by Exciter
05 Feb 2018, 08:29
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)

That looks great man! How does it shoot?
by Exciter
04 Jan 2018, 13:40
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

Heya, thanks for the replies. Started the Hickory recurve, glued on a handle riser and nocking points, however, felt like making another bow from a quarter log, I like that better, the hickory one is for a little later. It's gonna be an ash flatbow style 2" from mid limb to mid limb then tapering to...
by Exciter
28 Dec 2017, 10:49
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

Heya guys, here with an update (weren't able to continue work on the bow for a month.... and after that I first made better work of my workbench and tiller tree...) However the bow is 'ready'... it's both a failure and a succes I guess. It's a succes because it's shooting, also my best bow to date.....
by Exciter
17 Nov 2017, 19:31
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

Yes of course I also keep mind of that if I a flat bow to narrow the handle more, but with this bow to keep the appearance of a "D-style longbow or warbow", or whatever :) it should be the widest part of the bow I think, however 1 1/2" is I think personally the borderline for this for the arrow issu...
by Exciter
14 Nov 2017, 19:03
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

JoachimM The moisture thing probably learns me my moisture meter is pure crap ... :) I don't believe my bows will be at 6% in the environment they're in when indoors @20° it's about 13%... hmm gonna need to think about this about the arc... well I don't know if you can trust the pic 100% if it is t...
by Exciter
09 Nov 2017, 19:08
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

Hi! glad to hear your opinions on the narrows rings, it makes me less nervous now to continue tillering... was kind of worried about it anyway: length is long yes, 2 reasons for that: First: my goal was to make a ELB, and through reading I found out these were actually very long, I read somewhere as...
by Exciter
05 Nov 2017, 15:30
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

Re: New project - Ash longbow

Stalker wrote: Was that a board?
Nope, a quarter log
by Exciter
04 Nov 2017, 13:11
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

Re: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow

car not necessary no, but taking the train with 3 bows on your back and a bunch of arrows gets you incarcerated in times like these.... :) anyway should there be a gathering I hope to hear from it, will always be interesting to meet experienced bowyers  :)
by Exciter
04 Nov 2017, 10:54
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New project - Ash longbow
Replies: 30
Views: 899

New project - Ash longbow

Heya! I'm currently building a new bow, a ash (fraxinus excelsior) longbow in the style of the medieval english longbows. Started with the idea to have the D-design but came back from that and now I'm going with a rectangular design with rounded edges on the belly, with should also give about the lo...
by Exciter
19 Sep 2017, 16:16
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: American oak
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: American oak

Yes, so many variables to take in account when looking for wood.... kind of demoralizing in a way... seeing as it's hard for me to get to proper wood... but we wont give up :)

btw dark factor, can it be your website is off line again?
by Exciter
18 Sep 2017, 15:57
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

Re: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow

Hi Rod.. Well the boards were bias ringed and the growth rings were perfectly straigth... however I've recently bought me a moisture meter... and I think I found the problem.... My first bows made of same boards but in ash, which have a violated back still shoot to this day.... but the hickory which...
by Exciter
11 Sep 2017, 17:33
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: American oak
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: American oak

Hi, not Dutch, I'm Flemish from Belgium. anyway, done some research, I always thougth it was the white american oak that grew here (they still do but are rarer I read). but apparently the red oak is indeed more common. The wood is self is little pink like so it'll probably will be a red oak, altho I...
by Exciter
10 Sep 2017, 14:59
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: American oak
Replies: 11
Views: 367

American oak

Greetings! got my hands on a piece of oak with careful cutting or splitting I could get 3 to 4 staves out of it I guess. still have access to the remaining log original log was about 30 cm in diameter, that's about 12 inches. life rings are about 10 per inch directly underneath the bark. Latewood bi...
by Exciter
16 Aug 2017, 18:32
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<r>Hi Rod!<br/> <br/> Thanks for the tip on that rawhide dog chew, I'll be sure to remember it as a possible solution if I ever need it, all tips are helpful and welcome!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> On an other note here's an update on the backed hickory bow:<br/> <br/> Here's a pic of the *almost final*...
by Exciter
13 Aug 2017, 10:32
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<r>Yes, exactly my thoughts on the tree cutting along the highways, always wondered how many bows I could make out of them.... hahah It's a pity they turn them into sawdust indeed<br/> <br/> well probably gonna go cut off a few branches now anyway, got a hazel pretty nearby, a little secluded.... It...
by Exciter
10 Aug 2017, 19:13
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<r>Haha, what a coincidence! yes Tournai is quite the same as my region, but chopping trees by the side of the road, I thought it was illegal to do that here in belgium <IMG src="forum_data/forums.pa/pale/paleoplanet69529/smilies/114.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.pa/pale/paleoplanet69529/smilie...
by Exciter
10 Aug 2017, 17:55
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<t>Had to make a new post, couldn't edit my previous because of the images... sorry for those!!<br/> <br/> <br/> Just wanted to say: now I know what you mean with gnarly and knotty wood!!! Your bows are very, very impressive !!!<br/> <br/> <br/> I can only imagine how long it will take when I get to...
by Exciter
09 Aug 2017, 18:50
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<r>well it's completely backed... and quite thick it's sort of burlap so.... maybe I can sand it down quite a bit, keep a thin layer intact, the upstanding splinsters weren't that big so that probably will hold....<br/> <br/> Thanks for the tip to add water to the glue.... in what ratio you do that?...
by Exciter
06 Aug 2017, 07:20
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

George, thanks I'll look that up. And I'll try to be careful with the handle

Bruno, thanks for the tip and I guess it doesn't really show indeed .... it's more obvious when the bow is drawn further, but didn't want to try that again.
by Exciter
05 Aug 2017, 09:46
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: New to bowmaking - question about backing bow
Replies: 43
Views: 1.1K

<r>Yes, the handle normally does bend, it's not narrowed that much I think and it's also a little thicker than the rest to compensate, but I'll see how it goes right <IMG src="forum_data/forums.pa/pale/paleoplanet69529/smilies/114.gif"><s>[img]</s>forum_data/forums.pa/pale/paleoplanet69529/smilies/1...