62″ Hophornbeam Stiff Tipped Flatbow

62″ Hophornbeam Stiff Tipped Flatbow

  • Tip to tip it’s 62″
  • the limbs are 1 3/8″ wide at the widest and are somewhat parallel to about quarter limb. 
  • It has 11″ stiff tips due to the knot cluster.
  •  the limbs are about 5/8″ thick off the fades to the center of the crown
  • the tips at the nock are about 1/4″ wide and have horn overlays
  • Backed with rawhide and stained with  Fiebing’s Leather Dy in a camo type style with red and dark brown stain
  • arrow rest is white antler
  • The belly was heat treated using the heat gun.
  • As I was heat treating it, it was clamped to a reflex deflex form (see photos)
  • Finished weight (with string) 19.2oz

 

I started the split in the center to ensure I had enough handle material for both staves.

The pith had a hollow spot which was filled with this super glue