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Re: Bamboo backed bulletwood longbow (reply)
Bruno! Great stuff, as usual.
Archery - Composite Bows

Springbuck

02/12/15 12:10 AM
Re: Can anyone help me with a hickory stave? (reply)
Or, get yourself a couple of hickory pickaxe handles with straight grain and splice them at the handle.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:36 PM
Re: Can anyone help me with a hickory stave? (reply)
Jack, If you bough a fresh hickory stave, reduced it to150% finished bow dimensions, and dried it carefully (slowly for a few days in a cool place, then to a warmer, drier spot), it would be "seasoned" in two weeks. Seasoning means...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:34 PM
Re: Chrysal on the back (?) of my bow? (reply)
And stiff tips don't hurt, and don't break down from vibration or anything. The only disadvantage is that wood has to bear the brunt of bending more elsewhere, but THAT is where it would break. Not a stiff tip.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:26 PM
Re: Thank you Fiddler49,William Tell, Thumper1945(new bow) (reply)
Success!
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:24 PM
Re: Clueless (reply)
Look around for a vacant lot or riverbottom. many good woods have been introduced and end up there. Elms, maples, plums, mulberry, etc....
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:19 PM
Re: Bow build advice, new to forum (reply)
If you have read the TBB's, you will know that you can make a bow out of just about any wood, BUT, at the same time, I will chime in that fir is gonna suck. You have to back it and make it really, really wide, and very thin, and...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 11:08 PM
Re: Native american northeastern woodland bow types? (reply)
One of my favorite places to go is the North American Ethnographic Collection website. You can search under bows, and then by region, and see several examples, and they have length and width at least. The Sudbury bow is very famous,...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 10:28 PM
Re: Flip tip take down, red oak, 60 lbs @ 31", details on cables and take down pics (reply)
That is a very clever design, and looks great. I have done something similar with a couple of cable backed bamboo bows I was experimenting with. I recurved the tip, cut some little bamboo sections as long as the recurved part of the...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

02/11/15 9:39 PM
Re: stiff tips not stiff anymore, help appreciated (reply)
If the tips still have decent lateral stability, cut it an inch down, and flip the tips forward at the fade between lever and bender. OR. You can add a cable from tip to levers. Easier than it sounds, but requires some engineering. My...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/26/14 5:32 PM
Re: Insect holes in fresh cut Bitternut Hickory. Is it bow wood or kindling? (reply)
Cut around them. Almost all the locust I cut around here is riddled with large borer holes. I can take apart a whole log that should have 3 - 4 staves and find one wiggly, stained stave worth using. But it Is worth it. Peel the bark,...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/26/14 4:53 PM
Re: Siberian Elm (reply)
Thimosabe: Practically every bow I make anymore is from a nice elm sapling just like that peeled one. I love em. Find em growing in vacant lots and riverbottoms and thickets all over the place, at least 2 different species of elm....
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/17/14 9:13 AM
Re: Hickory Bow Losing Reflex? Help! (reply)
I bet it's #2, or the moisture content. Put it back on the recurving form and let it dry really well. Then heat treat it with dry heat. On most wooden recurves, the curves should be thicker than the limb below it.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 11:12 PM
Re: Quick question- cores  (reply)
I personally doubt it would fail, esp if QS or something. Just that some of us would kill for a piece of osage like that, and yer just gonna chop it to pieces like it ain't nothin' and put it where it cain't even be seen where the...
Archery - Composite Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 10:49 PM
Re: first kids bow/recurve (reply)
You can drill into the tip of a kids arrow, insert a nail with the head clipped off, and then wrap the shaft, or put some tubing over it. They stick well. Great little bow.
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 10:43 PM
Re: New guy looking for advice (reply)
You can definitely make a usable bow on the first try, but you have to know where you are ad where you are going. Oak is fine. Hickory is better, because it simply will do everything, but break. Board bows are great because most of us...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 10:27 PM
Re: New bow question (reply)
I cut a shelf into most of my bows, but it is NOTHING like centershot, sometimes 1/4", and usually barely the width of an arrow. It's for consistency. Or I square up the handle an inch wide there and build a shelf out with a chip of...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 9:55 PM
Re: New bow question (reply)
"A further question: how was this done 500 years ago, in a primitive fashion, with no weights, no scales, etc.???"   I don't know for sure, but........hunter gatherer cultures often had lots of time to mess with equipment, lots of shoots...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 9:42 PM
Re: fresh hazel reflex and tempering question (reply)
Inducing reflex while drying can help, but a lot of guys report that the stave surrenders this reflex during tillering. I would do it; strap or clamp the bow, etc. rough it out and floor tiller, THEN dry heat toast the belly while in the...
Archery - Primitive Bows

Springbuck

10/03/14 8:56 PM
Re: Are Molded Aluminum Arrowheads Feasible? (reply)
I think aluminum would be strong enough, tough enough, but i would worrk about a cast aluminum beig able to hold a sharp edge. Copper points with blades were often work hardened along the edges.
Archery - Arrows & Quivers

Springbuck

09/23/14 10:00 PM
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