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9th Jan 2011, 04:10 AM
Hello folks
here's a new yew form loosely based upon an egg type shape-with influence’s from the American style tucked under bottom as well!!

Yew 7"tall by 6"wide

9th Jan 2011, 07:22 AM
Now that's a really nice piece.

Sawdust Maker
9th Jan 2011, 10:36 AM
Is that a bit of dead wood in the side

9th Jan 2011, 11:49 AM
Veeerrry nice!! I would be more than happy to have that on tne mantle piece!:):):)

Ed Reiss
9th Jan 2011, 12:26 PM
Ain't nature grand to supply us with such beaut woods for us to play around with :q:U

Well another winner there Cornucopia :2tsup:

dai sensei
9th Jan 2011, 02:05 PM
Sweet :2tsup:

16th Jan 2011, 07:58 PM
Thank you

17th Jan 2011, 06:45 AM
To answer Sawdust Makers question, No it is not 'Dead Wood'.

Yew is a Softwood, one of the 3 Native to the United Kingdom.

The Heart wood is that lovely Honey colour although reds and purples are not unknown. The Sap Wood is a creamy White in colour, it is that change that you can see.

And it is that natural lamination between the soft springy Sapwood and the Hard Heartwood that makes them so good for Bow Staves, made famous by the English Bowmen.

Strange as it may seem the Yew used to make bows was rarely English, ours is too twisted and gnarly. Trade agreements, even through the European Wars, generally included Southern European Yew as part of the payment. Italian Yew being considered some of the best.