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JV Rooster
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I am going to order a longbow soon and I realy like the looks of walnut in the limbs. Now,should I order it with bamboo as a core wood or is walnut good by its self? Thanks for your help. John

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smoked
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I had a recurve that had Black walnut limbs and was very smooth drawing and really looked good. Not sure about on a longbow.
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Bob L.
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Maybe you can Pm Kennym or he may chime in. I know he did some testing on his Rd longbows and I believe one of them had walnut cores that performed well. I think that thread was in the bowyers bench.
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BrianfromTulsa
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I have walnut limbs on my H2 and love them
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Bill Carlsen
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A few years ago I was selling bows for Vince Yak (Shadow Bows). He sent me a real pretty bow with walnut veneers. Long story short...I had the bow strung at the Muzzy shoot so people could try it. In the sun the limb simply delaminated. I called Vince about it and he told me that Walnut turned out to be very oily wood and he had a number of walnut limbs fail in the heat. He stopped using it in his limbs. I do not know if the wood can be "cured" in some way but I don't think I will ever own a bow with walnut in the limbs based on that experience and Vince's troubles with it.

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I would go with bamboo for a core, veneers of what ever pleases you.

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Tom Leemans
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Bill, that's wierd. Never heard of walnut doing that before.

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Bill Skinner
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I have a Kolomi long bow that was made by Lynn Harrelson. It is bamboo back and belly with walnut core. It is the smoothest long bow I have. It is not the fastest, though. I have seen walnut bows shed their sinew backing as fasr as it could be applied. The bowyer had to use lye to degrease it so the sinew would stick. Bill
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Littlejake
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I've used walnut on several recurves never had any problems,it preforms quite well.

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Walt Francis
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I had a Marriah Thermal with walnut limbs, it was a good shooting bow. I never had any problems with the limbs.

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JV Rooster
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Thanks guys. I will go with the bamboo cores.

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Bill Carlsen
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Tom: I'm not a bowyer but here is a pic of the bow. It had a walnut core...not veneers...and you can see how it simply let go along the walnut glue line and according to Vince it was a common problem for him. He had to replace a number of bows and the one constant in the bows he had trouble with was what is in the picture....glue failure at with the walunt lams.

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I'm a big fan of bamboo. Dirty or otherwise.
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Danny Rowan
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According to Bill Howland, walnut is one of the best woods for a core wood, along with wenge, I have to agree, I have a Quest with custom verticle laminated wenge/walnut cores and it is smooth, quick and quiet.

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Seen several Elburg's with walnut on the belly,red elm on the back,looked pretty good.
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