DIY Bow Project XII โ€“ Digging Rings of Lyly & Avanto

It is time to continue my DIY Bow Project!ย A few weeks ago, I went to lands of my father in law, for searching a new lyly. I found a couple ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I found a kind carpenter, who helped me to saw the huge and heavy trunks. The band saws we used had a hell of shoulders ๐Ÿ˜€ Then, during the new year I tried to dig out the parallel, continuous growth rings from the wood, like I previously reasoned it would be wise to do. While carpeting at the cottage of the hunting club, Iย ate well, took a sauna, made a hole in the icy lake, and dipped myself into the cool water ๐Ÿ™‚

Rays of light in misty forest

It’s time to search a new lyly, which means a new adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Beaver dam

An old beaver dam.

beawer dam, majavan pato

Beavers are waiting for a good blow of wind toย tip the birch.

beawer dam, majavan pato

kivi, pile of rocks, roykkio

I also found this big pile of rocks. It looks like an old tomb of ancient Finns, who knows. Though, some of the rocks seem to be too heavy.

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

Tadaa, a lyly pine!

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

I wonder, how deep that trunk will go?

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

Wow, look at that! There is a hell of a lot of lyly under the ground! Let’s dig it out.

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

Hmm, it is not the straightest lyly I’we seen, but luckily this is not the only one I have currently.

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

Here is the first bad ass band saw the kind carpenter used! It has a freaking fuel engine ๐Ÿ˜€

Lyly, reaction wood of pine

There it goes! Sides are removed, slice by slice ๐Ÿ™‚

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

There, can you see the interface of normal and lyly wood? Next, we used a little bit smaller bandsaw for separating the two types of woods.

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

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And here are some photos from the cottage, where I worked independently with the bow.

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

Digging out the growth rings.

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

ice, icy lake, jaw, jainen jarvi

ice, icy lake, jaa, jainen jarvi

avantouinti, cottage, ice swimming, mokki, sauna

It is time to take a break and go to sauna!

Ice swimming after making a hole

The avanto is now ready for a couple of cool dips. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ice swimming after making a hole

ice, ice pick, icy lake, jaa, jainen jarvi, tuura

Look at that beautiful interference in the ice! I wonder, is there a thin layer of humus molecules trapped in the ice, or is it just the ice-water-air interfaces forcing the photos to aberrate? ๐Ÿ™‚

ice, ice pick, icy lake, jaw, jainen jarvi, tuura

Beautiful!

ice, ice pick, icy lake, jaw, jainen jarvi, tuura

ice, icy lake, jaa, jainen jarvi

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

Back to work.

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

 

Shaping lyly, reaction wood of pine, for inuit flat bow

That’s all today folks, see ya later!

 

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