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Re: Privet sapling, bark on. (reply)
That timeframe is impressive. I have to fuss like crazy to get good tiller. Good work from a.small privet branch, too.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 11:16 PM
Re: Hazel selfbow with rawhide wrapped tips (reply)
Black August wrote:Thanks! You are right, that is inner bark. The wood had lots of small grooves, so it was impossible to remove all the bark without violating the back. Worked out nice, gave it a stripe pattern. I was too eager on...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 10:58 PM
Re: Ash Flatbow - first time bowyer (reply)
Pretty good tiller, really! A other source for wood is tool handles. Ash shovel handles work great for a long, flat ash bow, but you have to splice two.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:48 PM
Re: Question about birch (reply)
Never worked it except far a kids bow, but everything in the numbers tells me wide and flat, or slight crown on back and flat belly. Birch can finish up just gorgeously, too. If you hate wide.limbs, making the bow extra long will allow...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:42 PM
Re: Strawberry guava log (reply)
I'm jealous. Look at that stuff split, all straight and clean! Elm and Black locust never do that for me.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:33 PM
Re: Some questions about ash (reply)
Agreed, if that isn't BL, I'll eat all the shavings from my.next bow. JK. Good, cuz BL is great bow wood. Not all woods lend themselves to the ELB design. Your best rings to chase are even further down the log, though, sorry. Like...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:28 PM
Re: Advice for first selfbow: twisted staves (reply)
Some woods always twist mildly and on those I just ignore the grain. On a crowned sapling or branch bow the crown, not the edges, experience the most strain, and the grain doesn't run out across the crown. However, 90 deg is kinda a lot...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:15 PM
Re: Sneaky locust, 60# 30" (reply)
Ya got me beaten! I can't even see what's happening well enough to tiller a bow like that. I can take side curves and little wiggles that look straight overall, but I'd have ruined that stave for sure. Great job.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 9:04 PM
Re: Vine maple bow (reply)
Is vine maple worse than elm saplings in this regard? Some elm (slippery elm I think) I use is run through with pins and loves to just tear up long splits and gouges. I have learned to rough the bow out with the push knife or machete,...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 8:38 PM
Re: Best bow from the staves? (reply)
Don't worry, that isn't the first stave to look better in the woods than the shop. Lots of ways to work twisted wood, but time consuming and all have their limits. I use clamps and heatgun to work sections at a time on a stiff...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 8:15 PM
Re: Bar wow! (elm) (reply)
Yeah, a heavy wt. elm bow should be pretty long if it is at all deep in cross section. I just got 4 flawless elm staves from an 8' long x 8" dia. primary branch, split in quarters, but as it's drying I can't believe how physically light...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 7:22 PM
Re: Static Wych elm. (reply)
Yeah, great! Very sharp recurves, there.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

06/06/13 4:49 PM
Re: Fantasy bow reality (reply)
Yes, very nice! Can I as a couple questions? Did you use the basswood just on the ears? Any tricks for keeping such a narrow, curvy bow from trying to twist or roll? That's something I have issues with, but easily cured with reflex or...
Archery - Composite Bows

Springbuck

04/13/13 6:49 PM
Re: I need bow backing help (reply)
it kinda would but only if you are just messing around. You can get away with amazing things if you are dealing with super light draw weights or whatever..... But then it's not necessary. Cable- backing with string would be a better bet...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

04/12/13 9:23 PM
Re: Sinew back molly Question (reply)
Sinew backings stretch to add weight, and the working limbs are thin back to front, so I wouldn't worry about the bow failing, esp with the hickory under the backing. I think it just took set from being so narrow in the working limb,...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

04/12/13 8:40 PM
Re: The "Green Man" (reply)
Looks very nice! Just the right amount of set, and good profile both ways..
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

04/12/13 8:27 PM
Re: circular limb cross sections? Why, why not? (reply)
Nathan, if the bow is long and the wood is good, I'm not too surprised, although I would almost certainly not chosen that style if I was the builder. Although bowtoxo mentions only the one example from Europe, Nicole was correct...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

04/12/13 8:24 PM
Re: Need advice for my first stave bow (reply)
The stave will yell you what bow to make. At 2" dos you have plenty of good elm there, but have to adapt your design to it. Personally, I prefer a bow that wiggles side to side over one that wiggles back to front. Gives my eye fits...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

04/12/13 7:54 PM
Re: understanding (tip) leverage and compound velocity (reply)
Let's break this down to a thought experiment: So, say we have two bows, with exactly the and total limb mass. One is two long, stiff poles, and the handle is a stiff spring. One is two flexible poles that bend evenly, set in a metal...
Primitive Flight Shooting

Springbuck

04/02/13 8:40 PM
Re: First bow, tillering advice? (reply)
Here are some tricks, though. Flip the bow rapidly side.to side, or top to bottom while looking in a big mirror. Take a partial draw pic and load it to computer, then use Paint to draw straight lines and circles.to compare the bow to....
Archery - Composite Bows

Springbuck

04/02/13 6:29 PM
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