Remember this bow: go here
The latest flightbow I did some month ago. I called it “The Queen”. Flightbows are always a great possibility for to test the limits of designs and woods, flightbows are somehow a kind of Formula 1, an exercise area for bowyers.
“The Queen” is such an overwhelming exercise for me, so I decided to give it a try as a longer version, thought to be drawn to 28″. It measures up my expectations at all points: great design and performance.
It ended up in one of the best bows, I´ve ever done, maybe the best bow I was ever able to do.
Originally the bow was thought to be made as a one piece, but cause some of cracks arising in the handle- area, I had to change the plan. I remembered a design inspired by Marc St. Louis:go here
So I cut the stave, shaped the limbs, steam bent and heat- treated the long tips, again using the Golden Ratio: length of the limbs is 15.4″, length of the tips is 9.4″ The tips are recurved at about 30°
Here we are
Sorry, I didn’ t have the time to do the chronos seriously, cause the bow was sold as soon as tillering was finished.
A guy who dropped into my workshop, saw the bow drawn in the tiller- board and wanted to buy it at once.
Chronos with a 290grs. arrow, 5/16″ and 26″ in length tell a 187f/s speed.
I’ m such crazy about this bow, I should resist every other design.
I’ ll do the same bow very soon and post a making of.