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Offline Kooky

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Seeking Staves in Florida
« on: March 04, 2023, 12:03:26 pm »
Hello all,

Iíve been reading and watching about bow making for a while. I was going to tackle a Home Depot maple bow but I donít know, I just kind of donít want to.

I live in South Florida and am looking for a source of staves. Any suggestions?

I also have about a dozen or so Osage trees in 3 inch pots. Iím not sure theyíll grow well here but theyíre slowly getting bigger. Someday I will have nowhere to put them when they near maturity and it comes time to transplant.

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Offline Allyn T

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Re: Seeking Staves in Florida
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 07:04:44 am »
You could try live oak or hickory in florida
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Re: Seeking Staves in Florida
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2023, 08:42:49 am »
There should be plenty of Australian Pine trees, cassarina, down where you live. Parnel has made some zippy bows from it and I've never seen a tougher piece of wood with it's tight interlocking grain. Hickory would be your next best.
The osage will grow but very slowly. There are two that are at least 15 years old in the front yard of my old house in Lakeland, Fl. Get in touch with Parnell, he's in Naples.
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