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    Bows for sale...

    Post by Lightly on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:49 pm

    Hi folks!

    I made some bows for a Studio tour here in Austin... Spent two weekends showing folks how to shoot. I had a wonderful time and taught dozens of folks about crossbows...
    And, I made some 4 bows for the show. I sold none, didn't really expect to, although it would have been nice.
    So, I now have these for sale!
    Here is a link to my Flickr site, (sorry, I really am so bad at posting photos) with some info re the bows.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swifthoundbows/8243405590/in/set-72157632166981498/

    If there are any other questions, let me know!


    Best and Happiest of Holidays soon...

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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by kenh on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:32 pm

    Dang, Lady you do some nice work! Glad to hear you've advanced to Journeyperson.
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    Post by Ivo on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:15 pm

    Gonna bump this up. Very Happy

    Good stuff Lightly and congratulations on the Journeyperson step up!

    PS: You gotta take me up on the FB page thing, word spreads amazingly well there.




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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by kenh on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:39 pm

    BTW Lightly, in your multitudinous collection of photos you showed a couple of "Chinese" pistol bows. How big were/are the prods on them - length and poundage?
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    Post by Lightly on Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:44 pm

    Kehn,
    The 'pistol' bow prods are our aluminum prods, that we get from Darkwood Armory.
    They are 28 inches long, and the poundage is 65 to 70 the way we generally put them in our stocks.

    From the nose to the lock, the measurements are the same as the rest of our bows, I simply put a grip behind the lock.

    I fashion the tiller before the lock rather like our 'Finnish" bow, to keep it from being even MORE front heavy than it already is. That is, a more slender profile.

    That grip is 80% hand work, beyond using a Forstner bit to cut out the inside of the grip part, the rest is all rasping and sanding. Whew!
    Fun to do, but takes at least twice as long as the other bows.

    Best!

    And thanks..

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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by kenh on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:11 pm

    Darkwood eh? If you talk to Scott have him check his email, we've been discussing some prods and I haven't heard back from him!

    FWIW you might be interested in this Han Dynasty crossbow with a pistol grip, from ATARN -
    http://atarn.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1613&highlight=crossbow

    There's also a Ming Dynasty crossbow that looks pretty interesting...
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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by Lightly on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:30 am

    Hey, great photos.... REALLY great, thanks!

    The Master and I had looked up that bow, seen some period illustrations, but, nothing like this, no reproduction.
    I have seen that mechanism, and wish I had metal skills to reproduce. (uh, as tho I had time, heh!)
    I vaguely modeled my pistols bows after these.

    I admit... that I thought the original grip was not as attractive as I would like, hence, my 'remodeling'.

    As
    for Scott! Yeah, we just pestered him for some aluminum prods... he has
    been very busy, traveling about, doing jousting competitions and
    classes, here and in Europe... you might Leslie, or Patrick, there!

    Best!

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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by Lightly on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:32 am

    Oh, Ivo!


    Yeah, we need to do that; we are just luddites! I DO have a FB page, but, even tho I got 200 likes, it seems like no one ever SEES it, so, it appears somewhat useless...
    Which, is frustrating.

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    Re: Bows for sale...

    Post by Ivo on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:33 pm

    Think I can help out with that. Smile Send me a link to the page, I'll do the rest.

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