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Archer18 06-05-2005 07:37 PM

wood color
any of you know a good site that will show me different types of wood for a custom longbow, im lookin to get a custom bow made that will be a real eye catcher.


LBR 06-05-2005 10:11 PM

RE: wood color is the only one I can think of off-hand, but keep in mind that color and grain can vary--sometimes a LOT, depending on the type wood. The South American woods seem to have the most variation.

Guss 06-06-2005 05:21 AM

RE: wood color
Not sure about the wood but I love your qoute. Teddy is the best, we could use a guy like him right now.

BobCo19-65 06-06-2005 07:26 AM

RE: wood color
I think the wood shed will be about your best bet.

Also try here:

Here is a pic of one of my favorite woods, waterfall bubinga. I think though that my next bow will have snake skin on it.

LBR 06-06-2005 10:01 AM

RE: wood color
That waterfall bubinga is beautiful, but I think it's only good as a veneer--those really fancy woods like that don't normally have a strong grain and won't hold up well for a riser or as a primary limb material. That's a picture of the veneer itself--it's a bit darker under glass, more of a brownish color--still really pretty though.


BobCo19-65 06-06-2005 10:45 AM

RE: wood color

That waterfall bubinga is beautiful, but I think it's only good as a veneer
Yes, veneer for bows. There is a guy on ebay though that sells the real stuff. Very expensive though.

LBR 06-06-2005 11:22 AM

RE: wood color
Nope--it ain't cheap. I've got some--well, actually Chek-Mate has it, but it's mine. My girlfriend's recurve has it on the belly side, and a friend ordered a bow with it on both sides--real pretty. I don't think it would show up very well on a longbow though--the figure is too wide. Better for recurves and flatbows. Beeswing figure eucalyptus and Japanese Tamo Ash have a figure that shows up really nice on longbows.


BobCo19-65 06-06-2005 12:04 PM

RE: wood color
Does checkmate do snakeskin backings on the crusader? Just wondering.

LBR 06-06-2005 01:53 PM

RE: wood color
Afraid not--too much of a pain when it crosses the border. As I understand it though, it's not that hard to do. I have a website saved that gives the step-by-step. Never tried it myself--my limbs have so many "character marks" I don't think the skin would hold up too well.


Jakes Cronje 06-06-2005 02:45 PM

RE: wood color
Well, here's a link to pics and review of my new bow- I think it's a looker, and it helps that it shoots like a dream too.

Thanks Chad!;f=1;t=021332

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