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    tillering

    well after spending about 5 hours cutting joining and backing the pyramid bow I was ready to tiller. kept it slow and steady, gradually got to 50# at 22 and a crack was heard. I half expected it as the timber I was using has the grain running at 90 degrees to what was needed. the crack starts...
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    tillering

    thanks dell, very interesting. that answered a few of my questions I was going to ask
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    tillering

    evening all, a couple of weeks ago I managed to get a 2m length of hardwood to make a pyramid bow. I managed to work out how to join the 2 halves and cut them out ready to glue up with cascamite. a week later the glue hasnt arrived, I remembered a elb laminated stave I bought about 4 years ago...
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    padauk

    thanks, I was considering either silk or linen as a backing, less likely to come off as its easier to make sure it glues properly!
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    padauk

    evening all, I am going to attempt to make another bow . my first attempts were at making longbows and they both broke. I am going to try making a pyramid style bow this time and I am able to get hold of a piece of padauk. is this timber suitable, I have read it can be brittle and shatter...
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    Archery.... is there a need for further change?

    I started archery about 3 years ago, joined a local club that shoots indoors in winter and outside at a rugby club in summer. the club is smallish, generally about 8 to 12 on the line. its a recurve club (not aimed at recurves specifically ) and I am the only elb person. a couple of months ago...
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    string

    the string on my 50# boo backed bow has a much thinner string, due to what you said I gues that must be fast flight and my osage bow must be dacron
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    string

    hi, I thought dacron but some else said fast flight, is there much difference? I thought fast flight lacked the slight give needed for elbs, but he said not...
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    string

    evening all, my string on my bow is looking a bit worn and I want to replace it. I cannot find the invoice to tell me what type of string is on it. I know it has 14 strands, but that's it. the bow is 45# osage orange, any advice as to string material would be helpfull
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    insurance

    thanks, I ended up joining the british long bow society, only £20 and covers me up to 60# bows
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    insurance

    thanks I will have a look
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    insurance

    evening all. I am going to join a local longbow club. I am a member of archery gb, but the new club are not sure if the archery gb insurance will cover me as they are not a archery gb recognised club, could anyone please help....
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    What oil to finish a longbow with?

    I use beeswax, works for me and the smell covers the smell of the armpit of the person next to you!
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    Waxing the String

    hmmm, I have 8 elbs and 2 horse bows and I have never waxed a string. I change them when needed as soon as they look worn. I only shoot for a couple of hours on a sunday, so not that many hours. does waxing make the string last longer, if so but what?
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    Archery Interchange Facebook & Twitter Connectivity

    my only phone is an old clam phone, which I seem to keep forgetting to take with me. people seem to either think its weird your not available to them whenever they choose or are annoyed that I don't answer within 3 nano secs!
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