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Offline CorrodedArcher

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Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:24:33 am »
Years ago, I used to post on these forums. Alas, I couldn't remember my username so created a new account.

At any rate, thought I'd drop in and post. Built this little bow from a dead Juniper limb. Was actually lucky enough to get two bows from the same limb... though the one, of the inferior side of the limb, is a non-shooter, residing in a display at a school. It is nearly identical to this one but without the snakeskin and a string made of dogbane rather than sinew, and one layer of sinew instead of two. I fashioned both after those collected in Southern California during the 19th century.

This bow is ~40" long and ~1 3/8" wide at the handle, which is ~3/4" thick. I applied the sinew with glue made from sinew scraps. The string is elk sinew and the handle and recurves are smoked braintan done the traditional way. The black pigment on the tips is charcoal rubbed into the sinew glue used in the wraps. To add a little sheen to the belly, I rubbed in some elk fat. Zero man-made materials used. Shoots nicely but needs retillered.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXJOapI5-lM[/youtube]

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 09:36:21 am »
That's a cool little bow.  Nice work!
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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 10:18:50 am »
Very nice!
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Offline CorrodedArcher

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 07:28:39 pm »
Thanks, you two. I thought the video would be embedded but it wasn't. How does one do that here?

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 08:07:07 am »
Folks here like simple pics, few will click links or load videos. Try to post pics of your bow if you can.
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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 09:36:32 am »
Folks here like simple pics, few will click links or load videos. Try to post pics of your bow if you can.

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Offline CorrodedArcher

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 01:18:11 pm »
Folks here like simple pics, few will click links or load videos. Try to post pics of your bow if you can.

Thank you for the input! That was my way of thinking too and why I asked how to embed the video. That way, the video is right there. No link to click or anything to load.

That said, I will see if I have any photos of it to post.

Thanks again.
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Offline CorrodedArcher

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 01:37:50 pm »
Found some pics.  :)

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 07:43:32 pm »
My favorite combo! Love it!

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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 03:23:27 am »
 Very nice hope you can get a full draw picture. Might have to click on the video yet. Glad you found your way back here and hope to see more of your work.
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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 04:13:39 am »
 Really nice, and love the all natural approach...That one is up my alley...
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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 06:29:42 am »
Nice!
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Re: Sinew backed Juniper with rattlesnake skin
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 08:13:36 pm »
Thank you all for the kind words!