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Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« on: July 06, 2017, 11:15:49 pm »
Hello everyone! I decided to post another bow I finished up recently. It is a snakey black locust bow. The rings were very thin and this is why I decided to back it with rawhide. I pre stretched the raw hide before application. To hide the dingy unappealing color of the rawhide I found inspiration in the wooden cups my father carves from wooden burls. I used a few different colors of leather dye to get close to the colors of the burls. I also used burl wood for the tip overlays. I finished it all with 6 coats of tru oil. The bow is a blast to shoot and only feels like a 40lb bow to draw.It is super light and will be a shoe in to take afield and chase some critters. Bow is 62" long and is 52#@25" made here in the Laurel Mountains Pennsylvania. [img







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Offline loon

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 11:35:30 pm »
here you can copypaste this to your post. pesky img tags... nice bow btw

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Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 11:38:10 pm »
Thx bud, it took my a little bit to figure out how to do this imgur thing..I think I got it now...lol  geeze

Offline leonwood

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 03:27:47 am »
That is a really nice bow! Love the colours you did to mask the rawhide!

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 03:57:38 am »
Nice looking bow, love the die job. :)
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 05:28:26 am »
Nice looking bow with the detail of the dye colors on the rawhide.I like it.
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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 05:37:34 am »
Gotta love those hooks. The dye treatment looks great. Congrats!
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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 07:27:50 am »
Another very nice looking bow 1969
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 08:39:32 am »
That's a fine looking bow.  Well done ntv

Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 09:52:57 am »
Thx everyone

Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 02:01:44 pm »
Cool looking bow. like how the rawhide cone out.

Offline steve b.

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 08:30:21 pm »
Yea I love the look of that rawhide!!

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 08:40:45 pm »
Looks like a great bow and I dig the originality.  )P(
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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 04:39:21 am »
Nice looking bow....especially the dye job
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Offline bookworm

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Re: Black locust rawhide backed bow 54#@ 25"
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 12:51:11 pm »
Gorgeous bow!  I need to get my hands on some black locust some day. Congrats! Well done.
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