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Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
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
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 2:01pm
 
Looks real good.  Nice job!  Thumbs Up
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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 2:48pm
 
Hell yeah I'm jealous of your setup (posting this from an apartment).
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(I wrote this when i was 12 but im keeping it for history sake) i can use a bow, im not very good at slinging but just starting to learn, i can fence good, throw spears well, build stuff, make a weapon out of stuff i find on the ground, staff fighting, i play basketball, football, and i can cook, know tons of knots, and im open to learn ANYTHING new.
 
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 4:03pm
 
Has a nice  plains Indian horse bow profile to it. I like it!
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2021 at 5:07pm
 
Nice bow! Looks real good at full draw. Any hand shock?
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #5 - 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

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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #6 - 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
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #7 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:01pm
 
Was gonna watch, but said video is private
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Reply #8 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:09pm
 
Does it work now?
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #9 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:46pm
 
Yes it does thanks. Goona. Sub, using my gf's account
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Re: Common Privet Bow 40# at 25''
Reply #10 - 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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