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Reply #60 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 2:11pm
 
Wonderbow snapped  Embarrassed
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Reply #61 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 3:09pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 2:11pm:
Wonderbow snapped  Embarrassed

I know that feeling. With my 2 bows have broken.


@walter can you show a close up of the handle? If anyone else wants to show one here as well. My first 2 bows the handles i carved different, and thats where mine are snapping
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Reply #62 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 4:42pm
 
i think the handle on this little bow should only be 3" plus 1" fades, but i made it 4" for some unknown reason  noidea
still needs touch up, but i am keeping it in my pvc hydrator cause the relative humidity is a whopping 7%.
worked on a long bow this am and after a couple hours draw weight went down to where i started, but the tips moved about an inch more. put it away also.
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Reply #63 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 10:00pm
 
Well my tree has been condemned so I will have and almost endless supply of Eucalyptus wood. The tree is a monster and I must pay homage in some way . A nice bow would be good. Probably mill up a few table and bench slabs too
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Reply #64 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 1:26pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 10:00pm:
Well my tree has been condemned so I will have and almost endless supply of Eucalyptus wood. The tree is a monster and I must pay homage in some way . A nice bow would be good. Probably mill up a few table and bench slabs too


One of these days we need to do a bow trade. You trade me a eucalyptus bow and I will send you our native Osage bow.  Smiley
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Reply #65 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 2:18pm
 
Thanks Walter, really appreciate it..
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Reply #66 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 11:01am
 
the ystick bow developed cracks (frets). I tried sanding them out and scraping more wood above and below the frets, but they came back. Think the reason for all the stress in that area on both limbs is the poundage and tape backing, which allowed the 22lbs draw weight.
It was fun making the bows, but i'm not going to spend time making another, although fifteen lbs should work  Smiley
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Reply #67 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 3:04pm
 
Valiant effort Sir!
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Reply #68 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 4:12pm
 
The whole process is going to take a while, but I started chasing a ring on that stud I bought.  Normally I would cut out the basic shape of the bow first, but I want to see where knots are coming through and if there are any other problems.  I think that will give me a better idea what to do when I cut the bow to length and start shaping it.

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