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Offline PaSteve

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 07:35:18 am »
Beautiful looking bow Pearly. Great detail work.

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 09:41:41 am »
Nice looking bow, Chris. I see you have concentrated the bend on a fairy short section - have you measured speed? That thing looks fast.
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 10:09:16 am »
I tillered it to bend until I hit the reflexed portion, which started a bit farther down the limbs than I wanted it to. With the bow being quite long I knew I could get away with it, so I left it. As far as speed, I have no way to test it. It feels as fast as any 50# bow I've made. It is very smooth on release. My bow hand doesn't feel much at all.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

Offline gutpile

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2018, 10:11:42 am »
profile of your bows are really sweet...gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2018, 12:30:31 pm »
I bet it pulls like a recurve and releases/shoots like a molly............
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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 12:47:30 pm »
Nice lookin' bow, Drums!  I like the handle work.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Likewise, my friend. Im sure this bow will be close by next time we see each other.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 12:48:48 pm »
Thanks for all the comments fellers, I appreciate it. I worked as hard on this bow as any I have in a very long time. It was started months ago and slowly crept to the finish line.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

Offline Springbuck

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 01:11:11 pm »
Excellent. 

Offline JWMALONE

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 01:16:19 pm »
Excellent work. 
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Offline Knoll

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 01:32:59 pm »
Always enjoy seeing your bow-makin' artistry, sir. Perfect!
That handle will certainly get 2nd, and 3rd, looks.
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Offline RyanR

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 01:52:39 pm »
Looks good Chris.

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 02:34:34 pm »
Excellent work Chris.  That bend!

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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 03:09:45 pm »
Very pretty! Prolly shoots like a dog.

Offline paulsemp

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2018, 05:33:15 pm »
Got to handle this one last weekend and its very nice. Good job Chris

Offline rps3

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Re: Osage billet RD
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 06:50:02 pm »
Looking good Chris. Makes me want to try a higher wrist grip.