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Offline maitus

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Bamboo backed lilac..?
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:01:04 pm »
Hi!
What You think, does it worth to try?

Offline MattZA

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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 10:24:06 pm »
It could be a good combo - as long as you make the bamboo very thin. I'd say 1/16" thick at the crown, or close to that at least.
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Offline PatM

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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 01:27:17 am »
Sure, if you can match the two in dimensions..   Quite a few guys would put lilac as the best compression wood out there.

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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 04:18:49 am »
Can you find a piece of Lilac straight enough. I've thought of doing a Boo backed Ocean Spray but I think it would take days of steaming and heat treating to get the OS as straight as the Boo.
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Offline maitus

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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 05:31:13 am »
Jes, DC, its hard to find but lilac allows wery well to heat and steam bending. I made a sinew backed reflex test bow with recurved limb tips from lilac. Its 1.3 meter ntn and i pull it to 27 inch and it will hold decent reflex after unstringing. Its magic :)... Lilac is very heavy and so is boo, that is my guestion about....
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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 03:50:27 pm »
finding a straight 3' billet's gonna be a heck of a lot easier than 6' stave.

sounds like a great combo.
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Offline PatM

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Re: Bamboo backed lilac..?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 01:36:16 am »
Lilac  is heavy but it's no heavier than some  other woods used with bamboo.