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Offline bjrogg

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This is Not big Al
« on: May 07, 2017, 03:37:00 am »
I made this one for a buddy I know named Allen. Toyed with the idea of calling it big Al. Guess he didn't like that idea. Still looking for a name for this one.
HHB ironwood 68" n-n, 55 lbs.@ 27" I had it to 28" on tree. Broad band water snake skins I got from Clint. Thanks buddy everyone really likes them. Al wanted a arrow shelf so he got one. Handle and tip overlays Black Walnut and Mulberry which blend in with the skins great. Both Al and I like a naked handle so he got that to. Instead of ending skins on back of bow straight or wrapped I decided to just lightly rasp the ends giving them a distress look, not sure how good it shows up on pictures but I really like it. This is a very sweet shooter and quit as a mouse even without the muskrat string silencers. 8 strands of fast flight. Airbrushed the belly and gave bow 6 coats of tru oil, probably get a couple more coats yet. Thanks for looking I should have got full draw picture with Allen, my draw is about 2" short but the bend looks great on Allen.
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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 03:38:35 am »
Lots more yet
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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 03:40:07 am »
Still lots more
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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 03:58:50 am »
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 04:09:12 am »
man, that's a real nice bow! nice job

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 05:01:50 am »
Thanks stixnstones, I'm glad big Al likes it. I just gotta razz him a little.lol. Glad you like it to.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 05:46:43 am »
Fine looking bow BJ.....your producing some mighty fine weapons..
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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 06:08:50 am »
Thanks Dbar, I've had plenty of good advice from members on this site.
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Offline Stick Bender

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 06:15:45 am »
Every one of those bows you post there BJ keep getting better & better , that air brushing is very cool ?
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 06:44:41 am »
Really nice looking bow. The snakeskin and airbrush looks good.

Offline dane lund

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 06:45:49 am »
Really nice bow!

Quite possibly the prettiest snake skins iv ever seen.
Well done!
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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 07:09:44 am »
Great job bjrogg! I really like how you distressed the skins at the handle. It looks really good! Cheers- Brendan

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 08:00:03 am »
Thanks Stick Bender, keep learning a few more tricks every time.
Thanks Selfbow joe, I really appreciate the kind words.
Thanks dane lund, they really are beautiful skins and actually look better than the pictures.
Thanks penderbender, I like a naked handle and keep trying to find a new way to end the skins, I really like the way this looks at least with these skins.
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Offline johnfolchetti

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 08:02:09 am »
Sweet bend on that. Nice work.

Offline BowEd

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Re: This is Not big Al
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 08:07:10 am »
Very nice bow and blending in of all of the additions and contrasts.I'm sure he'll like it.
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