Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

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Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#1 Post by Muz1970 » Mon May 20, 2019 3:11 pm

Re: Interpretation Of An Italian Renaissance Bow

Well not exactly..... have been meaning to have a crack at this style of bow for a year now. Finally got around to getting the form made at easter. Then chucked a few bits and pieces together for a trial run. And this is the result, first coat on and not even rubbed back yet. Still needs a few sanding touch ups but so far so good.

Bow is 60"NTN, 51#@28, has a Acacia back veneer and a Blackbutt belly veneer with a 16" Jarrah riser.

And it's called "Greybeard".

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Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#2 Post by Stickbow Hunter » Mon May 20, 2019 6:15 pm

Nice work! :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#3 Post by Outbackdad » Mon May 20, 2019 10:34 pm

Hope it shoots as good as it looks.
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Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#4 Post by Muz1970 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:04 pm

It definitely spits them out, will get some figures together on the weekend.

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#5 Post by greybeard » Tue May 21, 2019 3:31 pm

Looks good Muz, hopefully it will be a sweet shooting bow. :Bow

The veneer came up well under the clear glass.

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For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
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#6 Post by Muz1970 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:49 pm

Managed to put a feather into my finger so have added some overlays to create finger grooves to avoid this.
Shooting 400 spine carbons out of it at 220fps with the string silencers. Very flat shooting and quiet. Will give it a good workout at the club two day shoot this weekend.
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Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#7 Post by Bill » Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 pm

Nice work and a nice looking bow Muz. 8)
I'm interested in seeing as to how it looks at full draw if that is at all possible. :?:
From standing pictures it looks as if the mid limbs would be fully working with a little bit of movement from the tips. ?
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#8 Post by Muz1970 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:54 pm

G'day Bill, here she is drawn just over 30"
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Here's a short video of it in action
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#9 Post by Bill » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 am

:smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: Wow, nice, sweet as. thanks Muz.

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#10 Post by greybeard » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 pm

Muz, it would appear that you have had a successful outcome with the design.

I know little about carbon arrows and was wondering how many grains per pound of draw weight do the arrows represent?

Daryl.
"And you must not stick for a groat or twelvepence more than another man would give, if it be a good bow.
For a good bow twice paid for, is better than an ill bow once broken.
[Ascham]

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” [Einstein]

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Re: Greybeards Italian Renaissance Bow

#11 Post by Muz1970 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:57 am

Hi Greybeard, works out at 7gn/lb. I have the advantage of a 30" draw also. I'm happy with the design and limb performance. Normally shoot 10gn/# or higher but just giving her a hard time to see how she holds up. Will make another around the 40# mark once I try out a couple of other new forms.

Cheers Muz

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