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Offline willie

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Re: Holmegaard bow
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2023, 07:40:49 pm »
The original Holmegård was made from a 2" sapling.

Thanks, such a high crown calls for elm or a tension strong wood.

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2023, 05:59:01 pm »
that is a Mighty fine Bow (SH) :BB

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Re: Holmegaard bow
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2023, 02:29:35 pm »
That's a very nice Holmegaard bow, Aksel. Looks like it could have been made thousands of years ago. Well done!  :OK
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Offline TimmyDeNorCal

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Re: Holmegaard bow
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2023, 07:46:52 pm »
Great holmegaard!

And I would have been sure you had not only sanded, but polished with steel wool, etc.! Amazing what a little pressure alone will do.

Offline TDFoutdoors

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Re: Holmegaard bow
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2023, 10:42:11 am »
Sweet bow, I've always loved these holmegaard bows. There's something so simple and yet so complex and deliberate about them

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Re: Holmegaard bow
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2023, 04:39:53 am »
Thanks for all the comments guys. I was shooting the bow for a while and I did - comparing it to my other good bows - feel it shot slightly spongy. So I shortened it to the original bow´s length (TtT: 154 cm/ 60") and re-positioned the shoulders on the top limb to its proper place. I suspect the spongy feel upon release of the arrow was due to the bow being too narrow for its length. Now the bow is very close to original measurements: 2-3 mm narrower and 0,5 -2 mm thinner. (1 mm = 0,04 inch). So pretty much bang on the original Holmegård´s measurements. Draw weight went up to 58 lbs @ 27" and that spongy feeling is gone. Also the tiller changed from a more round tiller to stiffer outer limbs and the handle start to put in a little work due to draw weight has gone up. Set rose marginally. It think the performance is now optimised for its design. Love this cool little bow.

New full draw:
« Last Edit: May 25, 2023, 08:29:27 am by Aksel »

Offline Del the cat

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Re: Holmegaard bow. Updated!
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2023, 05:10:35 am »
Nice update... its a wise bowyer who can make those final adjustments to get it right :)
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Holmegaard bow. Updated!
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2023, 04:06:38 am »
now you need a set of stone chisel tipped arrows   :OK

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Re: Holmegaard bow. Updated!
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2023, 12:03:21 pm »
Very nice.  Tiller looks great!
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