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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Apple Flatbow
« on: June 28, 2017, 07:39:29 pm »
Well, I didn't catch any catfish today, but I did get some good shots of my new Apple bow. I used Badger's no set tillering method on this one and it really paid off. It's very well shot in, as my brother-in-law and I spent all day yesterday shooting arrows through it. It's quite fast and very light in the hand. Here's some info...

64" ntn
60# at 27"
heat-treated belly
ebony overlays and inlay
Beadman's brain-tanned deer hide on the handle

Oh yeah, I had to prop up my camera/phone and set a timer for the FD pics so the angle is a little funny on the second one. The first is not all the way to 27".

Thanks as always for checking it out.  :)
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 07:40:55 pm »
and...
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

Nigerian Proverb

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 07:41:48 pm »
and...
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

Nigerian Proverb

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 08:15:35 pm »
Nice bend upstate

Offline DC

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 08:17:09 pm »
You're making this look easy :o Great bow!
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 08:24:15 pm »
That's a very fine looking shooter in every way.Tiller is spot on.Nice job on the handle & tips too.I like knowing people that have back up plans for success and a good time.I quess you'd call them resourceful.
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 08:36:21 pm »
Nice looking bow

Offline Mad Max

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 08:57:00 pm »
Really nice
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 09:52:28 pm »
Very nice looking bow.  You don't see many Apple bows posted on here. 
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 10:21:43 pm »
Real nice bow!  We were talking about applewood, crabapple and cherry, the other day.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2017, 10:41:28 pm »
Nice!   :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2017, 10:47:14 pm »
Thanks you guys. I'd be lost in the dark without all of you. There's no better place to learn from folks who really know how to make um.

Ed, I forgot to mention that the circle strike plate is a tribute to you. Back up plans are key, but sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock and turn those...  (--) into...  :BB Thanks for everything  :)
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

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Offline penderbender

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 10:52:16 pm »
Nice looking bow Jeff! Cheers- Brendan

Offline steve b.

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 12:02:48 am »
That is a good job on a unique wood.  How do you like its performance, compared to whatever?

Offline leonwood

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Re: Apple Flatbow
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 06:49:01 am »
Oh that is a really nice bow! Awesome bend and nice handle shape!
How does apple perform in relation to some other woods? I have a dry set of apple billets so maybe I will make that my next project;-)