • Traditional and Primitive Archers
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2020, 02:52:49 pm »
Arvin, did it have a heartwood back? Jawge
Set Happens!
If you ain't breakin' you ain't makin!

Offline Selfbowman

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,490
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2020, 08:29:54 pm »
Yes Jawge. Went down probably 2-3 below sap wood.
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline bownarra

  • Member
  • Posts: 946
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2020, 12:30:23 am »
The grain looks like it is half figured.

Offline Selfbowman

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,490
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2020, 12:16:35 pm »
Back where we stopped on the last one.😃
Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline Selfbowman

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,490
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2020, 02:33:15 pm »
Success the second try! Yeaaa .
Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline eastcreekarchery

  • Member
  • Posts: 90
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2020, 02:49:26 pm »
I think the wood would (no pun intended hehe) have had a much more fibrous look after the break if it had been good wood. I agree that it was some sort of decay.

Offline AndrewS

  • Member
  • Posts: 706
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2020, 04:40:31 pm »
May be a combination of different reasons.
Decay, growth disturbance, somewhat too dry.
Good bow performance always stresses the wood on the edge and wood with small defects or in a less than optimal condition gives up faster than the wood we prefer to use.

Offline bushboy

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,246
Re: Why did this happen??
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2020, 06:11:55 pm »
This stave was riddled with delamination of the rings.....early wood was very punky.was cut in Tennessee I think?being in Canada...a very expensive failure....
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.