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KellyG
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Post pics and updates. Ask question and fish for what folks like. Don't post who you are building for.

Also let me know if you have built for the person in the past I will swap you out.

Let me know before you ship if it is to a new person. Unless you know they have shipped already.

Have fun let the fun begin.

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breazyears
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I have a name... he he he.

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Time for some fun to start!
Quick poll to see if my guy replies. Anyone have any objections if I make an English war bow? I'm going to be using persimmon to make an English long bow. But my staves are long enough at ~83" that I should be able to push to some pretty good weight if the wood will let me. I feel this should be a good design for such a hard compression strong wood. Plus I've been on a kick of wanting to make war bows lately.
So I'll make either a 100# warbow or an ELB of my guys preferred weight.

Kyle

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My heaviest bow is #60.

After about 5 dozen arrows, I'd done.

The thought of pulling #100 is kinda scary.

The thing about war bows is that they were salvo weapons. A thousand archers could put 12,000 arrows a minute into the air. Accuracy was not an issue.

A completely different game to what I think most archers are doing these days.

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Krasus
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Gueezz I think that would break my arms
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Krasus
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Started playing with some spliced lams.

Black Walnut spliced to the paduk, with rock maple and african ebony then rock maple again in the splice as a detail.

Thoughts?

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Trenton G.
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I love reading the bow swap threads. It's awesome to see what you guys can come up with!
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mikkekeswick
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Krasus if you make the splice more angled it makes the lams a good bit stronger and less 'temprimental' when plastered with epoxy at glue-up! Good combo though I've used it myself a few times.
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BenBow
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I've had horrible luck using paduk in limbs. It must have a lot of oil in it that causes the glue joint to seperate. Be careful!

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Dan Landis
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Having some shoulder issues lately, 100# is way too much bow for me.

Krasus, I like the wood combo, they look good together.

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breazyears
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I usually shoot 150#... its not easy being me. lol

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I'd have to cut 100#er in half to be able to pull it.

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Krasus
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Thanks for the input about increasing the length of the taper on the limb splice Rob, and Galen thanks for the heads up on the oil in the paduk. Much appreciated!
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quote:
Originally posted by John Scifres:
I'd have to cut 100#er in half to be able to pull it.

Me too!

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breazyears
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I couldn't handle a war bow.

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