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Masi Has A New Bow
Sep 10th, 2012 at 12:25pm
 
This weekend at a 3-D bowshoot, Masi picked up his new bow.  I think he needs to post a picture and tell everyone about it.
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Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:25pm
 
I think so too.  Smiley
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Reply #2 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:30pm
 
what's a 3d bowshoot ?
And what kind of bow is it ?
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Reply #3 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:35pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 10th, 2012 at 2:30pm:
what's a 3d bowshoot ?
And what kind of bow is it ?



It's a when you shoot at siloute animal targets like deer targets like this http://www.wadenapj.com/media/full/jpg/2009/09/18/bowhunting-2.jpg

and usually various other targets like elk, alligators, groundhogs, etc.
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Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:41pm
 
Let's see if this works... Trying out photobucket from my phone.
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It's a hickory longbow with ambidextrous arrow shelves, a black leather grip, and a waxed finish.
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You can just see a little bit of the heartwood at the handle. Bill helped me determine what poundage to start with and what my draw length is. Around this time in October I'll see Bill and Wes, the bowyer, again and will be moving up to either a 45#-28" or 55#-28" bow... Depending on what poundage I can draw in a month's time. Both will be slightly weaker at my 26" draw. I'm going to exercise and practice a lot to try and strengthen my back and arms before then.
And while I'm at it, the spear point that Bill helped me knapp:
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #5 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 5:36am
 

That looks very nice. Is the handle really heartwood or is it a glued-on riser?
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Reply #6 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 8:03am
 
Very nice. It seems that Bill is doing a good job of bringing you along. Is that point Quartz?
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Reply #7 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 9:13am
 
It looks like heartwood to my inexperienced eye. Wes had another couple bow with glued on risers and the wood grain obviously didn't match. This one's a lot closer if it is glued on.

I don't remember what kind of rock it is.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #8 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 9:55am
 
A touch of Holmegaard, I presume?
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Reply #9 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 10:08am
 
I like that laced-up grip!  Very nice.
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Reply #10 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 11:47am
 
Nice bow and point Masi!
I'm very glad you joined both the archers and knappers guilds  Cheesy and I really hope you increase your drawing strength!
Looks like archery really hooked you, if you've the will to change your bow in a couple of months!
Keep us informed on your progress!
PS I'll add this topic to the Index  Wink
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Reply #11 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 9:16pm
 
The point is a heat treated chert from the Coastal Plains formation, it came from the Chattahoochee River basin.
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Reply #12 - Sep 15th, 2012 at 12:36am
 
    Love the point!  When you gonna try making a bow?  It's actually easier than you think if you have the right tools and wood.  Getting a good piece of wood is absolutely key and can be hard.
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Reply #13 - Sep 15th, 2012 at 2:35pm
 
Beautiful.  It's nice that you have someone to help you when you're first starting.  Many people end up getting too heavy a bow at first and it can lead to all sorts of problems.  How does it shoot?
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Reply #14 - Sep 15th, 2012 at 7:59pm
 
LukeWebb wrote on Sep 15th, 2012 at 12:36am:
   Love the point!  When you gonna try making a bow?  It's actually easier than you think if you have the right tools and wood.  Getting a good piece of wood is absolutely key and can be hard.

I actually started on a red oak board bow before I got this one. I'm almost done roughing it out and I'm about to glue on a poplar rise and a linen/silk blend backing using Titebond III. The board had no knots, no warp, no runoff, and the late growth rings were between 2 and 4 times thicker than the early growth rings. Plus, I've managed to scrape off most of the thinner rings as I've been roughing it out. When I'm finished the thinner late growth rings will only be in the grip where they wont be bending much or at all.
Morphy wrote on Sep 15th, 2012 at 2:35pm:
Beautiful.  It's nice that you have someone to help you when you're first starting.  Many people end up getting too heavy a bow at first and it can lead to all sorts of problems.  How does it shoot?

The draw is really smooth, but I'm not good enough to judge more than that. It's light enough that I can hold it at full draw more than long enough to line up a shot but strong enough that my arms start shaking after a couple dozen shots.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
~Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily avialable, they will create their own problems.~
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