Elm HLD flat bow, 67#/28 (No. 66)

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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 thanRead more

Elm static 45#/28″ (No. 41)

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This bow came from a very nice and clean elm stave. Only some side corrections were necessary, done with the heatgun. Tips are horn overlays from water buff. The bow is 62”ntn.  Read more

Elm flat with cherry bark handle, 56#/28″ (No. 35)

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She is a 62” symmetrical bow – handle exact in the geometrical middle. She is heavy heat treated, no stain on the belly! The back is dyed to match with the belly. The outer lines of the limbs are sanded to get the bright stripes. Handle is gentle bending. Overlays are osage, standing rings andRead more

Elm longbow 66/28 (No. 34)

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This is red elm harvested in early summer, so it has very nice early wood on the back. Lots of little warts are on the back and matching little pin knots on the belly – looking like pepper. A beautiful piece of wood. I have dyed the early wood with brown and black, when dryRead more

elm longbow, 120#/28″ (No. 20)

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The third bow in this row is really heavily heat treated, it has nearly the same dimensions as bow No. 2 – but came out with such a heavy drawweight I didn’t expect. See my stuggle and my grimace in the fd pic, this is somehow in the 90#. The bow is the bare stick,Read more

elm longbow 89#/28″, (No. 19)

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This bow is slightly heat treated and came out with 89#/28″. She had a drawweight of over 120# – no way for me old man, so I worked her down. One limb was deflex 1″, the other twisted 30°, all heated out . I removed about 10mm sap to come down and get the heartwoodRead more

elm longbow, 84#/28″ (No. 18)

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The first one is heavy heat treated and came out with 84#/28″. She had 74# before heat treating – gained 10# or 14%. A dogleg and a twist were heat corrected. In the stave were two large and deep holes nearby (rotten powdery stuff). I situated them in the handle area, which made it necessaryRead more

Elm west coast 53#/26″ (No. 17)

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elm heartwood, ntn 49″ bending handle, buckskin wrapping painted with natural pigments two layers sinew, wrapped at handle and below tips (red ) w/d: handle: 32/18 mm fade (3″): 48/14 mm midlimb: 50/11 mm below string kerf: 18/8 mm    Read more

elm flat 65#/28″ (No. 16)

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66,5″ ntn mass: 503grams stiff handle 4″ fade 7″ each w/d at handle: 22/45 at fadeout: 41/17   (7″ from handle) at midlimb: 38/15 at tip: 12/15 gentle heat treated, took about 1,5 “ set, swamp oak overlays, three colour dyed back, string 6 strands 452 X strengthened at the ears with 2 x 2 strandsRead more

big elm flatbow 74#/28″ (No. 6)

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elm sapling bow, stave was about 5″ in diameter. It was harvested in late spring, so the back shows after debarking the early grain / fibres as a wonderful landscape like a field with a lot of humps and dumps. Yes, I know the early wood is not the best as back, but i couldRead more