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Offline Doug509

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Rock Maple
« on: May 26, 2024, 10:30:25 am »
I'm working on a Rock Maple stave that I think would make a good 5Curve bow.  Has anyone tried using this tree for selfbow? 

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Offline Pat B

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Re: Rock Maple
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2024, 11:58:47 am »
Many selfbows have been built with rock(sugar, hard) maple. It is a proven selfbow wood. :OK
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Offline Aksel

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Re: Rock Maple
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2024, 12:07:39 pm »
I use Norway maple sometimes and itīs one of the best bow woods up there with the best elm - but maple is a dream to work compared with elm. Rock maple should be as good, or even better from what I have read.
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Offline Doug509

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Re: Rock Maple
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2024, 02:38:54 pm »
Okay I started shaping the limbs and found a vein of spalting and dead heartwood.   I decided to scrape out the dead wood creating a hollow limb design. I filled the remaining pith with super glue. I think I'm going to be Okay.   I'm going to steam in the curves and hope nothing splits.

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