New ELB

Matti
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January 27th, 2006, 4:36 pm #1

This one has hazel as backing and elm on the belly, otherwise it's pretty standard ELB. The backing is surface of a 10cm hazel log and 5mm thick.

I used Titebond III for the glue up which looks dark because I heat treated the elm on both sides.
180cm long, 3x2,5cm handle, 11mm tips. I didn't measure the draw weight yet but it should be around 45 pounds @ 28". Physical weight is only 369 grams.



Larger pic here

Sorry no full draw pic yet, maybe later when my wife candidate comes home... "what! a new bow?! again! why don't you fiddle me instead of your silly bows!!" HAHA!!

Tomorrow test shooting

Thanks for checking this out!

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January 27th, 2006, 5:15 pm #2

That looks great..!
Did you heat treat it after the glue up..? I know high heat will desolve glue. No problems with the bond after the heat..?
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January 27th, 2006, 5:30 pm #3

Very nice bow. Looking foward to full draw pics of that one.

Alan
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January 27th, 2006, 5:34 pm #4

No no, the heat treating was done before glueing. I tried to clean the surfaces well but some scorched wood was left there. But I was really temptated to do the scorching again after tillering..

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January 27th, 2006, 5:48 pm #5

Very nice, cant wait for the full draw pics either, Steve
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January 27th, 2006, 5:54 pm #6

nice bow!!! looks like yew , with the contrasting belly with the backing
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January 27th, 2006, 6:13 pm #7

Thanks fellows!
Here's the 27" draw pic. Is the lower limb a bit uneven?


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January 27th, 2006, 6:49 pm #8

Nicely done.
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January 27th, 2006, 7:38 pm #9

Matti, looks great to me. I think pictures can be deceiving sometimes. I took several pictures of my latest bow at full draw and in one pic the tiller looks perfect and in the next one it looks just a little off. Very nice bow.

Alan
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January 27th, 2006, 7:41 pm #10

Nice, so this is the ELB weekend
www.bahnhofbredband.se/~w.../elb-2.jpg
Still green, draw 25# @ 4" 73" Juniper, a week and it should be tested.
I am interested in how fast bows are. 500 grains at 165 fps say more than drawleght. Ok, crono costs to buy. Flight, 500 grains 200 yards sounds fine.
Speed, weight tells more about preformance. And preformance is what a bow should have, or?
But ELB feels good to have in hand, balance feels ok. Even if they had 20% less brains the bows seems ok
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January 27th, 2006, 8:14 pm #11

Matti this is very nice. Sure hazel as backing looks good on that bow.

I made recently one out elm with ash backing. It works nicely, but my elm is soft red elm.
Do you have wytch elm?


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January 27th, 2006, 8:35 pm #12

Thanks again.

Jaroslav, I believe I have wytch elm judging by the leaves I picked up when cutting the trunks three months ago, but not in this bow, don't know what elm this is. Ulmus glabra has lighter color, like maple, right?

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January 27th, 2006, 9:36 pm #13

I dont know. The elm I have has white sapwood and dark heartwood.
It is very light indeed....


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January 27th, 2006, 9:48 pm #14

Vuorijalava, Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra Huds is the same tree i think.
U. americana, U. laciniata is other ulmus.
U. glabra is the same as in England.
520-640 kg/m3 vid 0%
550-670 kg/m3 vid 12-15%
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