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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« on: November 08, 2008, 10:51:04 am »
Work is really slow right now and i got some extra time off this week that i didnt plan on so i spent the whole day finishing this up..  i am very very pleased with it. the wood is beautiful and it shoots "oh so" smooth.
     its a wee sprite, measuring in at 55 inches tip to tip
    the limbs are roughly 1 1\2 wide. i let the grain determine the width.
it has several knots that really add to the beauty. and small static recurves for just a little "pick me up"

This was out of a stave that my friend Dax sent me, it was mostly sapwood but had enough heartwood to do the trick so i decided it would be more aesthetically pleasing if i chased it down to the heartwood. due to twisting i had only 55 inches of good wood to work with so i had to make it count.
it came in just a little under weight so i decided to try and flip the tips.  one of the tips had a large knot and i knew wouldnt take the bend well....but that doesnt stop me .  the one side recurved tight and perfect  so i wrapped the knot up with b-50  and boiled it for about 45 minutes and then bent it too.  the knot kept wanting to pull the recurve out so i wrapped it with b-50 again and then glued a thick leather patch on to make it stiffer..worked beautifully   so i hid the leather with the chocolate beaver strips and ofcourse then had to match it on the other side.  all in all - turned out great. 
shoots real quiet and quick and pulls right about 54-56 lbs @ 25ish inches

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 10:52:00 am »
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 10:52:34 am »
My father seems to think it shoots good too.

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 10:55:22 am »
Very nice bow, I like the recurved tips.

Nice shot, now you have to change the apple for a smaller target.

Offline Gordon

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 11:18:19 am »
An excellent bow for such a short stave. You're turning out some really nice work.
Gordon

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 11:36:05 am »
Very nice and a good job on seeing the bow in the stave :)
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Offline Pat B

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 11:57:24 am »
Nice little bow. Did you use steam or dry heat to recurve the tips. I have tried bending BW before with no success.
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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 12:09:46 pm »
That's a fine lookin little bow Ryan! Your really whoopin out some dandies ;D. I've tried to get several people to stand with an apple on thier head - no takers yet ::).
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 12:18:23 pm »
Thanks a lot guys,  I like this one better than the last osage recurve i made..lol   but atleast they are 2 different bows entirely- heavy and light. so i'll get use out of them both.

Pat-  I boiled them actually, i was using steam but wasnt getting the results i was looking for so i stood the bow up in the pot and boiled about 6 inches of them, then i bent it really slow and let the weight of my arm creep the bend in...Walnut does not seem very willing to bend, i was lucky to get this much i believe.
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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 12:21:28 pm »
Looks like a great riparian whitetail hunter. Love short bows anyway. Got your neat weapon bookmarked for November Self Bow of the Month for sure.
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Offline Kegan

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 03:46:52 pm »
Such a beautiful little weapon- very, very nice :)!

Offline armymedic.2

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2008, 05:45:16 pm »
i liked that bow until i saw it's back.......then i loved it, beautiful
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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2008, 08:55:46 pm »
Great bow Ryan. You're really crankin' out so nice bows.

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2008, 09:00:34 pm »
Man!!!
  
   That is a really nice bow....  i love little short bows like that...  that is all i want is something like that one...  Got to say i really like it...

hope to be able to produce nice ones like that one day...  love the walnut and really like the recurve you put in it... looks to be like it will definantly do the job and being a shorty like that would love to hunt with it...  nice strong and tacticle...  good job...

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Re: New Walnut Recurve--all heart wood--
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2008, 10:09:01 pm »
Nice bow Ryan,I like everything about it.I'm gonna have to give BW a try. God Bless
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