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Offline wapiti1997

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"Windfall" update!
« on: September 01, 2017, 04:19:50 pm »
I finally got my bow finished for this hunting season.  It's KY coffeetree, 67"ntn, a tree that fell a couple of years ago down the river.  I cut and split the staves on the riverbank and I think I gave Dazn Bear some of that tree.

I put antler tip overlays from a shed from a giant I missed in 2011, cut in shelf and moose hide strike plate and shelf.

It's 48# at 28", heat treated the belly and have had very little set.  I slightly trapped the back and sealed the back with TB3 after sketching some critters with a sharpie, belly and sides with tung oil.

It hits hard and shoots true.

















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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 04:23:51 pm »
It looks awesome.  8) I've always wanted to try KCT. Do we get an FD pic?  O:)
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 04:33:29 pm »
That's amazing Joe!!!......I was just looking at that stave thinking .........that's the next one I'm working on..... should be good and dried by now.
That braced profile looks awesome and what cool graphics on the back...................Buttttt you know we need to see a full draw before we can say it's a bow..:) :).  Also give a first timer on KCT a little help and provide the width and length.  I know you have made a few KCT bows before.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 04:35:01 pm »
Aw snap, there it is! Sweet!
"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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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 04:38:54 pm »
Thanks Joe for the FD guess I was a little to fast to give a little hell.....Should have known better..
Thanks buddy
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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 04:42:37 pm »
It's 67" ntn, 2" at the fades tapering to 1/2" tips.


The intended recipient of this "art"!  Season starts here tomorrow!


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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 04:44:47 pm »
My copying from photobucket was messed up, everything was doubled.   It was like I was drinking, or needed to be drinking... and ya'll were nipping at my heels!

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 04:49:40 pm »
That's some purty grain in those fads and handle.....but that one is pretty small? for your standards isn't it ? :)
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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 05:00:16 pm »
His body makes his antlers look small.. :D

Yes, KCT is beautiful wood, it hinges easily, and will ding up.  I plan to put skins on this, but that would delay my "date"!
KY Afield is doing a show about making this bow, Chad shot it some when I first got it ready to shoot in, he shot it well.  He's ready to build his own..

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 05:14:49 pm »
That's great Joe....Good for you, Chad Miles needs to come to Moon Tree or a KTBA shoot.  It will be a great show for Ky Afield wish I could be apart of it, be glad to help if you need any.
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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 05:17:54 pm »
I told him about Moontree, I think he might be interested.  He was ooing and awing over your special arrows.  I may just send him to you to learn something, I'm just a newbie.

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 05:22:22 pm »
Yea..... I was admiring that arr'a in your pics....:)
Till next time buddy,
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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 05:30:55 pm »
It's dang hard to get a decent FD pic!  Torque the bow any and it looks warped!  I need a decent photographer!  I'd ask Hedgeapple but he'd want me to dress funny.... :D

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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 05:42:54 pm »
Hell I'll model for ya...  I've even got a real beard  :) .......I've seen some of your photography and  it's pretty darn good.
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Re: "Windfall"
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2017, 06:01:26 pm »
Great looking bow Joe.  KCT is one I haven't tried yet.  Good luck with that bruiser.  I'll be watching for the harvest pictures.  When will your segment air on KY Afield?
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