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Offline Weylin

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Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« on: November 26, 2017, 08:54:28 pm »
I made a nice little vine maple bow for a young woman in Florida. She is interested in eventually bow hunting deer with the bow but she also wants to practice ambidextrous shooting. To accommodate this I left off the arrow rest and made a double sided leather arrow pass. The light brown stain on the middle section of the limbs was made from a steel wool/vinegar stain. I was expecting it to be more grey but I like how it turned out. I went with the brown theme. The light marks on the edge of the tips are made by lightly scraping away the stain with a small file. I got that idea from a trade bow I received from Badly Bent. I'm pleased with it's performance. It is quick shooting with no hand shock. More than enough to take a deer with. I was actually out in the woods behind my house to take some pictures of the bow the other day. As I was walking along in my jeans and noisy red rain coat carrying a bright orange backpack I looked up to see a nice fat fork buck browsing about 20 yards away from me. He hadn't even seen me yet. It's the late archery season for my area. I had half a mind to try and string up this bow that I was carrying and taking a shot with the stone point I had. After a minute or so, he saw me and walked off. I guess I'll let the owner of the bow take the first deer with it.  :-D
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Offline joachimM

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 10:23:49 pm »
You just aren't capable of making an ugly bow, this one looks great as well  ;D
I like the natural tips - no overlays.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 04:45:25 am »
Excellent, beautiful bow, Weylin. Very well done.   8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Parnell

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 05:34:28 am »
That's a handsome bow, Weylin.  Going to FL?  Where abouts?
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Offline DuBois

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 06:12:38 am »
I knew before I opened this post that it would be another beauty. Wasn't disappointed.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 06:33:02 am »
Very nice work
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 07:43:13 am »
You have a very distinctive style and i like it alot. Good job  :OK

Offline DC

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 07:46:56 am »
Beauty, great job!
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Offline Badger

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 07:53:34 am »
   Everything you do is at the very top of the bar. Beautiful work!

Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 08:03:29 am »
very nice bow. love all the neutral colors that are on this one.

Offline vinemaplebows

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 08:18:07 am »
Very nice, clean stave!
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 08:34:43 am »
Real nice!  The lady will like it!  Glad to hear more ladies getting into the field to hunt.  Good work blending the color tones!
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 08:38:17 am »
Another beautiful bow with beautiful profiles Weylin. Top Shelf for sure.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 08:38:46 am »
Beautiful and inspiring as always.  :)
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Offline Will H

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Re: Vine Maple Flatbow 40#@25"
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 10:00:48 am »
Your an artist man! That is another exceptional bow as usual! Well done!!
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