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Offline stixnstones

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First yew
« on: March 13, 2018, 02:16:43 pm »
I received this stave from Pearl last spring and never have i worked yew before i was very tentative to start. Everytime i would talk to him he wpuld ask how that yew was coming along. I kept tellin him i wanted his help, so he invited me to go up to his house with Greg and Paul and we would have a building weekend. As you can imagine we had a great time and we all turned out real cool bows. This one is 64" ntn pullin 52#@27, it is fast as all get out and buttery smooth. Paul hooked me up with the buckskin handle wrap that he made, smells like smoked salmon. Water buff tip overlays which were done in PD style. Hope y'all like it as much as i do.

Offline BowEd

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Re: First yew
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 02:45:35 pm »
You had an excellent teacher stixnstones.Sweet looking bow you got there.I'm sure it spits em out there pretty good.
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: First yew
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 02:47:51 pm »
Yes, you had excellent teachers.
That bow definitely has a high wow factor!
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Re: First yew
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 03:28:34 pm »
Gorgeous bow! You whipped into shape in just a few days.The pics don't do it justice. Yew bows are like that. The subtle beauty is hard to capture in a pic.
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Offline Tracker0721

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Re: First yew
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 03:54:44 pm »
That looks nice! Only a couple days and you whipped up a dandy. But are my eyes playing a trick or is the belly green?
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: First yew
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 03:58:14 pm »
Fine looking bow Mike, you did a great job with your first yew

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: First yew
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 04:06:53 pm »
Hey Stix your handle wraps are way better than Pearl's. .... and anything Paul makes will smell like food. :) really like the brace profile, the upper limb in the full draw pic looks a little flat out of the fade to me.  Overall great looking yew bow!! way to go my friend.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: First yew
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 04:33:50 pm »
That's a great looking bow.  Very nicely done.  How did you like working yew? 
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: First yew
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 04:56:27 pm »
Thanx guys... tracker its not green, i think its just what the camera caught. O.O. i loved workin yew, i hope to do another someday. D-bar i do see i flat spot but just gonna let it ride.

Offline selfbow joe

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Re: First yew
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 05:21:41 pm »
Good looking bow. Cant wait to see it

Offline paulsemp

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Re: First yew
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 05:25:37 pm »
The highlight of my weekend was watching this go from stave to finished bow. Nice job Mike!

Offline JWMALONE

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Re: First yew
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 05:31:23 pm »
Sweet, nice bow. Maybe you can harvest your own buckskin with it come hunting season.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: First yew
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 05:33:53 pm »
Yew did good Mike. probably be seeing it at Marshall.
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Offline Msturm

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Re: First yew
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 09:29:11 pm »
looks great!

Offline Badger

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Re: First yew
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 09:45:25 pm »
  Very nice!!