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    I am wanting to get into bowyering (Is that a word?) and would really like to build laminated hybrid longbows. I have quite a bit of carpentry (including furniture building and electric guitar building) experience and think I could pick it up. I have googled and read anything I can find but I'm...
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    I’ve been shooting bows for over 40 years of all kinds. I am now up to 6 bows that broken on me. Two were American semi longbows that the bowyer made good on even though one was past warranty. That was a while back. Then had bow made by a hobby bowyer break. Had it only a few months, bought...
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    I have made 1 longbow to date Hickory Osage #50. Shoots nice. Still Ok after 100 shots. I now want to make a Hickory backed, purple heart centre and green heart belly wood longbow #50 66 inches long with stiff handle. limbs 40 mm( 1.57 inches) tapering to 12mm (4.7 inches)D shape Any opinions...
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    Due to a fire our supplier of Laminated Birch wood shafting is being closed out. What we have now is all we are going to have. Just a head's up: http://www.3riversarchery.com/Laminated+Birch+Wood+Shafts_i8050X_baseitem.html
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    Hello, im am wondering about this some while. And i searched, but didnt ffind anything usefull. (Please feel free to tell if im wrong) The last few years, the points in competition come very close on both type of bows. Sometime the Longbow class have more points, some times the traditional...
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    My brother and I are in the process of building our first longbows. My first question is will flat grain maple be ok for the limb laminations. We couldnt get any 6/4 to cut for edge grain. Secondly, we are trying to figure out the limb thickness for a 64" bow for 55# @ 28". The only chart...
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    Here are a few pic of my ongoing laminated bow project. The bow consists of 5 X 0.6mm of Black Walnut, 0.5mm Acacia, 2mm of Satinwood and anither 0.5mm Acacia. The bow is backed and bellied with 0.0040" clear glass .... more to come if your interested
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    Is is possable to laminate 5 or 6 pieces of boo together to use as a board to make a bow with? If it is, how do you process natural boo into flats? I have a ton of boo growing in my woodline, some of it rather large that I would like to do this with.
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    Does anybody know how to laminated a bow with horn. I am in the processs of making a mongloian composite bow, and i want to keep it historically accurate(which means no fiberglass) but I am willing to use modern glues. All i need to do is put a layer of horn lamination on the belly of the bow...
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    How do you know what thickness laminations to use when making selections for a fiberglass and wood laminated longbow. I have an idea of the length and width of the bow and the draw wieght I want I just don't know how to get there. Any help would be great, Thanks a lot! Rob
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    Who is a good, reliable supplier of these shafts??
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    Anybody use them? How good are they?Do they remain fairly straight?ETC.....
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