which stave/branch

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oldnut

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afternoon all, I am just finishing knocking up a shave horse. trying to decide which branch to experiment on, I have some 6 foot hawthorn about 4" diameter (poss flat bow?) random unknowns of diameters ranging from 3 to 5" but not very straight and my most interesting bit, unknown wood poss conker, 6 ft but shaped like a lazy lower case m. another flat bow maybe long horsebow? what do you think?
 

Del the Cat

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Whatever takes your fancy... Hawthorn prob best... at least you know what it is.
Horsebow shape doesn't really suit a self bow except at low draw weight.
Del
 

oldnut

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hi dell, I tried making a almost 6 foot bow, halfway between flat bow and elb… it broke! too weak around the handle. will be trying again at some point. as the only bare bow ( elb) at my club I decided to have a bare bow comp, it was suprising how quick people adjusted to it after removing all their recurve bits. my bow was for that, no time to make another so I am going a different route... a bunch of bamboo canes tied together. no idea if any good but will be used for first time on the day, should be fun!
 
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