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Black walnut & Red elm bow
« on: August 20, 2008, 12:45:00 PM »
Well I was working on a friends bow and the Postal person dropped off a box from KennyM. Yes I ordered a slate from Kenny. It's a Black Walnut.
.625" Thick X 2.5" wide X 68" long and a piece of red elm for the handle area.

My lay out I was thinking would be at first a Modoc bow
56" n2n
2.5" at the widest (fades)
1" wide X 4" long handle
.75" thick at the center of handle
.75"  at tips

looking to get 50#@24" Here is a pic of the 2 pieces of wood.
     

Black Walnut ( sorry for the bad pic )      

Red Elm handle wood
     

I'll be backing it with linen, with a tru-oil finish

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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 12:58:00 PM »
Thanx again Kenny, great looking wood.

 I want to hear from others before I start laying it out.

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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 02:42:00 PM »
Oh..Oh.. Sal me too.. ...whats next? came today out of the blue..BBH..and hickory backed red elm..  :jumper:

Shawn..
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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 04:35:00 PM »
they the ones you won?

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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 07:37:00 PM »
Sal, these came from pine hollow longbows, still waiting on hickory stave...these are me practice build bows...anyway..hopeing you build faster than I..so I can learn as I go eh?   :help:  

Shawn...
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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 08:21:00 PM »
lol... OK, BUt thinking about it a Modoc might not work since the slate is thinner then .75" and I don't want to brake it. So now I'm thinking of doing either  a 54" pyramid or a 64" pyramid style.

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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 11:43:00 AM »
Sal, what did you decide? You still think slat is to thin for Modoc? I know you are probably working on something..or just being lazy like me?

Shawn...
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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 12:45:00 PM »
I'm out of yown right now, But I'm thinking of doing a 60" pyramid bow. I really like the pyramid style bows. I'll be working on bows when I get home on Wednesday.

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Re: Black walnut & Red elm bow
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 09:44:00 PM »
Ahhiite; But I been in the garage all day winging it...one almost down one to go..  :cool:

Shawn...
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