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Old 07-25-13, 11:33 AM   #1
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The newest project

a longbow.....currently working on the limbs and tillering.
Hoping for a final draw weight around 45#, but I'll be happy with anything between 40# and 50#




What you got going on?
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Old 07-25-13, 12:54 PM   #2
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Cool project! I suck at shooting arrows, but I love doing it

Nothing going on in my neck of the woods, except for our move to Alberta. No time for any other projects.
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Oh wow.. I've been procrastinating on my long bow project >.< But seeing you do it is kind of inspiring, right now though I'm more on a fishing kick.
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Cool project! I suck at shooting arrows, but I love doing it
I'm the same way... With kind of a lot of things too, lol. Especially billiards.

Very cool project. I really need to get to some more woodworking. I have so many great ideas, but lack the skills and money to do them.
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Is that a D section English longbow or an American flat section bow.
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What kind of wood?
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What kind of wood?
red oak....this is just to learn the process. I may try to make a recurve with ash or hickory and Bo-Tuff fiberglass next.
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Is that a D section English longbow or an American flat section bow.
It will be a D section longbow, but since it is not Yew, I'm not calling it an English longbow. It's 70" tip to tip, will be 68" AMO.
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Although yew was the prefered wood, the English did use other wood such as ash when necessary. My ELB is laminated yew and lemonwod. I would love to have a yew self-bow but they are $500 and up. Mine pulls 65 lbs. I made some traditional styled arrows with bodkin points.
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Although yew was the prefered wood, the English did use other wood such as ash when necessary. My ELB is laminated yew and lemonwod. I would love to have a yew self-bow but they are $500 and up. Mine pulls 65 lbs. I made some traditional styled arrows with bodkin points.
I haven't gotten to the arrows yet, but am thinking cedar shafts spine weighted for 45 lbs or so, with 4" traditional fethers glued and strung on, self nocks, and something along the lines of bobbins.....I want to hunt rabbits with this thing.

Pobably going to try to make a 3 group flemish twist bowstring for it.
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Nice looking bow so far. I have a pile of Osage Orange I got quite a few years ago with plans to make a few bows. Never got to it. I may have to budget some time for a winter project.
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Arrow spine weights are based on a traditional recurve bow. An ELB having no arrow shelf, the arrow is deflected more than such a recurve. Don't be surprized to get better results with a more flexible arrow. This works best with straight fletching (non-helix).
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Arrow spine weights are based on a traditional recurve bow. An ELB having no arrow shelf, the arrow is deflected more than such a recurve. Don't be surprized to get better results with a more flexible arrow. This works best with straight fletching (non-helix).
Thanks....I'll have to experiment with spine stiffness and pile weight to control the dynamic spine.....thinking 100 gr tips first, but may have to go 125.

That said, I'm going to cut an arrow shelf and 3 or 4" sight window. I won't be able to get a center shot, but it should be closer than shooting off the hand.
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It's slow going on this project since a) working only with hand tools and b) only have a couple hours at a time to work on itl
However, I finally got it tillered enough to brace it.


the left limb is still stiffer then the one on the right, but that's not a terrible thing. I want the bow to have a slight positive tiller since the arrow shelf will be about 3/4 inch above center.
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Very cool and inspiring.. I've been putting off making a bow for quite a while now. Is the hand tools only thing a choice?
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Very cool and inspiring.. I've been putting off making a bow for quite a while now. Is the hand tools only thing a choice?
yes....I'm a klutz and prefer not to cut parts off....power tools would make that much easier.
Oh, and I'm not willing to spend the bucks on something I won't use that much
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yes....I'm a klutz and prefer not to cut parts off....power tools would make that much easier.
Oh, and I'm not willing to spend the bucks on something I won't use that much
I'm considering doing the hand tools only thing as well, but it'd be more of a traditional thing we cleared some nice oak this year to put in a new fence line and I set aside some limbs that looked to have the right shape/size to cure hopefully in a year or two I can look up this thread and steal ideas
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I've been putting off making a bow for quite a while now.
Me too, sort of. I made a core out of oak quite a while ago, and never felt like thermo forming the PVC shafts for it. I should do that soon.
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Looks cool.

Heres something you can do with it when you are done. A video of Bicycle archery, shooting while riding.

And here's your N+1, the Cogburn Outdoors CB4..

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Red oak?......The only think I can do with red oak is to cook tri tip over them.

Cool project though....I love shooting arrows too, but suck at it.
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Well, the upper limb developed a hinge that I can't get out. The bow's about 40lbs draw at 26" and I'm just going to shoot it till it fails. Good learning experience. I'll make another one when this one fails. Maybe try to talk Allen into cutting down a hickory stave to make a bow out of.
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