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Oct 4th, 2020 at 5:07pm
 
65" ntn, 2" wide to mid limb, haf inch wide @ nocks. Heat treated. Pulls 47lbs @ 27" draw. No hand shock, but a little vibration at release.
Going to narrow the tips a little and add silencers.

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Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 5:37pm
 
Nice one !!!
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 7:27pm
 
Sweet. Alot beeter then the one i recently posted.  Grin

What type of wood?
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Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 8:08pm
 
Thanks! It is red oak. When I finish shooting it in, I am sure it will draw 50lbs @ 28.  Smiley Can't get a pic at full draw without the LP's help. Tomorrow I think.
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Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 8:39pm
 
Thats so awesome.
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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 9:57pm
 
Looks great walter!† Nice job!† Smiley
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Reply #6 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 10:13pm
 
Thanks joe! Tented my hernia patch four times getting to 50 lbs, but it didn't give me any trouble this time, so I now have a good deer bow just in time for deer season  Smiley
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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2020 at 12:04pm
 
That looks very good.  That's a very good job.
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Reply #8 - Oct 5th, 2020 at 5:52pm
 
Thanks Bill! Bows are my new favorite passtime Smiley
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Reply #9 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 3:46am
 
Have you ever tryed Black locust? (Robina pseudoacacia)? Itís what I had my most successful bow build with, morphy helped me learn via texts. Very pretty, are you using green timber or pre dryed stuff??
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Reply #10 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 9:01am
 
Mersa wrote on Oct 6th, 2020 at 3:46am:
Have you ever tryed Black locust? (Robina pseudoacacia)? Itís what I had my most successful bow build with, morphy helped me learn via texts. Very pretty, are you using green timber or pre dryed stuff??

All my bows have been red oak because that is what I can get at home depot.
We have a specie of Robinia and rocky mtn juniper growing here. I would like to try them both, but the forest rangers take their job quite seriously here, so I buy boards.
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Reply #11 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:07pm
 
That's a beautiful bow.  I've always wanted to try the board bow, but haven't braved it yet. Nice tiller on that!

@Mersa How did you find a piece that was straight enough? All the black locust I've seen are squat and gnarled trees.
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Reply #12 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 8:03pm
 
Well Iím lucky enough to be a Arborist, so I cut trees , whenever I find a suitable staff I make sure I put it aside. A while ago we removed approximately 20 robinias, I was able to obtain a few somewhat straight staffs, I actually have 4 growing outside my new rental, Iíve offered to prune them , there may be one or 2 extra branches that might need to come down, if you catch my drift.
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Reply #13 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 9:43pm
 
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