Alex, you are most welcome..Maybe Enzo would be interested in a trade?
(no I don't think so), but I appreciate the complement, and I enjoy tweaking these bows, and bows in general..I too learn from it as well as there is a wide variety in the ipe species yet they all perform well.
Most of the bowyers in our group has a bow like yours or has made one. This speaks volumes both for the wood, and the nature of the bowyers here..On the larger plane when folks see these and bows like John's Oak/boo, and ken's "booniper"
It makes them think twice when they read or hear from some
"renown" bowyer who says these bows don't work..even when he hasn't tried one himself
time to go glue-up my bamboo, and poplar bow!
Rich-not into "hearsay"Richards Bowyery