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Offline PeteC

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Slippery elm recurve
« on: August 30, 2009, 05:17:26 pm »
Just finished this bow,and gave the tru-oil a week to cure,braced it today,shot a few through it ,and took some pictures.
Slippery Elm   ,65" tip to tip,63 1/2" nock to nock  ,  1 7/16" at fades,slightly tapering to 1 3/8" near mid-limb,then tapering to 3/8" tips,with osage overlays.
Scarlet Rit dye on tips,walnut stain on rest of bow.Western diamondback skins.dyed calfskin grip,heat treated.This is my first Elm recurve,and I really like this design with this wood.it is very smooth to draw and shoot,and has excellent speed. It's 60# @28",and came out of a 4" diameter tree.I've got 8 pictures so I'll put 4 on this one ,and post another.  God Bless

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Offline PeteC

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Slippery Elm recurve,the rest of the pictures
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 05:18:41 pm »
Here's the rest.

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Re: Slippery Elm recurve,the rest of the pictures
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 05:59:45 pm »
uhhhh....pete......that bow is just plain KICK A$$ baby!  Wow...tiller is perfect, finish is beautiful, and the recurves are sexy.  I just have to ask you one favor.......take that bad boy out and kill something BIG with it! 
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Offline JustAim

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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 06:01:39 pm »
VERY nice bow! l love recurves and your bow is an excellent example of one. Well Done!

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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 06:16:58 pm »
Very cool bow, Pete!!!
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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 06:17:28 pm »
Very nice looking recurve. BTW I merged the two posts.  ;)
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Offline Dano

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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 06:40:56 pm »
Beautiful bow Pete.
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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 06:45:35 pm »
Nice bow Pete.  I've always liked the way Elm looks like after heat treating.  Really brings out the grain
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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 06:49:15 pm »
can i have it?


that's amazing, i need some of that elm!

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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 06:55:41 pm »
Nice Job Pete!! I love them Recurves....beautiful Job....
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Offline PeteC

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Re: Slippery elm recurve(read this one first)
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2009, 08:52:27 pm »
Thanks Billy,if I don't sell it first,I intend to to just what you suggested.Thanks Pat,Just aim,Dano,radius,and Mike.Thanks Justin for merging the 2 posts,(I'm not real computer savvy).Thanks Marc,I drew inspiration to try an elm bow from your outstanding craftmanship. God Bless
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Offline sulphur

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Re: Slippery elm recurve
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009, 09:43:54 pm »
thats so sweet it makes me want to cuss!!!  hell of a job. 

Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: Slippery elm recurve
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009, 09:46:43 pm »
thats got to be one of the nicest looking if not the nicest recurve bow i have seen
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Re: Slippery elm recurve
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009, 10:03:05 pm »
Wow!! Very nice! ;)

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Re: Slippery elm recurve
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009, 10:05:21 pm »
Wow Pete, that is really an exceptional looking recurve! The tiller looks perfect, great finish work with fine attention to detail! I really like the job you did on the tips as well, nice shape! :)
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