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Message started by J on Jan 12th, 2021 at 1:34pm

Title: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by J on Jan 12th, 2021 at 1:34pm
I made a new bow today. I wanted something longer. I made this 64'' bow as well from Common Privet. It is the best bow I have made so far. Cut the stave with a SAK, did the rough work with a hatchet and all the tillering with a flint scraper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wPHuB1z8nY

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 12th, 2021 at 2:01pm
Looks real good.  Nice job!  :thumb:

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by Rahil on Jan 12th, 2021 at 2:48pm
Hell yeah I'm jealous of your setup (posting this from an apartment).

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by Morphy on Jan 12th, 2021 at 4:03pm
Has a nice  plains Indian horse bow profile to it. I like it!

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by walter on Jan 12th, 2021 at 5:07pm
Nice bow! Looks real good at full draw. Any hand shock?

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by J on Jan 13th, 2021 at 5:28am
I have not shot enough different type of bows to know what values as bad handshock, but this is the best shooting bow I have made so far with the least vibration. The part of the limbs close to the handle have a little natural bend outwards when its unstrung. I like that a lot because there seems to be much less string follow as a result


Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by J on Jan 13th, 2021 at 5:36am
I think if you're a beginner bowyer like me and you want a well tillered 40 pound bow then make it a lot heavier at first, I was actually aiming for a much higher poundage but shed a lot in the tillering process. Previously I aimed for a 40 pound bow and ended up with 25 pound bows, now I aim for a 60 pound bow and end up with a 40 pounder, eventually my target weights should become more aligned with experience

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:01pm
Was gonna watch, but said video is private

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by J on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:09pm
Does it work now?

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:46pm
Yes it does thanks. Goona. Sub, using my gf's account

Title: Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:50pm
Bow looks good, but i am a beginner bowyer as well. Currently working on my 2nd.i still got lots to learn

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