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Offline Weylin

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Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:41:18 pm »
I've been working on this bow for a while now and it's finally come together. It is 62" long and pulls 58#@28". It's 1 3/4" wide at the fades and tapers to the tips from mid limb. It's backed with copperhead skins. This is the first time I've worked with copperhead. Man, they sure are beautiful. The tips are buffalo horn and the handle wrap is elk leather with calf lace stitching. The painting along the skins was done with acrylic paint. It really shoots well. I've definitely come to like this style. I made this bow as part of a how-to bowmaking video series on my youtube channel. It was a fun project to do, and I'm glad it turned out like I wanted. It would have been embarrassing to get to the end of the video with a broken bow!



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Offline ntvbowyer1969

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 11:10:07 pm »
One of my favorite bows you have built. what a beautiful piece of wood. The finish work is beautiful bud. The bow has everything. A top notch piece of art.

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 11:37:04 pm »
beautiful as always.  What photosharing site are you using to post these days?

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 12:27:36 am »
Crazy beautiful! Wish my wife had curves like that.

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 12:27:51 am »
Bravo, sir! That is a beauty. I've got a yew stave ready for the hatchet and this might be the inspiration I need to get started.

Offline Mesophilic

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 12:38:25 am »
It bows like this that making my list longer.  Keep telling myself after the one I'm working on I'm going to take a break.  Then you guys just up and post something great.

I did a double take, I originally read it as "YOUTH recurve 58#@28" and my first thought was whst kind of youths do you have in your part of the world?😊
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Offline Weylin

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 01:42:28 am »
Thank you Anthony!

Thanks, Jeff. I switched over to Imgur. It's the easiest that I've found.

Thanks, Limbit! I don't recommend sticking her in boiling water or using a heat gun.

Thank you, pnwarcher. Glad to provide a little inspiration. I never regret digging into a piece of yew wood.

Thank you, dieselcheese. We breed 'em strong out here in Oregon! ;)
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 02:14:01 am »
One word comes to mind - Stunning  (A) :OK ! Bob
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Offline Aksel

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 02:57:16 am »
Beautiful bow! and very good photos. Will check out your youtube channel -looks very interesting.

 

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 05:33:30 am »
Looks like another strong candidate for BOM Weylin. Just beautiful as we've come to expect.
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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 06:17:03 am »
Another stunning bow.  Thanks for taking the time to share.  I never get tired of looking at your work.

Offline Knoll

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 06:17:39 am »
Watched with interest each vid in the series. You did good in the presentations. Final result bears out your reputation.
Congrats!
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Offline Will B

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 06:20:11 am »
Wow that is a beautiful bow!  The skins look great and it has a very nice bend.  I will be sure to check out your YouTube build.
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Offline Dvshunter

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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 06:24:05 am »
Stunning as always!
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Re: Yew Recurve with Copperhead Skins 58#@28"
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 06:24:54 am »
YEP That is a beauty for sure. Beautiful work. :)
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