Elm flatbow

Pathfinder78
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5:32 PM - May 19, 2018 #1

Made in spring of 2017, a nice light flatbow for my cousin, a beginner archer. Around 170cm in length, it pack a comfortable 40#@28". Stain is walnut husk again, this time applied all around, and then lightly sanded off to create a subtle camo effect. This one was very enjoyable to shoot, at the time a wished I could keep it :)
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Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
"The Princess Bride"

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8:59 PM - May 19, 2018 #2

Cool bow! Too bad there are basically no healthy elms in Croatia. Is that a paracord grip wrap?
Filip
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7:52 AM - May 20, 2018 #3

Yes, I have that sin of putting paracord on almost anything ;)
Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
"The Princess Bride"

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9:12 AM - May 20, 2018 #4

Actually it kind of fits, green and brown can be paired together.
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5:44 PM - May 22, 2018 #5

Beautiful bow!
Paracord can be very useful in the wild but some natural fiber would match the bow better I think...
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1:41 PM - Jun 11, 2018 #6

Did you make it from seasoned wood or green? I've wanted to make an Elm bow, and have plenty on my property. Mostly Chinese and American varieties.

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8:25 PM - Jun 11, 2018 #7

Seasoned, of course ;)
Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
"The Princess Bride"

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