Elm HLD flat bow, 67#/28 (No. 66)
This is a short time (about 30 h) fumed elm flattie. The remaining cambium on the back turned into a deep black, really great effect. Next time I will leave on more cambium! The wood came out a lot more darker than before, but obviously there are not that much tannin acids in elm than in osage or ash.
It came from a sapling, you can see the pith channel on a handle pic. The limbs have some changing twist in them, I left it – cause no problem whiletillering. I made a HLD cross profile and I must say this bow is a very good shooter. The bow is mild heat treated before fine tillering, the color is not from the heating but alone from fuming.
Tips are buffalo horn.
Perhaps it don’t looks so in the pics, but this is a big bow: 68½” long and 2¼” wide at max.