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Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:11:36 pm »
Here is my latest self bow, it is a hickory recurve that pulls 55 pounds at 28 inches and is 63 inches from knock to knock. I finished it a few weeks ago and just sent it out to my victim in the Fred Arnold bow exchange and Iím pretty happy with it. It shoots true and with some good force behind it. I wanted to use all New England native materials so it would represent the area Iím from so I have white tail deer antler for the tip overlays and arrow rest and an Atlantic  cod skin backing. I finished it with Tru oil and a jute rope handle. Thus bow is from a tree I harvested and seasoned about 3 years ago and I love the tight grain and straight staves the tree yielded, its the 6th bow Iíve made from the tree and Iíve loved them all.

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« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 05:28:59 pm by Greenriverwoodcraft »

Offline penderbender

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 05:30:37 pm »
That is pretty sweet greenriver! If it's coming this way I am gonna be stoked. Extra cool cause I am from nova Scotia so can relate with the east coast theme. Great job man! Cheers- Brendan

Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 05:41:29 pm »
That tiller is absolutely spot on brother.  (-S Someone's gonna be very pleased indeed!
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Offline gfugal

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 04:35:43 am »
Beautiful! Nice work, I know I would be happy with that bow
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 05:56:28 am »
Very nice appealing looking bow.Good work!
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 05:59:37 am »
That is a nice bow, well done
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 06:49:15 am »
Great looking bow.  Nice work!
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Offline leonwood

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 10:07:54 am »
I followed your build on instagram, really nice to see it all finished up for shipping! I love the all local materials attitude, I try to do that as well with most of my self bows

Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 01:51:27 pm »
Thanks for all the kind words everyone.  Leon I ove watching your stuff on Instagram as well keep it up!

Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 02:04:01 pm »
That's awesome! Using cod skin is a novel idea. Jawge
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Offline DuBois

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 11:17:08 am »
This bow is one beautiful killer beast!!
I know cause it's mine and I love it.
Just got it out this morning since the wife had put in the garage and I didn't know and worked 12 hour shifts the last 2 days.
Thanks so much Bob,
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Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 11:27:41 am »
glad to hear you like it Marco!  I was getting worried that it was stolen or worse you received it and were disappointed.  Thanks for the kind words and hopefully it will someday bring meat to your table.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 11:47:42 am »
Very nice bow geeenriver, sounds like it's even better in person. Glad you have a happy victim. That tiller looks great and I like the cod to.
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Offline selfbow joe

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 02:46:24 pm »
Good looking bow

Offline Greenriverwoodcraft

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Re: Atlantic cod skin backed hickory recurve
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 06:32:30 pm »
Thank bjrogg and selfbow joe