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Message started by Sarosh on Oct 9th, 2019 at 5:13pm

Title: 2 Bows I made
Post by Sarosh on Oct 9th, 2019 at 5:13pm
https://youtu.be/lVCu9-lo8S8

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Black locust has lovely color and cypress nice odor

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by Rat Man on Oct 9th, 2019 at 8:47pm
    Nice job.  Good looking bows!

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 9th, 2019 at 8:55pm
Very nice sir!  This, as well as the photos walter has posted in recent months of his bow, definitely make me want to get back in to bow making.  My last one was probably 4 or 5 years ago.

Just curious about one thing.  On the black locust bow you have that little step near the ends where they start to narrow.  It looks very cool, but is this not just adding mass near the tips?  Does this bow have any hand shock?  I'm also curious if you saw a design like that somewhere.  Like I said, it looks very cool.

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by walter on Oct 9th, 2019 at 11:29pm
Your bows look good Sarosh! The heavier bow sounds like it hits pretty hard too. How long and wide is it? Does it have much set? Bet you can't make just two ;)

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by Sarosh on Oct 10th, 2019 at 2:30am
Thanks guys!

joe_meadmaker wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 8:55pm:
On the black locust bow you have that little step near the ends where they start to narrow.  It looks very cool, but is this not just adding mass near the tips?  Does this bow have any hand shock?  I'm also curious if you saw a design like that somewhere.


the Black locust bow has much more hand shock than the cypress bow, both shooting the same arrows which is not a good idea...
I'm not sure what creates more handshock the knots/ that step/the tip shape? I could try and work the tips narrower/shorter but I reached the point where it's better to leave it as it is and move on another bow between the knots the working bow limb is at its narrowest and that was the guide for the resulting poundage.

That step is like the fades of a bow handle but with a harder change. It's the transition between working to stiff limb , inspired by the overall shape of the holmegaard bow.
the wood between the knots required a big amount of  sideways dry heat bending and the holmegaard tips helped to center the string.

to make the step I measured width and thickness of working portion of the limb before the stiff limb and calculated the new thickness width it needed to have the same "strength" and then made the step plus a (~1cm)short length, thick and wide for safe transition. It's like a digital transition rather than an analog transition.


walter wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 11:29pm:
How long and wide is it? Does it have much set? Bet you can't make just two

182cm (71.65")long, 3.2cm (~1.26")wide, set: 5cm(~2") knotty limb, 4cm(1.57") the other

the black locust tree has been cut and seasoned there are 3 bow staves waiting for me.
I do a lot of bows and other hobby projects at the same time they never finish  :P . last bows I paused constructing was an experiment with linen backing w/ hide glue and siyahs .

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by ghost0311-8541 on Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:40am
Looks really good my question is what is the building in the background.

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by Sarosh on Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:57am

ghost0311-8541 wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:40am:
my question is what is the building in the background.


I think it's a concrete water tank, there is access to the water from the top, with stones around it to make it look like a building. I wonder why would anyone get into so much trouble to make it look like this.

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by ghost0311-8541 on Oct 10th, 2019 at 1:32pm
To make it blend in we the terrain.

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by Morphy on Oct 10th, 2019 at 6:30pm
Nice Job Sarosh. Is the locust sinew backed?

Title: Re: 2 Bows I made
Post by Sarosh on Oct 11th, 2019 at 3:02am
@ Morphy

no , it's linen backed

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