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small diameter mulberry log, thoughts?

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Sandhiller87 12-Feb-18
Sandhiller87 12-Feb-18
Sandhiller87 12-Feb-18
unhinged 12-Feb-18
4nolz@work 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
2 bears 12-Feb-18
PEARL DRUMS 13-Feb-18
Orion 13-Feb-18
Sandhiller87 13-Feb-18
From: Sandhiller87
Date: 12-Feb-18

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Found this log someone cut by a local fishing hole. Looks like the tree broke and someone cut it to get it out of the way. I found it last spring ('17) and didn't think much of it. noticed was still laying there, thought I'd try and get something out of it.

it is maybe 4" diameter. I'll post some pictures, see what you all think. never built a bow from a stave.

From: Sandhiller87
Date: 12-Feb-18

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overall log from the knot/limb on the left to the cut end is 62"ish...

The section in this photo is relatively straight. Could a guy split that into billets? they'd be 40"ish each.

From: Sandhiller87
Date: 12-Feb-18

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i hacked off the butt end. here's what I'm left with. Stuck it in the attic until i decide what to do.

From: unhinged
Date: 12-Feb-18




I hope somebody says yes, because the wood looks nice. I know squat about Mulberry.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 12-Feb-18




Sinew backed pony bow!!

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




If ya can't make a bow from it, mulberry makes a great hiking stick.butiful wood and tuff as times was in the thirties.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




If ya can't make a bow from it, mulberry makes a great hiking stick.butiful wood and tuff as times was in the thirties.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




I've even made mulberry box calls.almost ranks up there with Osage for hardness and sound quality.

From: 2 bears
Date: 12-Feb-18




Possibly if you have enough length to cut all the knots off. With all the work it takes,I believe I would look for a better stave. Split and take another look. >>>----> Ken

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 13-Feb-18




That's not a good specimen. It has a lot of twist, the one end is very gnarly and has to come off and you have opposing dog legs.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




What PD says. Certainly a challenge. May want to look for something a little more workable for your first bow.

From: Sandhiller87
Date: 13-Feb-18




Thanks. I'll keep looking. Not much bow-wood where I could cut my own





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