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Offline Big A

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Snakey osage from Big A
« on: August 31, 2009, 10:58:59 pm »
I started this summer with two bows I was going to build for myself to hunt with. That changed when Greg B went to the wood barn to help a friend find a piece of wood to build a bow. He came up with the log that Pappy named the new project. They split and cut out the rough bows and one had my name on it. Man what good friends I have.
   This is the bow I built. It is 62" tip to tip. 52# @ 28" with two layers of sinew covered with a pair of prarie rattler skins. I sealed it with truoil  and Minwax clear satin polyurethane. This was the most challenging piece of osage I have worked on. The tiller is not perfect I know but I am still learning. The grip is a piece of elk skin I traded some spliced feather work for Greg. I tried to do a little more with it then most grips I do aftervseeing Greg's. The Tips are cow horn covered with deer horn. I just want to have a good hunting season with it. Hope you like it.
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Offline Big A

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 11:03:32 pm »
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Offline woodstick

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 11:07:56 pm »
that is one sweet bow looks perfect to me. like the skins i wish we had em down here all we got is timbers and copper heads and junk snakes.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 11:09:31 pm »
That tiller looks good to me.  Nice bow and well crafted, Big A.  I can't wait to see the three twisted sisters make meat this season.  8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Little John

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:18:26 pm »
Beautiful bow and congratulations on a job well done. Really like the tiller as well.      Kenneth
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Offline Big A

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 11:23:07 pm »
Thanks guys. I am a little proud of this one I put a lot of time into it.

Offline Okie

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 11:25:42 pm »
Great job on that one! Beautiful weapon. Good luck hunting.
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Offline GregB

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 08:06:07 am »
I'm so proud our bows all turned out good, that was a challenging piece of osage to tackle!

BigA, I think this is the nicest bow you've made! It really turned out sweet and I know you took your time and put a lot of effort into it and it shows! A really nice finish job and great attention to detail...I especially like your grip. Fine job on the tiller as well and the bow is a very smooth shooter. Hope you get a shot at bullwinkle with it!  :)
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Offline Pappy

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 09:12:47 am »
Very nice job BigA.Shoots good also. Now just need a little blood on it./ ;) :)
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 09:20:10 am »
Very impressive work! jawge
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Offline recurve shooter

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 10:00:46 am »
nice!

for some reason i have suddenly began to like snake bows even more that i did before.  ;D

thats kool how the handle is sideways and with suck a big crook just below it. how dose she shoot?
lets just shoot it

Offline Big A

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2009, 10:13:27 am »
She shoots good. The way the handle truns gives you a natual cant and center shot.

Offline Del the cat

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009, 10:25:58 am »
Excellent, I love the big kick at the handle..really makes use of the natural shape.
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Offline Josh

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 10:26:10 am »
Wow, that turned out great!   I am glad you all three (Greg B, Pappy, and you BigA) found success with each split of the stave.   What a wonderful project you guys undertook and was justly rewarded with three killer bows.   There is nothing wrong with the tiller on your bow, looks great to me.  Nice finish work too,  i love your tip overlays!    -Josh
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Offline Dano

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Re: Snakey osage from Big A
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 10:35:16 am »
Nice job BigA!!
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