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Oct 17th, 2006 at 6:23pm
 
you know how ive been asking specicfic questions on what woods and how to make a bow .well i cut a meduim size pine sapling down,[its about 3 inches in diameter and 6 feet tall] and barked it and shaped the bottom end so it pulled the same as the top,it will send an arrow 20 yards acurately
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Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2006 at 7:31pm
 
buger, due to an earlier request of the administrator Tint or Matthias (I forget whom), could you please edit the title of this thread to something more appropriate and descriptive. For example: "Pine Sapling Bow"?

on another note, congratulations, have fun with it Smiley
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Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2006 at 8:30pm
 
i always avoided pine for bows,i dont know why
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Reply #3 - Oct 17th, 2006 at 10:17pm
 
Change the title of this thread, buger!
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Reply #4 - Oct 17th, 2006 at 11:24pm
 
Change the title of this thread, buger!
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Reply #5 - Oct 18th, 2006 at 11:30am
 
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Reply #6 - Oct 18th, 2006 at 12:44pm
 
Buger,
If you do not change the title of the thread, this, and any not correctly titled threads of yours might get locked by the mods.

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Reply #7 - Oct 18th, 2006 at 7:00pm
 
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If you do not change the title of the thread, this, and any not correctly threads of yours might get locked by the mods.

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Still going easy, eh? Undecided
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Reply #8 - Oct 21st, 2006 at 6:14pm
 
Cando,
thank you for quoting me, now I did see the mistake I made in my response.
I think I am rather easy going considered what some of our members have told me of their reactions on Buger, (in PMs and on the chat.)

I did say might, I did not lock those threads yet.

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Reply #9 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 9:13am
 
Having recently read a great deal about building "primitive" bow, I think I can say safely that pine is not mentioned as a choice bow-building wood.

Cedar has been used successfully, but is often "backed" with another more durable substance such as sinew.

That being said, nearly any wood that will bend and has a decent grain will function to some degree; it's just that poor woods will not last long or have desirable energy-storing characteristics.
Also, no one would use "green" wood for the finished weapon.  The bow can be roughly-shaped from green wood, but then it must be dried to a usable state.

Traditionally, this would be by tying the stave (the rough blank) into it's final position on a finished board or somesuch, and either letting it dry naturally or building a "drying box" of some sort with forced air.
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Reply #10 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 10:28am
 
every bow i make will only shoot about 15 yards with force, but after that the arrow falls and doesnt do any thing,is this normal or should i be able to shoot it alot farther with a light bow
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Reply #11 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 11:26am
 
buger, I can throw an arrow 15 yards. What do you think the answer to your question is? Lots of people have given you advice and some very good web links that will teach you everything  you need to know to make very good bows - but you need to read them.

Please put more effort into your posts. Proper formatting, decent spelling, and avoiding frivolous questions will get you much further here than the approach you've been using. If you've been paying attention to the tone of replies your threads have been receiving recently, you'd have picked up on the fact than a siginificant number of people aroud here are losing patience with you.

As for the title of this thread, I'll give you one more chance to change it before one of the other mods sees it. You are being obnoxious and disrespectful, and it isn't helping your case.

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Reply #12 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 1:48pm
 
i meant that it will go alot more than 15 yards,but it will on ly stick in the about an inch after 25 yards,and whats a mod
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Reply #13 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 2:07pm
 
Buger,
learn to read, think and keep your finger from the keyboard before you have done all of those!

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Reply #14 - Oct 22nd, 2006 at 8:07pm
 
Weird, most forums allow mods to edit thread titles and such.
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