Experimental Raffia Backed Bow-pics for Censu added

tqpotia
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March 31st, 2007, 4:52 pm #21

Just to add something. I started this bow. It was a real struggle. Sick, I gave up. Iliana is a girl who likes problems. So, I gave it to her. She did it where I failed.

The most beautiful thing in this excelent bow here is the spirit she gave into.

Kosio (the quiter) LOL
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March 31st, 2007, 5:11 pm #22

very artistic.

beautifull arc.
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March 31st, 2007, 5:33 pm #23

Very Beautiful bow Iliana!Richards Bowyery
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March 31st, 2007, 9:39 pm #24

Thank you again for all kind words!

Ken, what you said about the twist makes sense. Yes, this is the result of the heat bending. I was just trying to figure out how and why this happens inside the wood.

Censu, thank you very much for this link. I took that figure and drew some circles above and I saw what the author meant, but when I applied this to my bow something messed up. Nevermind, the reason to ask was that I wanted to be in a drivers seat; to know what shape will result if I measure in a certain manner. Still long way to go, though.

About that supports you meant Kosio made them. They are really very convenient. Ill take pics soon and will show you.

Come on, Kosio, we both knew this stave was going to be a weak bow and we didnt want to spoil your shooting form! Thanks for your support and patience!

Iliana
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March 31st, 2007, 9:43 pm #25

Iliana,

Toss out the fancy graphs and overdrawn tiller circles

Trust your eye and judgement. You did really well
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March 31st, 2007, 11:00 pm #26

Outstanding bow! Well done. Jawgehttp://mysite.verizon.net/georgeandjoni
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April 3rd, 2007, 10:43 am #27

George, thank you very much!

Iktomi, yes, maybe you're right and thank you again!

Iliana
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April 3rd, 2007, 11:04 am #28

Censu, here you have the supports, which Kosio made. He saw them in Dean Torges CD Hunting the bamboo backed bow.









They are used with a great wooden beam (as shown on the second pic of this thread), sliding longways, so the hight you'll reflex your bow varies. He made some couples with different height to be more convenient, but you could make some different wooden pieces to put in this thing like shown here.



These here are intended to give you a distance from the table, to can wrap the fixed bow for example. They don't have a slot for a beam and lie down on the table.




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April 3rd, 2007, 1:43 pm #29

Thanks Iliana thats a great help!
Censu "The Matchstick Maker"
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April 4th, 2007, 8:56 am #30

hello
Illiana I can't find proper words to describe what I feel when I look at your bow... I like it very much, I think it look like a piece of art!!!! Your bows for me are the most beautiful and pleasant to eyes...

Hey, you will teach me when we will meet to make at least 10% some beautiful bows????

andrei - Romania
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April 4th, 2007, 4:23 pm #31

That is a georgous piece of functional art. What did you use to get those wonderful colors? That is stunning!Some people shouldn't breed
The only real mistakes are the ones from which you learn nothing.
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April 5th, 2007, 8:45 am #32

Andrei, Wesley, you are too kind to me, thank you!

I used aniline paints, Wesley, and maybe didn't mention another advantage of the raffia backing it gives wonderful base for painting. I sanded it some before that, to take the grease away and to make the surface more even. Alinine paints cover raffia very well.

Iliana
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