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Pairing redwood burl limbs with?

Messages posted to thread:
traditional_in_cali 02-Nov-18
Texomahunter 02-Nov-18
hunterbob 02-Nov-18
Pa Steve 02-Nov-18
KDdog 02-Nov-18
KDdog 02-Nov-18
BigJim 03-Nov-18
kginrick 03-Nov-18
L3 03-Nov-18
KDdog 08-Nov-18
Gray Goose Shaft 09-Nov-18
From: traditional_in_cali
Date: 02-Nov-18

Hell thee, looking for suggestions to pair redwood limbs with. I’m set on redwood, but it tends to clash with many woods. Have pictures of a good accent wood for the riser? Thanks!

From: Texomahunter
Date: 02-Nov-18

My thunderchild has spalted maple and macassar ebony in the riser with the redwood burl limbs. Looks pretty good I think.

From: hunterbob
Date: 02-Nov-18

Leadwood would look good. Just the dark lead wood not the dark and light.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 02-Nov-18

X2 on Texomahunter. His bow looks great.. Maybe ask the bowyer what his thoughts are. Good luck.

From: KDdog
Date: 02-Nov-18

KDdog's embedded Photo

Big Jim. Ironwood and redwood burl

From: KDdog
Date: 02-Nov-18

KDdog's embedded Photo

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Nov-18
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KDog, unless the picture is deceiving, that riser is Macasar.


From: kginrick
Date: 03-Nov-18

Well hell you to

From: L3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 03-Nov-18

L3's embedded Photo

My Fedora 560, redwood burl and bubinga.

From: KDdog
Date: 08-Nov-18

Thanks Big Jim. Wasn't sure, this was a used one I picked up. I like Macassar even better now, but, zircote and black limba for my next buffalo!

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 09-Nov-18

Do you need something neutral in color? Maybe a light wood like tiger maple, or a light brown wood like sapele, or gray actionwood? Bubinga might be close in color or contrast a bit depending on the specific piece. Macassar is certainly nice.

For a small riser like that on a Thunderchild, you could add a thin red and a thin black laminate between the riser wood and the limb lay-up. Pool cues frequently use black and white trim with exotic woods. They also use a bit of silver inlay but I haven't figured out how to incorporate that in a bow.

For a larger riser I can see a front half of black phenolic and the other half light or neutral wood. I always liked those flares cut down the middle of the risers like Blacktail or Timberhawk use.

There are sites that show wood wedding bands that pair a lot of different shades of wood together. This is the fun part of ordering a new bow.

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