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Reply #30 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 9:18pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:02pm:
Thats an awesome bow. I do plan on starting my next one, soon. Birch

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Reply #31 - Nov 24th, 2020 at 7:51am
 
You are really coming along Walter! Nice bro. What's the stats on it?
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Reply #32 - Nov 24th, 2020 at 5:13pm
 
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red oak, 65" n-n, 2" wide to mid limb, 45lbs @26".
with a whopping 2" immediate set Undecided
But, it is a smoooth shooter Cheesy
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Reply #33 - Nov 25th, 2020 at 6:59am
 
Just keep in mind a lot of the old indigenous bows either had similar amounts of set or were grossly overbuilt. Worked just fine to keep them fed.  The fact that you can tiller that well and make a good weapon out of a piece of wood is what matters most.

Have you tried your hand at shoot arrows yet?
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Reply #34 - Nov 25th, 2020 at 8:01am
 
No, not yet, but I plan on getting some juniper for both bows and arrows.
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Reply #35 - Nov 25th, 2020 at 5:06pm
 
walter wrote on Nov 25th, 2020 at 8:01am:
No, not yet, but I plan on getting some juniper for both bows and arrows.

I thought Robin Hood and all those chaps used Yew for their bows
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Reply #36 - Nov 25th, 2020 at 5:50pm
 
Elm and oak were quite popular too.
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Reply #37 - Nov 25th, 2020 at 7:12pm
 
Kilisi wrote on Nov 25th, 2020 at 5:06pm:
walter wrote on Nov 25th, 2020 at 8:01am:
No, not yet, but I plan on getting some juniper for both bows and arrows.

I thought Robin Hood and all those chaps used Yew for their bows

Over in England Yew is very popular.  Were i am, its Maple, Ash, and birch. Depends on what grows local, and is available. Local tribes used a few thers, but i dont have access to any.. But i am still new to bow making. I harvest from my own land when cutting firewood.
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Reply #38 - Nov 26th, 2020 at 5:06pm
 
Almost every indigenous wood species I’ve tried making bows out of has failed at brace, except one. Guess there’s a little reasoning why that particular tree was prized by indigenous Australians even if they were making different tools with it.

Best wood I’ve personally had is Robinia pseudoacacia
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Reply #39 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 7:56pm
 
I try to avoid picking up new hobbies... seems like I have enough to keep me distracted as is.  I need to be spending less time with new hobbies and toys and more time working on writing!
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Reply #40 - Dec 3rd, 2020 at 2:24pm
 
I want to get into writing factual articles based on topics that interest me and already have some knowledge of.
Also I am working on some ideas that might interest the “Other primitive weapons” one day...
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