best wood to use for making a bow?.

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  1. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    wich wood/tree found in england is best to use when making a bow from it, what is the actual "best" type of tree for this?.



    in england,


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  2. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Are you talking about an archery bow?

    I made one back in high school from oak, maple and mahogany. I can still put an arrow through a tree with it.
     
  3. Roman Banned Banned

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    Fiberglass.


    Oh, smart ass oneliner.
    Damn.
     
  4. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    and how would i construct the fiberglass bow?


    i want to make one for "free" i rarely pay for my hunting weapons, i recently got a pistol crossbow an 80 lb one its not bad. . . . i only pay for swords and other weapons like that, as i cannot make them with what little skill and equipment i have, dont think i can melt iron/steel in my oven,


    howlong should you soak the wood for and leave it? i was told soak for about 30 mins to 1 hour, and leave for a few days while its bent and clamped, or strung,


    the last bow i made was a chinese bamboo bow, the type with many layers of bamboo bound together to add tension and "spring" to it at the same time, i failed i need some good chinese bamboo, the type you can use for scaffholding on buildings,


    oh and Q can you find all of those trees in england?, i know we have oak trees. i wouldent have thought they were that good for bows.




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  5. Roman Banned Banned

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    I hear ash is good, but that's uh, neither here nor there.
     
  6. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    wouldent that just crumble and blow away?

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  7. Roman Banned Banned

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    Ash is a sort of tree. But I bet you could identify more pokemon than local animals, couldnt you?
     
  8. Mosheh Thezion Registered Senior Member

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    in ancient times.. the best bows were produced by layorig horn and wood together, and forcing it backwards... im sure modern synthetics have caught up.
    -MT
     
  9. Voodoo Child Registered Senior Member

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  10. Roman Banned Banned

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    Buckshot.
     
  11. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    i dont know why you took what i just said as anything but a joke,

    isnt there only like 50-100 pokemon?, theres alot more animals to name.

    do you get the impression i dont take interest in nature? i dont se how.


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  12. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    but still,

    does anybody know the best local wood for me in england?

    peace.
     
  13. Roman Banned Banned

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    I don't think I take anything that comes out of you as anything but jokes.
     
  14. leopold i miss my coco. Valued Senior Member

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    hickory makes good sledgehammer handles
    i don't know about bows

    if you use wood it seems you would need to venier it to add strengh
    roman gave i believe the best answer, fiberglass
    you could make the mold out of sand or better yet clay
    you would need to finish it with sandpaper
     
  15. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    why do you think that is?

    peace.
     
  16. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    voodoo child got it I believe, yew was the material for the traditional english longbow. I am pretty sure you are looking at a drying time of two years if you aren't paying for seasoned wood so I hope you are patient.
     
  17. Roman Banned Banned

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    Either
    I'm a horrible person
    or You're a caricature
    or
    Both,
     
  18. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    ok then,


    thanks both who said yew, i will go chop some soon,

    peace.
     
  19. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Roman is a spawn camper chi, he will frag you before you get out of the gate, it's in his nature.
     
  20. Roman Banned Banned

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    Yeah, and I'll rocketwhore at that.
     

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