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Offline paulsemp

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2022, 12:36:13 pm »
Good to see you are still at it.
Question ... how long is handle and fades?
Congrats, sir!

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Offline Allyn T

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2022, 02:27:48 pm »
That is a nice looking tiller
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Offline rps3

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2022, 02:27:52 pm »
Nice bow, those red streaks really set it off, and I bet the longer handle and fades make it a sweet shooter. I have experienced about a 25% failure rate with red streaked osage, but when they hold up, they become one of my favorites. Here is a picture of what I often find.

 I used to think I was doing something wrong with my higher brace height after hearing people posting these low brace numbers, but like you, I twist it up until it shoots best.


Offline burchett.donald

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2022, 05:09:13 pm »
  Nice bend Paul  (-S   Happy New Year to ya
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2022, 06:19:01 pm »
Great bow, Paul!  So, how long does it take in my bowyer career before I can make a bow like that in less than a month?   ;D

I share your annoyance with the website warnings.  Sure wish the Powers could do something about that.
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Offline Parnell

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2022, 07:45:56 pm »
Wow, tremendous work in one day, really impressive.  Like that bow, very much.
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Offline paulsemp

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2022, 09:42:04 pm »
Thanks guys. It was an absolute perfect piece of wood though. Had some setback in the handle which I'm not a fan of. I was about to cut it in half and rejoin them to throw the reflex out in the tips but I took the lazy way out and just went from beginning to end with no heat correction. More like making a board bow than one out of a stave

Offline Stixnstones

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2022, 12:51:26 pm »
Helluva sweet bow Paul, love everything about it....
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Offline Dvshunter

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2022, 12:55:47 pm »
Thats a beauty man!
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Offline H Rhodes

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Re: New years longbow
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2022, 04:41:47 am »
Great looking bow!  This thread had a bunch of folks I remember…   I have been out of pocket for a while, but it’s good to see you are still making bows.  That one looks like a sweet shooter to me.  I’m with you on the brace height.
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