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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Snakey Black Locust Bow
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:25:22 pm »
The bow draws 30lbs at 28". The stave was full of character and had a bit of natural reflex. I already love this wood. It took nice darker color after meeting my heat gun. At rest the bow holds some reflex. The handle wrap is from natural leather, arrow rest is purple heart. It was my first black locust bow. Overall length is 66". The bow was finished just 2 months after harvesting.

Link to the video showing whole making process:
https://youtu.be/0OxDXkROJOI

All the best guys!

Offline eastcreekarchery

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 03:56:07 pm »
How did you season it in 2 months?

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 04:05:43 pm »
The tree was fallen Dec 2020, I bought it in the beginning of January. I split it and left in staves for 2 weeks. Then roughed the bow and took it home to warm place and kept it for another 2-3 weeks. I'm aware it's not properly seasoned but I wanted to try out this wood now when I have some time to work. So I picked up of the wonky staves. Got a plenty of this wood.

Offline eastcreekarchery

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 04:17:09 pm »
Ok thats what I did for my last BL bow: roughed it out then let it sit for 2 weeks in a warm room. It took very little set so I think this seasoning process worked well.

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 04:40:40 pm »
It came out great. Jawge
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 03:14:37 am »
Sweet bow :)
As long as the wood hasn't been damaged getting it dry, the bow doesn't care how long the wood took to dry :)

Offline M2A

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 10:30:43 am »
Enjoyed the build along video. Bow looks great. Looks like some good locust you got there.
Mike

Offline Tradslinger

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 01:47:13 pm »
beautiful bow, love the wood. would love to try BL out for a bow. love the character of wood bows like this. reminds me of what my ancestors used. 5 more pounds and you could hunt with it here. 

Offline mutt

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 08:01:51 pm »
I promise to never complain about workspace again.
Nice bow! Black locust is on my bucket list

Offline rps3

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2021, 08:46:42 pm »
Looking good.

Offline Will B

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2021, 09:25:16 pm »
Beautiful bow!  I love black locust. I really enjoyed your video. No words needed.

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: Snakey Black Locust Bow
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2021, 12:23:03 pm »
Thats a sweet bow! I have been watching your videos and I'm really liking them! you can really tell you know how to use your workspace efficiently. especially since its so small!
Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong.

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