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Offline Pappy

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Snake bow
« on: March 08, 2007, 03:37:01 am »
Well I am finely done,The bow turned out 60in. n-n 53@26.It is 1 5/8 to mid. limb tappered to
3/8 at tips.It has a layer of deer rawhide covered with Parrie rattlers and 7 coats of Tru oil rubbed on.It has cow horn tips,This was my first attempt at that.They turned ou OK.I turned up the last 6 in. of the tip just to give it a little more spunk.It is braced at 5 1/2 in.It was made from Osage cut in Dec.05 I split the belly off witch is what it was made from in March 06 and sealed it,  steamed it and and strightened it at that time .Then put it up untill last month.Finished it 3/6/07.Hope
yall like it.It was the one on [Next project].I have a few pictures and that's all I promise. ;D
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 03:39:05 am »
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007, 03:40:57 am »
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 04:53:22 am »
Pappy, it is a joy to watch a true master at his craft work! Your build along has been fantastic and informative.
As for your bow I don't have words to describe it, I will just say its a Mona Lisa of bows.
Truly inspiring ;D

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 04:57:02 am »
awesome, it does look alive.  amazing how you tamed that stave.

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 05:11:27 am »
wow!!!!!!

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 05:21:35 am »
pappy!  -  really nice bow!!!
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 05:23:42 am »
That bow turned out really nice pappy
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 05:42:49 am »
Pappy, really a great looking bow from a very difficult piece of wood. It says a lot for your ability to turn out such a fine bow with all the challenges involved! I think it's definitely one of your best! ;)
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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 05:52:26 am »
Nice bow!

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2007, 06:28:55 am »
Nice job Pappy.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 06:35:14 am »
Pappy, that bow turned out excellent. You definately have skill.

Offline AndrewS

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2007, 06:38:21 am »
Pappy, its a STATE OF THE ART bow. Wonderful!

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2007, 06:56:40 am »
Thats one beautiful bow you made there! I like the way it just blends into the woods.
Takes alot of knowledge to coax a bow out of a stave that snakey!!
A pleasure! :)

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Re: Snake bow
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2007, 07:45:37 am »
I was going to tell you how pretty the snakes looked, but then I thought no I like the tiller best, but then there is that beautiful handle wrap, Well you get the point.  .  That stitching is as fine as any baseball I have ever seen.  Keep inspiring us.  I have been hunting trees with nails in them.  Justin
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