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- Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:55 pm
- Forum: 1100-1500
- Topic: Re: what oil is best for a yew longbow please
- Replies: 6
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Use boiled linseed oil (not raw linseed oil as it does not dry). It will not soften the wood. Put a thin layer on with a lint free cloth, hang it up, let it dry overnight or until dry and rub with a dry cloth. Do this every month and if it gets wet, dry it and do straight away. If it gets scratched ...
- Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:27 pm
- Forum: General History
- Topic: How much yew wood, would you, as a woodchuck...
- Replies: 12
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I have been told to split logs into useable sized pieces down its length to avoid lengthways cracks forming. The logs try to shrink radially which causes tension on the outside. If split they can shrink without splitting. Coat the end grain in wax to stop (or slow down) end cracks. The water evapora...
I wish people would stop calling a flail a "morning star". The two things are completely different. It is the internet that has caused this confusion. A morning star has a solid handle with a spiked ball fixed to the end (similar to a spiked ball mace). A flail has spiked balls or weights on chains,...