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Offline Weylin

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Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:12:19 pm »
I've been working hard on this bow for a while now. I finally got to just sit down and make a bow that I wanted to make and I enjoyed every minute of it. I had a small diameter deflexed yew stave so I used the high crown to create the hollow limb and the deflex to make a reflex deflex. I brought it out to first brace before I started in on the hollow limb with my goose-neck. I had a really nice set of rattlesnake skins from Cipriano and figured this was the perfect bow to put them on. Bryce had given me a tanned beaver tail that he did, which was really flawless and amazing. I need to figure out that process because it was soo much nice to work with than a raw tail. I stained the tail dark (it was quite light from the tanning process.) Some of the lightness came through in the recessed areas to create a cool effect in the handle wrap in you look close. The tips are buffalo horn with a little carving in the edge of them to go with the rattlesnake skin. I did some painting along the edge of the skins with acrylic. This bow came together nicely. It shoots very quickly and quietly. I really enjoy the hollow limb design. I will definitely do more of them in the future.

« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 10:20:40 pm by Weylin »

Offline simson

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 11:05:11 pm »
Boahhh,
that is an extraordinary piece. I really like that you are working with the hld, can you feel  a flattening out when drawing the bow?

Your work looks flawless in every aspect, I would really like to shoot it.
Simon
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 01:02:13 am »
WOWZA ! Stunning - well done  :OK ! Bob
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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 04:11:56 am »
Woo, that is so good I fell off my chair   :o
Gorgeous  :)
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 04:40:24 am »
Now that's a BOM if I ever saw one. Fantastic in every way. Just love everything about it
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Offline Beadman

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 05:31:21 am »
Gorgeous display of the attention to detail in construction/decorations and the blending of textures.Some very nice bows being posted lately.I like to keep vegetable tanned beaver tail on hand myself to put on bows.
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Offline H Rhodes

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 05:33:38 am »
Now that's a BOM if I ever saw one. Fantastic in every way. Just love everything about it
Bjrogg

X2!  That is one beautiful bow.  Excellent work Weylin.
Howard
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Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 05:40:48 am »
your bows are always a pleasure to see, but this may be a favorite of mine... it is a most excellent job.

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 05:42:34 am »
Wow ...just WOW
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Online lebhuntfish

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 05:52:04 am »
Wow Weylin! Now thats a beauty! I would say for sure a bow of the month.  But  im betting its
Better suited for bow of the YEAR!
I love seing your work I always expect something beautifully done wether its a simple bow or one like this.  Wow!

Patrick 
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 05:56:50 am »
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I've been wanting to use that emoj for a while now. Thanks for giving me a reason.   :)
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 06:10:36 am »
That's a beautiful work of art.  Amazing detail work on that bow Weylin.
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 06:33:16 am »
 :o, stunning!

Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 06:54:20 am »
A true work of art my friend. Love the color of that yew and all aspects of the bow.

Offline Will H

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Re: Hollow-Limbed Yew with Rattlesnake Skins 50#@28"
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 07:47:03 am »
A beautiful bow in all aspects Weylin! Very well executed man!
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