Sources for sinew?

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Nicholas George
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Sources for sinew?

#1 Post by Nicholas George » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 pm

Does anyone here make sinew-backed bows? If so, where do you source the sinew?

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Re: Sources for sinew?

#2 Post by Tim Baker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:39 pm

Nicholas:

I see you've landed back home safely, a loss for your Berkeley, California bow kin.

If you can't find local sinew I can send you enough for a bow. Keep me posted.

Tim Baker

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Re: Sources for sinew?

#3 Post by Nicholas George » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi Tim,

I was not expecting that you'd be the one to reply to me! Yes, all settled back in Australia now! Haven't done any bow-making yet, and haven't found in bowyers in my area either (Perth), but trying to get things going.

I appreciate the offer of sinew from the US, unfortunately I don't think the Australian quarantine people will let that happen.

Cheers

Nic

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Re: Sources for sinew?

#4 Post by woodie » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:45 pm

I got a bag of roo sinew from pet shop. If that helps.
woodie
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#5 Post by Nicholas George » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi Woodie,

I've seen kangaroo sinew for sale online and was thinking it might be an option, wasn't sure about the quality, though. Did you try backing a bow with it?

Cheers

Nic

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Re: Sources for sinew?

#6 Post by cmoore » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Hi Nicholas. Asian butcher shops readily sell Ox tendons. They range in length anywhere from 6-10inches, this is where I source my sinew from ;)
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#7 Post by woodie » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:54 pm

I have not done a full size bow but I have to a small one to test my knowledge, which did work.
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Re: Sources for sinew?

#8 Post by Nicholas George » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:10 pm

Looks like I need to hit-up my local pet stores and butchers! Thanks all. I enjoy a challenge, but I miss the days in the US when I could order elk sinews online!

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