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Offline druid

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2 dogwood longbow brothers
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:42:21 pm »
 Hello my friends. Nice to see forum PA again, after a long time. I was absent from bowmaking again but finally started. Here are two sapling bows, dogwood (cornus sanguinea). Owner cutted some fence and I took them both. They are brothers, from the same root and looks similar. I wanted to make matched pair of bows. Very high crown forced me to start from deflex, because they were not straight. Sanguinea is extremely tension strong wood (once before I made 140# longbow from sapling with high crown) and even with so high crown it overpowered belly, causing some set. Made two slim shooters and have some fun. :)
1-1/2 deflex with about 1/2 set.
389 gr smaller. 170cm ntn 35# 28
434 gr larger 172cm ntn 50# 28

P.S. I can not attach full draw although both pics are under 200 kb. :/
« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 11:45:43 pm by druid »

Offline Del the cat

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 03:38:53 am »
 Nice, :)
You'll have to crop and edit the pics... bit of a pain.. :(
I've never tried Dogwood... got some in the garden but it's all twisty gnarly even too much for me to try  ;D
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Offline druid

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 08:36:29 am »
Seems I resized.

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 09:36:42 am »
Lovely tiller :)
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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 12:33:44 pm »
Sweet!
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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 12:42:21 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 01:47:17 pm »
Really nice bend. Well done.   8)
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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 02:05:06 pm »
Always good to see your work Druid! You are on my list of favorite bowyers.
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Offline airkah

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 05:49:34 pm »
Really nice tiller on both of them!

Offline DELTA_WOLF

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 06:22:10 pm »
I have had my eye on a seemingly ideal pair dogwood billets on our tree in the yard. I may be putting them to use soon. >:D
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Offline backtowood B2W

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 10:05:41 pm »
I love your bows !
As I read your name I remembered some bows you made. Just like this ones , amazing craftsmanship and good eye for tiller with those characterstaves!
Hope to see/read more from you.
Martin

Offline hoosierf

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 01:20:34 am »
Those are terrific. Well done.

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 02:26:32 am »
 Nice balance Druid...
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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 03:37:02 am »
No doubt, Mr. Druid, you let them perfectly bend again! I'd also like to remark that you obviously have special talent in photography. Looking forward to see your next bow-pics! Cheers   

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Re: 2 dogwood longbow brothers
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2019, 06:47:11 am »
Sweet bows brother! It's good to see you back on the bench, hopefully we will see more bows soon ...
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