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Offline M2A

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Re: 2019 Bow Trade - Sign up Here
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2019, 03:12:34 pm »
Looks like some natural reflex to boot. Nice!

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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2019, 03:32:16 pm »
For anyone on the fence about joining the bow trade, please keep in mind that I am building a reserve bow to ensure that anyone that builds a bow will get one.  I also have another undisclosed person willing to build another reserve bow if needed.  So, if you join and build a bow, you will get one.  The only way you won't get a bow is if you don't build one.  My goal is for everyone to have a great time building bows!

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2019, 09:50:51 am »
started rummaging through my stash, found a very nice laurel stave I cut last spring, but then there's also quite a few apple billets and a beautiful holly stave, and all that hawthorn I cut 3 summers back, and then there's a little bit of hazel I've got put to one side could maybe use it to back that badly twisted compression yew, man I need help, have to post some photos soon  >:D >:D >:D

Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 03:22:37 pm »
That is a hard pick with all those awesome and unique woods. I will say, I am a fan of stuff with some knots and contrasting grain that gives lots of character and very beautiful wood once all polished up.

I知 thinking about digging into the persimmon this year. But I知 not positive yet, I知 gonna wait until I see specs.

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2019, 07:24:17 pm »
started rummaging through my stash, found a very nice laurel stave I cut last spring, but then there's also quite a few apple billets and a beautiful holly stave, and all that hawthorn I cut 3 summers back, and then there's a little bit of hazel I've got put to one side could maybe use it to back that badly twisted compression yew, man I need help, have to post some photos soon  >:D >:D >:D

Question for you sir, did the hawthorn have thorns on the trunk?  I知 eyeballing three straight thorny trees and I think they are Hawthorn but it痴 uncommon here so I知 not sure. It could be more honey locust.  It has a few thorns on the trunk and lots of thorns on all of the branches. I did not have leaves or fruit to help ID the trees. We have three feet of snow at the moment.

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2019, 07:55:09 am »
I don't think British hawthorn has thorns on the trunk but its been a while since I looked up close, Id wait for leaves to help with the ID, though I believe most thorn trees seem to make good bows.

Inspiration struck, I have a half dozen Scotch Broom staves put away for something a bit special.

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2019, 06:00:43 am »
That's a bunch of interesting wood Stuckinthemud. Don't think I've even seen a bow made from Broom(only read about it).

I have a piece of osage on my bench right now. Been working on chasing the right ring on it. Just taking my time right now until things get started. And who knows that may turn into a backup if I think something else would fit the bill better. Going to try and clean shop today and sort out staves I have there. I know I have black locust, black walnut, red elm, bitternut hickory, and maybe a few others.

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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2019, 06:50:11 am »
Bump

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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2019, 04:37:16 pm »
10 days left to sign up!

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2019, 07:28:30 pm »
Im in if you will have me.bush.
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2019, 07:47:30 pm »
Here is a preview of one I am already working on--it may end up as my trade bow, depending on the recipient.

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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2019, 07:52:53 pm »
Nice!this is the last one I made.
Some like motorboats,I like kayaks,some like guns,I like bows,but not the wheelie type.

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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2019, 03:03:11 am »
That is a nice sneak peak Jeff!  Looking forward to seeing the rest of that one.

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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2019, 03:58:53 pm »
Cleaning up a possible trade bow stave with my supervisor, Steve. He痴 running a tight ship.
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2019, 06:09:46 am »
Real task master that Steve guy.