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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Ash Recurve Bow 30# @ 27"
« on: January 15, 2022, 07:02:16 am »
Hi guys!

Another bow from me. It's an european ash recurved selfbow, 67" ntn drawing 30lb at 27". It's been long time since my latest painted bow so I decided to apply fun finish on this one. I used water based artificial dye, Wrappings and handle are from flax twine. I named the bow "Fox". Tips overlays are made from european yew heartwood. Sweet shooter!  )P(

See how was it built here: https://youtu.be/r-4eTE54RsE



Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: Ash Recurve Bow 30# @ 27"
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 07:02:49 am »
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Offline organic_archer

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Re: Ash Recurve Bow 30# @ 27"
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 01:03:01 pm »
Cool color combination and beautiful bend. Well done, as always!
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Offline TimmyDeNorCal

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Re: Ash Recurve Bow 30# @ 27"
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 07:07:25 pm »
Great-looking recurve!

How is the cast on her? I have always wondered how lower weight self bow recurves would fling an arrow. My recurves always end up in the 55-65# range...and then after shooting them for a few weeks or more I scrape ‘em down to 50-55#. I know some of the experts (mostly Dean Torges) heavily advises against dropping weight in this fashion. He is of the opinion that one should come in about 10# target draw weight and then reduce weight by “sweating” the bow at brace...and then by final sanding, etc.

If I were an expert bowyer, maybe this would be how I did it...but I am still always striving for suitable adult bows instead of the kids bows I knocked out a few times unintentionally at 1st.