One piece yew wood bow. The curve is coming along good, but a little nervous about, you know, having it explode in my face. Otherwise happy.
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One piece yew wood bow. The curve is coming along good, but a little nervous about, you know, having it explode in my face. Otherwise happy.

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 What the reasoning behind curving it like this vs soaking it or steaming it?
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 Good question. Especially since I'm pretty comfortable with steaming and veneer work, logic would suggest that I steam it. But, the little research work that I did regarding traditional yew wood bows told me that they originally just used time, pressure and incremental removals of wood to produce the final product, so I figured why not try it. The tree was harvested by a dude I met on Haida gwaii, and his being First Nations, the wood being cut and left to dry on the beach for a few years, it seemed like all signs directed me to just try it the old fashioned way. Success or failure, it's been a cool project to fuck around with, and I'm fascinated by this woods flexibility and strength.
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 Always touching your wood. Or is that someone else's wood??
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 Would love a bow
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 Lovely work, yew!
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 Props, Bro!

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