40# Turkish Bow, Blue&Red

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40# Turkish Bow, Blue&Red

Francesco Alessi79
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Joined: 02 Nov 2011, 11:00

16 Aug 2017, 17:50 #1

Hello! This one is about 40-42# at 29"; 112cm long NtN;  mass about 235 gramsImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Michael Bootz
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Joined: 21 Sep 2007, 16:23

17 Aug 2017, 07:30 #2

Wow, that's a beauty!

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Joined: 16 Jul 2012, 16:14

17 Aug 2017, 19:50 #3

what michael said! totally not ‘my kind of bow’ but wow, what beautiful work!

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those … moments will be lost in time, like tears … in rain.”
—Roy Batty, Blade Runner

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Joined: 18 Nov 2012, 00:21

24 Aug 2017, 12:37 #4

Your bows are all amazing mate!

Do you ever take progress pictures?

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Joined: 17 Jan 2014, 10:29

31 Oct 2017, 14:49 #5

I've been away from this forum for some time, so sorry for the late reply. 
What an amazingly beautiful bow, Alessandro. Only 235 grams of bow mass, that must be a fast bow too. 
What I noticed is that the arrow nocking point is asymmetrical (logically), yet the full draw shows the bow tillered symmetrically. So when shooting, the tiller must be at least a bit asymmetrical too, no? 

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Joined: 10 Aug 2009, 13:33

10 Nov 2017, 08:00 #6

Hi Francesco,
that is a superb bow. Beautiful and well executed decoration.Very low weight, what did you use for the core? Have you tested the speed?
I am currently making a couple of lighter weight Turkish bows, one of them which should be a similar drawweight as your bow. One of mine was 168 grammes before sinewing. Do you know how much sinew you used on this bow? I am starting to experiment with smaller amounts of sinew.
Again stunning bow :) I appreciate just how much work went into that bow.