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Bloodwood

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:55 am
by buemaker
Bloodwood or Satine (brosimum rubescens). I am looking at drawings of laminated British Sportsbows from 1790 and through the 19th Century. Is there any information if they used this wood as a belly/compression laminate?
Thank you
Oddbjørn

Re: Bloodwood

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:01 am
by Hugh Soar
If bloodwood' is alternatively 'Rubywood', then Yes. I have examples, the most prominent being one by Waring the Elder who used it as a compression wood in company with hickory for tension. I think it also appears as a scarfed-in laminate on a couple of other 18C bows. Whiteley, and |Ainsworth.

Re: Bloodwood

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:45 am
by buemaker
Thank you for the answer, but Rubywood (Pterocarpus santalinus) is not the same.

Re: Bloodwood

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:58 am
by Hugh Soar
What drawings are you viewing ?. Are Makers names provided. ? Within my Collection of around 300 longbows I have examples of work by many of the 19C bowyers.