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Started by Dave, July 10, 2017, 07:26:50 PM

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jumbojak

I'm resurrecting this thread with progress on my handmade bow. It's an oak board bow backed with fiberglass tape. No idea what the final draw weight will be but it's coming together nicely so far.


"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

billy rubin

cool

nobody does longbows around here

i've got one we inherited from a man who died a while back, but no strings are available locally


more people have been to berlin than i have

jumbojak

There's a guy named Kramer Ammons who makes Flemish twist strings not too far from you I think. He's the fellow who inspired me to make this one.

"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

billy rubin

i know nothing about archery except that is fascinating, one of those things on my list to know more about, when i have more time to know more things.

i'm interested in primitive technology, and the longbow is right there at the tipping point between primitive and modern in both household economics and politics.

https://www.kramerammons.com/

^^^this guy is interesting


more people have been to berlin than i have

billy rubin

and now we are buying a string.

jumbo, thank you



more people have been to berlin than i have

jumbojak

You are welcome Billy. I'll be making my string.

"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

billy rubin



more people have been to berlin than i have

jumbojak

I have string on the way, it's a synthetic but don't tell anyone, and I'll be making a Flemish twist jig. Might do that today actually.

"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

hermes2015

Quote from: jumbojak on March 30, 2020, 01:31:20 PM
I have string on the way, it's a synthetic but don't tell anyone, and I'll be making a Flemish twist jig. Might do that today actually.

You will need this music to do the Flemish jig.

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― Charles Eames

xSilverPhinx

Quote from: hermes2015 on March 30, 2020, 02:18:42 PM
Quote from: jumbojak on March 30, 2020, 01:31:20 PM
I have string on the way, it's a synthetic but don't tell anyone, and I'll be making a Flemish twist jig. Might do that today actually.

You will need this music to do the Flemish jig.



That would certainly make it all the more epic! :lol:
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jumbojak

It's not pretty but it was my first attempt.


"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

Tank

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billy rubin

cool

we recived ours from the kramer man immediately, but it was too short as i mis-measured our bow. have to get another





what do the rest of the numbers mean?


more people have been to berlin than i have

jumbojak

Quote from: Tank on April 05, 2020, 09:10:05 PM
Looks very neat.

It needs a lot of work. My technique that is.

Quote from: billy rubin on April 05, 2020, 10:29:39 PM
cool

we recived ours from the kramer man immediately, but it was too short as i mis-measured our bow. have to get another





what do the rest of the numbers mean?


Is it 57" total length, 57" string, or 57" from knock to knock?

I would guess that it's a 44 pound bow at a 28" draw but that's just a guess. The second line might be a stock number.

"Amazing what chimney sweeping can teach us, no? Keep your fire hot and
your flue clean."  - Ecurb Noselrub

"I'd be incensed by your impudence were I not so impressed by your memory." - Siz

billy rubin

well, measured in a free hanging straight line the bow is 53 inchez, nock to nock. but its 57 inchez nock to nock meazured along tbe inside, in contact.

i was calling this a longbow. is it curved enough to qualify asa recurve? the difference is one inch in the string


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