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Offline Dave Bowers

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Pine--ok for board bow?
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:00:00 PM »
Hey fellas reading this section is getting me pumped up to give self bow a whirl. I was in home depot today and had a idea for a board bow of sort. But was wondering if pine was acceptable bow wood or should I look for a oak equivalent?

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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 12:24:00 PM »
Look for oak.  Or go ahead and make a pine bow that's about 4" wide at the fades - it can double as a canoe paddle, but will create quite a breeze when shot  ;)
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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 02:14:00 PM »
Dave go to home depot and get a red oak board. straight grain on sides and back.

Offline Dano

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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 02:38:00 PM »
Check out these sites first. Then go to the home improvement center.

 http://www.geocities.com/salampsio/oak.htm

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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 03:35:00 PM »
Or have a look here, at the list of woods....

 http://onemississipp.googlepages.com/bowwoods
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Offline Dave Bowers

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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 03:52:00 PM »
Thanks fellas

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Re: Pine--ok for board bow?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 04:26:00 PM »
great list!!! looks like it was a lot of work

Thanx

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