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Offline Dawi

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Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« on: July 31, 2020, 05:49:43 AM »
Hi All,
Does anyone have any advice on using garrapa as a backing for an Ipe longbow?

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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 07:16:29 AM »
Never heard of Garapa wood until now.   BTW, Garrapa (two r) is another name for ticks...,
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 08:28:01 AM »
 :biglaugh: :biglaugh: ita a Brazilian/South American  hardwood used in the decking industry.

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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 08:39:21 AM »
Garapa and Ipe, It would be a double decker bow
Get it, both woods are for decking
« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 05:31:14 PM by Mad Max »
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 01:31:58 PM »
Indeed....have  you heard of Carbon or glass backed Ipe?

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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 02:21:51 PM »
I think Bamboo baked Ipe is the best all wood laminated bow one can make ;)
There is nothing better to back Ipe with.
my 2 cents
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 02:35:24 PM »
agreed, thank you.
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 02:37:41 PM »
Mad Max..it will also look like a double decker chocolate bar we get here :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 03:29:17 PM »
 :bigsmyl:
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 06:21:08 PM »
Hickory backed ipe makes a very good bow also and maybe hard maple/ipe.
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Re: Garrapa backed Ipe ?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 02:15:37 AM »
Thank you Pat
Unfortunately those are hard to come by where i am.
Garapa stats look reasonably close to hickory (and I have some) so was wondering what would happen if I made two 1/8" slats of garapa as a backing lam for some Ipe I have. Do you think its tension abilities are sufficient?

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