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Offline Rowan Bows

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Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:06:53 pm »
Hello Dear Firewood Crafters!
In order to get rid of my bordom caused by quarantine
I decided to improve my Molli Skills in the garden 😁: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O2flUpoL0

- Elm Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27"
- Heat treated + Linceed oil
- Heat treated levers after steaming while in form to prevent reversing
- 62,5" ntn unstringed
- 61"   ntn Stringed
- Danish Oil finish
« Last Edit: April 09, 2022, 06:19:22 am by Rowan Bows »

Offline Rowan Bows

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 05:09:09 pm »
wait for it...
« Last Edit: March 31, 2022, 03:34:25 pm by Rowan Bows »

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 05:09:49 pm »
ok 😁

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 05:27:54 pm »
Wow, what a beauty.  That's one of my dream builds, right there.  Beautifully done.
Thomas
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Offline Rowan Bows

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 05:36:32 pm »
Thnx man, these are the dimensions before the recurves

Offline aznboi3644

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2022, 06:54:21 pm »
Man I wish I could get my hands in some elm.  Looks like some good stuff.  Well done.  Beautiful piece of art.

Offline Rowan Bows

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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2022, 07:02:06 pm »
Thnx mate! good elm gets rare here. Cause of fungus many elms are cut now to prevent spreading but sometimes youre lucky and get staves which are clean. But elm can take a lot of stess its the mainly used wood since the stoneage with yew
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Re: Flippy Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2022, 07:31:50 pm »
This bow has very nice lines, aesthetic angularity. Very cool.

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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2022, 03:34:05 pm »
Very cool! Love everything about this bow
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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2022, 04:06:04 pm »
Yes sir, really liking the looks of that one.

Nice pictures to.

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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2022, 05:14:33 pm »
Looks great. Definitely a challenging design. How much do you think you pushed the lateral stability with the narrow recurves?

Offline Rowan Bows

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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2022, 05:38:29 pm »
Ryan I hope I get the question right. You mean how much the recurves got back from steaming until finish with shooting? I think they have the same curve as before. I heat treated them right after the steaming they were still in the steaming form. I harden them this way and they never go back at least not much. while HT I coat them with linseed oil. My believe is: cells shrink and get coated at the same time - no chance for moisture. then I wait 2-3 days

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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2022, 06:00:31 pm »
I think Ryan was asking if your tips have any problems with twisting to the side when drawn, since they're so narrow.  I was wondering the same thing.  Such a beautiful design to look at.  I want one!
Thomas
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Offline Rowan Bows

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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2022, 06:19:55 pm »
yes ok I know what you mean. that problem is always a case. I solved that by leaving the levers quiet wide until I can take a full draw. Im thinning out the levers just in the finish while the bow is stringed and then I get the perfect angle. Im making my flat spots up to the nocks (cant sand them while stringed of course) unstring the bow and continue sanding these flatspots just the way they are.
after I got my cubic lever I string it again and look if everything is straight while drawing. then I round it up. these fine tunings I do with a sanding machine cause good bow woods often split easily. I messed a few levers with the drawing knife so.. forgive me this craftingship but its the savest way I think. so: no these levers are straight in line also in full draw 😎 but I know its tricky
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Re: Recurve Møllegabet 48#@27" Elm
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2022, 06:24:28 pm »
whole bow stringed