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Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« on: September 27, 2008, 12:25:18 pm »
I found this log in the wood pile about a month ago, can remember it being cut down when i first got TBB1 but then realized it was way beyond my level of skill. So i worked up the courage and finally got round to it. It is 59" ntn and has 7 large knots and a hole in it! It pulls just under 50# at 28". I used wrap knocks as it took them quite thin. The knocks are 3/8th's wide and the center of the bow is 1 1/2" wide. I didn't toast the belly but i did make it slightly round, especially towards the tips. I finished it up with boiled linseed out and built up the handle with rawhide. (like in gordon's tutorial.) The bow has take about 1" set which is because of the tiller (too much bend in the handle.)

Oh and did i mention it had 30 degrees of prop twist in it too.

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 06:24:18 pm »
Very interesting bow!  Who cares about tiller being able to coax a bow out of a peice of wood like that is great :)
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 12:12:49 am »
                             I was more interested in Freestyle Stance ....than the Tiller...... ::) Original..........  ;D
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 03:23:03 am »
Yeah, thanks guys.

I reckon that if it makes full draw i'll be ok so i didn't want to mess it up or lose more weight. (came in 10lbs light)

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 09:39:35 am »
Ha I'm impressed that you were even able to make a bow out of a mean looking piece of wood like that. R.C.
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 10:20:37 am »
That is really quite a character bow. What kind of wood it is it? How does it shoot for you? Jawge
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 10:24:18 am »
Good Work! character bows are a really good way to develop skills and confidence ;D


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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 12:21:50 pm »
Thanks guys,

George- the wood is Hazel, but not whych hazel. Here in the uk it grows as shrubs mainly so even this bit was quite big.

Orcbow- It took me a while to gain the confidence, can't wait till i get another charecter bit. There a test and really nice. I'm on the lookout for a piece of real snaky wood.

The bow shoots well, it gives very little kick which is surprising considering the bendy handle. It isn't super quick but i'm happy with the speed.


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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 12:30:13 pm »
This bow is primitive - which is what this site is all about. Very nice and bookmarked for Sept BOM, too.
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 12:34:00 pm »
Thanks oldbow.

Not long till its that time of the month again ehh...

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008, 12:41:57 pm »
Looks like you found a bow in a very challenging piece of wood. Great job!

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2008, 12:53:08 pm »

Thanks, took me a while to find the bow though, a couple of years maybe. Now i got the other half to work on as a sister bow. Its got more character though.

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2008, 12:55:27 pm »
Missed this one somehow, Nice save Josh :)
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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 12:56:48 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Hazel Charecter Bow! (pics)
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 08:15:38 pm »
Wow - that bow's got more knobs on it than my headbone -  :D. Nice job, Josh!
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