Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Iodo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:39 am

Nice work, that looks amazing :P
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Elleth » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Awesome!

I so love the hand made feel. :)
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Greg » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:18 pm

58" NTN
57#@26"
Brace height 4.5"
Finished with birch oil harvested and processed by Udwin

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I'm in the process of making a jig for splicing up a more permanent string (hence the marks on the current one) as well as spine-sorting my 200-250 shafts, but that's all news for another thread. She's done.
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Iodo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:06 pm

Beautiful :P
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes outstanding!
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Elleth » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Oh my word that's incredible. Lovely!!!
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Peter Remling » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:50 am

Greg, is that a traditional way of securing the string ? I'm only familiar with modern strings that come sized and have loops on both ends.
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Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Postby Greg » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:56 am

It's more adjustable than a Flemish twist. I can't say if it's actually traditional or not...bowyers call it the Bowyer's knot, while I've known it most of my life from Scouting and now as an arborist as the Timber hitch. Either way, it chokes a rope onto a log nicely and doesn't go anywhere.

I've had other strings in the past that were twisted together on the top end and tied like this on the bottom nock to make the brace height more adjustable. Once I get my preference dialed in, I'll be splicing both and leaving it behind, as it CAN slip over time on this smooth, bark-free surface.
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