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    • marinenelson
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      Here are some pics of my new Hill style longbow

    • marinenelson
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      I’ll post some pics with the leather grip later, and I’ll add some other bows that I’ve made.

    • ssumner1
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      That is a fine looking bow. Did you craft this yourself?

    • marinenelson
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      ssumner1 wrote: That is a fine looking bow. Did you craft this yourself?

      Thanks! Yes this is one of four Hills that I built this year.

    • marinenelson
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      This was my first hill style bow.

    • marinenelson
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      I worked on this one with/for a friend.

    • ssumner1
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      They look great. I hope one day I could have a dream bow. One that would remind me of aspens growing on the edge of a field. a scene that I hope to one day get to actually see.

    • David Petersen
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      Gorgeous! Is that zebra wood on the back of the one? The more we put into anything, the more we are rewarded. I really miss building bows but never in my best moment came close to the good looks of these. The few, the proud, the backyard bowyers! 😀

    • lyagooshka
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      Beautiful work. Gorgeous bows.

    • Wexbow
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      Stunning work, just gorgeous! 😯

    • Gregg Coffey
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      Aaron,

      Those are gorgeous! Very nice work.

      Gregg

    • Stephen Graf
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      I like the double curvy thing on the maple handle.

      What limb thickness taper are you using?

    • marinenelson
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      Steve Graf wrote: I like the double curvy thing on the maple handle.

      What limb thickness taper are you using?

      I use 3 parallels and 1 taper at .002″. I can’t remember the overall limb thickness, but I can take some measurements later and send them if you would like. I always start with Bingham project plans, and I modify them to get the weight and look that I want.

    • skifrk
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      really nice looking bows you have built there and the seem to to shoot well too.

    • wildschwein
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      Those are some mighty fine bows! Wish I had your talent/patience.

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